Today's Nintendo Direct Mini featured plenty of announcements of major AAA titles from multiple companies, including 2K Games bringing three of its franchises to the platform, EA announcing Burnout Paradise Remastered for the hybrid, and Nintendo itself giving a release date for Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition. But if spending $60 on major retail games isn't for you, Nintendo also revealed a couple of exclusive games that will be available on the eShop.
First up is Good Job!, a game where the player takes the role of a clumsy employee hired to work at their father's company. The game has you perform a myriad of chores, such as watering plants, transporting crates and workers, and so on, but these actions can be done in a number of ways, often with disastrous (and hilarious) results. The game is available today for $19.99, and you can check the trailer below:
Another new title is Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics. This is a new entry in Nintendo's Clubhouse Games series, which has only had one other game so far - the original Clubhouse Games released on the Nintendo DS in 2006. As the title indicates, the game is a compilation of 51 card, board, and other traditional games. Nintendo didn't shy away from revealing every game included in the collection, among which are backgammon, chess, billiards, bowling, darts, dominoes, and much more. You can check out the full list of games in the trailer below.
Some of the games are for a single player, but most support multiplayer modes, and they may do so through local wireless communication or online, letting you compete with players around the world. The title will be available on June 5 and it will cost $39.99.
Finally, while it's not a new reveal, Nintendo announced a release date for Ninjala. The title is being developed by GungHo Online Entertainment, but it's set to be a Switch-exclusive. It's a free-to-play game where players control ninjas in 4-versus-4 multiplayer battles, featuring a variety of weapons and techniques that can be used to achieve victory. The game was first announced all the way back in 2018 and planned for a 2019 release, but it's now coming on May 27. According to an interview made at that time, the game also includes a single-player story mode, but that wasn't mentioned in today's presentation. The most recent teaser trailer for the game was published nine months ago, and you can watch it below, or check the Nintendo Direct Mini at this timestamp to watch the latest information.
Over the past few months, concerns had been growing around Nintendo's lineup of Switch games for this year, as there wasn't much that was known past the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Today's presentation didn't feature a lot of new games from Nintendo itself, but it might ease some of those concerns until a better time comes for more significant announcements.