Nintendo Direct September 14th 2023 Recap

Latest Nintendo Direct Drops Bombshells: New Peach Adventure, F-ZERO 99, and More

Yo, G-LYFE Nation, listen up! Nintendo just held their most recent Direct, and they came out swingin’. They lifted the veil on a treasure trove of games set to dominate your Nintendo Switch in the coming months. From the Mushroom Kingdom’s own royalty to the breakneck speeds of F-ZERO 99, there’s something for every type of gamer. Buckle up, because it’s gonna be a wild ride!

Princess Peach: Showtime! Breakdown

Yo, get ready to roll out the red carpet, ’cause Princess Peach is takin’ the Nintendo Switch stage by storm. Picture this: Peach and her Toad crew are vibin’ at the Sparkle Theater when Grape and the Sour Bunch decide to crash the party. Enter Stella, the theater’s guardian, who teams up with Peach to save the day and the play. Peach ain’t just all glam; she’s got game-changing powers up her royal sleeves. She can channel Stella’s ribbon magic and shape-shift like a boss! From slicing and dicing as Swordfighter Peach, to dropping high-kicks as Kung Fu Peach, and even whipping up sweet victories as Pastry Chef Peach, the gameplay flips with each transformation. Hold up, she’s also putting on her detective hat as—yep, you guessed it—Detective Peach! So mark that calendar: Princess Peach: Showtime! hits Nintendo Switch on March 22, 2024. You can secure your copy right now on the Nintendo eShop and select outlets.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Teaser

Heads up, Mario fans! The iconic GameCube classic is getting a facelift and coming to the Nintendo Switch. It’s time to re-enter the paper-thin world, as Mario and the squad go on an RPG quest to unlock the secrets of the Thousand-Year Door. Will our plumber-turned-hero fold, or come out flat-out victorious? Keep those eyes peeled; Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is set to unfold on Nintendo Switch in 2024. Further deets are on the way, so stay locked in!

F-ZERO 99 Breakdown

Gear up, speedsters, ’cause F-ZERO is back and it’s more intense than ever with F-ZERO 99. Imagine this: 99 racers, one track, and zero room for slip-ups. This ain’t just a nostalgia trip; it’s a next-level multiplayer mayhem featuring courses and speed machines from the OG Super NES title. Keep a close eye on your Power Meter—crash too much or burn it for a speed boost and you’re toast. Zeroed out? You’re outta the race! Flex your retro muscles by snagging the Super NES controller, exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members. Wanna show off? Unlock some fresh cosmetics by completing in-game goals. Get ready to push your limits; F-ZERO 99 is dropping exclusively for Nintendo Switch Online members—and it’s launching today!

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft Details

Yo, raiders of the lost arcades, check this out! Lara Croft is back, and she’s never looked better. Embark on three epic, remastered Tomb Raider sagas that include all the bonus content from each title. Battle ferocious foes, decrypt mind-bending riddles, and explore ancient mysteries—all with juiced-up graphics. But if you’re a fan of the classic pixels, no worries—you can switch to the old-school polygon look whenever you feel like it. Mark your calendars: Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft is up for grabs on pre-order later today. The treasure hunt officially kicks off on Feb 14, 2024, so you can spend Lara’s birthday doing what she does best—raiding tombs!

Trombone Champ Scoop

Hold up, G-LYFE Nation, we’ve got something a bit different—but equally epic. Ever dreamt of being a trombone superstar? Well, Trombone Champ is your shot. Navigate through a playlist of 45+ tracks and toot your way to trombone glory. The better you play, the more toots you rack up. Got friends? The Nintendo Switch version lets up to four peeps jam together, so you can flex those trombone skills in local multiplayer. Wanna get interactive? Use Motion Controls and vibe to the beat. Along your journey to become the Trombiverse’s top brass, collect cards and bump into some out-of-this-world characters. Good news? You can start your trombone odyssey today; Trombone Champ is hitting the Nintendo eShop and My Nintendo Store pronto!

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Unveiled

Yo, get your scimitars ready, ’cause Prince of Persia is making a grand comeback! Dive into an all-new action-packed platformer loaded with fresh faces, enigmatic quests, and a storyline that’ll transport you straight to a mythical Persian realm. We’re talkin’ the next chapter in a franchise that’s nothing short of legendary. Ready to climb walls and solve ancient riddles? Mark the date: Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is set to swing onto Nintendo Switch on Jan. 18, 2024. If you’re hype, you can lock in that pre-order today on the Nintendo eShop.

Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD: What’s Lurking in the Shadows?

Brace yourselves, ghost-busters, Luigi is stepping back into the haunted corridors! This time, he’s packing an HD overhaul of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. Say hello to Evershade Valley, a place crawling with eerie spots to investigate and crafty ghosts that won’t catch themselves. No sweat—Luigi’s got his Strobulb to blind the ghouls and the iconic Poltergust to suck ’em up or mess with the surroundings. And the haunts are varied—from an abandoned plant lab to a derelict clock factory, and even a frosty mine. Want some co-op action? Team up with up to four players online for some group “exorcises” in diverse multiplayer modes or tackle ScareScraper in local multiplayer. Get ready; Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD is haunting the Nintendo Switch in the summer of 2024!

Another Code: Recollection Resurfaces

Hey, memory sleuths, gear up for a nostalgia trip with a twist! Another Code: Recollection merges the Nintendo DS title Trace Memory and its never-seen-in-North-America Wii sequel into one revamped Switch experience. Follow young Ashley as she gets a cryptic letter from her supposedly deceased dad and jets off to a remote island to dig up the truth. But it ain’t a cakewalk; the island is littered with brain-bending puzzles and challenges aimed to throw her off course. Ready to piece together Ashley’s past? The full story unfolds for the first time on January 19, 2024, and you can secure your spot today with a pre-order on the Nintendo eShop.

Bandle Tale: A League of Legends Story Weaves Its Magic

Yo, LoL fans, ready for an epic detour? Bandle Tale: A League of Legends Story drops you right in the heart of Bandle City, where Yordles rule and fun never ends. You’ll step into the furry boots of a timid Yordle, thrown into mayhem when the city’s portals go haywire. But don’t fret, with the power of yarn magic, newfound buddies, and unstoppable moxie, you can stitch the portals back together and bring unity to Bandle City. Gear up for this crafty RPG adventure; it’s set to hit the Nintendo Switch next year!

Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story Unleashes Freljordian Adventure

Heads up, LoL aficionados! Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story is about to take you on an epic ride. Join the ultimate duo, Nunu and Willump, as they set off for an unforgettable trek across the enigmatic lands of the Freljord. Along this grand journey, you’ll bump into some iconic champs from the LoL universe. Ready to celebrate the true power of friendship and adventure? Mark your calendars, the saga unfolds on Nintendo Switch come November 1.

Among Us Drops the Fungle Map: A Mush-Room for Suspicion

Yo, Among Us fans, assemble your squad ’cause things are about to get fungal! Introducing the Fungle map, a brand-new playground brimming with enigmatic ‘shrooms, sneaky nooks, and gotta-do tasks. But keep those eyes peeled, ’cause Impostors are lurking, and they’re hungry for sabotage. Ready to suss out your friends or play the ultimate deceiver? Get prepped; the Fungle map infiltrates Among Us this October.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Round 2 on Nintendo Switch, Co-op Style

Hey gamers, you remember that iconic showdown on Game Boy Advance, right? Well, Mario and Donkey Kong are at it again, this time on the Nintendo Switch. DK’s gone and nabbed the Mini-Mario toys, and Mario ain’t having it. Flex those gray cells and muscle through increasingly gnarly levels. New to this Switch revival? Local co-op action! Team up to snag keys, leap off sketchy platforms with handstands and backflips, and escort those Mini-Marios to the safe zone. Gear up to go ape against DK himself! This epic rematch drops on Nintendo Switch come February 16, 2024, with pre-orders kickin’ off today in the Nintendo eShop.

Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass – Side Order: Level Up in the Spire of Order

Hey, Inklings, gear up for a fresh single-player challenge with the newest addition to Splatoon 3. Meet the Spire of Order: a tower where the gameplay gets more ink-tense the higher you climb. Keep scaling those floors to power up your skills and show you’ve got what it takes. Ready to get splat-tastic? The Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass – Side Order is set to make a splash in Spring 2024.

Super Mario RPG: Classic Meets Fresh Mechanics in Nintendo Switch Rerelease

Yo, Mario fans, assemble! The iconic Super NES title, Super Mario RPG, is back and better than ever on the Switch. New to the party? Mario and Bowser are frenemies this time, teaming up to stomp a mutual threat. Peach, Mallow, and Geno are along for the ride too. Get those fingers ready, because timing is everything: nail your Action Commands to deal massive damage or soak up less hurt. Plus, you’ve got an all-new Action Gauge that, once filled, triggers a high-impact Triple Move involving your current squad. And trust, each combo brings something unique to the table. Think you’ve mastered the game? A post-game boss gauntlet awaits, and these revamped baddies are no joke. Mark the date: Super Mario RPG levels up on Nintendo Switch this November 17. Secure your pre-order today on Nintendo eShop and at participating outlets.

DAVE THE DIVER: Plunge into the Abyss and Roll Some Sushi on Nintendo Switch

Hold onto your flippers, gamers! In DAVE THE DIVER, you’re not just diving into the enigmatic Blue Hole; you’re also rolling sushi like a boss. This casual RPG experience lets you dive deep with Dave and his squad, unlocking the ocean’s darkest secrets during the day and running a bustling sushi joint by night. On top of the main quest, you’ve got minigames and side-quests that’ll keep you hooked. Whether you’re exploring underwater caves or slicing up some sashimi, this game has something for everyone. Dive into the adventure on Nintendo Switch this October 26. Ready to take the plunge? Pre-orders and a free game demo are up for grabs in the Nintendo eShop and the My Nintendo Store.

Wargroove 2: Commanding the Pixelated Battlefield Just Leveled Up on Nintendo Switch

Yo, strategy fans, listen up! Wargroove 2 is back with turn-based brain-busters across land, sea, and sky. The game rocks signature pixel art and a narrative that ties it all together like a boss. You’ve got three new campaigns to grind through and a fresh roguelike mode that’ll keep you on your toes. Oh, and let’s not forget about the newly unveiled mousefolk faction, the Faahri. Whether you’re a strategist or a lore junkie, there’s something in Wargroove 2 for you. Get your game face on, because it’s coming to Nintendo Switch on October 5. Pre-orders are live in the Nintendo eShop and the My Nintendo Store.

Horizon Chase 2: Pedal to the Metal, It’s a High-Speed Showdown on Nintendo Switch

Yo, racers, get ready to feel the adrenaline! Horizon Chase 2 is about to drop, taking the iconic franchise to the next level. This ain’t your typical cruise; it’s high-stakes racing with vibrant tracks that’ll have you at the edge of your seat. Whether you’re crushing it in local multiplayer or flexing in online showdowns, this game has got you covered. Want to squad up? Assemble an Online Crew and tear up the asphalt in World Tour mode. Or go solo and gun for that top spot. Either way, the race is on—Horizon Chase 2 speeds onto Nintendo Switch later today!

WarioWare: Move It! – No Chill, Just Thrills and Microgames on Nintendo Switch

Hey, gamers, you better limber up ’cause Wario is back and he’s not on vacation! Welcome to a tropical paradise filled to the brim with zany, motion-controlled microgames that won’t let you catch your breath. Up for some chaotic fun? Party Mode allows up to four players to shake, jiggle, and duel in local multiplayer, delivering over 200 microgames that’ll leave you in stitches. So mark those calendars, folks—WarioWare: Move It! drops on Nintendo Switch on Nov. 3, and pre-orders are up and running in the Nintendo eShop. Get ready to move it or lose it!

Detective Pikachu Returns – The Dynamic Duo is Back, Ready to Crack More Cases on Nintendo Switch

Guess who’s back, gamers? The coffee-loving Detective Pikachu and his human sidekick Tim Goodman are on another sleuthing spree in Ryme City. They’re not just looking for Tim’s MIA dad, Harry; they’re also teaming up with a squad of Pokémon like Growlithe for sniffing out clues, Darmanitan for boulder-busting, and Luxray for X-ray vision shenanigans. Will this pair crack the case and reunite the Goodman family? Circle Oct. 6 on your calendar, ’cause that’s when Detective Pikachu Returns drops on Nintendo Switch. And yo, pre-orders are live right now in the Nintendo eShop and select storefronts. Don’t sleep on this!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass Wave 6: Final Lap of DLC Coming to You this Holiday Season

Rev those engines, folks! The last batch of DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is about to cross that checkered flag. Take a spin under golden skies in the iconic Daisy Circuit from Mario Kart Wii or roll out with familiar faces like Diddy Kong from Double Dash!!, Funky Kong from Mario Kart Wii, and the gals Pauline and Peachette from Mario Kart Tour. Mark your calendars, ’cause Wave 6 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass is landing on Nintendo Switch this upcoming holiday. Got a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership? You’re scoring this DLC for zero extra bucks. Or snag it à la carte if you prefer. Keep those eyes peeled for more deets coming your way!

SPY×ANYA: Operation Memories – Say Cheese for Anya’s Latest Assignment

Ready your cameras, gamers! Anya Forger’s newest mission isn’t covert ops, it’s crafting a photo diary. Join her and her crew as you visit the school, home, sandy beaches, intriguing museums, and other chill locales to snap those Kodak moments. But hey, it ain’t just about clickin’ pics—dive into various minigames to unlock some snazzy outfits. Deck out Anya and friends to make those memories pop even more. SPY×ANYA: Operation Memories is set to hit the Nintendo Switch sometime next year.

Super Crazy Rhythm Castle – Where Puzzles, Bosses, and Beats Unite

Get ready to jam, fam! Super Crazy Rhythm Castle is sliding onto the Nintendo Switch, blending rhythm mayhem with puzzling quests and boss beatdowns. Sync those button presses to over 30 bangin’ tracks, featuring iconic jams like “Bloody Tears” and “Vampire Killer” from the legendary Castlevania series. Think you got the rhythm to ace those tracks? Crank up the volume and find out when Super Crazy Rhythm Castle drops on Nintendo Switch this Nov. 14. Pre-orders are live right now in the Nintendo eShop and on the My Nintendo Store.

Contra: Operation Galuga – A Blast from the Past with a Modern Twist

Hold onto your joysticks, squad! Contra: Operation Galuga is reviving the iconic ’80s run-‘n’-gun chaos with fresh visuals and soundscapes. Gear up for never-before-seen levels, revamped gameplay mechanics, a next-gen arsenal, and intense co-op action for you and a bud in Story Mode—or squad up with three pals in Arcade Mode. Get those trigger fingers ready; Contra: Operation Galuga is landing on Nintendo Switch in early 2024.

Wartales: Mercenary Life, Tactical Fights

Yo, mercenary wannabes! Wartales lets you helm a squad of ruthless mercenaries on their grind for glory and gold in a sprawling medieval realm. Pimp out your crew with custom gear, skills, and drip, then drop some high-IQ plays to own your enemies in chessboard-style battles. Squad up for some 4-player co-op action in online multiplayer, and dominate the battlefield as one mean machine. Wartales goes live on Nintendo Switch today, so gear up!

amiibo Alert: Zelda, Ganondorf, Noah, Mio, and Sora Incoming

Heads up, collectible fiends! Fresh amiibo figures are hitting the shelves. Cop Zelda and Ganondorf from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom dropping on Nov. 3. On deck for Jan. 19, 2024, Noah and Mio from Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will roll in as a dynamic duo. But hold onto your Keyblades—Sora from Kingdom Hearts joins the amiibo lineup in 2024 as the final DLC champ for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. With Sora’s entrance, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster gets fully amiibo-fied!

Unicorn Overlord: A Quest for the Throne Awaits

Ready for a saga of regal proportions? Unicorn Overlord, crafted by the masterminds behind 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, beckons you into a grandiose journey to reclaim your crown. Boasting Vanillaware’s signature artistry, this game is more than just eye candy. Roam a luscious world, assemble a massive army featuring over 60 unique characters, and earn your rep among five rival nations. Prepare for the ultimate royal comeback when Unicorn Overlord takes the Nintendo Switch by storm on March 8, 2024.

SaGa Emerald Beyond: Forge Your Tale Across 17 Worlds

Get ready to dive into the rich narrative tapestry of SaGa Emerald Beyond, an RPG where every decision counts. The game introduces you to a roster of six diverse heroes—each with their own backstory and agenda. From a young man commanding sentient puppets to an enigmatic witch, a dynamic crime-fighting pair, a robotic songstress yearning for her lost voice, and even a newly awakened dark king. Your hero’s path is shaped through 17 intertwined realms, thanks to a branching storyline that adapts to your choices and actions. Master the art of turn-based warfare, exploit enemy delays, and unleash powerful United Attacks. Your choices pen the narrative. Gear up for this epic quest when SaGa Emerald Beyond hits the Nintendo Switch next year.

Eastward: Octopia – Farm, Live, and Thrive in a Pixel Paradise

Get ready for a new chapter in the Eastward universe with the upcoming DLC, Eastward: Octopia. Sam and John are back, but this time they’re swapping swords for scythes as they settle into life as farmers in a secluded mountain village. Cultivate the soil, care for your animals, and whip up delectable meals for your altered-yet-familiar neighbors. Experience the pixel-perfect tranquility of rural life when Eastward: Octopia drops on Nintendo Switch this holiday season.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes – Rally the Troops and Reclaim Allraan

Embark on a monumental journey to liberate the shattered lands of Allraan in Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. This fresh spin on iconic JRPGs lets you command an army of over 100 unique heroes, each bringing their own flair to the battlefield. Dive into tactical Duels and grand-scale War Battles, assemble your dream six-hero squad, and oversee your evolving stronghold as you square off against the domineering Galdean Empire. Forge your narrative through steel and strategy when Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes hits Nintendo Switch on April 23, 2024.

BATTLE CRUSH – Brace for the Ultimate 30-Player Showdown

Get ready for heart-pounding, quick-fire mayhem in BATTLE CRUSH, where 30 warriors duke it out in a chaotic free-for-all. Dive into relentless action as you leap, swim, and fly your way to supremacy, taking down foes to claim your spot at the top. BATTLE CRUSH bursts onto Nintendo Switch come next spring, with a closed beta set to kick off this October.

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