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Nintendo to end Switch era with strong line-up

Despite rumors abound of what lies ahead for the successor of the Nintendo Switch, the Japanese gaming giant revealed a number of heavy hitters to close out the hand-held console’s impressive seven-year run.

Early on Tuesday morning, a Nintendo Direct video event showed off games scheduled to launch later in 2024 and into 2025 including Mario & Luigi: Brothership, DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake, LEGO HORIZON ADVENTURES, Super Mario Party Jamboree, The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom and Metroid Prime 4: Beyond.

Nintendo stressed prior to this event that the video would not contain any info on their future console, only upcoming Switch titles.

Here’s some of the bigger titles that appeared in the Nintendo Direct.

This time, it’s Zelda’s turn.

In most The Legend of Zelda games, its the hero who has to save the princess, but in The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom, the tables have turned. All across Hyrule, strange rifts have opened, pulling in anyone unfortunate enough to be nearby. With Link missing, Zelda calls upon a fairy named Tri to find her swordsman and uncover who’s really behind the chaos that’s befallen her kingdom. Using the Tri Rod, Zelda must create replicas, called “echoes,” of objects and even enemies to solve puzzles and defeat anything that stands in her way.

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom
Create “echoes” with a wave of the Tri Rod in The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom. Image courtesy of Nintendo.

A special Nintendo Switch Lite Hyrule Edition emblazoned with a golden Hylian Crest will also release the same day as The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom.

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom and Nintendo Switch Lite Hyrule Edition are available on September 26th, 2024.

Lets-a go island-hopping!

Mario & Luigi: Brothership
Go island hopping with Mario and Luigi. Image courtesy of Nintendo.

Mario and Luigi set sail in a new world where two is better than one. Mario & Luigi: Brothership finds the brothers in Concordia, a world filled with islands of all kinds. Start of on Shipshape Island and explore everything Concordia has to offer, but fear not, trusty friends from the Mushroom Kingdom will help Mario and Luigi out in this fun platformer.

Mario & Luigi: Brothership arrives on November 7th, 2024.

Fans rejoice for newest Metroid game.

Metroid Prime 4: Beyond
Samus is back to kick some alien ass. Image courtesy of Nintendo.

The highly anticipated addition to the Metroid Prime saga is now confirmed. Metroid Prime 4: Beyond will see Samus Aran take on a new mission in her latest inter-planetary adventure.

Metroid Prime 4: Beyond will arrive sometime in 2025.

Revisit classic titles on the Switch!

DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake
Step up your battle skills in DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake. Image courtesy of Nintendo.

Dragon Quest‘s Erdrick Trilogy is given an overhaul with DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake. With improved 2D visuals, head out as The Hero to stop Baramos from consuming the world with his dark forces. Explore a world filled with towns, dungeons and caves and a vibrant cast of characters while taking on terrible foes in an updated turn-based combat system.

DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake arrives on November 14th, 2024.

The Tiki Tak Tribe have seized all of Donkey Kong’s bananas! Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong must now chase down the villainous Tiki Tong to get them back. Play solo or with a friend in two-player co-op mode to retrieve the golden fruit and barrel through the jungle using rickity mine carts or on the back of Rambi the Rhino.

Donkey Kong Country Returns HD arrives on January 16th, 2025.

In Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD, these abandoned mansions are not truly empty. Home to multiple apparitions, Luigi must plod through each home to remove its spooky inhabitants.

Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD arrives on June 27th, 2024.

Ace Attorney Investigations Collection contains Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth and Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Prosecutor’s Gambit. Both games are packed with cases that need solving, suspects that need questioning, all served with a side of deception.

Ace Attorney Investigations Collection arrives on September 6th, 2024.

New additions from the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Advance

Two mature-rated Nintendo 64 titles are now playable on Nintendo Switch Online — Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and PERFECT DARK. Both Mature rated titles are available to those with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.

Two Game Boy Advance titles also are now available — The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Four Swords and Metroid: Zero Mission.

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, PERFECT DARK, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Four Swords and Metroid: Zero Mission arrive on June 18th, 2024.

Familiar fun awaits all

Super Mario Party Jamboree
Super Mario Party Jamboree is the largest Mario Party yet! With over 110 mini games, five new game boards and two classic boards, there’s so much packed into this fun-filled island resort. Plus, up to 20 players can join in through online play using Koopathlon Mode!

Super Mario Party Jamboree arrives on October 17th, 2024.

LEGO HORIZON ADVENTURES
Explore the blocky world of Horizon in LEGO HORIZON ADVETURES. Image courtesy of Nintendo.

LEGO HORIZON ADVENTURES
Build up quite the experience in LEGO HORIZON ADVENTURES. The verdant forests and towering peaks of Horizon are teeming with massive beast-like machines. As Aloy, lead a team to learn more of these contraptions and keep the world safe in a fun LEGO adventure.

LEGO HORIZON ADVENTURES arrives in late 2024.

Stray
Stray finally sneaks onto the Nintendo Switch. As a stray cat, wander the alleys, exploring high and low of this long seemingly abandoned metropolis to find your wayward family and uncover the city’s mysteries.

Stray arrives in late 2024.

MIO: Memories in Orbit
Play as an android trapped inside the Vessel, an abandoned spaceship overgrown and rabid robots. Build up the android’s skillset and take on a variety of enemies and bosses that patrol the Vessel.

MIO: Memories in Orbit arrives in 2025.

Darkest Dungeon II
Build your best team and head out on a stagecoach across a dying landscape one last time to save the world. Pick from 12 different heroes and five campaigns, each with their own formidable quests.

Darkest Dungeon II arrives on July 15th, 2024.

Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero
Hit the high seas in Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero. Cross the oceans of Ivoire and face the terrifying ghosts of the Shipwreck Fleet, an armada haunting the vast waters of this planet.

Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero arrives in 2025.

FANTASIAN Neo Dimension
Leo sets out on an epic journey to recover his long lost memories. In doing so, he also must unravel the the mechanical creatures terrorizing his world.

FANTASIAN Neo Dimension arrives in late 2024.

FAIRY TAIL 2
Experience the final chapters of FAIRY TAIL with the Alvarez Empire arc as Natsu and his pals unleash everything they got through intense magic-fueled real-time combat.

FAIRY TAIL 2 arrives in late 2024.

The Hundred Line -Last Defense Academy-
Takumi Sumino is forcibly enrolled at Last Defense Academy. Here, he must defend the school from invaders, whom seek its destruction. With 15 of his classmates, Takumi must use strategies to keep his school safe and secure.

The Hundred Line -Last Defense Academy- arrives in 2025.

Tales of the Shire: A The Lord of the Rings Game
Settle down for a Hobbits life in Tales of the Shire: A The Lord of the Rings Game. Image courtesy of Nintendo.

Tales of the Shire: A The Lord of the Rings Game
The lush meadows of the Shire are home to Hobbits. Recreate a classic portion of Tolkein’s legendary tale through gardening, fishing, foraging and cooking.

Tales of the Shire: A The Lord of the Rings Game arrives in late 2024.

Hello Kitty Island Adventure
In this adorable adventure, Hello Kitty and her Sanrio friends must work together and restore Big Adventure Park so everyone can enjoy its attractions.

Hello Kitty Island Adventure arrives in 2025.

Funko Fusion
Pick from over 20 different pop culture franchises as a Pop! figure to solve puzzles, explore worlds and relive moments from Jurassic World, Back to the Future, Shaun of the Dead, Chucky, and others.

Funko Fusion arrives on September 13th, 2024.

METAL SLUG ATTACK RELOADED
Construct a colossal team of terrifying strength before seeking out enemy bases. The objective? Crush them!

METAL SLUG ATTACK RELOADED arrives on June 18th, 2024.

MARVEL vs. CAPCOM Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics
Bring the arcade home with seven classic MARVEL vs. CAPCOM titles with everyone’s favourite characters and moves.

MARVEL vs. CAPCOM Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics arrives in late 2024.

Farmagia
Fight for good in Farmagia. Image courtesy of Nintendo.

Farmagia
Farm and fight your way to save the world. Collect resources to grow and strengthen your Farmagia into an army strong enough to face the despot ruling the world.

Farmagia arrives on November 1st, 2024.

THE NEW DENPA MEN
DENPA MEN reside on invisible radio waves, while they can’t be seen, doesn’t mean they’re not there. Catch these DENPA MEN and build a collection to challenge your friends in limited-time events and other mini-games.

THE NEW DENPA MEN arrives on July 22nd, 2024.

Source: Nintendo press release

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