Nintendo recently held a Direct presentation and made some exciting announcements that have fans buzzing with anticipation. One of the most exciting reveals was the upcoming release of a special edition ‘Hyrule Edition’ Switch Lite. This console will feature a stunning gold finish with the Hylian crest on the back and a tiny Triforce detail under the right analog stick. Set to be released on September 26th, the ‘Hyrule Edition’ Switch Lite will also come with a 12-month Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

In addition to the new console, Nintendo also announced some exciting new games and updates. Fans of The Legend of Zelda series will be thrilled to learn that Princess Zelda is finally getting her own game this fall. The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom will follow Zelda as she embarks on an adventure to save the world from destruction after Ganon defeats Link in battle.

Metroid fans were also treated to the first gameplay trailer for Metroid Prime 4: Beyond. The trailer showcased intense first-person gunfighting and scanning mechanics, giving players a taste of what to expect from the highly anticipated title. While a release date was not specified, fans can expect to get their hands on the game sometime in 2025.

For fans of the Ace Attorney series, a long-awaited rerelease of Ace Attorney Investigations was announced, with a Western release of Ace Attorney Investigations 2 included. This spinoff series featuring Miles Edgeworth as the protagonist will be available on multiple platforms, including the Switch, PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, on September 6th.

Other exciting announcements included the arrival of Stray on the Switch, a new Mario Party game titled Super Mario Party Jamboree, and the addition of Perfect Dark with online multiplayer to the Nintendo Switch Online service. Additionally, a new collection of Marvel and Capcom crossover arcade games is set to release in 2024, offering fans a chance to enjoy classic titles on modern platforms.

Nintendo also teased the release of a brand-new Mario RPG for the Switch, Mario & Luigi: Brothership, and announced that Donkey Kong Country Returns will be getting an HD treatment on the Switch next year. Fans of the Dragon Quest series can look forward to the release of the highly anticipated Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake on November 14th, 2025.

Lastly, Nintendo revealed that the successor to the Nintendo Switch, tentatively referred to as the Switch 2, will be unveiled before April 2025. This announcement has sparked speculation and excitement among fans who are eager to see what the next generation of Nintendo gaming will entail.

Overall, Nintendo’s recent Direct presentation was filled with exciting news and announcements that have fans eagerly anticipating the future of gaming on the Switch platform. With a diverse range of games and updates on the horizon, there is plenty for Nintendo fans to look forward to in the coming months and years.