Everything announced in the Nintendo Direct.

/ 1 year ago

On the 8th of February Nintendo Gave us a surprise Nintendo direct to reveal all the switch games and DLC that will be launching in the first half of 2023. If you didn’t catch it here’s a quick rundown of what was mentioned. The Most notable new releases include the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Pikmin 4 as well as a Metroid Prime remaster amongst many other games, remasters and DLCs. Everything mentioned in the show is listed below in order of release date.

New Games!

  • WBSC eBASEBALL Power Pros: Out NOW
  • Blanc: Feb 14th
  • Octopath Traveller 2: Feb 24th with Demo Available NOW
  • Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon: March 17th
  • Have a Nice Death: March 22nd
  • Tron: Identity: April
  • Omega Strikers: April 22nd Free to Play
  • Minecraft legends: April 18th
  • LEGEND OF ZELDA: Tears of The Kingdom: May 12th
  • Samda de Amigo: Party central. Summer
  • Harmony: The Fall of Reverie. June
  • Disney Illusion Island July 28th
  • Pikmin 4: July 21st
  • Sea of Stars: Aug 29th
  • Fashion Dreamer: 2023
  • DecaPolice: 2023
  • Fantasy Life: The Girl Who Steals Time: 2023
  • Professor Layton and The Wew World of Steam: TBA

Remasters and Re-Releases

  • Remastered Metroid Prime: Out NOW digital, physical Feb 22nd
  • Tales of Symphonia Remastered: Feb 17th
  • Kirby Return to Dreamland Deluxe with Magalor Epilogue the Enterdimensional Traveller expansion: Feb 24th
  • Megaman Collection April 14th
  • Advanced Wars 1+2 Reboot: April 21st
  • Ghost Trick Phantom Detective: Summer
  • Baiten Kaitos 1 and 2 Remaster: Summer
  • Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection Remaster: June 1st
  • We Love Katamari Rreroll+ Royal Reverie remaster: June 2nd
  • Master Detective Archives: Rain Code: June 30th


  • Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass
    • Wave 2: Hector Emblem of Strength, Soren Emblem of Acument, Camila Emblem of Revelation available NOW
    • Wave 3: Chrom and Robin Emblem of Bonds, Veronica Emblem of Heroes. TBA
    • Wave 4: Fell xenologue story. TBA
  • xenoblade chronicles expansion pass
    • Volume 3: New hero Masha, new challenge battles with roguelike elements available February 15th.
    • Vol 4 to be announced later this year.
  • Dead cells: Return to Castlevania DLC: March 6th
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley Realm Update: April 2023
  • Splatoon 3 expansion pass:
    • Wave 1: Inkopolis launches Spring 2023
    • wave 2: Side order TBA
  • Mario kart 8 Booster course pass wave 4: New character ‘Birdo’, Yoshis Island track: Spring 2023

Switch Online

Game Boy Games now available on Nintendo Switch Online:

  • Tetris
  • Super Mario Land 2
  • Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening DX
  • Metroid 2: Return of Samus
  • Gargoyles Quest
  • Game and Watch Gallery 3
  • Alone in the Dark the New Nightmare
  • Wario Land 3
  • Kirbys Dream Land,

Featuring colour filters for the Gameboy, Gameboy Pocket or Gameboy Colour as well as 2 player local or online multiplayer with more games set to come in future.

Nintendo Game Boy Rumoured to Get 'Classic' Treatment Next

Game Boy Advance Games now available on Nintendo Switch Online:

  • Super Mario Advance 4
  • Super Mario Bros 3
  • Warioware inc: Mega Microgames
  • Kuru Kuru Kururin
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit
  • Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga
  • Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

Featuring local and online multiplayer of up to 4 players with more games to come in the future.

This is quite an exhaustive list of new games, granted not all of it will be of interest to most judging by the live chat reactions but there should be something for everyone. Do any of these games, other than The Legend of Zelda, catch your interest? Let us know in the comments.

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