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Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase Features Surprise Releases and Details on New Nintendo Switch Games

Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed, Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble and Grounded Among the Reveals; Endless Ocean Luminous from Nintendo Also Featured

The newest Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase featured games full of poignant storytelling, puzzling challenges, character customization, exciting action … and even some viscous goo! This broad variety of games from Nintendo’s diverse publishing and development partners are coming to Nintendo Switch throughout 2024.

View the entire Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase video.

Announcement highlights include the reveal of Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed – an action-adventure game that sends Mickey Mouse on an epic journey that requires creativity and a spirit of discovery; Grounded, a survival-adventure game where you’re the size of an ant and the dangers are larger-than-life; And Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble, the first all-new title in the Super Monkey Ball series in 10 years.

Nintendo also brought to light the new undersea exploration game Endless Ocean Luminous, plus five classic games from Rare that are available to play today for Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members. These Rare titles – including the Super NES game BATTLETOADS IN BATTLEMANIACS and the Nintendo 64 game Blast Corps – are available for the first time on a Nintendo system since their original launch.

Here’s more information about the featured games:

Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed

Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed: Join Mickey Mouse on a colorful adventure as he traverses Wasteland, a world inspired by Disney classic stories.

Play the 2010 classic along with a variety of upgrades in this enhanced remake of the action-adventure 3D platformer originally released on the Wii console.

Along with updated graphics and other improvements, Mickey Mouse’s abilities have been improved with a whole new set of skills and more. For fans of the original and new fans alike get ready for an adventure of truly “epic” proportions when Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed launches on Nintendo Switch this year.

World of Goo 2

World of Goo 2: This sequel to World of Goo includes even more goo! Put your imagination to the test and use living liquid creatures to build bridges, grow towers, terraform terrain and fuel flying machines.

Discover new types of Goo Balls with distinct abilities – including Explosive, Growing and Shrinking Goo – across more than 64 levels set in a dangerous, physics-based world

Go for the goo when World of Goo 2 launches on Nintendo Switch as a console exclusive on May 23.


Grounded: Survive, build and explore in this immersive co-op survival-adventure game where you’re the size of an ant and where the insect life reacts to your actions. Play solo or with up to three friends online* and discover the treacherous wonders of your own backyard.

Build bases to protect your stuff and craft new tools, weapons and armor to improve your chances against hazards of all shapes and (very large) sizes.

Plus, create and share fresh adventures in Playgrounds Mode. Grounded launches on Nintendo Switch April 16.

Penny’s Big Breakaway

Penny’s Big Breakaway: Join Penny and Yo-Yo in a 3D platforming adventure from the team that brought you Sonic Mania. Swing, dash, flip and trick your way over 11 colorful worlds and 40 levels.

Use tasty treats to temporarily transform Yo-Yo, granting it abilities to improve movement speed, protect Penny from harm and much more! Evade capture and the Emperor’s endless penguin army by employing a variety of yo-yo acrobatics and transformations.

Plus, show off your speedrunning skills in Time Attack Mode, and redeem coins you’ve collected for bonus items, stages and unlockable extras.

Discover your true star power in Penny’s Big Breakaway, now available on Nintendo Switch!

Endless Ocean Luminous

Endless Ocean Luminous: Plunge into a vast, underwater world that changes with each expedition in this new Endless Ocean game from Nintendo.

Explore the depths of the mysterious Veiled Sea on your own, or dive in with up to 30 players online.*

There are over 500 different species of marine life to encounter here – you may even find creatures thought to be extinct or even mythical.

Where will your undersea journey take you?

Endless Ocean Luminous surfaces on Nintendo Switch May 2.

Five games, all developed by Rare, are being added to the Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack* collections

A “Rare” Quintet Debuts on Nintendo Switch: During the Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase Nintendo announced that Five games, all developed by Rare, are being added to the Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack* collections … today! Nintendo Switch Online members can enjoy KILLER INSTINCT and BATTLETOADS IN BATTLEMANIACS as part of the Super NES – Nintendo Switch Online library, and SNAKE RATTLE N ROLL and R.C. PRO-AM as part of the NES – Nintendo Switch Online library. Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can play those titles and Blast Corps, which brings destructive vehicular action to the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online library.

STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection

STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection: Fight across the STAR WARS galaxy in this collection of large-scale combat classics!

Featuring the 2004 STAR WARS Battlefront and its 2005 sequel STAR WARS Battlefront II, each game features solo campaigns, local multiplayer matches** and massive online* battles of up to 64 players.

Pilot legendary starships and defy the odds as familiar characters like Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader.

This collection also includes additional playable characters such as Kit Fisto and Asajj Ventress and bonus maps like Jabba’s Palace, Bespin: Cloud City and Yavin 4: Arena.

STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection lands on Nintendo Switch March 14.

Pre-orders are available now in Nintendo eShop.


SOUTH PARK: SNOW DAY!: Team up with Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny to save the town in this co-op action game.

Customize your own New Kid and battle your way through the snow-piled streets of South Park solo or with up to three friends in an all-new story.

Equip a variety of weapons and deploy devastating special abilities on an adventure to save the world and enjoy a day without school.

SOUTH PARK: SNOW DAY! will launch on Nintendo Switch March 26. Pre-orders are available now in Nintendo eShop.

Another Crab’s Treasure

Another Crab’s Treasure: Become a hermit crab and reclaim your prized shell in an epic treasure hunt across a polluted ocean! Wear the trash around you – cans, cardboard and whatever else you find – as shell-like armor to protect yourself against crabby foes and other threats lurking in the deep.

Collect over 60 shells with distinct special abilities to defend yourself, and improve your combat prowess with Adaptations learned from a variety of ocean creatures.

Have a shell of a time when Another Crab’s Treasure washes ashore on Nintendo Switch April 25.

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