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Nintendo Direct Overview - Metroid Prime 4, Zelda, Mario & Luigi, More

Nintendo Direct Overview - Metroid Prime 4, Zelda, Mario & Luigi, More - Article

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 June 2024 / 4,021 Views

Nintendo held its latest Nintendo Direct earlier today and it came in at just over 40 minutes long.

There were dozens of games showcased including Metroid Prime 4: Beyond, Mario & Luigi: Brothership, The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom, Donkey Kong Country Returns HD, Super Mario Party Jambore, FANTASIAN Neo Dimension, Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake, and much more.

Check out links to the news, announcements, trailers and more from the Nintendo Direct below:

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Darwinianevolution (on 18 June 2024)

Surprisingly solid showing for a console so late in its lifecycle. The only thing that bothered me is that they are now updating Switch Sports to add basketball. Now, two years after launch, you'd think this wouldn't take that much. And boxing is still nowhere to be seen.

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Yeah 100% it should have been Boxing getting added, not basketball

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Makes me think if they are currently working on a Sports title for Switch 2 and this Basketball thing was something that fell out as a side effect, to test out stuff in an already released game and also to keep interest in the sports title going.

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2zosteven (on 19 June 2024)

so many must have games at the end of switch life cycle. i assume a main mario title at or near launch of switch 2

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Slownenberg (on 20 June 2024)

Metroid Prime 4, a new 2D Zelda, a new Mario Party, and a new Mario & Luigi is a hell of a lineup of new first party games for the final 12 months of Switch's life. And of course that next Pokemon Legends game already announced. Nintendo is definitely making sure people have plenty of new first party content to play as they get ready to transition to next gen.

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Wman1996 (on 18 June 2024)

N64, GCN, Wii, and Wii U all had pathetic exits as they were replaced, so I'm glad Nintendo seems to be more emulating the NES, SNES, and their handhelds in going out with grace.

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Jumpin Wman1996 (on 24 June 2024)

I'd argue SNES had a fairly bad exit too, just not AS bad as the other 4 home consoles, but also not nearly as good to as the NES. Nintendo all but killed the SNES (at least, outside of Japan) at the March 1997 worldwide launch of the N64.

I think Nintendo could have done a lot better with the SNES by maintaining support until 1999. There were a number of games that hadn't received worldwide releases from Japan both in the 1997-1999 era and before that time: including greats, such as Chrono Trigger, Dragon Quest 5, Earthbound, Final Fantasy 4 and 6, Live A Live, Fire Emblem 4, and so on. Some of those even had English translations, but they didn't release them outside the US market which meant no marketing and having to purchase at inflated prices at dingy comic shops and import retailers.

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2zosteven (on 19 June 2024)

nintendo and microsoft nailed it, what you got sony?

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Mnementh 2zosteven (on 20 June 2024)


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Trentonater 2zosteven (on 20 June 2024)

We shouldn't memoryhole that sony released a whole bunch of games in teh first half of the year.. sometimes it works out that way and they are focusing more on 2025.

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CosmicSex 2zosteven (on 21 June 2024)

When their studios do announce their games I think its gonna be crazy. I got this from the Cerny interview where he stated that devs are 'choosing' to go bigger. I wonder if it will pay off having fewer colossal games vs more 'Hell Blade 2'-to-average-sized games.

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INCITATUSBR (on 18 June 2024)

the new Zelda stole the show

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Bandorr INCITATUSBR (on 18 June 2024)

I'm not a Zelda/Link fan. Grew up with them and then lost interest hard.
The new Zelda game looks amazing. And it comes out so soon.

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ArtX (on 18 June 2024)

It was awesome!

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