In September’s Nintendo Direct digital event, Nintendo revealed a whole slew of exciting news and information on upcoming videogames that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch this year and next. Among the many videogames shown there were new details about the new Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass Side Order DLC, Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, WarioWare: Movie It! and more!

While I would love to talk about everything revealed during the Nintendo Direct, we’ll take a look at some of the best and hottest announcements on games coming to Nintendo Switch!

Princess Peach Showtime!

The biggest and quite possibly the best news to come from the Nintendo Direct was Princess Peach Showtime! starring the Mushroom Kingdom’s favourite Princess. Earlier this year we got a small glimpse and news of a new game starring Princess Peach. However, during September’s Nintendo Direct the doors were blown wide open on Princess Peach’s newest game. We learned the official name of the game is Princess Peach Showtime! and we learned a little bit about the story of the game.

As Princess Peach and her group of Toad assistants are enjoying a show at the Sparkle Theater, troublemakers Grape and the Sour Bunch suddenly appear on stage, causing chaos. Now, Peach and Stella, the guardian of the theatre, must step up to save the play and the day. Fortunately, as was shown during the gameplay trailer, Peach has acquired some impressive new abilities. She can now harness the power of Stella’s ribbon and even transform herself!

For instance, Peach can become a Swordfighter to defend against enemies with her incredible sword skills, engage in martial arts as Kung Fu Peach, or showcase her baking talents as a pastry chef. But that’s not all – she can also become Detective Peach to solve mysteries! And, these are just some of Peach’s transformations, with more to discover. Princess Peach Showtime! is coming to the Nintendo Switch on March 22, 2024 and I can’t wait to play!

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Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door

With Super Mario RPG just around the corner on Nintendo Switch, the next entry in the series is already being prepped for release on Nintendo Switch. Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door was originally released on Nintendo GameCube and is headed to Nintendo Switch in 2024 with updated graphics. Mario and friends set out on an adventure in this sequel to Super Mario RPG to discover the legendary treasure behind the ancient Thousand-year Door.

More information will be released in the future, but for now, we can look forward to playing Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door on Nintendo Switch sometime in 2024.

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Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD

Originally released on Nintendo 3DS as Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon, a visually enhanced version of the game is coming to Nintendo Switch. In Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD, as Luigi, you’ll explore multiple spooky mansions and clean house. Evershade Valley is filled with chilling locales to visit and clever ghosts to capture and Luigi has the right tools for the job. You’ll use the Strobulb to stun enemies and your trusty Poltergust to vacuum up ghosts or interact with the environment.

Luigi’s paranormal escapades will take you to a variety of places. This includes a former plant research lab, a broken-down clock factory and an icy, snow-covered mine, just to name a few. There is also a four player online multiplayer mode for ghost hunting fun with your friends. Additionally, there is a local multiplayer ScareScraper mode.

Finally, Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD is set to launch on Nintendo Switch in Summer 2024.

Pre-orders for Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD on Nintendo Switch are coming soon to Best Buy

Mario vs. Donkey Kong

Rumours of a new Mario vs Donkey Kong game have been swirling and they were right! The intense rivalry that first flared up on the Game Boy Advance is back in action on the Nintendo Switch. This time, Donkey Kong has stolen the Mini-Mario toys, and Mario is on a mission to get them back! In this updated version of the game, you can even team up with a friend for some local co-op fun.

You’ll need to collect keys, navigate treacherous platforms using handstand jumps and backflips, and guide the Mini-Mario toys to safety. And, of course, be ready to confront Donkey Kong himself! Mario vs. Donkey Kong is set to launch on the Nintendo Switch on February 16, 2024

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F-Zero 99

Nintendo fans have been clamouring for a new F-Zero game for years. And, while F-Zero 99 isn’t a brand new game it features courses and machines from the original Super Nintendo game with 99 racers! This Nintendo Switch Online member exclusive game is filled with high-speed and high-stakes action.

Furthermore, your Power Meter is crucial for securing the top spot in each race. It drops when you have a collision, but you can use some of it for a quick speed boost. Running out of power means you’re out of the race! Additionally, as you race, as you accomplish objectives you unlock various cosmetic options for your vehicle. This allows you to be as stylish as you are speedy.

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Jon Scarr
Jon is the Gaming Editor and is based in Toronto. He is a proud Canadian who has a serious passion for gaming. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry with over 20 years experience. You can often find Jon streaming the latest games on his YouTube channel. Jon loves to talk about gaming and tech, come say hi and join the conversation with Jon on Threads @4ScarrsGaming and @4Scarrsgaming on Instagram.


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