Nintendo Direct

Zelda, Pikmin and Fire Emblem headline Nintendo Direct video

This morning, Nintendo held a 40-minute long Nintendo Direct video jam-packed with information of upcoming games for the Switch console, including some hotly anticipated titles.

Fans were excited to finally get a name and launch date for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which was revealed as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Marth returns in a Fire Emblem game titled Fire Emblem Engage alongside familiar and all new characters. Even famed game designer Shigeru Miyamoto made an appearance to announce a yet-untitled Pikmin 4. And, the Nintendo 64 classic GoldenEye 64 along with PilotWings 64, Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, Pokémon Stadium, Pokémon Stadium 2, 1080° Snowboarding and Excitebike 64 are on their way over the coming months to Nintendo Switch Online.

What was shown and when to expect them

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom releases on May 12th, 2023
Link prepares to take a leap of faith in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Image from Nintendo
  • Pikmin 4 announced for 2023
  • Fire Emblem Engage releases on January 20th, 2023
A battle scene in Fire Emblem Engage. Image from Nintendo
  • Just Dance 2023 Edition releases on November 22nd, 2022
  • Octopath Traveller II releases on February 24th, 2023
  • Fae Farm releases in spring 2023
  • Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe releases on February 24th, 2023
  • It Takes Two releases on November 4th, 2022
  • Rune Factory 3 releases in 2023
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 3 releases winter 2022
  • Ib releases in spring 2023
  • Tunic releases on September 27th, 2022
  • Crisis Core -Final Fantasty VII- Reunion releases on December 13th, 2022
  • Radiant Silvergun releases on September 13th, 2022
  • Bayonetta 3 releases on October 28th, 2022
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass DLC Vol. 2 releases on October 13th, 2022
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope releases on October 20th, 2022
Mario and the Rabbids plan out an attack in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. Image from Nintendo
  • Tales of Symphonia Remastered releases in early 2023
  • Harvestella releases on November 4th, 2022
  • Mario Strikers: Battle League – Second Free Update releases late September 2022
  • Nintendo Switch Sports Golf Update releases winter 2022
  • Theatrhythm Final Bar Line releases on February 16th, 2023
  • Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key releases on February 24th, 2023
  • Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life releases in summer 2023
  • Resident Evil Village Cloud releases on October 28th, 2022
  • Master Detective Archives: Rain Code releases in spring 2023
  • Various Daylife releases on September 13th, 2022
  • Sifu releases on November 8th, 2022
  • Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse releases in early 2023
Ruka Minazuki in remake of Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse. Image from Nintendo
  • Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star releases in March 2023
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake launches in 2023
  • OddBallers launches in 2023
  • Factorio launches on October 28th, 2022
  • Endless Dungeon launches in 2023
  • Front Mission 1st: Remake launches in November 2022
  • Front Mission 2: Remake launches in 2023

Source: Nintendo press release

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