What you missed at Nintendo's February 2024 Partner Showcase

Nintendo's latest Partner Showcase-themed Direct was jam-packed with delightful surprises and updates on forthcoming games
The image is a poster of the Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase in February 2024. — Nintendo
The image is a poster of the Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase in February 2024. — Nintendo

Nintendo's latest Partner Showcase-themed Direct dropped in the wee hours of the morning, and it was jam-packed with delightful surprises and updates on forthcoming games. From unexpected Xbox titles headed to the Switch to enticing remasters and beloved classics, there was something for every gaming fab. 

Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase highlights

Let's delve into the highlights:

Epic Mickey remaster

Prepare to dive back into the whimsical world of Disney with "Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed," a revamped edition of the beloved 2010 platformer. Boasting enhanced visuals, quality-of-life enhancements, and new skills for Mickey, this remaster is set to charm audiences when it lands on the Switch later this year.

World of Goo returns in style

Fans of the classic puzzle game rejoice! "World of Goo 2" is on the horizon, promising new Goo Ball types and over 64 levels of brain-teasing fun. Exclusive to Nintendo Switch, mark your calendars for its release on May 23rd.

Pentiment makes its switch debut

Microsoft's acclaimed historical adventure, "Pentiment," is breaking barriers by making its way to the Switch. Featuring captivating narrative-driven gameplay and stunning illustrated art, it's set to captivate players when it drops in the coming days.

Grounded brings co-op survival to switch

Prepare to shrink down and embark on a pint-sized adventure with "Grounded," the co-op survival game from Obsidian/Xbox. Arriving on April 16th with cross-platform multiplayer support, it's time to team up with friends for an unforgettable journey.

Penny's big breakaway arrives by surprise

From the creators of Sonic Mania comes "Penny's Big Breakaway," a thrilling 3D platformer featuring a sentient yo-yo as your trusty sidekick. With its sudden shadow drop on multiple platforms, including Switch, PS5, and PC, it's time to dive into this acrobatic adventure.

Endless Ocean makes a splash

Dive into the depths of the sea with "Endless Ocean Luminous," the latest instalment in the beloved franchise. With solo and online multiplayer modes, prepare to explore over 500 species of marine life when it launches on April 25th.

Rareware classics arrive on Nintendo Switch Online:

Nostalgia alert! Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can rejoice as classic Rareware titles like RC pro-am and Killer Instinct make their way to the platform. Plus, Blast Corps joins the lineup for expansion pack subscribers.

Star Wars Battlefront gets a remaster

Aspyr is set to deliver nostalgia with the "Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection," featuring both iconic titles complete with solo campaigns and online battles, launching on march 14th across multiple platforms.

South Park returns with "snow day!":

Prepare for hilarity as "south park: Snow Day!" lands on Nintendo Switch and other platforms on March 26th. Whether it's good or aggressively fine, only time will tell.

Another Crab's Treasure makes a splash:

Get ready for an underwater adventure like no other with "another crab's treasure," blending soul-like gameplay with a charming, SpongeBob-esque vibe. Arriving on April 25th, it's time to shell-berate!

Contra returns with wayforward:

Fans of contra, rejoice! Wayforward brings a fresh take on the classic with "contra: operation Galuga," arriving on Nintendo Switch on March 12th, with a free demo available now.

Grind away with 'Pepper Grinder':

Get your grind on with Devolver Digital's "Pepper Grinder," set to launch on Switch and pc on March 28th. Dive into the free demo now for a taste of its coolness.

Suika game gets DLC:

The enigmatic "suika game" receives new DLC, adding more depth to this beloved title. Whether you're a fan or a newcomer, now's the perfect time to give it a try.

Tales of Kenzera: Zau takes centre stage:

Embark on an epic adventure inspired by Bantu cultures with "Tales of Kenzera: Zau," launching on April 23rd across multiple platforms.

Ender Magnolia: Bloom in the Mist unveiled:

Prepare for a gothic adventure with "Ender Magnolia: Bloom in the Mist," a sequel to the acclaimed Ender Lilies, coming to switch later this year.

Super monkey ball returns:

Monkey around with "Super Monkey Ball: Banana Rumble," featuring over 300 customization options, new moves, and online multiplayer. Exclusive to Nintendo Switch, it drops on June 25th.

Monster Hunter Stories gets a remaster:

Capcom delivers a revamped version of "Monster Hunter Stories" with HD visuals and additional content, arriving on Switch and other platforms this winter.

Pocket card jockey rides on:

Rev up your solitaire skills with "pocket card jockey: ride on," now available on the switch with updated controls and 3d visuals.

Shin Megami Tensei V expands its universe:

Experience a brand-new storyline with "Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance," launching on multiple platforms on June 21st.

Arranger: A Puzzling Adventure awaits:

Get ready for brain-teasing puzzles with "Arranger: A role-puzzling adventure," arriving on Switch and other platforms this summer.

Unicorn Overlord demo now available:

Embark on an epic strategic adventure with "unicorn overlord," and try out the demo ahead of its March 8th release.

Gundam Breaker 4 unleashes mecha madness:

Gear up for more mecha action with "Gundam Breaker 4," launching later this year on multiple platforms.

Fantasy Life I makes a comeback:

Return to the whimsical world of "Fantasy Life I," arriving later this year with its unique charm and quirky gameplay.

Sword Art Online expands its universe:

Join the action with "Sword Art Online: Fractured Daydream," offering solo play and online co-op, launching later this year.

Kingdom Come Deliverance heads to switch:

"Kingdom Come Deliverance – Royal Edition" makes its switch debut on March 15th, bringing its immersive world to handheld gaming.

Discover the charm of Snufkin:

Embark on a musical adventure with "Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley," arriving on Switch and PC on March 7th.

Demon Slayer meets Mario Party:

Prepare for a unique gaming experience with "Demon Slayer -kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board," launching on Nintendo Switch on April 26th.