Nintendo Direct 2024: All major announcements from February 21

22 February 2024 at 16:18 in Gaming News with no comments
Nintendo Direct 2024

Yesterday at 3 PM, the Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase was aired, presenting games scheduled to release in the first half of 2024 for the Nintendo Switch. Here you will learn everything about these games and much more!

Key Information

  • At Nintendo Direct, games were announced for the Nintendo Switch slated for release in 2024.
  • Some games feature a free demo or are already available.
  • You can find the best prices for Nintendo Switch games on AllKeyShop.

Which games were announced at Nintendo Direct?

We will now quickly go through all the games announced at the Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase 2024.


In Grounded, you play in a huge world. More precisely, the world is of normal size, but you have been shrunk to the size of a nut. In the world of Grounded, many great dangers await you, such as spiders or ants. But there’s much to discover and explore. You can also collect resources to better equip yourself or build a base. And the best part: You can play Grounded on the Nintendo Switch in online co-op with up to 4 players, even cross-platform. Of course, you can also play Grounded alone in a relaxed manner. Grounded will be released on April 16 for the Nintendo Switch.

ENDER MAGNOLIA: Bloom in the mist

Ender Magnolia is a 2D platformer action game. The land has created homunculi, artificial life forms in its ascent, which were supposed to further improve the future of the land. But they became corrupt and destroyed the city and the land. The people who could afford it fled upwards, where the homunculi could no longer reach them, but the poor were left behind. You play Lilac and live in the lower city, on your journey towards the upper city you will fight many different corrupt homunculi. After defeating them, you can free them, which then support you. A precise release date for ENDER MAGNOLIA: Bloom in the mist is not yet known.

Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure

Arranger is a small puzzle game in which everything moves on a grid. There are only 4 directions in which you can move your character field by field. But when you move, you move the whole world. This results in exciting puzzles and riddles that you have to solve. Additionally, there are diverse missions from the villagers or dungeons that you can conquer. Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure is expected to release this summer.

Unicorn Overlord

In Unicorn Overlord, you play a young prince who wants to free five kingdoms from the oppression of the great empire. Assemble your troops and let them compete in exciting real-time strategy battles. Along your way, you will have to make difficult decisions and have the opportunity to gain new companions for your undertaking. You can now test a free demo version of Unicorn Overlord. Unicorn Overlord will be released for the Nintendo Switch on March 8.

Monster Hunter Stories

The game Monster Hunter Stories, which was originally released for the Nintendo 3DS, is now getting a remake. The remake is fully voiced and in HD. Fight as a Raider with and against monsters in turn-based battles. In Monster Hunter Stories, you will encounter many monsters that you know from other games in the series. Monster Hunter Stories is expected to release for the Nintendo Switch this summer.

Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed

Through a mirror, Mickey Mouse enters a workshop where he finds a magical brush. Accidentally, Mickey creates a world full of disorder and chaos with this brush, in which he himself gets trapped. A world full of forgotten and never-released characters. The platform adventure Epic Mickey: Returned appears as a remake of the popular original game. Explore this unusual world, where you can change the world with the help of the magical brush and become a hero. There is no more precise release date for Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed than 2024.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance

In Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, the world is full of evil beings that come from another world. You have the task of traveling between Tokyo and the other world to fight these beings. Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance is set to release on June 21 for the Switch.

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection

The Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection includes two different games in which you can compete in 64-player battles. Play as characters like Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and many more. The Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection is set to release on March 14.

South Park: Snow Day

Enter South Park as a new kid. Join Cartman, Stan, and the others to save the town. It’s a co-op action game. You’ll encounter many familiar characters and cosmetics, which are known from the popular series. Fight alone or with up to 3 friends in exciting battles in a snowy South Park. South Park: Snow Day is set to release on March 23 for the Nintendo Switch.

SWORD ART ONLINE Fractured Daydream

In this new game, all worlds of Sword Art Online merge, with characters from various seasons of the anime series. Fight with some well-known characters against opponents in the exciting single-player campaign or play in multiplayer with up to 20 players against various bosses. SWORD ART ONLINE Fractured Daydream will be released this year for the Nintendo Switch.


Build your own GUNPLA for battle in GUNDAM 4. Over 250 presets are available for you to combine and customize as you wish. By defeating enemies in exciting combat missions, you get new parts, thus improving your GUNPLA even further. There is no exact release date for 2024 for GUNDAM BREAKER 4 yet.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble

In Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble, you play a monkey in a ball. You must bring this ball to the goal on over 200 new maps. In addition, there’s an optional motion control and the new move Spin Dash, which helps you reach the goal faster. Play either alone or in 4-player local co-op. In online races, you can compete against 16 players at once. But there’s not only the racing mode, there are also modes like Banana Hunt or Robot Smash, and many more. Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble will be released exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on June 25, 2024.

World of Goo 2

In World of Goo 2, you play a Goo, a slime-like liquid, which you must bring to the goal in challenging puzzles. The Goom itself is available for you to build bridges and much more. In the various levels, you will play with different types of Goo, each with their own properties. Only on the Nintendo Switch can you play the game even in local co-op with up to 4 people. World of Goo 2 will be released on May 23, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

FANTASY LIFE i: The Girl Who Steals Time

The island you find yourself on in FANTASY LIFE I is completely deserted and empty. To rebuild this island, you must travel into the past of the island to get resources, which will help you resurrect the island. You can choose from several professions, each with different tasks. However, you can change this profession again and again while traveling through time to rebuild the island in the present. You can play the game with up to 4 friends in online co-op. FANTASY LIFE i: The Girl Who Steals Time will be released on October 10, 2024, for the Nintendo Switch.

Another Crab’s Treasure

It’s a Souls-like adventure game, set in an ocean polluted by humans. The coral reef where you live is flooded with plastic waste, but the deep-sea inhabitants use this to become stronger. You play a crab that has lost its shell and, of course, you want it back. On your way, you will meet many who stand in your way, so you can use anything you find on the ocean floor as garbage to defend yourself against your enemies. You can expect exciting boss battles and over 60 different shells, each bringing different abilities. Another Crab’s Treasure will be released on April 25 for the Nintendo Switch.

Penny’s Big Breakaway

Penny’s Big Breakaway is a game that heavily focuses on movement. With your YoYo, you can swing over abysses and defeat your enemies. Over 40 levels await you in 5 different worlds. Through PowerUps, you unlock transformations that further strengthen you. Penny’s Big Breakaway was released yesterday on the Nintendo Switch.

Suika Game Multi-Player Mode Expansion Pack

The Suika Game, where you must combine fruits of the same size, has gained increasing popularity in recent months, so a paid DLC is now available, allowing you to play the game in multiplayer against other players. You can expect three different modes: Original, Time Limit, and Attack Mode. Online multiplayer is not yet available but will be added over time for free to owners of the Multi-Player Mode Expansion Pack. The Suika Game Multi-Player Mode Expansion Pack was released yesterday for the Switch.

Pepper Grinder

Pepper Grinder is a 2D action-platformer in which you must drill through various terrains and enemies with your drill. You will encounter different areas, enemies, and vehicles on your journey. You can now test the demo of Pepper Grinder for free. An exact release date for Pepper Grinder is not yet known.

Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On!

Pocket Card Jockey is a mix of Solitaire and horse racing. By playing Solitaire and arranging your cards correctly, you can make your horse faster during the race and thus win the race for yourself. Special cards give you boosts that can slow down leading opponents or make you significantly faster. You can breed your own horses to get even faster horses for your races. You can also race online against other players. Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On! was also released yesterday for the Nintendo Switch.

Endless Ocean Luminous

Endless Ocean Luminous is an endless underwater game where you can explore the depths of the ocean. You’ll be able to encounter various fish and other underwater creatures. With each dive, the underwater world will change slightly, so there’s always something new to discover, whether it’s ancient ruins or a shipwreck. In Endless Ocean Luminous, you can discover many things. However, the ocean cannot be explored by just one person. Play together with up to 30 people and explore the most mysterious places together. On the map, you can share your position and show other players if you’ve discovered something noteworthy. In total, there are over 500 life forms that you can discover in Endless Ocean Luminous. Endless Ocean Luminous will be released on May 2nd for the Nintendo Switch.

Other Games

Other games briefly mentioned during the Nintendo Direct are:

  • Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley (March 7, 2024) 
  • Tales of Kenzera: ZAU (April 23, 2024)
  • Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – Sweep the Board! (April 26, 2024)
  • Kingdom Come Deliverance – Royal Edition (March 15, 2024)
  • Contra: Operation Galuga (March 12, 2024)
  • Pentiment (February 22, 2024)

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

If you have Nintendo Switch Online, you can play the following retro games for free starting yesterday. With the Expansion Pack, you get one more game:

  • Snake Rattle ‘N’ Roll
  • R.C. Pro-AM
  • BattleToads in Battlemaniacs
  • Killer Instinct
  • Blast Corps (Expansion Pack)


The Nintendo Direct showcased many games that will be released in the coming months, each one better than the other. Nintendo continues to strive for a good balance between action and relaxation for players, and this year will be no exception. The games coming out this year are very diverse, so everyone will find a game they like. Even though some of the games cater to niche audiences, they will still find their fanbase and player base, who will be greatly excited about these titles.

If you want more detailed information, it’s best to watch the Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase 2024 yourself. Especially if you liked any of the games and want to learn more about them.

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