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Nintendo Direct Mini Drops Xenoblade Chronicles Release Date and More

Nintendo took pity on all of us sitting at home with nothing to do and decided to drop a surprise Nintendo Direct Mini today, giving us a slew of information on a bunch of upcoming games and DLC they have coming out. The major announcements to land were a release date for the Switch release of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and more information on the upcoming DLC for Pokémon Sword and Shield. The Direct also included an extended look at Bravely Default II (which has a new demo on the Switch eShop today) and the reveal of three classic 2K games (or game collections) coming to the system.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition will officially release on May 29. The game, which originally came out on the Wii, will feature updated graphics, some re-recorded music, and a new epilogue called “Future Connected” for people to play through. Nintendo will also release a Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Works Set, featuring a 250-page art book.

As previously noted, the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass is the first major DLC for the two Switch games. The first Expansion Pass will feature a new sprawling area called the Isle of Armor and is set to release by the end of June. The second Expansion Pass will feature a frozen area called Crown Tundra. It does not yet have a release date. The two packs cost $29.99 each.

2K Games revealed in the Nintendo Direct Mini that it would be dropping a ton of its classic games onto the system as well as they bring XCOM 2 Collection, Borderlands Legendary Collection, BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition to the system. You can also pick up those last three games together in BioShock: The Collection.

The Nintendo Direct Mini announced the release of multiple more games today. Right now you can head to your Switch and download Good Job!, Shinsekai: Into the Depths, Panzer Dragoon: Remake, and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Academy. The third DLC for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 also released today along with an update to Ring Fit Adventure.

Finally, we know from which game the first fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s Fighters Pass 2 will come from. Nintendo revealed that the character will come from the Switch fighter ARMS. It’s not exactly a classic franchise, but it could add in a unique fighter.

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