My friends, the day has finally come. The all-new Nintendo Direct has arrived, and among many others, it has given us the long-awaited title and release date for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel.
While that was all Zelda news, fans were also treated to the reveal of Fire Emblem Engage, news of Pikmin 4 arriving in 2023, a new Octopath Traveler and Kirby game on the way, Goldeneye 007 heading to the Nintendo Switch Online, and more. So much.
Much was full in those 40 minutes, and we’re here to gather all the ads, trailers, and gameplay videos in one place to ensure you don’t miss a thing.
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
Along with another short glimpse into the gameplay, we finally have a release date and a name for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Yes, on May 12, 2023, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be released on Nintendo Switch.
The trailer contained footage of a Link exploring Hyrule – both on Earth and in the sky – and gave us a look at a new stasis force and the shattered world that Hyrule seems to have become. It also included a range of skydiving, link ride on a stone bird, and much more.
Pikmin 4 will finally arrive in 2023
While we haven’t learned much about this, Shigeru Miyamoto stopped by Nintendo Direct to announce that Pikmin 4 will finally be released on Switch in 2023. This news is coming in a long time ago as Miyamoto previously stated that the game was “very” close to completion. In the year 2015.
Fire Emblem Engage has been announced as a new main game, featuring Marth
Fire Emblem Engage is the next major entry in the Fire Emblem series and will follow a story set a thousand years after the Four Kingdoms sealed off the great evil known as the Fell Dragon. In Engage, players will become a divine dragon named Alear who must work to collect the Emblem Rings in order to “restore peace to the Continent of Elyos”. During your journey, you will even be able to join other former Fire Emblem characters to your party like 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 the switch
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land was first released on Wii in 2011 and 2023 will see it arrive on the Switch in a new, puffy pink package. This updated title features up to four multiplayer and a host of mini-games like 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 cool 2D-HD art style
Octopath Traveler 2 will release on February 24, 2023, bringing with it a whole new cast of heroes and an all-new story for you to experience in the world of Solistia, all in the same gorgeous 2D-HD art style that set the original. Apart from other JRPGS.
Octopath Traveler 2 will not be Switch exclusive and will also play on PC (via Steam), PS5 and PS4.
Bayonetta 3 gets a new trailer featuring everyone’s favorite Umbra witch
Nintendo Direct has given fans a new Bayonetta 3 trailer that reveals more about the game that will be released on Switch on October 28, 2022. The new footage showed fighting, summoning demons, Bayonetta’s transformation abilities, and more.
Final Fantasy Theater: Final Bar Line is a celebration of the franchise’s music, and will be released early next year
Final Fantasy Theater: Final Bar Line is the ultimate celebration of the franchise’s music, and it’s an all-new entry in the series that started on the 3DS. This new game will feature 385 songs, and will allow players to play locally and up to four players online. It will also contain a season pass that adds 90 new songs, including some from Nier, Octopath Traveler, and Live a Live.
Final Fantasy Theater: Final Bar Line will be released on the Nintendo Switch on February 16, 2023.
Goldeneye 007 (with online play!), Mario Party and Pokemon Stadium are leading the new line-up of N64 games heading to Switch
Nintendo has revealed some upcoming games that will soon be added to the Nintendo Switch Online, and perhaps the most exciting is Goldeneye 007. If that wasn’t exciting enough, Goldeneye will feature online play. In addition to Goldeneye, Pilotwings, Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, Pokemon Stadium, Pokemon Stadium 2, 1080 Snowboarding and Excitebike 64 will join the service in 2022 and 2023.
Crisis Center: Final Fantasy VII Reunion will be released on December 13, 2022
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion will be officially released on Switch and other platforms on December 13, 2022. It will tell the story of Zack Fair and be a modified version of the classic PSP.
Wave 3 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxes Boosted Tour Pass will include tracks from Mario Kart Tour and Mario Kart DS
Wave 3 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass kicks off this holiday and will feature eight courses, including Mario Kart DS’s Merry Mountain and Peach Gardens from Mario Kart DS.
Nintendo Switch Sports will get free golf mode this holiday
Nintendo Switch Sports’ golf mode has been pushed back to this holiday. When it arrives as a free update later this year, it will bring 21 holes of the Wii Sports Series and let you play with friends locally or with up to eight players online in Survival Golf.
Mario Strikers: Battle League is getting its second free update this month
Mario Strikers: Battle League will get a free second update later in the month, and will add Pauline and Diddy Kong to the roster. It will also add new gear, stadium, striker rank, more customization options, and more.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Wave 2 DLC adds a new mech hero called Ino
The second wave of downloadable content for Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s Expansion Pass will add a new mech hero named Ino. It will also add challenging battles and new costumes. The DLC will arrive on October 13, 2022.
Splatfest will be the first of Splatoon 3 to have inks choose between gear, grub or fun
Splatoon 3’s first Splatfest Festival is coming soon, and will ask players to decide if they’d prefer to bring Gear, Grub, or Fun with them to a deserted island. The first Splatfest will take place on September 23 and will run until September 25.
Resident Evil Village Cloud will allow a change of owners to meet the Lady Dimitrescu
While it’s only a cloud version, Resident Evil Village Cloud will allow Switch owners to meet Lady Dimitrescu and experience the latest Resident Evil story. This cloud version will be released on October 28, but those interested can try out the demo now. Later this year, Switch owners will also have access to the cloud editions of Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3.
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life is getting a remake as Seasons Story: A Wonderful Life
GameCube’s Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life is being revamped as Seasons Story: A Wonderful Life, and will be released on Switch in the summer of 2023.
Fae Farm is an RPG with a blend of magic and…well…farming!
Fae Farm is a farm RPG for up to four players that blends the best of magic with the fun of building and taking care of your own farm. Fae Farm takes place in Azoria and players will need to use their skills and spells to help rebuild the world.
Harvestella is getting a demo today ahead of its November 4th release date
Square Enix has announced that Harvestella will be getting a demo today ahead of its November 4th release date. Moreover, the demo will allow you to transfer your save to the full game when you launch it.
Fatal Frame: Lunar Eclipse Mask Comes to the West
Fatal Frame: Lunar Eclipse Mask, which was first released in Japan on the Wii in 2008 and never made it to the West, will arrive on the Nintendo Switch in early 2023.
Tonic Adventures to switch later this month
Tunic, the adventure game starring an adorable fox inspired by The Legend of Zelda, arrives on the Nintendo Switch on September 27, 2022.
In our review, we said “Tunic is a challenging action-adventure game that is charming, layered and extremely rewarding to solve.”
It takes two to arrive on Nintendo Switch in November
It Takes Two, the enchanting co-op adventure, will be released on the Nintendo Switch on November 4, 2022. The game can be played on one system, on two systems over a local wireless network, or online with the included Friend’s Pass that lets you gift a free copy to your co-op friend.
Atelier Ryza 3: The Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key will sail for the switch in early 2023.
Ryza and eleven heroes will go 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 be released on the Nintendo Switch on February 24, 2023.
Tales of Symphonia Remastered will allow GameCube title fans to experience the game’s adventure once again
Tales of Symphonia Remastered will be released on Switch in early 2023 and will allow GameCube fans and newcomers alike to experience the story of Lloyd, Colette, and more.
The makers of Danganronpa announced the main detective archives: RAIN COODE
From the creators of Danganronpa, Master Detective Archives: Raincode will cast players as amnesiac detective Yuma as they work to solve crimes in a corporate-controlled city that never stops raining. Chief Detective Archive: Raincode will be released in Spring 2023.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Cosmic Shake Swim to Switch in 2023
Spongebob Squarepants: Cosmic Shake will bring Bikini Bottom to Switch in 2023, complete with the show’s voice actors.
Rune Factory 3 gets a new life in 2023, and a new Rune Factory is on its way too
Rune Factory 3 was first released on the Nintendo DS in Japan in 2009, and like many of the other games in this Direct, it’ll be getting new life on Switch in 2023. Rune Factory 3 will have players breeding, building relationships with locals, and nurturing monsters. , and much more. There will also be a new mode that will allow you to “have a good time with your spouse in the game”.
Additionally, it has been confirmed that a brand new Rune Factory game will be released in the future.
Different Daylife is a new immersive RPG available today
Journey to the continent of Antonia in the new immersive ‘Diversified Daily Life’ RPG that features ‘career advancement, strategic exploration, and an innovative combat system’. On top of that, it’s available today on Switch!
Radiant Silvergun arrives later today with classic Arcade Shoot-em-Up gameplay
Radiant Silvergun will be bringing the classic 1998 arcade game of the same name to Switch later today. The game features five different types of weapons and missions for players with taking down enemies of the same color for a big reward.
Ib is a creepy adventure game set in an art gallery
Ib looks like a creepy adventure game set in an art gallery starring a young girl who must uncover what’s really going on. Choices are important and will determine which of the seven endings players will see.
Just Dance 2023 Edition will get Switch Owners in November
The latest entry in the Just Dance franchise will arrive on Switch on November 22. Just Dance 2023 will allow you to dance to BTS dynamite and many other new songs with friends or solo.
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