The Biggest Announcements From the June 2023 Nintendo Direct

After wowing audiences with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo kept the momentum going with their June 2023 Nintendo Direct. Catch up on the highlights with our recap – no multi-page clickthrough required.

The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC for Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet – Nintendo Direct 6.21.23

Players will be able to join a special school trip to the land of Kitakami in Part 1: The Teal Mask and study abroad at Blueberry Academy in Part 2: The Indigo Disk.

Sonic Superstars – Nintendo Direct 6.21.2023

Set in the Northstar Islands, Sonic Superstars has players stopping Dr. Eggman and Fang as one of four different characters.

Palia – Nintendo Direct 6.21.2023

A free-to-play cozy massively multiplayer online game, players will be able to gather, hunt, and craft when Palia launches this winter.

Persona 5 Tactica – Nintendo Direct 6.21.2023

Set to release November 17, Persona 5 Tactica lets players assemble a team to take on an all-new mission.

MythForce – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Set to release later this year, MythForce is a first-person melee roguelike featuring Saturday morning cartoon aesthetics.

Splatoon 3 Splatfest July 2023 – Nintendo Direct 6.21.2023

Happening from July 14-16, the next Splatoon 3 Splatfest will ask which flavor of ice cream is the best.

Detective Pikachu Returns – Nintendo Direct 6.21.2023

Detective Pikachu Returns will have players solving mysteries when it launches on October 6.

Super Mario RPG – Nintendo Direct 6.21.2023

A remake of the Super Nintendo game, Super Mario RPG will release on November 17.

Batman: Arkham Trilogy – Reveal Trailer – Nintendo Switch

The Batman: Arkham Trilogy will feature the definitive versions of Rocksteady’s Arkham Trilogy games when it launches this fall.

Gloomhaven – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Set to release on September 18, Gloomhaven is a turn-based tactical RPG that tasks players with leading a group of mercenaries.

Just Dance 2024 Edition – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Just Dance 2024 Edition will feature 40 new songs when it launches this October.

Silent Hope – Nintendo Direct 6.21.2023

Players will set off for the Abyss and its ever-changing dungeons when Silent Hope launches on October 3.

Fae Farm – Pre-Order Trailer – Nintendo Switch

A multiplayer-friendly farm sim RPG, players wil be able to live the magical life of their dreams when Fae Farm launches on September 8.

Manic Mechanics – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Set in Octane Isle, Manic Mechanics will bring chaotic co-op action when it launches on July 13.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – DLC 2: The Last Spark Hunter Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – DLC 2: The Last Spark Hunter is now available.

DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince will have players exploring and scouting monsters for their team when it comes out on December 1.

Pikmin 4 – Nintendo Direct 6.21.2023

Set to release on July 21, players will collect treasures, rescue explorers, and embark on night expeditions in Pikmin 4.

METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION Vol. 1 – Nintendo Direct 6.21.2023

Featuring the first three titles from the series, METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION Vol.1 will be released on October 24.

Vampire Survivors – Nintendo Direct 6.21.2023

Set to release on August 17, players will mow down hordes of enemies with the Nintendo Switch release of Vampire Survivors.

Headbangers Rhythm Royale – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Releasing October 31 for Halloween, Headbangers Rhythm Royale is a rhythm-based party game that supports up to 30 pigeons.

Penny’s Big Breakaway – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Penny’s Big Breakaway is a 3D platforming adventure that has players helping Penny and Yo-Yo escape the clutches of Emperor Eddie.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass Wave 5 – Nintendo Direct 6.21.2023

Booster Course Pass Wave 5 for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be released this summer, bringing with it Squeaky Clean Sprint, Petey Piranha, Wiggler, and Kamek.

STAR OCEAN THE SECOND STORY R – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Set to release November 2, STAR OCEAN THE SECOND STORY R features 2.5D graphics that combine 3D environments and 2D pixel characters.

WarioWare: Move It! – Nintendo Direct 6.21.2023

WarioWare: Move It! will feature more than 200 minigames and co-op play when it comes out on November 3.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder – Nintendo Direct 6.21.2023

A 2D side-scrolling title, Super Mario Bros. Wonder will come out on October 20.

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