8 Biggest Announcements From the June 2023 Nintendo Direct

This is going to be an exciting year for Mario fans
This is going to be an exciting year for Mario fans / Nintendo

Nintendo Direct is a list of online presentations made by Nintendo. They usually cover various topics, ranging from game announcements to new merchandise. It's a great way for Nintendo fans to stay up-to-date on news about the company's products.

The latest Nintendo Direct was a pleasant surprise for many Nintendo fans, especially those who are into Mario and Pikmin. That said, the famous gaming company still gave us other games to get excited about. 

Here are the titles we're most excited for from the most recent Nintendo Direct.

8 Biggest Announcements From the June 2023 Nintendo Direct

1. Sonic Superstars

At last, Sonic Superstars comes to Nintendo Switch! The beloved side-scrolling hedgehog and his friends must stop Dr. Eggman and a new enemy before it's too late. Luckily, you can have the help of up to three friends in local co-op mode as you explore 12 new zones within the Northstar Islands.

2. Persona 5 Tactica

Join the Phantom Thieves in a new, chibi-styled adventure as they team up with a revolutionary named Erina when they find themselves in a strange world. Use your powerful persona and your weapons to defeat oppressive armies and other foes in this turn-based JRPG. Now, you can even use fusion to combine personas and make them stronger, just like in previous Persona games.

3. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Hidden Treasures of Area Zero DLC

Nintendo also announced a promising DLC to the latest Pokémon game. In this DLC pack, players get a two-part expansion. In Part 1: The Teal Mask, you join as a student attending Kitakami, where you learn about the legendary Loyal Three Pokémon. Meanwhile, you'll get to go to the Blueberry Academy to learn about the Terrarium Dome Pokémon in Part 2: The Indigo Disk.

4. Super Mario RPG Remake

A remake of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is also coming to the Nintendo Switch. The NES original will arrive with revamped 3D graphics and a unique cast of characters, including old-time favorites: Mallow and Geno.

5. Princess Peach's Game

One of the biggest surprises was the untitled Peach game. Mario fans have been craving a main game for the adorable princess for a while. Thank goodness Nintendo finally answered our requests. Unfortunately, there wasn't much detail about the game in the trailer. All we know is that she literally takes center stage in this title.

6. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Remaster

A remastered version of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon will also come to Switch soon. There isn't mush to say about it except that it's graphics have drastically improved. The game is currently in development, so we probably won't hear more about it until late this year or early next year.

7. Pikmin 4

Of course, I couldn't make a list without mentioning Pikmin 4. After a long wait, we got more details about one of the most anticipated games coming to the Switch. During the Direct, we found out that we'll get to explore the underground area and go out on night expeditions for the first time in the series. Who knows what secrets we'll find in these new environments? We'll have to wait to find out.

Pikmin 1 and 2 were also added to the Switch after the Nintendo Direct presentation.

8. Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Last but not least is the newest Mario title: Super Mario Bros. Wonder. In the Italian plumber's latest adventure, things get extra wacky. Wonder Flowers create mind-boggling moments that completely change how you play the game. Look forward to moving pipes and an Elephant Mario in this unexpected twist on the classic platformer.