Nintendo Direct September 2022: All announced

My friends, the day has finally come. A new Nintendo Direct is here and it’s gearing up to give us 40 minutes of new updates on Nintendo Switch games releasing this winter and possibly beyond (!). Nintendo’s September Directs are usually pretty big, so there should be some exciting news for fans around the world.

We’re here to bring all the announcements in one place so you don’t miss any of the Nintendo Direct news, trailers, or gameplay videos, and as always, we’ll be updating this article throughout the show. Let us know below what you’re most excited about and Happy Nintendo Direct Day!

The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and it will be released on May 12, 2023.

Along with another brief look at the gameplay, We finally have a release date and 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.

Pikmin 4 will finally arrive in 2023

While we didn’t learn much about it, Shigeru Miyamoto stopped by the Nintendo Direct to announce that Pikmin 4 will finally be released on Switch in 2023. This news takes a long time to arrive because Miyamoto had previously stated that the game was “very close to completion” in 2015.

Fire Emblem Engage announced as a new main game and features Marth

Fire Emblem Engage is the next main entry in the Fire Emblem series. and will follow a story set a thousand years after four kingdoms sealed away the great evil known as the Fallen Dragon. In Engage, players will become a Divine Dragon named Alear who must work to collect Emblem Rings to “restore peace to the continent of Elyos.” Throughout his journey, he will even be able to have other previous Fire Emblem characters join his party, such as Marth and Celica.

Fire Emblem Engage will be released on Nintendo Switch on January 20, 2022.

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe brings a Wii classic to Switch

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land was first released on the Wii in 2011 and 2023 will see it arrive on Switch in a new puffy pink package. This updated title features multiplayer for up to four players and a collection 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 the Same Marvelous 2D-HD Art Style

Octopath Traveler 2 will be released on February 24, 2023, and it will bring with it a whole new group of heroes and a whole new story to experience in the world of Solistia, all with the same wonderful 2D-HD art style that sets the original apart from other JRPGS.

Octopath Traveler 2 will not be exclusive to Switch and will also release on PC (via Steam), PS5, and PS4.

Final Fantasy Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line is a celebration of the franchise’s music, coming out early next year.

Final Fantasy Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line is the ultimate celebration of the franchise’s music, and is a completely new entry in the series that began on the 3DS. This new game will feature over 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 pack of new N64 games headed for Switch

Nintendo revealed some of the upcoming games soon to be added to Nintendo Switch Online, with perhaps the most exciting being Goldeneye 007. If that wasn’t exciting enough, Goldeneye will even 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 also join the service in 2022 and 2023.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion will be released on December 13, 2022

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion will officially launch on Switch and other platforms on December 13, 2022. It will tell the story of Zach Fair and will be a remaster of the PSP classic.

Wave 3 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass will include tracks from Mario Kart Tour and Mario Kart DS

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Wave 3 of the Booster Course Pass will be released this holiday and will include courses like Merry Mountain from Mario Kart Tour and DS Peach Gardens from Mario Kart DS.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Wave 2 of DLC adds a new mech hero named Ino

The second wave of DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will add a new mech hero named Ino. It will also add Challenge Battles and new outfits. The DLC will arrive on October 13, 2022.

Splatoon 3’s First Splatfest Will Have Inklings Choosing Between Gear, Grub Or Fun

The first Splatfest for Splatoon 3 is coming soon, asking players to decide if they’d rather take Gear, Grub, or Fun with them on a deserted island.

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life is getting a remake as Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life

GameCube’s Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life will be 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 simulation RPG for up to four players that combines the best of magic with the fun of building and tending your own farm. Fae Farm takes place in Azoria and players must use their abilities and spells to help rebuild the world.

Harvestella gets a demo today ahead of its November 4 release date

Square Enix has announced that Harvestella will be getting a demo today ahead of its November 4 release date. Additionally, the demo will allow you to transfer your save to the full game when it launches.

Fatal Frame: Lunar Eclipse Mask Coming to the West

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, which first launched in Japan for Wii in 2008 and never made it to the West, is coming to Nintendo Switch in early 2023.

Tunic Adventures will change at the end of this month

Tunic, the adventure game starring a lovable fox heavily inspired by The Legend of Zelda, comes to Nintendo Switch on September 22, 2022.

It Takes Two comes to Nintendo Switch in November

It Takes Two, the charming cooperative adventure, will be released on Nintendo Switch on November 4, 2022.

The creators of Danganronpa have announced the files for Master Detective: Raincode

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 metropolis that never stops raining. Master Detective Archives: Raincode will be available in Spring 2023.

Spongebob Squarepants: Cosmic Shake Coming to Switch in 2023

Spongebob Squarepants: Cosmic Shake will bring Bikini Bottom to Switch in 2023, complete with the show’s voice actors.

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