My friends, the day has finally come. A brand new Nintendo Direct has arrived and, among many other games, it gave us the highly anticipated title and release date for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
While that was all Zelda news, fans were also treated to the reveal of Fire Emblem Engage, the news that Pikmin 4 will arrive in 2023, a new Octopath Traveler and Kirby game on the way, that Goldeneye 007 is on its way to Nintendo Switch Online, and much more.
There was a lot going on in those 40 minutes, and we’re here to collect all the announcements, trailers, and gameplay videos in one place to make sure you don’t miss out.
The sequel to Breath of the Wild is called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and will be released on May 12, 2023
In addition to another brief glimpse of the gameplay, we finally have a release date and name for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Yes, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be released on Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023.
The trailer featured footage of Link exploring Hyrule – both on land and in the air – giving us a glimpse into a new stasis force and the shattered world that Hyrule seems to have become. It also featured a ton of skydiving, Link riding aboard a stone bird, and much more.
Pikmin 4 finally arrives in 2023
While we didn’t learn too much about it, Shigeru Miyamoto stopped by the Nintendo Direct to announce that Pikmin 4 will finally hit Switch in 2023. nearing completion” in 2015.
Fire Emblem Engage announced as a new mainline game and featuring Marth
Fire Emblem Engage is the next feature in the Fire Emblem series and it will follow a story set a thousand years after four kingdoms sealed the great evil known as the Fell Dragon. In Engage, players become a divine dragon named Alear who must work to collect emblem rings to “bring peace back to the continent of Elyos”. During your journey, you can even add other past Fire Emblem characters to your party, such as Marth and Celica.
Fire Emblem Engage will be released on Nintendo Switch on January 20, 2023.
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe Brings Wii Classic to Switch
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land was first released on Wii in 2011 and will arrive on Switch in 2023 in a brand new pink puffy package. This updated title offers multiplayer for up to four players and a collection of minigames such as Samurai Kirby and Magolor’s Tome Trackers.
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe will be released on February 24, 2023.
Octopath Traveler 2 announced with new heroes and the same beautiful 2D HD art style
Octopath Traveler 2 will be released on February 24, 2023 and will bring a whole new group of heroes and a brand new story to the world of Solistia, all with the same beautiful 2D HD art style that defined the original apart from other JRPGS.
Octopath Traveler 2 is not a Switch exclusive and is also launching on PC (via Steam), PS5 and PS4.
Bayonetta 3 gets a new trailer featuring everyone’s favorite Umbra witch
The Nintendo Direct gave fans a new Bayonetta 3 trailer that revealed a little more about the game, which will be released on Switch on October 28, 2022. The new footage showed battles, summoning demons, Bayonetta’s transformation abilities, and more.
A celebration of the franchise’s music, Final Fantasy Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line is due out early next year
Final Fantasy Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line is the ultimate celebration of the franchise’s music, and it’s a brand new entry in the series that started on 3DS. This new game will feature 385 songs and will allow two players to play locally and up to four players online. It will also have a season pass that will add 90 new songs, including some from Nier, Octopath Traveler and Live a Live.
Final Fantasy Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line will be released on Nintendo Switch on February 16, 2023.
Goldeneye 007 (with online play!), Mario Party and Pokemon Stadium lead the pack of new N64 games heading to Switch
Nintendo has revealed a number of upcoming games that will soon be added to Nintendo Switch Online, and perhaps the most exciting is Goldeneye 007. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Goldeneye will even be playable online. In addition to Goldeneye, Pilotwings, Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, Pokemon Stadium, Pokemon Stadium 2, 1080 Snowboarding, and Excitebike 64 will also be discontinued in 2022 and 2023.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion Releases December 13, 2022
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion will be officially released on Switch and other platforms on December 13, 2022. It tells the story of Zack Fair and is a remaster of the PSP classic.
Wave 3 of Mario Kart 8 Deluxes’ Booster Course Pass includes tracks from Mario Kart Tour and Mario Kart DS
Wave 3 of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s Booster Course Pass launches this holiday and includes eight courses, including Merry Mountain from Mario Kart Tour and Peach Gardens from Mario Kart DS.
Nintendo Switch Sports is getting its free golf mode this holiday
The Nintendo Switch Sports golf mode has been delayed until this holiday. When it comes out as a free update later this year, it will bring 21 holes from the Wii Sports series and you can play online with friends locally or with up to eight players in Survival Golf.
Mario Strikers: Battle League gets its second free update this month
Mario Strikers: Battle League will receive its second free update later this month, and Pauline and Diddy Kong will be added to the roster. It also adds equipment, a new stadium, Striker Ranking, more customization options and more.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Wave 2 of DLC adds a new mechanical hero named Ino
The second wave of DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s Expansion Pass adds a new mechanical hero named Ino. It also adds Challenge Battles and new outfits. The DLC will be released on October 13, 2022.
Splatoon 3’s First Splatfest Will Have A Suspicion Between Gear, Grub Or Fun
The first Splatfest for Splatoon 3 is coming soon and it will ask players to decide whether they would rather take Gear, Grub or Fun to a desert island. This first Splatfest will take place on September 23 and will last until September 25.
Resident Evil Village Cloud Lets Switch Owners Meet Lady Dimitrescu
While it’s just the cloud version, Resident Evil Village Cloud allows Switch owners to meet Lady Dimitrescu and experience the latest Resident Evil story. This cloud version will be released on October 28, but interested parties can already try a demo. Later this year, Switch owners will also get access to cloud versions of Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3.
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life is getting a remake as Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life
GameCube’s Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life is being remade as Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life and will be released on Switch in Summer 2023.
Fae Farm is an RPG with a mix of magic and… Well… Farming!
Fae Farm is a farm sim RPG for up to four players that combines the best of magic with the fun of building and maintaining your own farm. Fae Farm is set in Azoria and players will have to use their skills and spells to rebuild the world.
Harvestella is getting a demo today for the November 4 release date
Square Enix has announced that Harvestella is getting a demo today ahead of its November 4 release date. Plus, the demo allows you to transfer your save to the full game when it launches.
Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Comes to the West
First released in Japan on Wii in 2008 and never released in the West, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse will be released on Nintendo Switch in early 2023.
Tunic adventures to switch later this month
Tunic, the adventure game starring a cute fox that takes a lot of inspiration from The Legend of Zelda, will be released on Nintendo Switch on September 27, 2022.
In our review, we said that “Tunic is an unashamedly challenging action-adventure game that is charming, multi-layered, and immensely rewarding to solve.”
It takes two to arrive on Nintendo Switch in November
It Takes Two, the charming co-op adventure, will be released on Nintendo Switch on November 4, 2022. The game can be played on one system, on two systems via local wireless communication or online with the included Friend’s Pass that allows you to give a gift. a free copy for your co-op buddy.
Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key will set sail early 2023 to switch
Ryza and eleven heroes embark on an adventure in Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key to explore the mystery behind islands that have appeared seemingly out of nowhere. It will launch on Nintendo Switch on February 24, 2023.
Tales of Symphonia Remastered lets fans of the GameCube title relive the game’s adventure
Tales of Symphonia Remastered will be released on Switch in early 2023 and will allow fans of the GameCube title and newcomers alike to relive the story of Lloyd, Colette and more.
Danganronpa Creators Announced Master Detective Archives: RAIN COODE
From the creators of Danganronpa, Master Detective Archives: Raincode will cast players as the amnesiac detective Yuma as they work to solve crimes in a corporate-controlled metropolis that never stops raining. Master Detective Archives: Raincode will be released in Spring 2023.
Spongebob Squarepants: Cosmic Shake Swims to Swap in 2023
Spongebob Squarepants: Cosmic Shake brings Bikini Bottom to Switch in 2023, complete with the show’s voice actors.
Rune Factory 3 will be revived in 2023, and a new Rune Factory is also coming
Rune Factory 3 was first released on Nintendo DS in Japan in 2009 and, like many other games in this Direct, will be revived on Switch in 2023. Rune Factory 3 will let players farm, build relationships with locals , provide monsters , and much more. There will even be a new mode that will allow you to “enjoy quality time with your in-game partner”.
In addition, it was confirmed that a brand new Rune Factory game will be released in the future.
Diverse Daylife is a new immersive RPG available today
Travel to the continent of Antoecia in the new immersive RPG Various Daylife featuring ‘orbit advancement, strategic exploration and an innovative combat system’. Plus, it’s available on Switch today!
Radiant Silvergun is coming later today with its classic arcade shoot-’em-up gameplay
Radiant Silvergun will bring the 1998 arcade classic of the same name to Switch later today. The game features five different types of weapons and instructs players to take down enemies of the same color for a big bonus.
Ib is a creepy adventure game set in an art gallery
Ib looks like a creepy adventure game set in an art gallery with a young girl who must unravel what is really going on. Choices are important and determine which of the seven endings players will see.
Just Dance 2023 Edition Will Have Switch Owners Groove In November
The latest entry in the Just Dance franchise will be out on Switch on November 22. Just Dance 2023 lets you dance to BTS’ Dynamite and many other new songs with friends or solo.