What Was Announced at Nintendo Direct: February 8th, 2023


It was certainly an eventful Nintendo Direct, the Game Publisher bringing in big updates regarding Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Metroid Prime Remastered, and Pikmin 4, Also announcing Game Boy and Game Boy Advance Games coming to Nintendo Switch Online. Let’s take a look at what was announced!

Pikmin 4 Gets A Release Date

It began with one of the most peaceful and beautiful games that will be coming your way soon, Pikmin 4. Pikmin 4’s newest trailer not only brings back familiar Pikmin but also introduces a brand new helper, an adorable dog named Oatchi. Oatchi can help you with enemies, remove obstacles, and carry the player and Pikmin across the water. There is even an Ice Pikmin that can freeze enemies, bodies of water, and more. Fans will be able to buy Pikmin 4 on July 21st, 2023.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3s Latest Expansion Pass adds a New Hero and Tougher Challenges

You asked for it, and Nintendo has delivered it. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 gets a Brand-New Expansion Pass. Volume Three brings players a new Lapidartist hero named Masha, and the Archsage’s gauntlet, offering players rogue-like challenge battles. Volume Four of the Expansion Pack will launch later this year, and it will contain a new story scenario for players to experience. Volume 3 will be available on February 15th.

Time to Shake It with Samba De Amigo: Party Central!

You Better Shake What Your Momma Gave Ya! SEGA brings it with Samba De Amigo. Grab your joy-cons because this new game will be packed with 40 Songs from different genres, and the best part? It’s the first game in the franchise since 2008. Samba De Amigo Party Central Dances Your Way in Summer 2023.


Fashion Dreamer is coming to the Switch in 2023

If you have an eye for fashion, then XSEED Games has the game you’re looking for! In Fashion Dreamer, you become an influencer, and you have to rely on your fashion and knowledge to carry you to stardom. You’ll also be able to choose over 1,400 design options and connect online to expand your network and your brand. It will be released in 2023.

Let’s Return To Castlevania with Dead Cells!

On March 6th, fans will be able to venture into the world of Castlevania once again in Dead Cells. This new DLC brings new levels, music, characters, and much more from the world of Castlevania.

Time To Enter The Grid with Tron: Identity

Tron is coming back with a new narrative puzzle-adventure game, Tron: Identity. Players will be able to venture into this 1982 classic. Your choices will affect the outcome of the game, it will be available in April 2023.


Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Scares Up A New Remastered Version

It’s time to solve mysteries once again with this cult classic, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective gets a brand new remastered version that will be coming your way in Summer 2023.

Level 5 Brings Futuristic Crime Fighting to The Switch with DECAPOLICE

From the developer that brought you, Detective Layton, DECAPOLICE brings Futuristic Crime Fighting and Mystery with an open-world environment. It launches in 2023.

Bayonetta’s Origins Are Finally Explored In Bayonetta Origins: Cereza And The Lost Demon

I’m not going to lie. The art style for this game is downright adorable, especially the character designs. Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and The Lost Demon tells the story of a young girl named Cereza, who was an apprentice witch with her infernal demon partner, Cheshire. Players will need to use the elemental powers of wood, rock, water, and fire to solve puzzles and complete their quests. This Spin-Off will be coming to the Switch on March 17th, 2023.

Splatoon 3 Returns To The Place Where It All Began In The Upcoming Expansion Pass

After a successful report, Splatoon 3 continues to show why it’s a fan favorite. The new Expansion Pass will be bringing our Inklings back to Inkopolis. Also, the Ink Sisters will be making their return for special concerts when the first wave of the DLC arrives in Spring 2023. Another wave of DLC will drop in the Expansion Pass later in the year, called The Side Order.


Disney Illusion Island Summons Some Disney Magic, This July.

We got to see more Co-Op Gameplay footage for Disney Illusion Island, and it looks good so far. Each character has a special ability, and the style is precious. The main objective was also revealed, our heroes have to find three magical books and save small furry creatures named Hokuns. Disney Illusion Island will be available on July 28th, 2023.

Fire Emblem Engage’s New DLC Reveals Six New Characters and a New Story

Fire Emblem Engage will be getting six new heroes soon in the Expansion pass, starting with Hector, Soren, and Camilla for Wave Two. Chrom, Robin, and Veronica will be coming to Wave Three. Also coming to Engage will be a new story titled Xenologue, which will be part of Wave Four.

DON’T NOD Brings The Next Big Game, Harmony: The Fall of Reverie

The Developer that brought you Life Is Strange brings players a new game called Harmony: The Fall of Reverie. The story starts with a girl named Polly, described as an “upbeat young woman who can travel between our world and the world of Reverie, a realm where deities live.” the game, will require players to make tough choices to save her world and the world of Reverie.


Octopath Traveler 2 Demo Is Available Now To Download

With the game’s release coming up in a couple of weeks, Octopath Traveler 2 will be getting a special demo, now available on the Nintendo eShop.  Players will be able to purchase the game on February 24th, 2023.

We Love Katamari+Royal Reverie Is Rolling Your Way This June!

If the Original We Love Katamari was one of your favorites, then you’re in luck because it will be getting remastered. In the remastered version, players will play as a young King of All Cosmos in five new challenges and be able to take pictures with the new Photo Mode. It will be rolling your way on June 2nd, 2023.


Sea of Stars Gets a New Release Date and The Demo Is Released

Serving as a prequel to Messenger, Sea of Stars will be released on August 29th, 2023. But if the wait is too much to bear, you can download the demo, which is available now on the eShop.

Omega Strikers Bring Air Hockey and Soccer Together For A Fun Game!

A New Free-To-Play Multiplayer Game is on the scene and it combines Air Hockey and Soccer for a fun game called Omega Strikers. It features 3v3 matches, the ability to sling slime, toss tofu, and rocket boost, and a beautiful art style. It will be available on April 27th, 2023.

Etrigan Odyssey Origins Collection Brings The Original Three Games to The Switch and PC

Atlus is bringing the memorable Etrigan Odyssey Game Series in a brand new remastered collection. Fans of the series will be happy to know that 24 of the game characters will be receiving new illustrations in-game. Etrigan Odyssey Origins Collection will be available on the Switch and Steam on June 1st, 2023.


Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp Finally Gets A Release Date

What looked to be stuck on the sidelines due to the Russia Invasion of Ukraine, Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp will be released on April 21st, 2023.

Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe Gets a Trailer Ahead of Release, And a New Demo

Our favorite hero Kirby prepares for another adventure in Dreamland, this time in a remastered edition of the 2011 Wii Title. This newly remastered edition will include a special epilogue story to play after players beat the story mode. Up to four players can play together on the same switch. Also, available now on the Switch is the Demo. The Full Game will be available on February 24th, 2023.

Game Boy and Game Boy Advance Games Are Now Available on Nintendo Switch Online

One of the bigger takeaways from this Nintendo Direct was the addition of the Game Boy and the Game Boy Advance titles being added on Nintendo Switch Online. Nintendo Fans were hoping for the long-awaited addition of the Gamecube, but this will tie fans over for now.

The games can all be played with filters based off how the Game Boy, Game Boy Pocket, and Game Boy Color looked, and you can play locally or online with friends.


Samus arrives on the Switch Once More in Metroid Prime Remastered

If you couldn’t get enough of Samus in her recent adventure, then you’ll love this blast from the past. While we were disappointed to find out that the Gamecube titles aren’t here yet, Nintendo gave the fans something to tie them over in the meantime. The 2002 Classic, Metroid Prime has arrived on the Switch with a Remastered Edition. In this remastered edition, there are dual-stick controls to help recreate the original experience. Metroid Prime Remastered is available now on the Nintendo eShop, while the physical edition will be available on February 22nd.

Let’s Put Your Detective Skills To The Test With Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE!

The creators of Danganronpa bring players a tale of suspense and mystery, Master Detective Archives: Rain Code brings together a detective named Yuma, who is haunted by a Shinigami. It will be available for players on June 30th, 2023.

Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time Brings The Wonder of Animal Crossing and The Magic of RPG For a Fun Experiment

Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time brings players a game that has the feeling of Animal Crossing and mixes it with the element of what makes RPGs grand. In this life-sim, players will be able to build an island, engage in combat, craft, complete quests, and of course, Time Travel. This game will be available in 2023.


Fire Rains Down From The Sky In The Latest Trailer for Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

So, you awakened an ancient evil, and now Fire Rains Down from the Sky and Everyone wants you dead. That’s tough buddy. Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom’s newest trailer certainly brings the horror and sense of dread fans have been waiting for. Our heroes, Link, and Zelda face one of the most hellish situations in their lives and Hyrule hangs in the balance. The Latest Direct also gave fans more information about the standard and collector editions. According to IGN, The standard edition of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be the first Switch exclusive to retail for $69.99. The collector’s edition, on the other hand, will cost $129.99 and it includes a physical version of the game, an art book, a steel bookcase, an Iconart steel poster, and a set of four-pin badges.

The new Link amiibo will give players access to “material and weapons, as well as a special fabric for Link’s paraglider. Tears of the Kingdom still will be released on May 12th, 2023.

The Professor returns in Professor Layton and The New World of Steam!

Professor Layton is back for another adventure, while there isn’t much to go by at this time, Professor Layton and the New World of Steam look to be another big hit for Layton Fans.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave Four DLC Adds Yoshi Island and Birdo

Wave Four of the Booster Pass is coming in and it’s bringing Yoshi’s Island in as a brand new race track. That’s not all, Birdo will be tagging along as a new racer! Nintendo also confirmed that characters from older Mario Kart Games will be part of future waves as well. Wave Four will be avaialble in Spring 2023.

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