Metroid Pirme 4: Beyond

Nintendo Switch fans have a lot to look forward to this year in 2024 and in 2025! Today’s Nintendo Direct showcased a massive and diverse lineup of new video games and updates that are coming to Nintendo Switch.

The showcase kicked off with a surprise announcement of Mario & Luigi: Brothership, a brand-new entry in the RPG adventure series starring the iconic Mario Bros. Nintendo also surprised us with The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom, a brand-new story in the beloved Zelda franchise. Though, the biggest announcement of today’s Nitnendo Direct was a first look at Metroid Prime 4: Beyond.

In addition to these high-profile games, Nintendo shared details on a wide range of other games coming to the Switch. Games like Lego Horizon Adventures, Funko Fusion, Looney Tunes: Wacky world of Sports, Metal Slug Attack Reloaded were shown. With so many exciting games on the horizon, Nintendo fans have plenty to look forward to. Let’s take a look at some of the most noteable announcements made at today’s Nintendo Direct!

Square Enix showcases an exciting line up of games at Nintendo Direct June 2024

Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake

During today’s Nintendo Direct, Square Enix announced several highly anticipated games coming to Nintendo Switch. Leading the charge is Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake, a stunning reimagining of the classic RPG. Featuring beautiful HD-2D graphics and a refined story, this game kicks off The Erdrick Trilogy and an adventure to save the world from a dark evil. Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake is launching November 14, 2024. Square Enix also teased Dragon Quest I & II HD-2D Remake. Continuing the classic RPG trilogy’s narrative, these two adventures are planned for release in 2025.

Romancing SaGa 2: Revenge of the Seven

Another classic franchise making a comeback is Romancing SaGa 2: Revenge of the Seven. This full HD remake of the hit 1993 RPG features modern visuals, reworked strategic gameplay, and various enhancements. You embark on a multi-generation adventure to protect and expand their empire, with choices impacting the branching story. Romancing SaGa 2: Revenge of the Seven launches October 24, 2024.

Fantasian Neo Dimension

Lastly, Square Enix showcased Fantasian Neo Dimension, an enhanced version of the original Fantasian RPG. This game allows you to take on the role of Leo as you journey to recover his memories and uncover the mystery of a mechanical infection. With an original turn-based battle system, strategic combat, and a multi-dimensional universe set against hand-crafted dioramas, Fantasian Neo Dimension looks to be a unique and captivating RPG experience. Fantasian Neo Dimension launches this winter.

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Capcom brings classic arcade brawlers and investigative Ace Attorney adventures to Nintendo Switch

Marvel vs. Capcom Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics

Next, Capcom showcased Marvel vs. Capcom Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics at today’s Nintendo Direct. This collection includes seven arcade classics, such as X-Men VS. Street Fighter, and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 New Age of Heroes. The collection boasts added features and enhancements like online functionality, training modes, custom matches, spectator features, a museum, a music player, and display filters. Notably, the beat-’em-up game The Punisher is included in the collection, making its first ever North American re-release. The Marvel vs. Capcom Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics is set to release on Nintendo Switch this year in 2024.

Ace Attorney Investigations Collection

Capcom also showcased the Ace Attorney Investigations Collection. This collection includes both Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth and Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Prosecutor’s Gambit. This remastered collection features HD graphics, newly added languages, and fresh character models and artwork. The Ace Attorney Investigations Collection is set to launch on Nintendo Switch on September 6, 2024.

Mario & Luigi: Brothership

Mario & Luigi: Brothership is a brand-new entry in the popular Mario & Luigi RPG series, launching on Nintendo Switch on November 7, 2024. In this Mario and Luigi set sail on Shipshape Island (a unique island-ship hybrid) to navigate the world of Concordia.

You take control of both Mario and Luigi as you explore a variety of islands, from tropical rainforests to bustling cities. Along the way, you meet new friends and encounter familiar faces from the Mushroom Kingdom, like Princess Peach and Bowser.

To overcome obstacles and defeat powerful enemies, you will need to use cooperative “Bros. Moves” and dynamic “Bros. Attacks” in the game’s unique twist on turn-based combat. Keeping their “Brothership” afloat will be key to saving the day in this latest RPG adventure. Mario & Luigi: Brothership launches on November 7, 2024.

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Donkey Kong Country Returns HD

Our favourite tie wearing gorilla is back on Nintendo Switch in Donkey Kong Country Returns HD. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are back for some ground-pounding action in this HD version of Donkey Kong Country Returns, originally released on Nintendo Wii. The villainous Tiki Tak Tribe has stolen Donkey Kong’s precious banana hoard, and the Kongs are barreling after them in pursuit!

The game has 80 levels, including the additional ones from the Nintendo 3DS version and has single-player or local two-player co-op modes. Donkey Kong Country Returns HD launches on Nintendo Switch on January 16, 2025.

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Mario Party Jamboree

Super Mario Party Jamboree: Mario and friends arrive on an enormous island resort for the latest entry in the Mario Party series. This new game features five new game boards, including the escalator-filled Rainbow Galleria and the volcano-laden Goomba Lagoon, along with two returning boards from previous entries.

Jamboree has over 110 minigames, the largest selection in the series. They are filled with action-packed challenges, puzzles, and even motion control-based activities. Best of all, Jamboree supports up to 20 players in the online Koopathlon mode. This allows you and your friends to compete against each other.

Nintendo promises that Super Mario Party Jamboree will be the biggest Mario Party adventure yet and is launching on the Nintendo Switch this fall on October 17, 2024.

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom is a brand-new entry in the beloved Zelda franchise. The game is set to launch on Nintendo Switch on September 26, 2024. In this game, you take on the role of Princess Zelda. And, you embark on a quest to rescue the missing people of Hyrule, including a certain swordsman we all know and love, Link.

As Zelda, you team up with Tri, a mysterious fairy. And, wield the power of your Tri Rod to create “echoes”—imitations of objects found in the environment. These echoes can be used to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles, such as creating water blocks to reach new heights or beds to form bridges. You can even summon echoes of monsters to fight alongside them in combat.

From everything that was shown, Echoes of Wisdom looks like a unique take on the classic Zelda formula. It blends exploration, puzzle-solving, and strategic combat as Zelda works to uncover the mystery behind the strange rifts that are stealing away the people of Hyrule. And, Nintendo announced a gold-coloured Nintendo Switch Lite Hyrule Edition system. It features a Hylian Crest and will be available at launch on September 26, 2024.

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Metroid Prime 4: Beyond

Saving the best for last, Nintendo gave fans what fans have been asking for at today’s Nintendo Direct—news and gameplay footage on Metroid Prime 4. Officially titled Metroid Pime 4: Beyond, the trailer offered the first glimpse of gameplay. It showcased Samus’ signature abilities and the atmospheric, first-person perspective that has defined the Metroid Prime experience. Details about the specific story and objectives are unknown. However, Metroid Prime 4: Beyond will no doubt deliver an engrossing experience for both longtime fans and newcomers.

From what Nintendo showed, we can expect to explore vast, interconnected environments filled with dangerous enemies and challenging obstacles. The game looks like it will build upon the series’ renowned exploration-focused gameplay. And, allow you to backtrack and sequence-break as you uncover new paths and abilities. Metroid Prime 4: Beyond launches on Nintendo Switch in 2025.

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