Everything Announced At Today’s Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase

Everything Announced At Today’s Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase

Today’s Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase has come and gone, and the presentation revealed a number of third-party announcements and several release dates for previously known games coming to Switch. If you don’t feel like sitting through the 25-minute presentation, here’s a quick summary of the event’s notable updates.

Grounded And Pentiment Come To Switch

Two of the four mysterious Xbox titles coming to other consoles were revealed, both from Obsidian Entertainment. Grounded comes to Switch on April 16, while Pentiment arrives tomorrow, February 22. 

Ender Magnolia: Bloom in the Mist – Summer 2024

Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure – Summer 2024

Set in an interconnected puzzle world, you’ll navigate on a grid where everything moves when you move. You’ll take down monsters, help townfolk, and, of course, solve puzzles.

Unicorn Overlord Gets A Demo Today

We’ve seen a lot of VanillaWare’s beautiful turn-based strategy game, but now we can finally play it ahead of its March 8 release. 

Monster Hunter Stories – Summer 2024

The 2017 Nintendo 3DS RPG spin-off of Monster Hunter is heading to Switch (as well as PlayStation 4 and Steam). In addition to HD visuals, this port includes new voiceovers, a museum mode, and additional content previously only available in Japan. 

Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed – 2024

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance – June 21

This definitive version of SMT V includes the base adventure along with a new storyline featuring new locations and demons. 

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection – March 14

The original Battlefront games have been remastered and updated with features such as new playable characters Kit Fisto  and Asajj Ventress and bonus maps Jabba’s Palace, Bespin: Cloud City, and Yavin 4: Arena. 

Sword Art Online Fractured Daydream – 2024

Either alone or with a friend in co-op, you’ll tackle a distorted version of Sword Art Online that includes battling in 20-player raids against powerful enemies. 

Gundam Breaker 4 – 2024

Build your own Gundam, blow up other mechs, take their parts for your own ,and repeat. For Gunpla fans, the real thrill is assembling your own suits with parts from 250 base kits to take into battle or show off to others. 

Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble – June 25

World of Goo 2 – May 23 console exclusive

The long-awaited sequel comes to Switch first as a console exclusive this May

Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time – October 10

The Fantasy Life series gets a new chapter in which you can assume 14 different roles called Lives to build a town in the present and explore an island in the past to solve mysteries. You can also play in four-player co-op. 

Another Crab’s Treasure – April 25

As a hermit crab who’s lost its shell, you’re on an adventure to reclaim it. This involves using any piece of trash in a polluted ocean as a temporary shell, each with different abilities, to defend or attack underwater threats.

Penny’s Big Breakaway – Out today!

Suika Game Multiplayer Mode Expansion

The adorable (and hard to put down) fruit-matching game gets paid DLC that adds a local 2-player battle mode, and the eventual addition of online multiplayer. Time Limit and Attack modes join the base game’s offerings. 

Pepper Grinder – March 28, Demo Out Today

The drill-centric platformer looks great and, if you checked out its recent Steam Next Fest demo, plays just as good. It’s got a release date and a free demo for Switch players to enjoy. 

Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On! – Out On Switch Today

The formerly iOS-exclusive sequel to Pocket Card Jockey is coming back home to a Nintendo console

Contra: Operation Galuga – March 12, Demo Out Now

This modern reimagining of the original NES Contra, which features six playable characters, now has a release date. 

Rare games on Switch Online

Endless Ocean Luminous – May 2

This new Endless Ocean title plunges players into an everchanging open ocean. You can dive alone or alongside up to 30 players online, where you’ll encounter 500 species of marine life, including extinct creatures. 

Additionally, here are some quick hits:

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley – March 7

Demon Slayer – Kimestsu no Yaiba – Sweep the Board! – April 26

Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Royal Edition – March 15

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