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Nintendo Direct June 2024: Everything We Know So Far

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Nintendo has announced it will host its major showcase presentation, Nintendo Direct, in June. Read on to learn more details about the upcoming Nintendo Direct and everything we know about the event so far.

Nintendo Direct June 2024: Everything We Know So Far

When Is Nintendo Direct June 2024 Streaming?

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We suspect Nintendo Direct June 2024 to take place around the second half of June. Considering the fact that the June 2023 Nintendo Direct aired on June 21st and the June 2022 Nintendo Direct aired on June 28th, it's likely that this year's Nintendo Direct will follow the same trend. We'll update this page once we get official confirmation to the specific date, so be sure to check again.

Switch 2 Will NOT Make an Appearance

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As hyped up as everyone is for the long-rumored Switch 2, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has confirmed and clarified that the Nintendo Direct June 2024 will make no mention of the Switch successor. Instead, the presentation will cover the current Switch's software lineup for the rest of 2024, so fans will have to wait further for more announcements on the Switch 2's imminent reveal and release details.

Announced Games Likely Part of Nintendo Direct June 2024

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Remake)

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Already confirmed for release on May 23, 2024, this upcoming remake for the Switch could be in the spotlight during the presentation. The Mario RPG spin-off adapts platforming elements and a turn-based combat system with a dedicated battle screen separate from the default overworld.

Boasting enhanced graphics for the Switch, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is set in a 3D rendition of the Mushroom Kingdom and features stylized 2D versions of Mario and other characters. The game follows Mario as he sets out on a journey to discover the mysteries and treasures of the Thousand-Year Door, all while saving a kidnapped Princess Peach.

The game is currently up for pre-orders on the eShop.

Luigi's Mansion 2 HD (Remaster)

Another announced Mario spin-off that could make its way into the Nintendo Direct June 2024 is the Switch remake of Luigi's Mansion, an action-adventure game released for the 3DS. It was confirmed to be released for the Switch on June 27, 2024, and unveiled during last year's September Direct.

Luigi's Mansion 2 HD follows Luigi, Mario's twin brother, and Professor E. Gadd as they face off against the mischievous King Boo in a spooky adventure. Players will journey through a series of haunted mansions, each with its own set of puzzles and ghosts to capture. Armed with a powerful ghost-hunting tool called Poltergust 5000, Luigi must retrieve the missing shards of the Dark Moon, scattered across the eerie landscapes.

The game is currently up for pre-orders on the eShop at $59.99 for both its digital and physical editions.

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition

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Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition is a compilation of over 150+ challenges across 13 NES games, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Ice Climber, Kid Icarus, Kirby's Adventure, and more. Players complete a series of mini-games and compete against other players to conquer the online global leaderboard.

It is set to be released for the Switch on July 18, 2024, and can be preordered now on the eShop.

Along with these titles, other announced Nintendo Switch games that have gone under the radar and could potentially be shown again in Direct June 2024 include Professor Layton and the New World of Steam (2025 release window), Europa (2024 release window), and other games previously showcased in the February Direct namely, Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time (releases Oct.10, 2024), and Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed (2024 release window), potentially along with a deeper showcase of Pokemon Legends: Z-A (2025 release window).

Unconfirmed Games We Speculate Could Be Presented

Metroid Prime 4

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It has been over 7 years since Metroid Prime 4 was initially announced and revealed to the public during the now-defunct gaming showcase event, E3. Published by Nintendo for the Switch, Metroid Prime 4 is being developed by subsidiary Retro Studios, known for working on the Metroid Prime series.

Two years following its reveal, Nintendo announced that development had restarted at Retro Studios due to unmet expectations with initial dev Bandai, and its long-awaited release was ultimately delayed. There has been almost radio silence regarding the game, but Nintendo confirmed in its financial report earlier in the year that Metroid Prime 4 is still under active development and, as expected, has a yet-to-be-announced release window.

Fire Emblem 4 Remake

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Nintendo has previously offered a handful of classic Fire Emblem titles on the Nintendo Switch Online subscription, but a highly rumored game to come at some point for the console is a remake of Fire Emblem 4, otherwise known as Fire Emblem: Genealogy Of The Holy War, a Nintendo-published tactical RPG released exclusively in Japan in 1996. Following rumors and reports of the existence of a remake over the past few years, speculations on the game being unveiled during Nintendo Direct have not died down.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

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Nintendo has been no slack when it comes to bringing classic games to the Switch, be it a port or as an addition to the Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Two highly speculated and clamored-for Zelda games that could come to the console are The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.

Though there have been no official announcements of the games coming to the Switch, reports from earlier this year claimed that there have been plans to port them to the Switch. All things considered, Switch's online subscription currently houses over 10 Zelda titles, and with the Zelda franchise having a massively successful run, Nintendo could look to continue expanding its Zelda offerings.

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