After the unbelievable 12 months of gaming that we loved final 12 months, the lists of Nintendo Switch video games in 2024 look just a little extra restrained. There’s no huge Zelda recreation or mainline Tremendous Mario anticipated, however Nintendo has trawled by their again catalogue for some very fascinating remakes and remasters, and there’s a model new recreation starring Princess Peach!
However 2024 continues to be anticipated to be completely big for Nintendo, with loads of folks anticipating the reveal and sure launch of the Nintendo Switch 2. You’ll simply have to look at this area for that, however right here’s every little thing at present confirmed and anticipated for Switch this 12 months.
Prince of Persia: The Misplaced Crown
18th January 2024
Ubisoft is taking a contemporary take a look at one in every of their basic franchises with Prince of Persia: The Misplaced Crown, turning it right into a side-scroller as soon as extra, however with Metroidvania components thrown in for good measure.
You’re not a prince on this recreation, although, and are reasonably one in every of a bunch of mighty warriors generally known as the Immortals, haring after the prince who’s been kidnapped. The journey to Mount Qaf will naturally be crammed with enemies to battle, traps to evade and a few bombastic bosses, however we’re additionally eager to see extra of the ingenious components that featured in our palms on preview, with time-shifting mechanics for a grand environmental puzzle.
A demo will be available from 11th January, so that is positively one to take a look at in a pair weeks!
One other Code: Recollection
nineteenth January 2024
One other Code: Recollection brings again the Nintendo DS recreation One other Code; Two Recollections and its Nintendo Wii sequel One other Code: R – Journey into Misplaced Recollections, a recreation that shall be releasing in North America for the primary time.
One other Code follows Ashley as she heads to Blood Edward island after receiving a mysterious letter from her father. You’ll should piece collectively occasions from her household’s tragic previous, making associates with a ghost named D and making an attempt to revive his reminiscences. The sequel mixes issues up with an older Ashley as she meets a brand new set of characters and might begin to reveal the reminiscences of her mom.
A free demo is out now, with the flexibility switch progress to the total recreation.
Apollo Justice: Ace Legal professional Trilogy
twenty fifth January 2024
After the remastered releases of the unique Phoenix Wright Trilogy and the Nice Ace Legal professional Chronicles, it was solely a matter of time till the opposite video games within the collection obtained an analogous remedy. It has been a wait, however the Apollo Justice: Ace Legal professional Trilogy is sort of right here. It’s time to step again into the courtroom!
You’ll know precisely what to anticipate from these remastered video games, with the mix of procedural investigation and interviews, earlier than heading in for some courtroom battling. There’s some slight new twists to those, however the general expertise shall be very acquainted. All of this has been enhanced for present console resolutions, coming from Apollo Justice’s authentic launch on Nintendo DS, whereas Twin Destinies and Spirit of Justice originated on 3DS.
Shiren the Wanderer: The Thriller Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island
twenty seventh February 2024
The long-running Shiren the Wander collection returns in 2024 with Shiren the Wanderer: The Thriller Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island. As with earlier video games and Thriller Dungeon crossovers, it will likely be a roguelike RPG tasking you to dive into dungeons and battle towards monsters, with Shiren and Koppa heading to a mysterious island that featured of their goals.
It’s been effectively over a decade for the reason that final Shiren recreation in 2010, with just a few ports and remasters within the meantime. Fortunately these ports exceeded Spike Chunsoft’s expectations and so they greenlit a model new entry. For this recreation, they’re going again to fundamentals, so whereas there’s an up to date UI, the gameplay shall be fairly old-fashioned – the story is ready earlier than Shiren the Wanderer 4, so don’t count on any options from video games that got here after that!
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
sixteenth February 2024
It’s been a scorching minute since Mario and Donkey Kong confronted off, and so Nintendo are remaking the Recreation Boy Advance puzzle platformer Mario vs. Donkey Kong. What’s the supply of their renewed beef? Effectively, DK couldn’t come up with any Mini-Mario toys within the retailers, so he’s raided Mario’s manufacturing unit and stolen all of the toys for himself!
All of the initially 2D puzzles from the GBA have been remade in 3D, however the motion nonetheless takes place on a 2D aircraft, as you run round, hit switched to activate colored blocks, and ultimately should face off towards DK. This remake provides assist for co-op.
twenty second February 2024
The long-in-development thriller thriller Open Roads is lastly popping out early in 2024. The sport follows a household street journey that guarantees to disclose far more than anybody anticipated…
Starring Keri Russel and Kaitlyn Dever as mom and teenage daught, it would characteristic an interactive dialogue system to maintain gamers engaged all through, whereas there may also be environments to discover. There’s additionally a extremely attention-grabbing mix of 3D rendered environments and cartoon-like characters by dialogue.
Star Wars: Darkish Forces Remastered
twenty eighth February 2024
Star Wars: Darkish Forces is without doubt one of the highlights of Star Wars’ proud custom of video video games. Following within the footsteps of Doom and Marathon, it was a primary particular person shooter that put a blaster in your palms and despatched you off on missions to foil the Empire’s newest dastardly plots – specifically the rising menace of Darkish Troopers.
Taking part in it on Mac again within the day, I don’t assume I ever obtained previous the second mission, however now I’ll get one other probability due to a remaster by Nightdive Studios, who’ve made a behavior out of reviving 90s FPS classics. It’ll hold a maintain of the unique artwork model and graphics, however replace it with assist for prime resolutions, widescreens and 60fps.
Princess Peach: Showtime!
twenty second March 2024
It’s about time that Princess Peach get her personal journey! Positive, she’s been a playable character in handful of the Tremendous Mario Bros. platforming adventures, and at all times a star within the sports activities spin-offs, however now she’s the primary star.
Peach shall be battling to save lots of the Sparkle Theater from the nasty Grape and Bitter Bunch. All through, she’ll have the ability to channel the powers of latest companion Stella’s Ribbon to whip out and hit close by theatre surroundings, in addition to remodel into completely different roles like Swordfighter Peach, Detective Peach, Patisserie Peach and loads of others model new talents. Suppose Kirby, however with out having to eat every little thing in sight!
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes
twenty third April 2024
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes has been in growth for what seems like ceaselessly. This Suikoden successor began off as a Kickstarter back in 2020, had a companion game released in 2022, and is simply now getting a launch in 2024 after a bunch of delays.
Very similar to Suikoden, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will allow you to recruit from an enormous pool of 100 playable characters to take in your journey by its sometimes epic JRPG narrative. There’s a good bit of Octopath Traveller’s HD-2D artwork model to the artwork course being taken right here, because it blends 2D characters along with a 3D world, although with out fairly a lot tilt shift. There’s additionally a Battle Mode that appears like an intriguing variation from the primary JRPG battles.
SaGa Emerald Past
twenty fifth April 2024
A brand new SaGa will start in 2024, with SaGa Emerald Past set to inform a sprawling narrative that follows six distinct protagonists as they traverse a broad set of 17 join worlds that make up the Past, every of which guarantees completely different cultures and landscapes.
Every protagonist will convey intriguingly various talents to the desk within the turn-based fight of Timeline Battles, whether or not it’s Tsunanori Mido’s skill to command puppets in fight, the crime combating duo of Bonnie & Formina, or the songstress mech with no voice and no physique. There’s 5 narrative arcs that you simply’ll have the ability to discover, with the story branching primarily based in your actions, and the promise of extra narrative potentialities than in any SaGa recreation thus far.
Braid Anniversary Version
thirtieth April 2024
Jonathan Blow’s breakout recreation is returning with Braid Anniversary Version. One of many first hits within the fashionable indie growth scenes, it’s being remastered to suit with fashionable platforms, and can include developer commentary to peel again the artistic course of.
Braid first burst onto the scene with its progressive tackle puzzle platforming an time manipulation. As you discover the 2D worlds, you’ll should learn the way time works in every space, and how one can transfer it backwards and forwards with completely different results so as to attain the tip. Leaning into platformer tropes, you’re making an attempt to rescue an kidnapped princess… however is that what’s actually occurring right here?
Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD
Summer time 2024
Luigi’s misadventures with property possession made for a cult basic launch title on GameCube, and it took over a decade for him to attempt once more, with Subsequent Degree Video games entrusted with making a sequel for Nintendo 3DS. With the recognition of Luigi’s Mansion 3 on Switch, that second recreation is being remastered with an HD remaster.
What’s nice to see is that the ScareScraper multiplayer mode is sticking round, with as much as 4 gamers capable of staff up on-line and deal with a collection of flooring filled with ghosts to defeat.
On Your Tail
Mixing collectively detective work and slice of life cosiness, On Your Tail shall be popping out in 2024.
Diana hoped to take pleasure in and idyllic summer season vacation, in a secluded Italian city of Borgo Marina by the ocean, however the longer she stays there, the extra mysteries she’ll get wrapped up in. As you get to know the village’s inhabitants and soak up leisure actions, you’ll additionally have the ability to snoop across the streets and retailers for leads, interrogate folks, after which deduce what’s occurring by a strategic card recreation.
Paper Mario: The Thousand 12 months Door
Paper Mario: The Thousand-12 months Door is getting the remaster it deserves in 2024, bringing the basic GameCube RPG to Nintendo Switch for its twentieth anniversary.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-12 months Door is mostly held up as one of the best recreation within the Paper Mario collection. Initially launched for the GameCube in 2004, it retained the identical battle system as the unique recreation, whereas later video games included extra platformer components or had completely completely different battle techniques. From a story perspective, later video games began to make use of Toads increasingly more closely to fill out the world with NPCs, whereas earlier video games had been extra artistic in that regard.
Should you can’t wait, then the original Paper Mario is playable via Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.
Shantae Advance: Dangerous Revolution
A Switch remaster of a Recreation Boy Advance basic, Shantae Advance: Dangerous Revolution has every little thing you’d need from the collection, with Shantae’s hair whipping assault and transformations, world-altering puzzles, as our genie hero tries to defeat the nefarious pirate Dangerous Boots.
Naturally you possibly can count on a recreation that’s been spruced up in comparison with the GBA in a bunch of how, however there’s additionally an enormous addition with a model new 4-player native multiplayer battle mode.
As you possibly can see, there’s nonetheless loads of video games coming to Nintendo Switch in 2024, and loads of them already confirmed for the subsequent few months. Keep tuned to TheSixthAxis for all of the information on these huge releases and every little thing else that’s occurring in gaming.