What Does Nintendo Direct Mini Mean for Nintendo Switch in 2018?

Nintendo Direct Mini occupies a large chunk of the discussion on this week’s episode of Transition, our weekly gaming and pop culture podcast. Games editor Rishi Alwani and friend of the podcast Mikhail Madnani join host Pranay Parab to talk all things Nintendo, apart from the events at Quantic Dream, Xbox achievements revamp, Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition, and much more.

We begin by talking about Nintendo Direct Mini and in that section we start the show with Dark Souls Remastered, PC version pricing, platforms the game is launching on, India price, and its physical release in India. We also talk about Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Hyrule Warriors, The World Ends with You: Final Remix, Mario Tennis Aces, Payday 2, Fe, Celeste, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, and SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. We mention rumours of another Nintendo Direct right after that.

Then we move on to discussing Xbox revamps, where we wonder whether The Duke controller is due for a comeback and talk about the upcoming revamp to Xbox’s achievements system. Then we briefly talk about the allegations of improper conduct at Quantic Dream studio and how it could affect Detroit: Become Human. We then discuss Sony’s new PlayStation bundles and how you could get a better deal in India.

Finally we talk about Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition, what the game will ship with, download sizes, the status of season passes, pricing and system requirements, and how much will you have to download after installing the game. We conclude this episode by describing the games we’ve been playing this week, including Actual Sunlight, Little Red Lie, Super Meat Boy, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Dragon Quest Builders Demo, Imbroglio, Death Road to Canada, and Final Fantasy XV.

You can subscribe to Transition via Apple Podcasts or RSS or just listen to this episode by hitting the play button below. The music for this episode comes via Magnus Souleye Pålsson’s album PPPPPP, which is the soundtrack for the game, VVVVVV.