Nintendo Direct Unveils New Legend of Zelda and Metroid Prime 4

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In an exciting Nintendo Direct presentation on June 19th, 2024, Nintendo revealed an array of new games and updates set to thrill gamers in 2024 and beyond. Among the standout announcements were the highly anticipated Metroid Prime 4: Beyond and the all-new The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom, both promising to deliver captivating adventures on the Nintendo Switch.

Metroid & Zelda

Metroid Prime 4: Beyond: Nintendo gave a tantalizing first look at Metroid Prime 4: Beyond, showcasing gameplay from Samus Aran’s latest mission. Set to launch in 2025, the game promises a new chapter in the iconic series, with enhanced graphics and innovative gameplay that will captivate both longtime fans and new players.

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom: In a thrilling twist, players will take on the role of Princess Zelda in this new installment of the beloved franchise. Scheduled for release on September 26, 2024, the game introduces a mysterious fairy companion, Tri, and a new mechanic called the Tri Rod, which allows Zelda to create and manipulate “echoes” of objects in the environment. A special Nintendo Switch Lite Hyrule Edition, adorned with the Hylian Crest, will launch alongside the game.

Alongside this release, a special gold-colored Nintendo Switch Lite Hyrule Edition, featuring the iconic Hylian Crest, will be available to fans. This exclusive console not only celebrates the rich heritage of the Zelda series but also offers Australian and New Zealand players a unique perk: a 12-month membership to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, granting access to classic Zelda titles from the NES, Super NES, Game Boy, Nintendo 64, and Game Boy Advance.

More Nintendo Property Announcements

Mario & Luigi: Brothership: The beloved RPG series returns with a seafaring adventure set on the fantastical Shipshape Island. Launching on November 7th, the game features island exploration, new characters, and dynamic turn-based combat with Mario and Luigi.

Super Mario Party Jamboree: Set on a sprawling island resort, this latest Mario Party game offers over 110 minigames and supports up to 20 players in online Koopathlon mode. It will be available on October 17th, 2024.

Donkey Kong Country Returns HD: Experience the classic adventure with enhanced HD visuals and additional levels from the Nintendo 3DS version. This updated version launches on January 16th, 2025.

Nintendo Switch Sports Basketball: A new free update brings basketball to Spocco Square, offering various game modes including Three-Point Challenge and multiplayer matches.

Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD: The spooky adventure returns with updated visuals, launching on June 27th. Pre-orders are available now on Nintendo eShop.

Additional Game Announcements

DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake: The remake of this RPG classic, featuring HD-2D visuals and expanded narrative content, will be available on November 14th, 2024. Fans can also look forward to DRAGON QUEST I & II HD-2D Remake, completing the Erdrick Trilogy.

LEGO Horizon Adventures: Explore a LEGO-ified world of Horizon, joining Aloy and friends in an action-packed adventure launching in summer 2024.

Marvel vs. Capcom Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics: Relive classic arcade battles with seven games, including X-Men vs. Street Fighter and Marvel vs. Capcom 2, featuring added online functionalities and training modes.

Stray: The critically acclaimed adventure game featuring a stray cat navigating a cybercity is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer.

Just Dance 2025 Edition: The latest in the beloved series offers 40 new songs and launches in October 2024.

Tales of the Shire: A The Lord of the Rings Game: This cozy life sim lets you create your own Hobbit and explore the idyllic world of the Shire, launching in summer 2024.

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition: Compete in over 150 challenges from classic NES games and race against global ghost data. The game launches on July 18th, with pre-orders available now.

Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero: From the creators of Disgaea, this tactical RPG features grid-less turn-based combat and launches next year.

Even More Announcements

  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure
  • MIO: Memories in Orbit
  • Disney Illusion Island
  • Funko Fusion
  • Darkest Dungeon II
  • Looney Tunes: Wacky World of Sports
  • METAL SLUG ATTACK RELOADED
  • The Hundred Line -Last Defense Academy-
  • Romancing SaGa 2: Revenge of the Seven
  • FANTASIAN Neo Dimension
  • FAIRY TAIL 2
  • Ace Attorney Investigations Collection
  • Farmagia
  • THE NEW DENPA MEN

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