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Today’s Nintendo Direct Reveals Metroid Prime 4: Beyond and The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom for Nintendo Switch

Today's Nintendo Direct Reveals Metroid Prime 4: Beyond and The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom for Nintendo Switch

A wide range of games that will be available for the Nintendo Switch system in 2024 and beyond were showcased in the most recent Nintendo Direct presentation. These games included The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom and a first look at Metroid Prime 4: Beyond, in addition to new details about games from Nintendo’s publishing and development partners.

First looks at Samus Aran’s newest assignment were given in the trailer for Metroid Prime 4: Beyond, which will release on the Nintendo Switch in 2025.On September 26, 2024, The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom—which has just been revealed—will launch on the Nintendo Switch, allowing users to assume the role of Zelda, the noble princess of Hyrule. At launch, a Nintendo Switch Lite that draws inspiration from the Legend of Zelda franchise will also be accessible.

The new RPG adventure game Mario & Luigi: Brothership, which stars the Mario Bros. and takes place at sea, was also revealed by Nintendo. Other titles in the series include Super Mario Party Jamboree, which invites players to join Mario and friends for the biggest Mario Party yet on a massive island resort, and Donkey Kong Country Returns HD, which features HD graphics and extra levels from the Nintendo 3DS version and launches on January 16, 2025.

Numerous titles from Nintendo’s international publishing and development partners were also highlighted. These titles include MARVEL vs. CAPCOM Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics, which launches this year and pits superhero-sized duels across seven classic arcade games; LEGO HORIZON ADVENTURES, an action-packed romp featuring machine-hunter Aloy and friends set in the world of Horizon and faithfully recreated in LEGO bricks; and Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake, an epic fantasy adventure that expands and enhances the original RPG classic and launches on November 14, 2024.

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See below for further details regarding the Nintendo Direct featured games:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom: A brand-new tale in the Legend of Zelda series puts the onus of saving the land of Hyrule on Zelda and her common sense. Strange rifts have appeared, stealing the inhabitants of Hyrule away; among the missing is a specific swordsman. Join forces with the enigmatic fairy Tri and harness the Tri Rod’s power to produce echoes, which are emulations of objects discovered in the surrounding area. Then, whenever you choose, replicate those echoes to solve puzzles and vanquish adversaries. Use the echoes of water blocks to climb to new heights, build bridges out of abandoned beds, hurl boulders against opponents, or come up with your own inventive echoes combination to accomplish tasks the way you see fit. Even monster echoes can be conjured up to fight alongside you in battle. On September 26, The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom will release for the Nintendo Switch. Play with Zelda as he sets out to save Hyrule.
  • On September 26th, a gold-colored Nintendo Switch Lite Hyrule Edition system inspired by the Legend of Zelda franchise and emblazoned with the Hylian Crest will also be available. With the bundled 12-month individual Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, players can access a variety of classic Legend of Zelda titles from the NES, Super NES, Game Boy, Nintendo 64, and Game Boy Advance.
  • Mario & Luigi: Brothership: Join Mario and Luigi on an island-hopping role-playing game! Returning for a brand-new chapter in the Mario & Luigi franchise, the brothers set out to explore the enormous globe of Concordia on Shipshape Island, which is a hybrid of a ship and an island. Explore islands with everything from busy towns to exotic rainforests while playing as the mustachioed couple. Make new pals to accompany you on your adventure and run into well-known characters from the Mushroom Kingdom, including as Peach and Bowser, along the way. Use Mario and Luigi’s friendship to save the day and keep the “Brothership” afloat by using Bros. Moves to get past barriers and strong Bros. Attacks in a dynamic take on turn-based battle to declare victory. Nov. 7 is when Mario & Luigi: Brotherhood debuts on the Nintendo Switch.
  • DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake: With colorful HD-2D visuals and an enhanced narrative, this version of the classic RPG immerses you in the chronological beginning of the Erdrick Trilogy scenario! As The Hero, set off on an amazing fantasy journey to save the planet from the terrible forces of the evil Archfiend, Baramos. Explore a huge globe consisting of cities, dungeons, and caverns, get to know a colorful cast of characters, and engage in fierce turn-based combat with monsters.Nov. 14 marks the release of Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake on the Nintendo Switch.
  • In addition, the updated compilation of two classic RPGs, Dragon Quest I & II HD-2D Remake, is getting ready to complete the Erdrick Trilogy when it releases on the Nintendo Switch early in 2019.
  • Super Mario Party Jamboree: In the newest Mario Party game, Mario and pals are arriving at a massive island resort! Discover five new game boards, such as Roll ’em Raceway where you must stay on course, Rainbow Galleria where you can ride the escalators, and Goomba Lagoon where you must maneuver around an explosive volcano. Additionally, two boards from earlier Mario Party games are returning! There are also more than 110 minigames to play, which is the most in the Mario Party series to date. Take on challenging tasks full of action, brainteasers, and minigames using motion controls. Not only that, but the Koopathlon mode allows for online** head-to-head competition between up to 20 players. Do all in your power to win! When Super Mario Party Jamboree arrives on the Nintendo Switch on October 17, the greatest Mario Party yet will soon begin.
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns HD: The Wii edition of Donkey Kong Country Returns, which debuted in high definition, features a return visit from Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong for some heart-pounding action. Donkey Kong’s valuable stash of bananas has been pilfered by the evil Tiki Tak Tribe, and the Kongs are racing to find them! Enjoy an action-packed journey full of mayhem where you can trample obstacles, send mine carts hurtling, soar high on rocket barrels, and even hitch a ride on Rambi the rhino. You can play solo or in local two-player co-op with a friend. On January 16, 2025, Donkey Kong Country Returns HD will release for the Nintendo Switch. It features 80 jaw-dropping levels, including the extra ones from the Nintendo 3DS version.
  • LEGO HORIZON ADVENTURES: Discover a vibrantly recreated LEGO world inspired by the events of Horizon, brimming with lush woods and towering mountains, where massive beast-like machines prowl. Accompany machine hunter Aloy as she leads a vibrant group of heroes on a mission to uncover her past’s secrets and save the world. Enter an endless world of exploration, personalize to your heart’s content, and engage in action-packed local*** and online** combat alone or with a companion.This Christmas season, LEGO HORIZON ADVENTURES will be available for Nintendo Switch.
  • Just Dance 2025 Edition: With 40 hot new songs, including family favorites and pop hits, the much-loved music video game brand is back with its next installment. Go over your greatest dance steps, give your friends and family a challenge, and be ready to let loose as you up the ante at the party, make memories with your family, and start moving while having a good time.When Just Dance 2025 Edition debuts on the Nintendo Switch in October, it will appeal to a wide audience.

Today's Nintendo Direct Reveals Metroid Prime 4: Beyond and The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom for Nintendo Switch

  • Metroid Prime 4: Beyond: Samus Aran, the most skilled bounty hunter in the galaxy, is going to set off on a new mission.In 2025, the Nintendo Switch will get Metroid Prime 4: Beyond, a new entry in the Metroid Prime series.
  • Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online: MATURE 17+: A brand-new compilation of Nintendo 64 games (MATURE 17+) is coming soon for owners of the! In the new Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online: MATURE 17+ game collection, play as Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, a daring game set in a perilous Lost Land, or play as PERFECT DARK, a Rare game including online multiplayer. Later today, both games will be accessible.
  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure: When the popular game featuring adored Sanrio characters launches as a limited-time console exclusive on the Nintendo Switch, set out on a warm journey with Hello Kitty and Friends! Discover and repair an enigmatic island while making friends with adorable and amiable characters like Cinnamoroll, Hello Kitty, Kuromi, and My Melody! Discover their passions, go on adventures with them, and ultimately become the best of friends. As you Craft, Create, and Collect to create your perfect island paradise, explore the vast world of Big Adventure Park with your friends and create your own character.The Nintendo Switch will get Hello Kitty Island Adventure the following year.
  • Stray: The Nintendo Switch version of the highly regarded and multiple award-winning cat adventure game, created by BlueTwelve Studio and distributed by Annapurna Interactive, is on the way. Assume the part of a lost cat that has been cut off from its family and solve a long-forgotten mystery in order to get out of a forgotten cybercity. When Stray creeps onto the Nintendo Switch this holiday, explore this hostile environment full of deadly monsters and inquisitive droids by roaming about high and low, neon-lit and murky.
  • Tales of the Shire: A The Lord of the Rings Game: Hobbit, welcome home! Create your own Hobbit in this quaint living simulation to live the dreamy life that Tolkien spoke about. Take care of your own garden, catch a large catch, and go foraging for supplies to prepare tasty dishes for the Bywater community. By resolving the issues of your fellow four-legged residents, you can cultivate partnerships. Choose clothes that reflects your unique style, and carefully furnish your home with furniture, décor, and other items. The Nintendo Switch version of Tales of the Shire: A The Lord of the Rings Game will greet you with amiable hobbits and well-known faces this Christmas season.
  • Nintendo Switch Sports Basketball free update: In the Nintendo Switch Sports game, basketball will soon be available as a free upgrade in Spocco Square! In the solo Three-Point Challenge, use motion controls to sink as many baskets as you can in the allotted time. For those seeking friendly competition, there are two-on-two local*** or online** two-on-two contests where you can dribble, pass, and score. Up to four players*** can battle locally in Five-Streak Battle or Three-Point Contest. This summer, the Nintendo Switch receives a free update for Nintendo Switch Sports.
  • Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition: Take home the excitement of the Nintendo World Championships! Take on over 150 speedrunning tasks from 13 different NES games****, put your mettle to the test with Legend Challenges (such as finishing Super Mario Bros. from World 1-1 to World 8-4 the quick way (using Warp Zones)), or compete in Survival Mode against the ghost data of other players worldwide. Are you having trouble with a Legend Challenge? See Classified Information for pointers and strategies to help you get better. You can play alone, challenge friends and family to a local game with up to eight players*** on a single system, or share your best time on the internet leaderboards**.On July 18, Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition will be available on the Nintendo Switch. On the Nintendo eShop, pre-orders for the digital edition are now open. A Deluxe Set, which includes a physical copy of the game along with additional bonus items, will also be available at launch.
  • Funko Fusion: Discover Funko Fusion and enjoy your favorite TV, movie, comic book, and video game franchises. Discover a variety of vibrant worlds, solve riddles, and relive special moments from more than 20 popular entertainment universes, such as Battlestar Galactica, Shaun of the Dead, Back to the Future, Jurassic World, and Chucky. Unlock and interact with more than 60 different characters in this action game by 10:10 Games’ inventive team that features a very real and irreverent sense of humor. When Funko Fusion hits the Nintendo Switch on September 13, fans can expect a fandom celebration.
  • MIO: Memories in Orbit: Take on the role of MIO, a quick-witted robot with remarkable skills who awakens in the massive abandoned spacecraft known as the Vessel, which is brimming with exotic plants and renegade machinery. Discover a fascinating cosmos full of marvels and aesthetic curiosity, then gain skills to aid MIO’s advancement through this tangled web of interconnections. Battle against a wide variety of over 30 adversary units and 15 powerful guardian bosses while enhancing your combat abilities with Modifiers that turn MIO into a powerful force that suits your playstyle. Will you accept the challenge and prevent the destruction of the Vessel?Next year, MIO: Memories in Orbit will be available on the Nintendo Switch.
  • Disney Illusion Island: The Mystery in Monoth free update: On the Nintendo Switch, the Mystery in Monoth free update is available right now! Mickey and his pals must assist Dash Dolphin in locating the mysterious hints that are beginning to appear throughout Monoth. Play Disney Illusion Island’s brand-new detective mystery alone or with up to three others in four player couch co-op***. Find clues, resolve cases, and solve mysteries.
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD: A terrifying adventure is almost upon us! Gather your bravery and venture into several houses teeming with silly spirits, devious traps, and other paranormal mischief.Nintendo Switch users can get Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD on June 27. Preorders can be placed right now on the Nintendo eShop.
  • Game Boy Advance – Nintendo Switch Online: A replica of Samus’s initial adventure in Metroid: Zero Mission awaits you, and you may play two of Link’s legendary adventures in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Four Swords, one of which has online multiplayer. Later today, Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack ** users will be able to access both games!
  • Among Us free update: Get your group together for a free update that includes brand-new roles that up the ante on party dishonesty in Among Us, the popular global game about cooperation and treachery. Choose from three different roles to play: Tracker, which can follow any player, Noisemaker, which notifies players when they are removed, or Phantom, an Impostor position with the ability to become invisible. The Nintendo Switch version of Among Us has a new update available right now!
  • Darkest Dungeon II: In this roguelike road trip of the damned, gather a group of friends, hop on your stagecoach, and go off across the crumbling terrain on a desperate attempt to prevent the end of the world. Select from 12 playable heroes and go through five campaigns, each with scary obstacles to overcome. Use the touchscreen controls to play the game, adjust the difficulty level with themed modifiers, find ten companion pets that give you different bonuses, and explore The Altar of Hope, a large advancement hub. The Oblivion Edition will include The Binding Blade DLC in addition to the original game. This DLC includes two new heroes, a unique questline, and other features. Nintendo Switch version of Darkest Dungeon II goes live on July 15. Pre-orders go live on the Nintendo eShop later today.
  • Looney Tunes: Wacky World of Sports: In absurd sports games, you can outrun your rivals as Bugs Bunny, outrun them with physical force as Elmer Fudd, or speed by as Roadrunner. In this local cooperative game for four players (maximum), take control of your favorite Looney Tunes character and utilize their advantages in basketball, soccer, golf, and tennis. Play well-known levels including Martian Command Center, Porky’s Barn, and Galactic Outpost Delta while dodging cartoonish obstacles and gathering power-ups to wreak havoc on your loved ones. To win it all, unleash the entire ACME arsenal and cause as much disruption as you can for your rivals. Just be careful—anvils may fall!This autumn, Looney Tunes: Wacky World of Sports will be available on the Nintendo Switch.
  • METAL SLUG ATTACK RELOADED: With its iconic 2D pixel aesthetic and user-friendly controls, METAL SLUG makes a triumphant comeback as a tower defense game! Using a wide range of tactics and hundreds of characters, assemble the best team you can and destroy enemy bases. The game also has a viewable GALLERY mode and the ANOTHER STORY mode, which is a special compilation of episodes that fans won’t want to miss. Play Metal Slug Attack Reloaded on the Nintendo Switch today to compete against players worldwide** and aim for the top title!
  • MARVEL vs. CAPCOM Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics: On the Nintendo Switch, seven cherished arcade classics—such as Marvel vs. Capcom 2 New Age of Heroes and X-MEN VS. Street Fighter—are returning to battle! Notable characters and moves are included in this collection, along with extra features and improvements like custom matches, music players, display filters, museums, training modes, online functionality**, and one-button special moves, to mention a few! The arcade version of the beat-em-up game THE PUNISHER is also featured for the first time ever released in the United States!This year, MARVEL vs. CAPCOM Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics makes a big splash on the Nintendo Switch.
  • Phantom Brave: The Lost HeroIn this turn-based, tactical, grid-less game from the makers of the Disgaea series, set sail to save the day. Accompany Marona, a talented young girl possessing the ability to communicate with Phantoms, and her faithful Phantom friend Ash as they explore the oceanic realm of Ivoire, offering assistance to people in need. It is up to Marona and her new buddy Apricot to rally the fabled crew that once vanquished these phantom adversaries as a fleet of ghost pirates attacks. Hire Phantoms, attach them to things, mix and match them with gadgets, or even combine them with Marona herself to unleash incredible powers and bring down the Shipwreck Fleet.Get ready for an incredible voyage when Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero sets sail on the Nintendo Switch next year, with over 50 characters and 300 skills to master!
  • The Hundred Line -Last Defense Academy-: Presenting a brand-new game from the Danganronpa series’ developers! Before having to move to the Last Defense Academy, Takumi Sumino led an ordinary existence. His task: For a hundred days, defend the school from enigmatic foes known as “School Invaders.” Explore the mysterious reality of the school like Takumi does with the help of fifteen friends who are all trying to recover their lost normal lives. Play strategic role-playing games with your pals, explore the school, and get ready for confrontations with the invading beasts.Early in the upcoming year, The Hundred Line: Last Defense Academy will be available for Nintendo Switch.
  • Romancing SaGa 2: Revenge of the SevenRomancing SaGa 2, the revolutionary non-linear role-playing game, triumphantly returns with a complete remake that includes several new features, including English voiceovers and original and remixed music by series composer Kenji Ito. Enraged that humanity has overlooked their numerous sacrifices, the fabled Seven Heroes have resurfaced as malevolent figures determined to exact revenge. Choose your protagonist from a variety of options, fight to protect your empire in tactical conflicts, and engage with a narrative that adapts to your decisions. On October 24, Romancing SaGa 2: Revenge of the Seven will release on the Nintendo Switch. Experience the definitive version of the beloved RPG.
  • FANTASIAN Neo Dimension:Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the FINAL FANTASY series, and well-known composer Nobuo Uematsu are back with an original role-playing game! Discover a new and improved version of FANTASIAN featuring voice overs in both Japanese and English as well as an extra difficulty setting. Take over the persona of Leo on his quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding the mysterious mechanical illness that is killing his world and to regain his memories. Explore a multi-dimensional universe set against a backdrop of over 150 charming hand-crafted dioramas. Engage in turn-based battles with a wealth of mechanics and strategic combat, including the ability to adjust a skill’s trajectory to target multiple foes at once or send enemies to a separate dimension to fight later.This winter, FANTASIAN comes to the Nintendo Switch.
  • FAIRY TAIL 2Take in the thrilling new recounting of the popular Fairy Tail story, the “Alvarez Empire” arc. Take part in magical battles in real-time combat with Natsu and his buddies in this epic action role-playing game. Explore the world of FAIRY TAIL and experience the gripping conclusion to KOEI TECMO and GUST’s first adventure.This winter, FAIRY TAIL 2 will be available on Nintendo Switch.
  • Ace Attorney Investigations CollectionWith the help of the Ace Attorney Investigations Collection, put yourself in the position of renowned prosecutor Miles Edgeworth, who is known for his unwavering pursuit of justice. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth and Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Prosecutor’s Gambit, which are available in English for the first time, are also included in this remastered collection! Enter an exciting universe filled with gripping cases where you will investigate murder scenes for proof of guilt, question dubious suspects, and unravel intricate webs of deceit. Enjoy both games with high definition visuals, new character models and artwork, and other languages (such as French and German). Hold onto your organizer: for September 6, Ace Attorney Investigations Collection will be available for Nintendo Switch. Preorders can be placed right now on the Nintendo eShop.
  • Farmagia: Together with Marvelous, Hiro Mashima—the creator of Fairy Tail and Raven Master—presents a brand-new adventure that features intense farming and monster fighting. To resist a dictatorial tyrant who is imposing an oppressive regime on the people of the world, you and your fellow Farmagia must unite! Investigate, engage in combat, gather resources, develop and lead a monster army, and improve your abilities. When Farmagia makes an appearance on the Nintendo Switch on November 1, gather your monsters and take a stand against the tyranny.
  • THE NEW DENPA MENLook for the tiny animals known as DENPA MEN on radio waves; they live there and are invisible. Though they are invisible to the unaided eye, you can locate and capture them with the Nintendo Switch system!In the free-to-play role-playing game THE NEW DENPA MEN, you can gather these DENPA MEN for your group and go on adventures with them at your side. There is lots of fun to be experienced in addition to the main adventure, such as designing your island, fishing, taking part in time-limited events, and competing against other players’ DENPA MEN. On July 22, THE NEW DENPA MEN will debut on the Nintendo Switch.

*After the initial term, unless cancelled, the Included Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription automatically renews at the then-current price. Not accessible in every nation. For online features, you must have internet access.

** Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack required to play the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online, Game Boy Advance – Nintendo Switch Online, SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online: MATURE 17+ collections of games Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price unless canceled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply.

*** Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.

**** NES games are not included in their entirety.

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