Nintendo Direct Recap [6.18.24]

Earlier today, The Big N took its spot in the limelight, as it presented another Nintendo Direct livestream. If you missed it, here’s a recap of the event:

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom:

In a surprising move, Nintendo announced a brand new entry in this legendary series. However, instead of playing as Link, we will take control of Princess Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom. Yes. You read that right.

In this story, mysterious rifts have appeared, and they’ve caused Link and other Hyrulians to go missing. Thus, the Princess must set out on a quest to locate them.

In order to complete her quest, Zelda will have to ally with a mysterious fairy named Tri, and use its rod to create things out of echoes. For example, you’ll apparently need to make bridges out of beds.

The game will come to Nintendo Switch on September 26th, alongside a limited edition, golden, Nintendo Switch Lite.

Metroid Prime 4: Beyond:

Although it was originally announced back in 2017, we’d yet to see gameplay from Metroid Prime 4: Beyond until today. Now, as you can see below, we have. We’ve also received its release window: 2025.

Mario & Luigi: Brothership:

A new entry in the long-running RPG series was announced today, along with a release date.

Mario & Luigi: Brothership will send the iconic brothers on a new adventure, on a part-island/part-ship called Shipshape Island. Together, they will island hop and explore unique environments within Concordia.

This one will bring its unique art style to Nintendo Switch on November 7th.

Dragon Quest:

Fans of the series will be happy to hear that the anticipated remakes of Dragon Quest 1-3 will be coming to Nintendo Switch. Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D will arrive on November 14th, while Dragon Quest 1-2 HD-2D will follow in 2025.

Donkey Kong Country Returns HD:

The challenging Wii and 3DS platformer will return with a Switch version early next year. It will feature all of the content from both previous versions, as well as 2 player co-op.

Expect to go bananas on January 16, 2025.

Super Mario Party Jamboree:

Featuring a brand new tropical island location, new game boards and a couple of returnees, Super Mario Party Jamboree promises lots more multiplayer fun. It’s said to feature around 110 mini games, a 20 player Koopathlon mode and more.

Marvel Vs. Capcom Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics:

This collection of popular fighting games from yesteryear will include 7 classic games. They are, as follows: X-Men Children of the Atom, Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom Clash of Super Heroes, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, and The Punisher.

It’ll be released later in 2024, and will include classic music, developer documentaries and never-before-seen art.

Nintendo Switch Online:

Several classic games have made their way to Nintendo Switch online, including:

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
  • Metroid: Zero Mission
  • Perfect Dark
  • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

Nintendo World Championships:

Get a look at classic speed running challenges from Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition.

Nintendo Switch Sports:

Through a free update, Nintendo Switch Sports will add basketball later this summer.

LEGO: Horizon Adventures:

Here’s another look at the mashup of LEGO games and one of Sony’s biggest exclusives: LEGO: Horizon Adventures.


Mistwalker’s mobile game, Fantasias: Neo Dimension, is now coming to Switch. Expect it this holiday season.

Tales of the Shire:

Have you ever wanted to live as a hobbit? Well, if so, you’re in luck! Tales of the Shire: A Lord of the Rings Game has you covered.

This one was announced about a month ago, but it made an appearance at today’s Direct.

Hello Kitty:

In the cozy game category comes Hello Kitty Island Adventure — another licensed game coming to Nintendo Switch.

Disney Illusion Island:

Become a detective through Disney Illusion Island’s new Mystery in Monoth update.

Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD:

The remaster will be released on June 26th. Get a new look at it before it drops.

Funko Fusion:

Yes. The popular toy brand is coming to life in a brand new video game called Funko Fusion. It will combine 20 different entertainment worlds, and will feature at least 60 different characters, from the likes of Jurassic World, Back to the Future, Chucky and Shaun of the Dead.

Metal Slug Attack: Reloaded:

A classically infused 2D tower defence game, Metal Slug Attack: Reloaded made an appearance today.

It did so via a launch trailer.

Darkest Dungeon 2:

New terrors will come to Nintendo Switch in July.

Looney Tunes: Wacky World of Sports:

Take advantage of the ACME arsenal as you compete in different sports alongside popular Looney Tunes characters.


The incredibly popular cat game, Stray, will meow its way onto Nintendo Switch this holiday season.

MIO: Memories in Orbit:

A technology infused Metroidvania, this one is also heading to Switch.

Among Us:

New crew mate and imposter roles released earlier today.

Just Dance:

Alongside 40 new songs, Just Dance 2025 Edition will groove its way onto Nintendo Switch this October.

Ace Attorney:

The Ace Attorney Investigations Collection will combine remasters of Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth and Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Prosecutor’s Gambit. The latter has never been in English before.

Expect this one on September 6th.

Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero:

This is a new, tactical and turn-based game from the creators of Disgea.

The Hundred Line – Last Defense Academy:

Revealed today, this is a new IP from the creators of Danganronpa.

Romancing Saga:

The series will return with a full remake of Romancing SaGa 2: Revenge of the Seven. It will do so on October 24th.

Fairy Tale 2:

Explore the “dramatic retelling of the ‘Alvarez Empire’ in this series’ final chapter.

The New Denpa Men:

This is a new, free-to-play RPG where you must scour radio waves for unique creatures.