Here's every announcement and trailer from the February Nintendo Direct (2024)

The first Nintendo Direct of 2022 has been and gone. Yesterday (February 9), Nintendo fans were treated to around 40 minutes of new trailers, announcements and news for the Nintendo Switch platform. If you didn’t manage to catch the Direct live – or you just want a recap – here’s every trailer and announcement from the Nintendo Direct.

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An announcement trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes was the first announcement from last night’s Nintendo Direct. The first trailer for the game reveals that it is set in the same universe as Fire Emblem: Three Houses, however it won’t be the usual turn-based strategy game. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is an action hack-n-slash that looks similar to titles like Hyrule Warriors and Persona 5 Strikers.

Another look at Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp

The Nintendo Direct also brought a new trailer for Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, which showcased some of the new features coming with the remasters. This includes new voice acting, a custom map editor, and the ability to roll back particularly disastrous turns. Although there’s two single-player campaigns, fans will also be able to try out their skills against other players online.


No Man’s Sky is coming to the Nintendo Switch

Since launching in 2016, No Man’s Sky has steadily been building on what was available at launch, and at this point it looks like a completely different game. The next step for No Man’s Sky is to launch on the Nintendo Switch in summer 2022, which has been announced with a new trailer showing it running on the Switch.

A Mario Strikers Battle League announcement trailer


A football-like sports game featuring the Mario cast, Mario Strikers Battle League is a five versus five competitive title launching on June 10. Though its format looks a bit like other football games (FIFA, eFootball) at a glance, Mario Strikers Battle League will let players use special abilities and items from Mario Kart to gain the upper-hand. Players will also be able to customise their characters with equippable gear that affects their performance on the field.

A new trailer for Splatoon 3‘s co-op mode

This was one of the expected appearances at last night’s Nintendo Direct, as Splatoon 3 is meant to launch this year. Along with confirmation that Splatoon 3 will launch in summer 2022, we also got a new trailer for Splatoon 3 that took a look at several different boss fights in game’s Salmon Run Next Wave mode.

Front Mission 1st: Remake was revealed with an announcement trailer


Not only was Front Mission 1st: Remake announced during the Nintendo Direct, but Nintendo also confirmed that Front Mission 2: Remake would be coming “in the future”. A Square Enix title, Front Mission is a strategy RPG that lets players control customisable mechs on the battlefield. Like many of last night’s announcement, Front Mission 1st: Remake is set to launch later in summer.

A Disney Speedstorm announcement trailer

Disney Speedstorm received its first trailer last night, revealing a free-to-play racing game set in the Disney/Pixar universe. Like Mario Kart, Disney Speedstorm will be a “combat racer” where players can use abilities and items to gain a lead over the competition. Disney Speedstorm will not be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch when it launches in summer, but it will include cross-play and splitscreen.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is getting a Switch port

2009 LucasArts game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is being brought to the Switch, and fans can get their first look with a new trailer. This game’s going to be out fairly soon, with an April 20 release date.

Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection gets a trailer for the Switch

Also displayed last night was a trailer for the Switch version of Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection, which will launch on February 17. The collection is a bundle containing Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations.

SD Gundam Battle Alliance gets an announcement trailer for all consoles

Bandai Namco has announced a new Gundam game, an action-RPG that’s set to launch on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC later this year. The upcoming title will include co-op, but there are few other details available just yet.

Chrono Cross is getting a remaster

Following a rumour in 2021, Square Enix is officially launching Chrono Cross The Radical Dreamers Edition on April 7. A remake of the beloved old-school RPG, the remake will also bundle in a text-based adventure. As PC Gamer notes, several localized trailers have mentioned that this game will be coming to PC.

Kirby And The Forgotten Land reveals its “Mouthful Mode”

A new trailer for Kirby And The Forgotten Land has given fans a deep dive on Kirby’s Mouthful Mode, which allows him to inhale items such as cars, traffic cones and vending machines to change shape.

MLB The Show 22 gets a Nintendo Switch gameplay trailer

MLB The Show 22 is bringing the series to Nintendo Switch for the first time, and a new trailer revealed during the Direct showcases how fans can expect it to play on the handheld console.

Kingdom Hearts Integrum Masterpiece will launch as a cloud game

Kingdom Hearts Integrum Masterpiece has been confirmed as a cloud-based game for the Nintendo Switch, and the game’s received a new trailer. That being said, quite a few people are upset that it’s being sold as cloud-only, and the trailer comments are filled with a lot of criticism.

Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series gets a Switch announcement

Klonoa: Door To Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil are both coming to the Nintendo Switch. Both side-scrollers will launch on July 8.

Both Portal games are coming to the Nintendo Switch

Valve‘s Portal and Portal 2 games are coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year, bundled under the name Portal: Companion Collection. The series of puzzle games revolve around trying to escape Aperature’s laboratories with a physics-bending portal gun.

A Remake of Live A Live is launching this summer

Square Enix’s Live A Live is coming to the Nintendo Switch. A JRPG originally released in 1994 and only in Japan, the game revolves around linking up multiple characters and their stories who are scattered from the distant past to near future.

A long-awaited Nintendo Switch Sports is launching soon

Nintendo Switch Sports – a follow-up to Wii Sports – is coming to the console on April 29. It will feature six sports at launch, however more are planned later down the line. An early playtest will be available before the game comes out.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival gets a new trailer

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival will launch on the Nintendo Switch in 2022, and a trailer for the game shows that Undertale‘s Megolavania – and other new tracks – will make an appearance. An in-game subscription service will reportedly be available with another 500 tracks.

A new trailer and demo for Triangle Strategy is out

As well as debuting a new trailer for tactical RPG Triangle Strategy, last night’s Nintendo Direct also confirmed that a new demo for chapters 1-3 is also available to try out on the Nintendo eShop. The RPG title launches in full on March 4.

A new Switch trailer for Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course

Upcoming Cuphead downloadable content (DLC) The Delicious Last Course got a new trailer, and will be coming to the Nintendo Switch version of Cuphead on June 30, the same date that it launches on other platforms. The DLC will introduce a new character, Ms. Chalice, who can dodge roll and double jump.

Metroid Dread has received two new difficulty levels, with another mode planned

Nintendo has confirmed that our best game of 2021, Metroid Dread, has received a free update that adds a challenging new difficulty mode. In Dread mode, Samus will die if she takes a single hit. On the other end of the scale, it’s also received a rookie difficulty mode intended to help players who are new to Metroid. A separate Boss Rush mode – which pits players against a string of bosses – will launch in April.

Earthbound has been added to Switch Online

Cult classic RPG Earthbound, and Earthbound Beginnings, have both been added to Nintendo’s subscription-based Switch Online service and are already available to play.

Mario Kart 8 is getting extra tracks in the form of paid DLC

Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart 8 will receive 48 new courses, in separate sets of DLC that will be launched into 2023. The courses will come from plenty of old Mario Kart games, and all will be remastered for their addition to Mario Kart 8. Any Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscriber will receive the courses as part of their subscription.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has been announced

Nintendo has announced that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will be released in September 2022, and have shared a new trailer teasing what fans can expect. In a longer blog post, executive director Tetsuya Takahashi shared that “the game will be enjoyable for both those who’ve played Xenoblade Chronicles and/or Xenoblade Chronicles 2, as well as those who will be playing a Xenoblade Chronicles game for the first time.”

And that’s it – the above is every trailer and announcement that was made in the February Nintendo Direct. With some of these games launching in the very near future, it’s likely that more information will start to trickle in about them soon.

Elsewhere in the world of gaming, Ubisoft is reportedly set to release a new Assassin’s Creed title that follows a side character from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Here's every announcement and trailer from the February Nintendo Direct (2024)


What was announced at Nintendo Direct 2024? ›

Beyond those exciting reveals, we also got news on new ports, some great-looking indie titles, and highly anticipated games like Unicorn Overlord. One of the big surprises was Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed, a remake of the 2010 Wii game that adds a variety of upgrades and improvements to the classic adventure.

What was announced in the most recent Nintendo Direct? ›

Everything Announced At Today's Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase
  • Grounded And Pentiment Come To Switch.
  • Ender Magnolia: Bloom in the Mist - Summer 2024.
  • Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure - Summer 2024.
  • Unicorn Overlord Gets A Demo Today.
  • Monster Hunter Stories - Summer 2024.
  • Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed - 2024.
Feb 21, 2024

How often does Nintendo Direct happen? ›

The Frequency of Nintendo Direct

On average, fans can expect to see Nintendo Direct events about 4 to 6 times a year. These events are spread out, sometimes with special editions focused on specific games or themes. So, there's always something new and exciting on the horizon.

What is the new Nintendo console 2026? ›

The Nintendo Inf*ck is a home console released by Nintendo. Like it's predecessor the Nintendo Switch, it also has a portable/handheld mode. It was announced in June of 2023 and was first released in March of 2024. Similar to the Nintendo Switch, a pro version: the Nintendo Inf*ck Pro was released in July of 2026.

Is Mother 3 coming to the Switch? ›

Mother 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch Online, but only in Japan. Nintendo confirmed the news in the Japanese version of today's Nintendo Direct. Mother 3 was not mentioned in the Western Nintendo Directs.

Will there be a Nintendo Direct in February 2024? ›

On February 21, 2024, Nintendo showcased upcoming third-party games for Nintendo Switch during a Nintendo Direct broadcast – it's tradition by this point for a Direct to happen around this time of the year.

When was the first ever Nintendo Direct? ›

The presentations began in Japan and North America with the first edition on October 21, 2011, before later expanding to Europe, Australia, and South Korea. Various, presently: WW : Yoshiaki Koizumi (2017–present)

What date is the next Nintendo Direct? ›

First Dates - The First Nintendo Direct From Every Year So Far
YearFirst Nintendo Direct DateApproximate length
202421st February25 mins
20238th February44 mins
20229th February40 mins
202117th February54 mins
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Apr 9, 2024

Why is Pokémon Day 2 27? ›

On February 27th, Pokémon fans across the world will be commemorating the launch of the very first Pokémon games, released in Japan on that day way back in 1996.

What date is Pokémon Day? ›

Pokémon Day is observed annually on February 27, which is the date the first Pokémon games were released in Japan in 1996.

Is there going to be a Nintendo Switch 2? ›

Nintendo's new console is most likely arriving in 2025.

We've seen updates to the current switch with the OLED and Lite models, though we're still in the dark on what Nintendo's next-gen offering could be.

How long will Nintendo eShop last? ›

Notice of End of Purchases in Nintendo eShop for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – Update April 2024. As of 27 March 2023, it is no longer possible to make purchases on Nintendo eShop for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It is also no longer possible to download free content, including game demos.

How long do Nintendo directs last? ›

Watch the Nintendo Direct featuring roughly 40 minutes of information focused mainly on games coming to Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2022.

What time is Pokemon Direct 2024? ›

The Pokémon Presents February 2024 begins on February 27, 2024, at 6am PT. Here's a breakdown of the start times for all time zones: February 27, 6am PT. February 27, 8am CT.

What time is Pokemon Presents 2024 central time? ›

Pokemon Day Pokemon Presents start time explored (February 27, 2024)
Time ZoneRelease date & time
Pacific Time6 am on February 27
Central Time8 am on February 27
Eastern Time9 am on February 27
UK Time2 pm on February 27
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Feb 27, 2024

When did the last Nintendo Direct come out? ›

Nintendo Direct (February 17, 2021) - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Splatoon 3, Mario Golf: Super Rush. The first proper Nintendo Direct since September 4, 2019, finally arrived on February 17, 2021.


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