New Nintendo Direct announced but the Switch 2 is nowhere to be seen

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With Summer Games Fest now behind us, attention has turned to Nintendo as the only console publisher that has yet to host it’s own presentation this month as both Sony and Microsoft held events over the past couple of weeks. But, gamers won’t have long to wait as Nintendo has finally announced it’s next Nintendo Direct presentation.

Nintendo has announced that the next Nintendo Direct presentation will take place on June 18, 2024, at 10 am ET/3 pm BST. The presentation will be around 40 minutes long and will focus on games that are set to release on the Nintendo Switch during the second half of the year. Unfortunately, it looks like there will be no announcement of the Switch 2 console and will instead just be about upcoming game releases.

It will be interesting to see whether the event is dominated by first or third-party releases, as the release calendar for upcoming first-party games is looking bare. Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD is set to release on June 27th, followed by Nintendo World Championship: NES Edition on July 18th. Apart from those, there isn’t really anything with announced release dates coming throughout the rest of the year. Pokémon Legends ZA is set to release in 2025 though, but any news regarding this will likely be saved for a Pokémon Direct.

When it comes to third-party titles there are a few more to look forward to, including Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble, Sonic X Shadow Generations, and Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions.

There is also a chance that some titles, such as Metroid Prime 4 receive new information, with the game recently having passed the 7 year anniversary of its initial announcement, although I wouldn’t hold out hope.

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