Watch the September 2023 Nintendo Direct here

Catch Nintendo's latest showcase for games coming to the Switch this winter.

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After some intense speculation about whether it would happen or not, it’s finally time for the September 2023 Nintendo Direct. Announced just yesterday, the digital showcase will highlight multiple games coming to the Switch in the near future. Nintendo’s September events are can’t-miss presentations, so we’ll show you how to tune in.

Watch the September 2023 Nintendo Direct

The September 2023 Nintendo Direct is happening today at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET. You can watch it on the Nintendo YouTube channel, where it will also be uploaded as a VOD after its conclusion. You can also stay right here and watch the Direct using the video embed above.

The Nintendo Direct will last for 40 minutes, the company confirmed. Nintendo also stated that the games featured during the showcase will be available on Switch this winter, meaning it won’t be long until they hit the hybrid console. As for what specific titles to expect, Super Mario Bros. Wonder is probably a given. Last year’s September Direct featured Pikmin 4, Tears of the Kingdom gameplay, and Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe.

That’s how you can tune into the September 2023 Nintendo Direct. It’ll likely be a packed showcase, so make sure you come back to Shacknews to get a recap of all the news and announcements on our Nintendo topic page.

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    September 14, 2023 4:00 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Watch the September 2023 Nintendo Direct here

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      September 14, 2023 6:40 AM

      Nintendo Direct in 20 minutes!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfYfuAOKTxA&ab_channel=NintendoofAmerica

      Focusing on Nintendo games being released this winter so no switch2 announcement I'd assume. Maybe F-Zero, Donkey Kong, and potentially some HD remakes of Zelda games??

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        September 14, 2023 6:54 AM

        Silk song! Silk song! Silk song!

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          September 14, 2023 7:05 AM

          Man I'd almost forgotten about silk song. I'm so backlogged now with truly great games I can wait longer

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        September 14, 2023 6:55 AM

        MP 4 surprise release w/ Super Switch on November 15

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        September 14, 2023 6:58 AM

        45 life sims from Squeenix

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        September 14, 2023 7:02 AM

        Splatoon 3 expansion!

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        September 14, 2023 7:03 AM

        New Mario v DK game

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        September 14, 2023 7:03 AM

        wtf is this...looks weird and chill

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          September 14, 2023 7:04 AM

          This is like modern Gyromite!!

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          September 14, 2023 7:08 AM

          Reminds me of Captain Toad Treasure Tracker a bit.

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        September 14, 2023 7:05 AM

        oh man, i am here for ANY 2d stuff like this on Switch

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        September 14, 2023 7:06 AM

        Looks like Hollow Knight: Persian Edition

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        September 14, 2023 7:09 AM

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        September 14, 2023 7:10 AM

        Ashley von SurprisedGrunt

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        September 14, 2023 7:14 AM

        This Peach game looks like garbage

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        September 14, 2023 7:14 AM

        Well here comes the lewd Peach fanart...

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        September 14, 2023 7:14 AM

        I love that they called her Patissiere Peach and not baker

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        September 14, 2023 7:14 AM

        Peach game looks super cute, I like the play theme. Hoping it's not overly easy and simple.

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          September 14, 2023 7:15 AM

          It definitely looks aimed at a young girl audience, though probably smart enough for parents

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        September 14, 2023 7:17 AM

        Tomb Raider 1-3 with upgraded breast physics!

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        September 14, 2023 7:18 AM

        Finally the killer app on the Switch.. Trombone Champ!

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        September 14, 2023 7:19 AM

        I'm down for Trombone Champ

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        September 14, 2023 7:19 AM

        lmao wtf trombone champ

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        September 14, 2023 7:21 AM

        Yay! Local MP Contra might be fun.

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          September 14, 2023 7:22 AM

          My brother and I used to run through NES Contra a few times every day, this will be a wonderful throwback to those times!

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        September 14, 2023 7:22 AM

        I dig the art style of the combat on this one.

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        September 14, 2023 7:23 AM

        I'm happy to see a new generation of gamers get their asses handed to them by contra

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        September 14, 2023 7:23 AM

        artwork on 'unicorn overlord' looked incredible

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          September 14, 2023 7:24 AM

          Its Vanillaware, which has always had great 2d art assets

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        September 14, 2023 7:23 AM

        Luigi Mansion 2 HD

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        September 14, 2023 7:25 AM

        I beat Luigi's Mansion 2 and loved it at the time, but will be tough to go back after playing Luigi's Mansion 3 which was near prefect . I hope it's not $60+...

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        September 14, 2023 7:27 AM

        Of scourge there would be a Sora amiboo

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        September 14, 2023 7:27 AM

        OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT ITS HAPPENING

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        September 14, 2023 7:27 AM

        Fzero 99!

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          September 14, 2023 7:28 AM

          Tooooodayyyyyy

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          September 14, 2023 8:07 AM

          I wish they'd bring Pac-Man 99 back. :(

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        September 14, 2023 7:27 AM

        F-Zero 99!?

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        September 14, 2023 7:27 AM

        F-Zero 99!

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        September 14, 2023 7:28 AM

        AWW BOOOO i thought it was going to be a new 3D fzero

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        September 14, 2023 7:28 AM

        Hmm... not what I was hoping for in a new F-Zero game.

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          September 14, 2023 7:30 AM

          nope, but definitely gonna play it because if it's popular Nintendo may actually give the people what they want. Plus, it does look kinda fun.

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            September 14, 2023 7:31 AM

            I just don't like the 99-style games... they give me massive anxiety.

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          September 14, 2023 11:58 AM

          It's good because it means they're looking at the franchise again. Stuff like this usually leads to something down the road.

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        September 14, 2023 7:31 AM

        Snu-snu Land!

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        September 14, 2023 7:34 AM

        Finally a life sim! I was missing these!

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        September 14, 2023 7:34 AM

        Looks like a steampunk take on Stardew Valley?

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        September 14, 2023 7:35 AM

        Dave the Diver on switch!

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        September 14, 2023 7:35 AM

        I just finished the main story of Dave on my Steam Deck. I wish that dev all the success in the world.

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        September 14, 2023 7:36 AM

        Pauline? Who the heck is Pauline?

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          September 14, 2023 7:47 AM

          play mario odyssey asap

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            September 14, 2023 2:20 PM

            Oh! I never got past world 2, I should probably go back to that.

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          September 14, 2023 11:48 AM

          From the original Donkey Kong

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        September 14, 2023 7:39 AM

        One more thing...

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        September 14, 2023 7:39 AM

        New Paper Mario

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      September 14, 2023 11:10 AM

      Note that the same guy that leaked F-Zero 99, Mario vs DK, Super Mario Wonder, etc, is also corroborating Eurogamer's reports on the next console

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        September 14, 2023 11:13 AM

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          September 14, 2023 11:19 AM

          Matrix Awakens demo with DLSS and RTX, FF7 Remake being compared to PS5, BOTW demo with instant load times, etc.

          Basically all the stuff with it sounding closer to a portable Series S

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            September 14, 2023 11:37 AM

            I thought botw running at 4k 60fps seemed the most unbelievable, I figured so many physics and animations and such were tied to 30fps it would have been a monumental effort to get it working.

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              September 14, 2023 11:47 AM

              I thought the same thing. Everything I've read makes clear though that this is just a demo and not necessarily something that they ship. They also make clear that the most impressive thing is load times under one second. Its basically Nintendo's version of the Spider-Man comparison between PS4 and PS5 from a couple years ago.

              Anyway, we'll see!

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              September 14, 2023 12:01 PM

              The simulation probably uses fixed timesteps but that timestep would also probably not be too difficult to change.

              Or the simulation framerate is decoupled from the render framerate like a lot of games these days.

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                September 14, 2023 1:01 PM

                I know that physics bugs tied to framerate were fixed in Yuzu. No idea how much work that took but its certainly possible.

                Sony needs to do this with Bloodborne so fucking bad

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            September 14, 2023 12:09 PM

            Re: FF7 Remake, I'm going to assume that pixel peeping side-by-side comparisons will show very clear differences next to a PS5. Without a side-by-side comparison I'm also assuming that the Switch 2 output still looks great with DLSS, very close at least.

            Something as performant as a PS4 with Nvidia's modern hardware features sounds absolutely killer.

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              September 14, 2023 1:28 PM

              dlss is going to be key for nintendo's next switch console i think. it's got to at least sorta compete with the ps5/xsx or at least not look like it's a decade behind and there's no way to shove that much power into a tiny little handheld, but dlss can help fill that gap

              also please yes little to no load times, my tolerance for load times is so, so low now!!

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                September 14, 2023 2:08 PM

                This will be a serious demonstration of Nvidia's technology if it has better image quality, performance, and capabilities than a Steam Deck while allowing for a much smaller form factor and better heat/power consumption.

                Even the next AMD APUs that go into whatever follows the Deck and Ally will have a difficult time competing on all of those axis.

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            September 14, 2023 2:12 PM

            That would be insane

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            September 14, 2023 2:15 PM

            Man that'd be super cool. So what we thinking like all our digital stuff will come over right? right? [Insert Anakin Meme].

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              September 14, 2023 2:33 PM

              they probably wont' because they hate me, personally

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              September 14, 2023 2:33 PM

              Cross-compatibility is supposed to be a thing like with DS to 3DS. Makes sense too, there's nothing like a new chip foundation to go to (PPC to ARM or PPC to x86), no changing of storage formats from optical to solid state, etc. Even if the carts were a slightly different size or pin configuration they can still manage compatibility like they did with GBA and 3DS.

              Even the DS did it with a separate GBA port but I think that's the last time we'll ever see such a goofy change in cartridge size.

              I just assume that forwards compatibility will be a permanent thing with all platforms now that everyone has settled on x86/ARM and PPC is dead and buried.

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                September 14, 2023 2:36 PM

                Wild guess for cross-gen is that Metroid Prime 4 will be cross-platform but look WAY better on Switch 2, while the next 3D Mario game straight up won't work on Switch and be next-gen only.

                If the next 3D Mario is cross-platform then it won't be as ambitious as I'm assuming, but Bowser's Fury was already pushing the Switch very hard and I can't assume that they won't hold back for the next one.

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                  September 14, 2023 2:38 PM

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                    September 14, 2023 2:49 PM

                    It’ll have been five years since development restarted so next year seems possible. Even if its a 2025 game I’m still assuming a cross-gen release that looks much better on the next console.

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                      September 14, 2023 4:12 PM

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                        September 14, 2023 5:37 PM

                        Cross-gen happened between 360/PS3 and XB1/PS4 for years, major games like Alien Isolation, MGS5, Rise Of The Tomb Raider, CoD, Battlefield, EA sports games, etc, and that's with the change from PPC to x86. Cross-gen is still happening for PS4 and Xbox One a decade later.

                        I don't think Switch is going to be getting everything through 2027 but it'll be getting enough since there's money to be made. I do think cutoffs will be things like the next 3D Mario if its too heavy for the Switch, but we'll see.

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      September 14, 2023 11:34 AM

      gonna play the ever living fuck out of unicorn overlord

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      September 14, 2023 2:12 PM

      Nothing really impressed me. Still have one voucher to use. I guess I’ll use it on Wonder.

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      September 14, 2023 3:56 PM

      Trombone champ through the fire and flames

      https://youtu.be/OWJMNYpRikE?si=QJHl7GY8Lw6pICoo

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