Earlier this week, Nintendo surprised everyone with news that they would be hosting their first Nintendo Direct of the year set to go live February 8th at 2PM PST / 5PM EST / 10PM GMT. Ahead of the 40-minute live stream on their official YouTube channel, Nintendo flagged they would be sharing updates on switch titles coming out in the first half of 2023.
There was hope from gamers everywhere that we will see gameplay footage of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s sequel, Tears of the Kingdom and Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon, updates on No More Heroes III, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe, alongside the rumored announcement of an official release date for Pikmin 4.
In addition to the possibility of another Super Mario Bros. title with the upcoming theatrical release of The Super Mario Bros. Movie on April 7th, there were even more far-reaching rumors of a new Golden Sun or even updates on Metroid Prime 4.
Needless to say, Nintendo had plenty to unveil during the stream. We’ve rounded up everything you need to know on what they and their third-party partners have planned for the upcoming months.
Nintendo Direct February 2023 Live Stream
February Nintendo Direct News and Announcements
Newest Gameplay Trailer and Official Release Announcement: Pikman 4 | July 21 2023
Upcoming DLC: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass Volume 3 | Feb 15, 2023
New Title Announcement: Samba de Amigo | Summer 2023
New Title Announcement: Fashion Dreamers | 2023
DLC: Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania | March 6, 2023
New Gameplay Trailer: Tron: Identity
New Title Announcement: Ghost Trick Phantom Detective
New Title Announcement: Deca Police | 2023
New Gameplay Trailer: Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon | March 17, 2023
Upcoming DLC: Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass: Inkopolis | Spring 2023
New Gameplay Trailer: Disney Illusion Island | April 21, 2023
Upcoming DLC: Fire Emblem Expansion Pack: New Emblems and Story Mode
Wave 2 is out now on Nintendo Switch.
New Title Announce and Reveal Teaser: Harmony: The Fall of Reverie | June 2023
New Demo: Octopath Traveler 2 | Feb 24, 2023
Updates: Advance Wars 1 + 2: Reboot Camp | April 21, 2023
New Title Announcement: We Love Katamari Reroll + Royal Reverie | June 2, 2023
Official Demo And Release Date Announcement: Sea Of Stars | August 28, 2023
Demo is available starting later today on Switch through the Nintendo eShop.
Release Date Announcement and Launch Trailer: Omega Strikers | April 27, 2023
Updates: Etrian Odyssey: Origins Collection | June 1, 2023
Launch Trailer: Metroid Prime: Remastered | Feb 22, 2023
Upcoming DLC: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass | Feb 22, 2023
New Reveal Trailer: Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe and Demo Release | February 24, 2023
Check out the Nintendo eShop to download their special demo.
New Title Announcement: Master Detective Archives: Raincode | June 30, 2023
New Title Announcement: Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time
New Sequel Announce: Professor Layton and The New World of Steam
New Gameplay Trailer: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | May 12, 2023
Special Announcement: Game Boy and Game Boy Advance Heads to Switch
New Title Announcement: Remaster: Baten Kaitos I and II | Summer 2023
Additional Nintendo Switch Title Mentions
- Minecraft Legends
- Megaman Battle Collection
- Have a Nice Death
- WBSC eBaseball: Power Pros
- Disney Dreamlight Valley
- Tales of Symphonia: Remastered
Are you excited for what Nintendo is bringing to the table this year?
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