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All The Highlights from That September Nintendo Direct



For a detailed dive into my opinions on September’s Nintendo Direct, head over to my latest video. I have to say, this presentation was, in my eyes, nothing short of hot garbage. It felt like Nintendo was playing it safe rather than pushing the envelope, and as a dedicated fan, it left me with more questions than answers. Most notably, where's the news or even a hint about the much-anticipated Switch 2? All of our burning queries and my complete breakdown of why I believe this presentation missed the mark are tackled in my video. Don’t miss out!


All The Highlights from That September Nintendo Direct
F-Zero 99 was the standout

All The Highlights from That September Nintendo Direct

The latest Nintendo Direct this September gave fans a feast for the eyes and ears, promising a tantalizing lineup for the Switch this winter. If you missed the live broadcast, fret not! I've got a comprehensive breakdown just for you.



Games Announced:

  1. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

  2. Mario vs. Donkey Kong

  3. Splatoon 3 Side Order Expansion Pass

  4. Super Mario RPG

  5. Another Code: Recollection

  6. Princess Peach: Showtime!

  7. Detective Pikachu Returns

  8. Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD

  9. F-Zero 99

  10. WarioWare: Move It!

  11. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course DLC

  12. Spy x Anya: Operation Memories

  13. SaGa Emerald Beyond

  14. Unicorn Overlord

  15. Contra: Operation Galuga

  16. Trombone Champ

  17. Classic Tomb Raiders Remastered

  18. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

  19. Horizon Chase 2




Game Breakdowns:

  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door: The nostalgic GameCube RPG is making its way to the Switch in 2024 with enhanced HD graphics.

  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Scheduled for a February 16, 2024 release, this new entry promises local co-op play in this beloved puzzle-platform series.

  • Splatoon 3 Side Order Expansion Pass: Splatoon 3’s DLC is arriving in spring 2024, boasting a fresh storyline as players rise up the Spire of Order.

  • Super Mario RPG: An exquisite remake of Square’s classic role-playing game set to drop on November 17 with engaging new features.

  • Another Code: Recollection: This two-game package, coming January 19, 2024, revives Nintendo DS’s Trace Memory and the Wii’s unreleased sequel.

  • Princess Peach: Showtime!: Embark on a theater rescue mission with Peach in various avatars, launching March 22, 2024.

  • Detective Pikachu Returns: Join Pikachu and Tim Goodman in a mystery-laden journey set to be unveiled on October 6.

  • Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD: An upgraded version of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon expected in summer 2024, offering co-op play for up to four players.

  • F-Zero 99: A reinvention of the Super NES racing game now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

  • WarioWare: Move It!: Slated for a November 3 release, this new installment offers over 200 microgames and engaging multiplayer.

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course DLC: The final DLC installment for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is set to dazzle fans this holiday season.

  • Spy x Anya: Operation Memories: Dive into Anya's world in this intriguing life simulation game launching in 2024.

  • SaGa Emerald Beyond: Square Enix is bringing another entry of its acclaimed RPG series to the Switch in 2024.

  • Unicorn Overlord: Slated for March 8, 2024, this fantasy tactical adventure from Atlus and Vanillaware promises a riveting experience.

  • Contra: Operation Galuga: Konami reimagines the classic run-and-gun action game for an early 2024 release.

  • Trombone Champ: This quirky trombone simulator is available on the Switch right now!

  • Classic Tomb Raiders Remastered: Scheduled for February 14, 2024, Lara Croft returns with her first three action-adventure games in a remastered format.

  • Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown: Ubisoft is introducing a fresh side-scrolling adventure set for a January 18, 2024 release.

  • Horizon Chase 2: Feel the thrill of arcade-style racing, available on the Switch from today!

The future looks bright (and incredibly busy) for Nintendo Switch enthusiasts, but because of the potential Nintendo Switch 2 on the horizon, more than these rehashed games!


~Smash

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Kimberly B.
Kimberly B.
14 sept. 2023

Another Code: Recollection is literally the only standout announcement of the Direct. (And only because the sequel never saw a NA release.) The rest is just more "rehashed whatever" that has become the new standard for the Switch's library in 2023.

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Kimberly B.
Kimberly B.
14 sept. 2023
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That game looks pretty, but I kinda feel like we've been inundated with tactical RPGs of late. (But mostly I'm just salty they never released the Trace Memory sequel for us here in the US.)

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