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Nintendo Direct June 2024: Live updates as Metroid Prime 4 revealed

Nintendo Direct June 2024: Live updates as Metroid Prime 4 revealed
Nintendo has released the Mega Man series onto the Switch console
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Nintendo is hosting its eagerly awaited Nintendo Direct June 2024 stream on June 18.

The stream starts at 3pm BST / 7am PT / 10am ET on Nintendo's official YouTube and Twitch channels and will last for around 40 minutes.

Nintendo has been clear "there will be no mention of the Switch successor during this presentation" but has previously said details will be announced before the end of the financial year.

In other words there will be some sort of announcement by the end of March 2025 at the very latest.

Not much has yet been announced by Nintendo in terms of games for the rest of 2024, with only Luigi's Mansion 2 HD and Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition on the horizon and they're both due out within the next month or so.

Details of games coming out on the Switch before the end of year will be revealed in the stream though.

Keep up-to-date with all the announcements from Nintendo Direct as they happen with our live blog below; this will continue to be updated through the day.

Reddit reaction #6

SemperScrotus said: "Damn, Nintendo is really sending the Switch out with a bang! Lots of unexpected announcements which could very well have been held off for release with the next console."

rhinoseverywhere said: "Wow, that is so cool. We finally get to play as Zelda? Also the world looks huge! And it looks like it took lessons from BOTW. I'm excited!"

whiteonyx981 said: "Uh so there isn't going to be a remaster of MP2/3? I'm fairly surprised about that. Maybe early next year to build hype for MP4?"

Maximilian Dood loses mind at announcement

American YouTuber and Twitch streamer Maximilian Good, renowned for streaming fighting games, is going viral for his reaction to an announcement during Nintendo Direct June 2024.

A number of classic Marvel vs Capcom arcade titles will soon be available in one bundle.

And Maximilian Dood lost his mind while streaming his reactions to the announcements.

Reddit reaction #5

BenevolentCheese said: "Wow this was an unexpected banger."

SlothBoyy said: "Good direct but I can't believe they still haven't announced ports of Zelda TWW and TP. My guess is they're going to hold these for the Switch 2 release? Or maybe they really haven't been working on those titles."

Super_Goomba64 said: "MARVEL VS CAPCOM 2 COLLECTION F*****G FINALLY WOOOOOOOO I WAITED 23 YEARS FOR THIS."

Reddit reaction #4

Prestigious_Tiger_42 said: "Echoes of Wisdom?? Playable Zelda??? Just take my money please."

Aufinator said: "They cooked."

planetarial said: "It's great that Ace Attorney Investigations 2 will finally be available in English officially, but it's been like seven years since the last actually new AA game..."

Reddit reaction #3

Classic_Megaman said: "New Mario/Luigi, new Zelda, Prime 4 still alive, andAce Attorney Investigations 2 localised... Switch is going out with a bang."

Khajiit-ify said: "I love this idea for the "playing as Zelda" game. It looks really intriguing and I bet there could be a lot of fun things you can do with it, in a Scribblenauts kind of fashion."

fizystrings said: "Well, expectations already surpassed for me opening up with a new M&L lol. Nintendo is really going in on Mario RPGs all of a sudden."

Reddit reaction #2

Mild Elevation said: "Glad to see Prime 4. Disappointed no ports for WW and TP. The Zelda-Zelda is interesting, but I have a chronic 3D Zelda itch that BotW and TotK just haven't been able to scratch."

BreathRedemption said: "A 2D Zelda game with Zelda as the playable character? Now that's a neat suprise. They are ending the Switch era nicely IMO."

dagreenman18 said: "Mario Party lives and dies on their boards more than the mini games. I hope these are better than SMP."

Reddit reaction #1

Ranowa said about Metroid Prime 4: "We're SO BACK. IT'S HAPPENING."

Mr_Lafar said: "My heart soared for about a quarter of a second with Donkey Kong. I guess they'll allow the series to still exist but it's been a decade. I want a NEW one."

AwfulishGoose said: "Fantasian was real slept on. Mainly since it was an Apple exclusive thing. Hoping a console release renews interest in it. It's fun."

Metroid Prime 4: Beyond roundup

It was speculated but probably only a few thought an update on Metroid Prime 4 might actually happen.

It's a big update too - the game will release on Nintendo Switch in 2025.

The trailer shows first-person shooter gameplay along with a first glimpse at the world and the enemies that will be encountered.

It's more of a teaser trailer than anything else but it's something.

It was Nintendo's final announcement of the event, signalling the Japanese brand wanted to end on a high - and so they did.

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition trailer

Romancing Saga 2: Revenge of the Seven trailer

The Hundred Line: Last Defence Academy trailer

Ace Attorney Investigations Collection trailer

Both games in the Ace Attorney Investigations Collection will be remastered including the Western debut of Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Prosecutor’s Gambit.

It was only previously released in Japan.

Tales of the Shire: A Lord of the Rings Game trailer

Stray trailer

The big one - Metroid Prime 4: Beyond trailer

Lego Horizon Adventures trailer

Just Dance 2025 trailer

Farmagia trailer

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom trailer

Super Mario Party Jamboree trailer

Marvel vs. Capcom Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics trailer

Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero trailer

Nintendo Switch Online update

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Four Swords, Metroid Zero Mission, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Perfect Dark with online multiplayer are all available later today.

Funko Fusion trailer

Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake and Dragon Quest 1 & 2 HD-2D Remake reveal

Donkey Kong Country Returns HD trailer

Mio Memories in Orbit trailer

Basketball update for Nintendo Switch Sports trailer

Fantasian Neo Dimension trailer

Fairy Tale 2 trailer

Trailers - starting with Mario & Luigi: Brotherhood

Now that all the announcements have been made, let's get up-to-date with all the trailers that were released by Nintendo as the event was happening.

There have been some huge reveals for big new titles, starting with the first of them all, Mario & Luigi: Brotherhood.

Nintendo Direct June 2024 has concluded

Wow... How about that then?!

Loads of new titles coming to Nintendo Switch this year, a few planned for next year and some absolutely huge updates.

Metroid Prime 4: Beyond FINALLY has a release window of next year, along with a teaser trailer showing what players can expect.

There's a brand new Zelda game called The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom where players can actually play as Zelda.

There's a new Mario Party game coming too called Super Mario Party Jamboree with three brand new maps, two returning ones and more than 110 minigames.

If you missed anything, be sure to catch up with what was announced as it happened below.

Stay tuned for reaction and talking points still to come.

Metroid Prime 4: Beyond

At last!

It's been years in the making but Metroid Prime 4 has an update - and it's a big one.

A trailer shows first-person shooter gameplay along with a first glimpse at the world and the enemies that will be encountered.

It's more of a teaser trailer than anything else but it's something.

Released is planned for 2025.

That was Nintendo's last announcement from the event - and what a way to round it off.

Romancing Saga 2: Revenge of the Seven

A remake of Romancing Saga 2 is releasing.

It's out October 24.

The Hundred Line: Last Defence Academy

It shows an anime game where a seemingly normal world is turned into an apocalyptic one following an unknown attack.

A mysterious school mascot appears to help Takumi and is forced to enrol at the Last Defence Academy along with 15 others.

They must defend the school from hostile enemies for 100 days.

Ace Attorney Investigations Collection

Here we go - Ace Attorney spin-off games including a game which was not released outside of Japan are coming into one collection.

It's out September 6.

Tales from the Shire: A Lord of the Rings Game

Homes can be decorated and life can be settled into the Shire in what looks like an Animal Crossing inspired game set in the world of The Lord of the Rings.

It's out Holiday 2024.

Stray

The iconic and hugely successful indie title Stray is releasing on Nintendo Switch.

Players take on the role of a cat who gets separated from family and friends to try and find their way home.

But a darker story is uncovered in a Cyberpunk-esque world along with the help of a robot.

It's out on Switch Holiday 2024.

Lego Horizon Adventures

New gameplay show Tallnecks being climbed, worlds being traversed and watered down combat from the original Horizon series to make it accessible for all audiences.

Aloy has a home to build too.

It's coming out Holiday 2024.

Just Dance 2025

The announcements are coming thick and fast - Ariana Grande, Sia, Green Day and Lady Gaga are among the artists to have tracks out in the 2025 update.

It's out in October.

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom

There's a new Zelda game coming out!

Link has vanished and it's up to Zelda to step into the main role.

There's a new gameplay style with a top-down perspective.

Strange rifts appear across the world and have taken many people - Zelda receives a mysterious staff and sets off on a journey across Hyrule to save Link and her kingdom.

The staff makes Echoes which can be made from things found in the world, like tables, chairs, shrubs, trampolines and loads more.

Even if there's a wall blocking a path, Echoes can be made to get around it.

Echoes can be made of monsters to fight alongside Zelda too.

Super Mario Party Jamboree

There's a new Mario Party game with three brand new levels.

Rainbow Galleria features elevators and stars go on flash sale.

Roll 'em Raceway has a new turbo dice where players can move up to 40 spaces.

There's Goomba Lagoon with a volcano.

There are two older boards too along with the most amount of mini games in a Mario Party ever - more than 110.

There are more games modes coming out too.

The game is out October 17.

Marvel vs Capcom Fighting Collection Arcade Classics

A number of classic Marvel vs Capcom arcade titles are available in one bundle.

There are training and online modes along with music from the games.

It's out on the Switch in 2024.

Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero

Marona goes on a mission to save Ash in a tactical turn-based game.

It's out in 2025.

Nintendo Switch Online update

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Four Swords, Metroid Zero Mission, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Perfect Dark with online multiplayer are all available later today.

Darkest Dungeon II

A follow-up to the gothic turn-based RPG is coming out.

It launches July 15.

Metal Slug Attack Reloaded

A new Metal Slug game is out later today.

The New Denpa Men

It's a timed exclusive out July 22 and is free to play.

Luigi's Mansion 2 HD

Luigi's Mansion 2 HD is releasing - the original game is getting a remaster.

It's out June 27.

Funko Fusion

This is an acton adventure mashup with more than 60 playable characters in more than 20 different iconic TV and film settings.

Jaws features along with dinosaurs from Jurassic Park.

It's out September 13.

Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake

The game is getting a HD 2D remake - it looks very different to Final Fantasy I-VI that released on the Switch as it's being remade, not being given a pixel remaster.

Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake is out November 14.

Dragon Quest 1 & 2 HD-2D Remake has also been announced alongside this and will release in 2025.

Donkey Kong Country Returns remaster

Donkey Kong Country Returns which originally released on the Wii is coming to Switch as a HD remaster.

Two player local co-op is available along with additional levels from the 3DS version.

This seems to have gone down well in the comments.

The game releases January 16.

Farmagia

Players must raise and train an army with a farm theme to take on threats in action-based combat.

It's out November 1.

Among Us role

Noisemaker, tracker and phantom are new roles coming to Among Us on Switch later today.

Looney Tunes Wacky World of Sports

Old school characters such as Bugs Bunny will be playable in a range of arcade sport games.

Hello Kitty Island Adventure

Hello Kitty and other recognisable names are playable in an open-world game.

It's a timed console exclusive out next year.

Disney Illusion Island update

A brand new mission is out later today.

Mio Memories in Orbit

This one's a 2D sidescrolling platformer with quite a dark tone.

It's out 2025.

Nintendo Switch Sports update - basketball

Basketball is on its way to Nintendo Switch Sports as a free update.

Players can take each other on and battle or players can score as many as they can in a certain time limit.

Players can compete against each other online in 2v2 matches.

The update is out this Summer.

Fantasian Neo Dimension

This is a turn-based RPG from one of the heads behind the Final Fantasy series.

Gameplay footage shows turn-based strategic combat with cinematic cutscenes.

It's out Holiday 2024.

Fairy Tale 2

Footage showed real-time battles across an open world with teammates working together to take down powerful enemies.

It's out this Winter with no further details.

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition

There will be around 150 NES games to play in this title - this is one we knew was coming but more details have been announced.

Players will speedrun, survive and compete across a range of different titles.

It comes out July 18.

Nintendo Direct June 2024 is live - Mario & Luigi reveal

The live stream is underway - and it's started with a Mario & Luigi reveal.

Gameplay footage shows a 2D platformer for a game called Mario & Luigi: Brothership, out November 7.

It's the first entry in that specific series for nine years.

Less than five minutes to go

A whopping 230,000 people have tuned into the Nintendo live stream on YouTube alone - and that number is rising.

The comments continue to be flooded.

Live stream up and running

There may still be just over 15 minutes before the live stream properly starts but the stream itself is up and running as the time has gone and it's showing on YouTube as 'live'.

There's a lot of people that have tuned in already, around 80,000 or so at the time of writing with this number growing, and the comments are flowing with what people want to see from Nintendo.

Countdown is on

A countdown on the YouTube stream for Nintendo Direct June 2024 has just ticked under the hour mark.

Nintendo is usually very good at keeping things under wraps, so as always with a Nintendo event, expect the unexpected.

The rumours with the most traction seem to be those of an Ace Attorney announcement, a Zelda remaster or remake and an update on Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D.

No Switch successor update

To reiterate, Nintendo will not announce any details of the successor to the Switch.

In a Tweet announcing Nintendo Direct June 2024, the brand said: "There will be no mention of the Switch successor during this presentation."

However details will be released before the end of the fiscal year; in other words there will be an announcement of some sort before the end of March 2025.

This event will focus solely on game releases.

Zelda reveal?

A leaker known as Midori says Nintendo has reportedly been working on a new Zelda game with the codename of 'Edward'.

It's not known at this time whether it's a brand new game, a remake, a remaster or a port.

There have been other rumours that Zelda remasters or remakes are in the works and could be announced at Nintendo Direct June 2024.

Ace Attorney announcement?

Rumour has it an Ace Attorney announcement will be made during the live stream.

That's according to a reputable leaker called Pyoro.

Ace Attorney is a visual novel adventure video games franchise developed by Capcom.

Hollow Knight: Silksong details?

Hollow Knight is an incredibly popular 2D action adventure platformer that released in 2017.

A sequel, Hollow Knight Silksong, was announced in 2019 and it was planned for a release in the first half of 2023 but that never came to fruition because of delays.

The Wishlist page for it on Xbox is live and it's reported the game already has an ESRB rating of 10+.

There is speculation that there could finally be an update on this during the Nintendo Direct June 2024 event - there wasn't any news on it during Xbox Games Showcase earlier in June though.

Everything you need to know

Nintendo Direct June 2024 gets underway in just under five hours' time.

Although no announcement will be made on the successor to the Switch (Nintendo has made that very clear), a number of new titles releasing before the end of 2024 will be announced.

What those are exactly have been heavily speculated online with a number of different theories circling.

Read the full story here.

What could be announced

The Nintendo Logo

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So far, in 2024, remakes and remasters have dominated for Nintendo who seems to be putting more focus into the Switch's successor.

In terms of speculation, a selection of Zelda upgrades have been rumoured for a while, along with a new Donkey Kong game, but nothing has been confirmed on those fronts.

With 2024 being an Olympics year, there could be a new Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games title.

Pokemon: Legends Z-A and Professor Layton and the New World of Steam are releasing at some point in 2025, so there could be updates on those, along with some news on Metroid Prime 4 although there's been a very long wait for anything on that.

It's understood Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D will feature and will now include the three original games instead of just the one.

There's also been hints that Ace Attorney could make an appearance during the stream.

Rumours of a Fire Emblem remaster have been gaining traction over the past few months too.

There will likely be some third-party announcements as well - Microsoft agreed a 10-year deal with Nintendo to release Call of Duty titles on its platforms so there could be news of that coming to the Switch.

There's been a reported leak of an official Pan European Game Information (PEGI) rating for The House of the Dead 2 Remake so there's speculation this could be confirmed during the livestream.

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