Highlights of Nintendo Direct February 2024: Two Xbox Exclusives, Fantasy Life i, Super Monkey Ball and many more


Nintendo Direct broadcasts have become beloved events for gaming fans.

These pre-recorded presentations give Nintendo a chance to reveal upcoming titles and products directly to viewers worldwide.

The very first Nintendo Direct aired in October 2011 as the “Nintendo Direct Premiere.”

Since then, over 100 Nintendo Directs have been produced, announcing major releases like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and showcasing new hardware such as the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Directs take place multiple times per year, often coinciding with big events like E3, game launches, and holidays.

The February Nintendo Direct has been an annual tradition for the past decade, unveiling games arriving in the first half of the year.

Overview of Nintendo Direct February 2024

On February 21, 2024, Nintendo held its customary February Nintendo Direct.

The 35-minute video contained numerous reveals and updates about upcoming third-party and indie games for the Nintendo Switch.

One standout announcement was the major two major Xbox exclusives making their way into Switch.

  • Pentiment – Available now –  narrative adventure game from Obsidian Entertainment
  • Grounded – April 16, 2024 – the survival game from Obsidian Entertainment

Additionally, the February 2024 Nintendo Direct gave release windows for hotly anticipated games such as Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time and Gundam Breaker 4.

Several retro classics from Nintendo’s back catalog, like Battletoads and RC Pro AM, were announced for the Switch’s Nintendo Online service too.

Games Available Now

  • Penny’s Big Breakaway
  • Pepper Grinder (Demo)
  • Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On! (demo)
  • Battletoads: Battlemaniacs
  • R.C Pro-AM
  • Snake Rattle n Roll
  • Killer Instinct
  • Blast Corps

Games Releasing in 2024

  • Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley – March 7, 2024
  • Kingdom Come Deliverance: Royal Edition – March 15, 2024
  • World of Goo 2 – May 23, 2024
  • Another Crab’s Treasure – April 25, 2024
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble – June 25, 2024
  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance – June 21, 2024
  • Grounded – April 16, 2024
  • Endless Ocean: Luminous – May 2, 2024
  • Tales of Kenzera: ZAU – April 23, 2024
  • Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board! – April 26, 2024
  • Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time – October 10, 2024

Games Releasing in 2024 – Date Not Confirmed Yet

  • ENDER MAGNOLIA: Bloom in the Mist
  • Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure
  • Unicorn Overlord (demo available now)
  • Monster Hunter Stories
  • Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed
  • Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection
  • South Park: Snow Day!
  • Sword Art Online: Fractured Daydream
  • Gundam Breaker 4

While only covering a portion of 2024, the February Nintendo Direct built major hype for Nintendo’s upcoming lineup (and for Switch 2).

Following this stacked presentation, Nintendo fans have plenty to look forward to.

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