Today's Nintendo Direct was 40 minutes of love for the Nintendo Switch. Here's everything we learned today!

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New Pokemon Scarlet & Violet DLC - The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero

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Not newly announced but we do have more information now on The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC!

Part 1 - The Teal Mask

  • The Teal Mask is part 1 of the new DLC.
  • Kitakami is a new countryside area that we'll get to explore. We're here due to a school trip.
  • We'll meet two new friends - Kieran & Carmine when we get to the new area.
  • The Festival of Masks is taking place in Kitakami.
  • Three Pokemon helped to protect the land from an evil ogre (Ogerpon, a Legendary Pokemon).
    • These new Pokemon are Okidogi, Munkidori, & Fezandipiti.
  • No release date has been confirmed outside of "Fall 2023".

Part 2 - The Indigo Disk

  • The Indigo Disk is part 2 of the new DLC.
  • We're travelling to The Blueberry Academy, a sister school, as an exchange student.
  • Located in the middle of the ocean in a futuristic looking building.
  • The academy has their own Terrarium which has four distinct zones.
  • Terapagos is a new Legendary Pokemon. They resemble a turtle!
  • No release date has been confirmed outside of "Winter 2023".

New Event Coming to Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

  • Chest Form Gimmighoul!
  • 5-Star Raid Battles have a rare chance of showcasing Shiny Chest Form Gimmighoul.
  • The event runs starting now and through July 2, at 4:59 PM Pacific.

New Mystery Gift

  • Enter the code "TREASUREHUNT" in Mystery Gift to receive 10x Nugget, 10x Rare Candy, & 1x Friend Ball.
  • Available through July 31, 7:59 AM Pacific.

Splatfest Returns - Icecream!

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  • Starts July 14, 2023 at 5 PM Pacific.
  • Ends July 16, 2023 at 5 PM Pacific.
  • The theme is "Which flavor of ice cream is best?"
    • Options are Vanilla, Strawberry, and Mint Chip.

Is this even playable with Chocolate not being an option?

Detective Pikachu Returns

  • Tim Goodman and Pikachu return in this mystery-solving sequel.
  • More information to be revealed at a later date.
  • Releases October 6, 2023.

Super Mario RPG

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  • A remake of the original game is coming to Nintendo Switch.
  • Releases November 17, 2023.

Untitled Princess Peach Game

  • Princess Peach gets her own game!
  • Releasing in 2024.

Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon

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  • Originally released on the 3DS, it is getting a Nintendo Switch graphical overhaul.
  • Releasing in 2024.

[That Gallery Doesn't Exist]

Pikmin 4

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  • Fix the radar to open new areas to explore.
  • We can now go on adventures at night time, a series first.
  • Rescue castaways to do more activities at your basecamp.
  • Oatchi is your pet and we can teach him tricks.
  • Use Oatchi to smash obstacles, go for a swim, and help carry items with Pikmin.
  • New equipment can be created to help with our adventure.
  • Dandori Battle is a mini-game that allows two players to fight to see who can collect the most objects.
  • Releases on July 21, 2023.
  • A demo will be made available on June 28, 2023.

Pikmin 1 & 2

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  • Originally launched on the Gamecube, the first two Pikmin games have been remastered.
  • Releasing later today!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Wave 5 Booster Course DLC

Releasing Summer 2023. Here's the new info we know.

  • Courses
    • Squeaky Clean Sprint (Brand New)
  • Characters
    • Petey Piranha (Double Dash)
    • Wiggler (Mario Kart 7)
    • Kamek (Mario Kart Tour)

WarioWare Move It!

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  • Releases on November 3, 2023.
  • Strap your joy-cons on because we're movin' and groovin'!
    • Oh yeah, we're moving for these micro games.
  • Play with a friend in 2 player mode. (Two sets of joycons required)
  • A board game is available to play with up to 4 players.
  • There are over 200 micro games.

New Zelda Amiibos

Princess Zelda and Ganondorf are both getting Amiibos for Tears of the Kingdom "Holiday 2023".

New Mario Game: Super Mario Bros. Wonder

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Wonder Flowers when touched will cause unexpected changes to the world around you in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. The game releases on October 20, 2023.

And More!

  • Sonic Superstars (Fall 2023)
    • Side-scrolling gameplay just like the original Sonic games.
    • Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose are all playable characters.
    • Use Chaos Emeralds to summon a "Storm of Clones".
    • There is local 4-player co-op! Now I just need some friends.
  • Palia (Holiday 2023)
    • Free-to-play adventure simulation.
    • Build houses, decorate, and grow crops in your garden.
    • Play with other people in online co-op.
    • Leave the village to explore Palia's mysteries.
  • Persona 5 Tactica (November 17)
    • The crew ends up in an unfamiliar world.
    • We're going to combat against those that took over the world.
    • You get an extra action when you knock enemies down.
    • Persona fusing! Combine your personas to create new ones.
  • Mythforce (2023)
    • A first-person rogue-like adventure.
    • High-fantasy world that is inspired by Saturday morning cartoons.
    • Stop the evil from taking over. 
    • Legendary magic, medieval weapons.
    • Up to 4 players can play together in online co-op.
  • Batman Arkham Trilogy (Fall 2023)
    • Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, & Arkham Knight are coming to Switch.
    • All DLC is included in this complete package.
  • Gloomhaven (September 18, 2023)
    • Now coming to Nintendo Switch
    • Play as 17 different mercenaries.
    • Complete over 260 missions.
    • Master over 1000 abilities.
  • Just Dance 2024 Edition (October 24, 2023)
    • 40 new tracks.
    • Latin, K-Pop, and Hip-Hop are all genres getting new songs.
    • Just Dance+, the subscription service, will work with the new game.
  • Silent Hope (October 3, 2023)
    • An action RPG with seven playable heroes.
    • This peaceful realm was silenced by its king. No more talking! 
    • Our goal? Conquer the Abyss and find the king!
    • Craft new items from the materials you gather during your time in dungeons.
    • New items means more power which will let us dive deeper into the Abyss.
    • The princess is our guide. She can communicate with us while she is trapped within her own tears.
  • Fae Farm (September 8, 2023)
    • Use magic to complete tasks and fend off foes.
    • Grow your farm to progress.
    • Decorate your space to improve your stats.
    • Play with up to 4 players in online co-op.
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 - Turbocharged (October 19, 2023)
    • Over 130 vehicles.
    • Stunts, obstacles, shortcuts.
    • Modify your vehicles and build your own tracks. 
    • Split screen co-op lets you play with another person locally.
    • Play online with up to 12 people on the same track.
  • Manic Mechanics (July 13, 2023)
    • Grab parts, fix them, and toss them to each other.
    • This is a different take on Overcooked, but instead of cooking meals, we're repairing cars.
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope DLC
    • A new DLC brings us to a musical planet.
    • Launches today!
    • If you haven't played the main game, a demo is available in the eShop.
  • Dragon Quest Monsters The Dark Prince (December 1, 2023)
    • Monsters roam the land, we're here to get our revenge.
    • Become a monster wrangler.
    • Combine monsters to create the ultimate beasts.
  • Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Volume 1 (October 24, 2023)
    • Metal Gear Solid 1, 2, & 3.
    • Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2.
    • NES Snake Eater.
    • Metal Gear Solid Graphic Novel.
  • Vampire Survivors (August 17, 2023)
    • Now coming to Nintendo Switch.
    • 4 player local co-op!
  • Star Ocean The Second Story R (November 2, 2023)
    • A remake of the original game.
    • Updated graphics fuse 2D and 3D.