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Nintendo Direct September 2023: All The Games Announced, Including Zelda Game Sequel
Nintendo’s big Nintendo Direct livestream has come and gone; we now have a slew of games to look forward to for the Nintendo Switch these next few months and the first half of 2023.
Let’s address the big news before we dive into the smaller ones:
Breath of the Wild 2 now has an official title: The Legend of Zelda – Tears of the Kingdom. It features hero Link riding on a rock bird and the game’s release date: 12th May 2023. I pity any game that plans to release around that period.
A new Fire Emblem is confirmed. It features turn-based combat, a red/blue-haired new hero, the return of Fire Emblem 1’s Marth, a new fusion mode using a powerful ring (making the internet come up with easy engagement jokes), and a release date: 20th January 2023.
The new content pass for JRPG wunderkind Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will feature a new hero named Ino and a Challenge Battle mode for you combo-freaks out there. The expansion will be out this 13 October.
The first Octopath Traveler sold 2 million copies or so; surely a sequel is in the works. Part 2 will feature 8 new heroes (the first letter of their names spelling out “Octopath”) and a 24 February 2023 release date. The game will also be out for PS4/PS5 and PC.
The Nintendo Switch version of Theatrhythm will brand-new music will be out next year, 16th February. They’ve even added in a Live-A-Live song inside just for kicks!
Nintendo will release a deep dive gameplay video later this week. For now, here’s a short clipped trailer featuring the characters and plot description (edit: it’s below). Game’s out for Nintendo Switch on 28th October; you can pre-order the game now.
Fans will be getting a golf update this Holiday 2022, and it’s free!
The folks from Phoenix Lab and Garena will be making a farm sim RPG with up to 1-4 players. Coming soon in Spring 2023.
Nintendo lead developer Shigeru Miyamoto talks about Pikmin 4, which will feature new control modes and a “Pikmin eye level” view so that you’re closer to the action. Out in 2023.
The Wii sequel to Kirby’s 2D games gets a Nintendo Switch port. It’ll be out 24 February 2023.
Here are the games coming out for this subscription plan:
The soccer game is getting a 2nd Free Update featuring new players Pauline and Diddy Kong.
The upcoming farming RPG title gets a Nintendo Switch demo that’s out right now.
That’s pretty much the stuff we care about. Check ou the full Nintendo Direct showcase below: