Nintendo Direct 2024 Roundup: ‘The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom’, ‘Dragon Quest 3’ Remake & More

An exciting summer of gaming continues with the Summer Game Fest in full swing. Xbox and Ubisoft’s showcases already have an exciting 2024 lineup, and Nintendo Direct 2024 takes things to the next level, announcing a new Zelda game, a release date for the Dragon Quest 3 remake, Metroid 4: Beyond, and more. Here’s everything announced for the Nintendo Switch at Nintendo Direct 2024:

Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD

Return to Luigi’s Haunted Mansion this June in a remaster of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, styled as Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD, giving the beloved classic a high-definition upgrade. A complete graphics overhaul renders its environments in stunning quality, as players guide Luigi through haunted hijinks, suck up ghosts, and navigate tricky traps.

Release Date: 27 June 2024

Darkest Dungeon II

Darkest Dungeon II is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch in July, and it bears ominous tidings. Optimised for the handheld gaming device and specially calibrated for touchscreen gameplay, the game takes players through a rogue-lite turn-based road trip of the damned in a final attempt to stop the apocalypse. The game’s Binding Blade DLC, which adds two new heroes, a special questline, and a wandering boss, will also be available.

Release Date: 15 July 2024

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition

Not everyone can be a Nintendo World Champion, but you can come close in the Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition, which brings 150 of the hardest speedrunning challenges from The Legend of Zelda, Mario, & more to the Nintendo Switch on 18 July 2024. Got what it takes to be a pro? Why not find out?

Release Date: 18 July 2024

The New Denpa Men

To the delight of many, it turns out the Nintendo 3DS RPG Denpa Men is still alive and kicking. The New Denpa Men gets a Nintendo Switch upgrade while retaining the game’s best features. And the Denpa Men are all around you. Find and catch new companions using AR, and experience a new chapter in the hit game, with limited event stages. The New Denpa Men will arrive on the Nintendo Switch this July and for free.

Release Date: 22 July 2024

Nintendo Switch Sports Update

Put your basketball skills to the test as the sport comes to Nintendo Switch Sports for free this summer, with two-on-two matches, online co-op with up to four players, and even more ways to enjoy the sport virtually.

Release Date: Summer 2024

Ace Attorney Investigations Collection

The Ace Attorney Investigations Collection is coming to the Nintendo Switch in September for the first time and features two remastered titles – Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth and Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Prosecutor’s Gambit, which was previously only available in Japan. Miles Edgeworth moves beyond the courtroom and straight to the crime scene, as he takes on challenging new cases that will test his resolve.

Release Date: 6 September 2024

Funko Fusion

It was a matter of time before Funko Pops crossed the barrier between reality and the digital world, and Funko Fusion takes beloved characters from various franchises like Jurassic Park, Five Nights at Freddy’s, and Scott Pilgrim, putting them in a new adventure across the multiverse. Explore diverse and colourful worlds, solve puzzles, and explore over 20 worlds with more than 60 different characters to collect.

Release Date: 13 September 2024

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom

It’s up to Princess Zelda to save Hyrule in a brand-new The Legend of Zelda story. In a spin on the traditional formula, Zelda gets to shine in The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom. The game’s graphics are similar toThe Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and there are puzzles to solve, monsters to fight, and a kingdom to save when the game arrives on the Nintendo Switch this September.

Release Date: 26 September 2024

Super Mario Party Jamboree

You’re invited to Mario’s biggest party yet on a sprawling island resort, as characters from across the Mario-verse come together to play across 110 minigames, 7 game boards, and in co-op, you can even have a 20-player free-for-all competitive racing mode in a first for a Mario game. Super Mario Party Jamboree brings the party to the Nintendo Switch this October.

Release Date: 17 October 2024

Romacing SaGa 2: Revenge of the Seven

RPG Romancing SaGa 2 gets a 2024 remake for the Nintendo Switch this October, with graphics rendered in stunning quality. Fight your way across the realm in a branching storyline that pits players against the legendary Seven Heroes have returned as villains bent on revenge while ensuring the safety of the empire with a variety of playable characters.

Release Date: October 2024

Just Dance 2025 Edition

Get your groove on and bop to Just Dance 2025 Edition, as the hit franchise shakes things up. Green Day arrives on Just Dance along with new artists and chart-topping hits, like Lady Gaga’s Poker Face. In a welcome move for players, each song has a customisable difficulty level, so you can play at your own pace. The game will be released somewhere in October this year.

Release Date: 24 October 2024

Mario & Luigi: Brothership

No bond is as strong as family, and Mario and Luigi are setting sail on a sibling adventure in Mario & Luigi: Brothership, which takes the brothers island-hopping as they battle enemies and find their friends in this exciting new quest.

Release Date: 7 November 2024

Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake

The Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake finally has a release date, and the game will be coming to the Nintendo Switch on 14 November 2024, but that’s not all. Dragon Quest I and II are also getting HD-2D remakes to complete the trilogy, and they’ll be available in 2025.

Release Date: 14 November 2024


Weaponise agriculture in Farmagia, a ‘farming’ game where you raise an army of monsters from crops, leading the charge across the dangerous lands of Felicidad. Artist Hiro Mashima gets to shine with the Fairy Tail game and Farmagia, bringing his signature art style to create an immersive game world.

Release Date: 1 November 2024

Tales of the Shire: A Lord of the Rings Game

This winter, journey to the Shire and experience a Hobbit life sim set in the Middle-earth, as the cosy game finally arrives after months of anticipation. Cook up hearty meals, grow crops, and meet familiar characters in Tales of the Shire: A Lord of the Rings Game, where you can watch your village expand.

Release Date: Winter 2024


You’ll get to play as a cat in Stray, a charming new Nintendo Switch game following a stray cat separated from their family as they untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten cybercity and find their way back to their family.

Release Date: Winter 2024

MARVEL vs. CAPCOM Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics

If you’re longing for the good ol’ fighting games, then today’s your lucky day. MARVEL vs. CAPCOM Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics is a new game for the Nintendo Switch that brings back beloved retro arcade games pitting, familiar Marvel characters against iconic Capcom game characters from Street Fighter and beyond.

Release Date: 2024


Witness the climactic battle of Natsu and his friends as FAIRY TAIL 2 closes the chapter on the video game adaptation of the iconic manga in an epic action RPG. With fiercer enemies, new allies, and a fight to determine the future, you’ll want to be part of the action when it releases this winter.

Release Date: Winter 2024

LEGO Horizon Adventures

PlayStation and Nintendo have teamed up to bring LEGO Horizon Adventures to the Nintendo Switch and PS5, with a trailer reveal showing off Aloy and the world she lives in recreated in LEGO in immersive detail. Aloy’s quest begins this winter, so don’t miss your chance to embark on a new journey.

Release Date: Winter 2024

FANTASIAN Neo Dimension

From the creator of the Final Fantasy games comes FANTASIAN Neo Dimension, an all-new fantasy turn-based RPG following protagonist Leo, as he journeys to recover his memories and solve the mystery of a strange mechanical infection destroying his world. FANTASIAN Neo Dimension will be launching on Nintendo Switch this winter.

Release Date: Winter 2024

Donkey Kong Country Returns HD

The King of Kong returns in 2025, with over 80 levels of action-packed chaos in Donkey Kong Country Returns, which was originally released on the Wii system, but now includes additional levels from the Nintendo 3DS version, and up to two-player co-op.

Release Date: 16 January 2025

Hello Kitty Island Adventure

Previously released on Apple Arcade, Hello Kitty Island Adventure is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2025, and bringing Hello Kitty and friends with it. Explore an idyllic island and gather your companions to uncover its mysteries as you delicious dishes, solve ancient puzzles, and decorate cabins to create an enchanted island paradise.

Release Date: 2025

MIO: Memories In Orbit

Embark on a 2D adventure RPG set in a spaceship drifting in space, as you explore a vast new world as the android MIO, who seeks to save its spaceship from heading into oblivion. MIO: Memories In Orbit releases in 2025, and it’ll be intriguing to see how the concept plays out.

Release Date: 2025

Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero

Set sail to save the day with Marona and her Phantom friends in Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero, an RPG adventure that offers a gridless tactical turn-based challenge across the ocean. It’s been 20 years since the last Phantom Brave game, and fans are eagerly awaiting its return in 2025.

Release Date: 2025

The Hundred Line – Last Defense Academy

Danganronpa creator Kazutaka Kodaka is back, however, not with another instalment of the hit visual novel killing game franchise, but something similar enough, debuting a new game, The Hundred Line – Last Defense Academy. Set in the futuristic Last Defense Academy, protagonist Takumi Sumino has to survive while defending the school from other hostile students, and extra-terrestrial threats. The strategy game will arrive in early 2025, and hopefully, there won’t be that much carnage.

Release Date: 2025

Metroid Prime 4: Beyond

Metroid Prime 4: Beyond is finally ready to launch, and Samus Aran is back for another intergalactic adventure. The first-person shooter RPG makes a grand resurgence, showing off new enemies and exciting maps. Returning villain Sylux poses a bigger threat than ever, and it’s up to Samus to defeat him.

Release Date: 2025

Which game announced at Nintendo Direct 2024 are you looking forward to the most? It’ll be a stacked season for gamers, with lots of exciting game releases throughout the year.