My friends, the day has finally come. A new Nintendo Direct has arrived that, among many other games, has given us the long-awaited title and release date of the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
While that was all the Zelda news, fans also got the Fire Emblem Engage reveal, the news that Pikmin 4 is coming in 2023, a new Octopath Traveler game and Kirby is on the way, that Goldeneye 007 is headed to Nintendo. Switch Online, and much more.
There was a lot of content in those 40 minutes, and we’re here to bring all the announcements, trailers, and gameplay videos together in one place to make sure 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 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.
The trailer contained footage of Link exploring Hyrule, both on the ground and in the sky, and gave us a look at a new stasis power and the shattered world Hyrule seems to have become. It also featured a ton of skydiving, Link riding aboard a stone bird, and much more.
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.
Bayonetta 3 Gets New Trailer Showing Everyone’s Favorite Umbra Witch
The Nintendo Direct gave fans a new trailer for Bayonetta 3 that revealed a bit more about the game set to release on Switch on October 28, 2022. The new video showcased combat, summoning demons, Bayonetta’s transformation abilities, and plus.
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 upcoming games that will soon be added to Nintendo Switch Online, and perhaps the most exciting is Goldeneye 007. If that wasn’t exciting enough, Goldeneye will even feature online gaming. 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 Zack 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
Wave 3 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass will launch this holiday and will include eight courses, including Merry Mountain from Mario Kart Tour and 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 the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass 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. This first Splatfest will take place on September 23 and will run until September 25.
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 the summer of 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 27, 2022.
In our revision, we said “Tunic is a challenging action-adventure game that’s charming, multi-layered, and immensely rewarding to solve.”
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 game can be played on one system, on two systems via local wireless connection or online with the included Friend’s Pass that allows you to give a free copy to your cooperative friend.
Tales of Symphonia Remastered will allow fans of the GameCube title to experience the game’s adventure once again
Tales of Symphonia Remastered will be released on Switch in early 2023 and
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.
Rune Factory 3 will get a new life in 2023, and a new Rune Factory is on the way too
Rune Factory 3 was first released on the Nintendo DS in Japan in 2009, and like many other games in this Direct, it will get a new life on Switch in 2023. Rune Factory 3 will have players farming, building relationships with locals, and taking care of of the monsters. , and much more. There will even be a new mode that allows you to “enjoy quality time with your spouse in the game.”
Also, it was confirmed that a new Rune Factory game will be released in the future.
Radiant Silvergun arrives later today with its classic arcade shooter game
Radiant Silvergun is bringing the 1998 arcade classic of the same name to Switch later today. The game features five different types of weapons and tasks players with shooting down enemies of the same color for a huge bonus.
Ib is a spooky adventure game set in an art gallery
Ib appears to be a creepy adventure game set in an art gallery starring a young girl who must unravel what is really going on. The choices are important and will determine which of the seven endings players get to see.
Just Dance 2023 Edition will make Switch owners enjoy in November
The latest entry in the Just Dance franchise is coming to Switch on November 22. Just Dance 2023 will let you dance to Dynamite by BTS and many other new songs with friends or alone.