Nintendo Direct February 2023: All revealed games

As in previous years, Nintendo held its direct stream this February, revealing the upcoming games for the year.  As... Fragster | 9. February 2023

As in previous years, Nintendo held its direct stream this February, revealing the upcoming games for the year. 

As a part of the stream, the release date for Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was announced, and we got a first look at the next installment in the Fire Emblem series and the long-awaited announcement for Pikmin 4. Last year, for example, Nintendo released Kirby, the forgotten land, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Pass. We’ve got the games featured at February’s Nintendo Direct!

All game announcements

Nintendo Direct kicked off with a brand-new gameplay presentation for the upcoming Pikmin 4. But perhaps the biggest revelation was the confirmation of the release date on July 21, 2023.

A new trailer for the upcoming Xenoblade 3 expansion was also revealed at Nintendo Direct.

Sambra de Amigo, a motion-based game where you have to move to the beat, has got a new trailer and a summer 2023 release date.

We also got a firm release date for the upcoming Dead Cells game. Players can return to Castlevania on March 6, 2023.

Another highly anticipated adventure game, Master Detective Archives: Raincode has a confirmed release date: June 30, 2023.

A new trailer for the upcoming TRON: Identity was also shown at the Nintendo Direct event. Set in the same universe as the iconic films, the game will allow players to solve puzzles and navigate the digital world from April.

Fans of the game can relive the classic mobile game Ghost Trick from 2010: Phantom Detective is coming to the Switch in Summer 2023.

Metroid fans may be disappointed that there hasn’t been an announcement of Metroid 4, but their appetites have been sated by the announcement of a remaster of the classic Metroid Prime.

The new installment in the Professor Layton series, The New World of Steam, will feature new puzzles for eager players to solve when the game launches.

Splatoon fans have been patiently waiting for the new waves of DLC, and they’re soon on their way. The first expansion will appear in spring 2023, but a second DLC is also planned.

Another remake of a Nintendo classic was unveiled at the Direct presentation: Kirby Return to DreamLand Delux received a new trailer that focuses on Magolor and a release date of February 24, 2023.

Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald Duck fans can step into the shoes of these iconic characters when platformer Illusion Island launches on July 28th.

The second wave of DLC for the Fire Emblem Engage expansion pack was also revealed at Nintendo Direct.

Perhaps the biggest reveal of the day was the announcement that select classic Gameboy, Gameboy Advance and Gameboy Color games will be available on the NSO Store.

Developer Level-5 has announced Fantasy Life, a sequel to 2012’s Fantasy Life for the Switch: The Girl Who Steals Time, which will be released in 2023.

It was originally rumored to be a remake, but according to the latest trailer, two of the Monolith soft-RPGs, Baten Kaitos I & II, will be getting a remaster for the Switch. The game will be available in Summer 2023.

Life Is Strange developer Don’t Nod’s latest game, Harmony: The Fall of Reverie, made its debut at Nintendo Direct.

Ahead of the full release of Octopath Traveler II, a demo was announced that will be available in the Nintendo Shop starting today, February 8th.

In a new trailer, Bandai Namco announced that players will be able to continue playing with the Katamari Damacy REROLL and Royal Reverie remakes, due out on June 2nd, 2023 for the Switch.

From the creators of The Messenger, Sea of ​​Stars lets players explore a beautifully pixelated world with turn-based combat. A demo will be available for the Switch on February 8th, but the game will be released as a full version on August 29th.

In a surprising revelation, the first three Etrian Odyssey games will be coming to the Switch on June 1st in a new Origins Collection.

After long delays, the Advance Wars remakes for the Nintendo Switch finally have a release date: April 21, 2023.

Mario Kart 8 is also getting a Booster Pass DLC that introduces the new map Yoshi’s Island and the new playable character Birdo.

This Nintendo Direct show ended with a bang as fans finally got to see the official release date for Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom along with a brand new gameplay trailer. The game will be released for the Switch on May 12, 2023.

Problems with Twitter and YouTube just before the show

Crazy enough, yesterday, right before the Nintendo Direct show, Twitter threw up some trouble. This may have had something to do with the introduction of the new 4,000-character limit for Twitter Blue subscribers. This change has arguably caused greater difficulties for the platform.

YouTube was also overloaded shortly after the end of the Nintendo Direct and you could not go to the start page. Allegedly, so many requests were made to the start page that the page was actually no longer displayed. With the number of trailers and viewers, it’s possible that the outage had something to do with the show. Or it was just a strange coincidence!

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