Nintendo Direct 2024 Overview: Exciting New Games and Announcements

Nintendo Direct 2024 Overview: Exciting New Games and Announcements

By Avgusciaa
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Nintendo Direct has become a significant event in the gaming industry. Many die-hard and casual gamers tune in to see upcoming new game releases, updates on previously announced titles, and hardware news. This year’s Nintendo Direct took place on June 18 on the YouTube platform. Let’s take a look at what news and games the event has brought us this summer.

Nintendo Switch successor

Although many people were expecting the announcement of the Nintendo Switch successor, there were no mentions of it. But back in May, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa did stated in a post on X, “We will make an announcement about the successor to the Nintendo Switch within this fiscal year.”

Key Announcements and Highlights

1. The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Eternity

Probably the most exciting announcement was "The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Eternity." This entirely new addition to one of the most beloved and celebrated franchises in the gaming industry will star Princess Zelda as the protagonist.

Unlike Link, Zelda won't fight with a sword, but with a new weapon, a mysterious staff called the TR rod. This rod can create an imitation of an object and then you can recreate the objects whenever you'd like. This new play style, in my opinion, will be an enjoyable and thrilling experience, providing a refreshing change. 

Release date: September 26th, 2024

2. Mario & Luigi: Brothership

Another highlight of the Nintendo Direct was the announcement of "Mario & Luigi: Brothership." This RPG adventure game is the first new entry in the Mario and Luigi Series in 9 years.

The game will have a unique storyline that involves them sailing a ship, exploring uncharted waters, and visiting remote islands. With its charming graphics and humorous dialogue, "Mario & Luigi: Brothership" promises to be a delightful addition to the series.

Release date: November 7th, 2024.

3. Tales of the Shire: A The Lord of the Rings Game

If you’re a fan of Lord of the Rings books or cute and cozy games, this life-sim farming game is for you. The key features of this game include fishing, farming, and foraging for food, as well as exploring the Bywaters to find their many treasures. You can also create your own personalized Hobbit character, decorate your own Hobbit home, and meet iconic characters from the books.

Personally, this game seems incredibly adorable and fun, especially if you enjoy games in this genre and are a fan of the book series. Furthermore, with so many features, the gameplay will be incredibly enjoyable.

Release date: Holiday 2024.

Other game announcements and updates

  • “Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition” July 18th, 2024.
  • "Fairy Tale 2" this winter.
  • “FANTASIAN Neo Dimension” holiday 2024.
  • “Nintendo Switch Sports” summer 2024.
  • "MIO: Memories in Orbit" 2025.
  • “Disney Illusion Island” has already been released.
  • "Hello Kitty Island Adventure" 2025
  • “Looney Tunes: Wacky World of Sports” fall 2024.
  • "Among Us" free update, already released.
  • “Farmagia” November 1st, 2024
  • "Donkey Kong Country Returns HD" January 16th, 2025.
  • “DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake” November 14th, 2024.
  • “Funko Fusion” September 13th, 2024.
  • “Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD” June 27th, 2024.
  • “THE NEW DENPA MEN” July 22nd, 2024.
  • “METAL SLUG ATTACK RELOADED” has already been released.
  • "Darkest Dungeon II" July 15th, 2024
  • “Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack” has already been released.
  • “Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero” 2025.
  • “MARVEL vs. CAPCOM Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics” 2024.
  • "Super Mario Party Jamboree" October 17th, 2024.
  • "Just Dance 2025" October 2024.
  • "Lego Horizon Adventures" holiday 2024.
  • "Stray" holiday 2024
  • "Ace Attorney Investigations Collection" September 6th, 2024.
  • “The Hundred Line - Last Defense Academy” early 2025.
  • “Romancing SaGa 2: Revenge of the Seven” October 24th, 2024.
  • “Metroid Prime 4: Beyond” 2025.

To wrap it up, the Nintendo Direct of this year has already become a hot topic in the gaming community with headlines such as "The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Eternity" and "Mario & Luigi: Brothership." Most of these games are set to be released in the following months, so we just need to sit tight and wait for the excitement to begin!


Post author Avgusciaa avatar Avgusciaa
I'm a passionate gamer and artist with a knack for socializing, often described as a social butterfly. As a student, I balance my academic pursuits with my love for games. I graduated from art school in 2021, and my creative upbringing frequently shapes how I approach social interactions and video games.