Everything Announced at the June 2024 Nintendo Direct


What may be one of the last Nintendo Direct presentations entirely focused on the Nintendo Switch has arrived. While Nintendo was still not ready to talk about its popular platform’s successor just yet, this Direct showed that there are still plenty of compelling Nintendo Switch games on the way. We already knew about titles like Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD and Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition, but we also learned about new games like Mario & Luigi: Brothership, Super Mario Party Jamboree, and The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom.


We also finally got a look at Metroid Prime 4, which now has the full title of Metroid Prime 4: Beyond. Third-party companies showed up as well, with Square Enix unveiling some HD-2D remakes of Dragon Quest games and Capcom revealing Marvel vs. Capcom Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics. To help you keep track of everything that got announced, here’s a full recap of everything shown during the June 2024 Nintendo Direct.

The Mario & Luigi series returns with Brothership

Mario & Luigi: Brothership – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s Mario & Luigi series had been on hiatus since developer Alpha Dream closed, but it’s finally making a comeback. Mario & Luigi: Brothership kicked off this Nintendo Direct with a trailer that showed a mix of cinematics, conversations, and gameplay. It looks to once again be an RPG where players control Mario and Luigi, whose actions are mapped to different buttons. Mario & Luigi: Brothership will be released on November 7.

Donkey Kong Country Returns is coming to Nintendo Switch

Donkey Kong Country Returns HD – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Nintendo announced Donkey Kong Country Returns HD partway into the Nintendo Direct. Donkey Kong Country Returns was originally released on the Wii and later came to the 3DS. The Nintendo Switch remaster finds the middle ground between the two as it has both local co-op and additional levels from the 3DS release. Donkey Kong Country Returns HD launches on January 16, 2025.

Square Enix unveils beautiful remakes for 3 classic Dragon Quest games

DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake – Release Date Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Square Enix first teased an HD-2D remake of NES RPG classic Dragon Quest III several years ago, but we hadn’t seen it in action again until now. Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake will launch for Nintendo Switch on November 14. We also learned that Dragon Quest I & II HD-2D Remake is also in the works and will come out sometime in 2025.

Source: www.digitaltrends.com

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