The February 2023 Nintendo Direct was packed full of announcements for new games as well as a few titles players have been enjoying. Nintendo Switch owners got a release date for Pikmin 4 and Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania, as well as a look at the Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass. There was a lot of exciting news to spot but if you missed any we’ve got a full recap below!
All announcements, trailers & reveals
Nintendo took to the internet on February 8, 2023 with a Nintendo Direct chock full of video game announcements and trailers. There was a lot to see so take a look below for trailers, news, and screenshots of upcoming games!
Pikmin 4 gets a release date
Pikmin 4 got a release date for the middle of the year. Players can dive back into the lush and dangerous world on July 21, 2023.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Vol. 3
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will be receiving its Volume 3 expansion. This expansion pass will offer a new hero and new Challenge Battles. The expansion launches February 15.
Samba de Amigo: Party Central
Samba de Amigo: Party Central has more than 40 songs and more modes for players to enjoy!
Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania
Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania launches on March 6.
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
DecaPolice is a new Level-5 RPG set to release this year.
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon
The Bayonetta spin-off, Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon, is set to launch on March 17. Check out Morgan Shaver's Bayonetta Origins preview!
Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass
Splatoon 3 fans received some good news with the reveal of the Expansion Pass with its Wave 1 and Wave 2. First up is Inkopolis which sees players return to a familiar location. Wave 2 looks to be a campaign expansion, but little is known about it right now.
Disney Illsion Island
Fans of Disney and Rayman-like games rejoice! Disney Illusion Island is a new platformer featuring 4-player co-op.
Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass
Harmony: The Fall of Reverie
Harmony: The Fall of Reverie is scheduled to release this year in June.
Octopath Traveler 2
We Love Katamari REROLL + Royal Reverie
Sea of Stars
Omega Strikers is a free-to-play soccer game from former leads at Riot Games!
Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection
Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection is set to release on June 1, 2023. Players can also purchase the individual games!
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
After a while of not knowing when we'd get Advance Wars, Nintendo revealed the title is coming April 21. Learn more about Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp here.
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Kirby's Return to Dream Land will receive an epilogue in the form of Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler. This will be available after clearing story mode. Want more news on Kirby? Check out Morgan Shaver's preview of Kirby's Return to Dream Land!
Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games coming to Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo Switch Online subscribersr will get access to a slate of new titles from the Game Boy line of products, including Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance titles!
Metroid Prime Remastered
The original Metroid Prime Remastered has been released for the Nintendo Switch today!
Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE
Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE will launch on June 30.
Baten Kaitos 1 & 2 HD Remaster
Look for Baten Kaitos to launch this summer.
Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time
Fantasy Life is giving us big Animal Crossing vibes and is set to launch this year.
Professor Layton and the New World of Steam
Professor Layton and the New World of Steam is a brand new entry in the popular series.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 4
Mario Kart 8 is set to receive Wave 4 of its Booster Course Pass with new characters and courses coming spring 2023.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
There were a lot of announcements from today’s Nintendo Direct. Be sure to keep it locked to Shacknews as we bring you the latest from Nintendo including its quarterly financial reports that you can find on our NTDOY page. But as for today’s livestream, what did you find most exciting? Let us know in the thread!
Sam Chandler posted a new article, All announcements, trailers & reveals from Nintendo Direct February 2023
I knew I was going to get the best recap here.
shacknews > eurogamer (missing less than) > polygon (missing a bunch)
kotaku not even worth checking.
This is really well done, thank you
Following on the prior comments, I don't know how easy it is to change Shacknews stories once posted, but it would be nice, once you've catched your breath from getting these up, is to look around for additional information like if there are PC/PS/Xbox releases planned (several games in this direct did have that like Katamari and Ghost Trick) and perhaps a few more comments (like noting the Tron game is from Mike Bithell)
But its good to have the comprehensive list of titles and videos out first.
That's a good note, Masem, and something I definitely would like to see personally for these sorts of articles. I'll see what I can do here and moving forward!
On the lesser known end, really excited for a new Fantasy Life and Sea of Stars. The latter is a very different kind of game than The Messenger the studio did before it but just given the level of polish they put into it seems like it's got real potential.