Nintendo Direct Confirmed for June, to Focus on Switch Games Only

Nintendo will join other video game publishers in hosting a showcase in June to reveal upcoming games.

In a statement released to X/TwitterNintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has announced a Nintendo Direct for June that will focus on Switch games expected to be released in the second half of 2024. The Direct will, however, not mention the just-confirmed Nintendo Switch successor.

“We will be hosting a Nintendo Direct in June regarding the Nintendo Switch software lineup for the second half of 2024, but please be aware that there will be no mention of the Nintendo Switch successor during this presentation.

We hope the Nintendo Direct will give Switch owners a clear idea of ​​what to expect from the console’s twilight years as attention turns to the Switch 2, which is expected to be released in spring 2025. While Nintendo has announced a number of games set to release in the coming months, the lineup for the remainder of 2024 and the first quarter of 2025 has not yet been set. “Going forward, we will continue to work to maximize software sales in an environment where many people continue to play Nintendo Switch,” Nintendo said in its financial report.

So, what can we expect? Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door is scheduled for release on May 23 and Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD on June 27. Looking further ahead, and thinking about the June Direct, Nintendo is offering Pokémon Legends: ZA for 2025, as well as Professor. Layton and the New World of Steam is also expected to be released that year. The highly anticipated Metroid Prime 4 is still considered a Switch game in Nintendo’s financial reports, although it has a “TBD” release window. Last week, Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition appeared on the ESRB website with a rating for the unannounced Switch game. Maybe it will also be featured during the Nintendo Direct.

June is shaping up to be packed with video game announcements, with the aforementioned Nintendo Direct joining an Xbox Games Showcase from Microsoft, a Ubisoft Forward broadcast, Summer Game Fest, and of course, IGN Live.

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