All announced in the Nintendo Direct

Nintendo’s highly anticipated February 2023 Showcase is over, and we now have a much clearer idea of ​​what’s coming to Switch in the first half of this year. Nintendo Direct has packed a lot into its 40-minute run, including some really fantastic revelations. We’ve got Zelda galore, a sprinkling of Pikmin 4, a bowl of Bayonetta, and more than a few surprises. Here are all the announcements, trailers and news that Nintendo offers to the gaming world. Buckle up, there’s a LOT.

Nintendo Direct kicked off with a trailer for Pikmin 4 that looks as pretty and cute as one could hope for. The big news is the release date: July 21, 2023!

Next up is a trailer for Volume 3 of the Xenoblade Chronices 3 Expansion Pass, due out later this month, and a sneak peek at the new story scenario coming in Volume 4 later this year.

Onward to a brand new Samba de Amigo game from Sega! Samba de Amigo: Party Central is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer.

Nintendo Direct then announced Fashion Dreamer from Marvelous Entertainment. It should be out sometime this year.

Next we have a release date for the Dead Cells Return to Castlevania DLC on March 6th.

Tron: Identity by Bithell Games is coming to Nintendo Switch this April. Here’s the trailer:

Capcom’s Ghost Trick crime series returns with a remaster of the first game. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective will be released this summer.

Next! Level 5’s DecaPolice is coming to Switch this year. Here’s the trailer:

As expected, Nintendo Direct featured more of Platinum’s Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon. It will be released on March 17th.

Splatoon 3 times! The Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass is a paid DLC that includes two waves of content. The first wave includes Inkopolis and will start this spring. Wave 2, called Side Order, starts sometime later. Here’s the trailer:

Next up was Disney Illusion Island, a lovely looking platformer starring Mickey Mouse and co. It launches on Nintendo Switch on July 28th.

Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass Pack 2 has its time to shine in the Nintendo Direct. It’s out now! The trailer also teased Pack 3 and 4.

Here’s a surprise: a brand new game from Life is Strange developer Don’t Nod. It’s called Harmony: The Fall of Reverie and is due out this June.

Octopath Traveler 2 is just around the corner. A demo showing the game’s opening hours is now available.

Bandai Namco announced We Love Katamari Reroll+ Royal Reverie, set for release on June 2nd.

Sabotage Studio’s turn-based retro RPG Sea of ​​Stars is out on August 29th.

Free-to-play multiplayer air hockey game Omega Strikers is coming to Nintendo Switch on April 27th.

A collection of remasters of the first three Etria Odyssey games is coming to Nintendo Switch on June 1st. It’s called Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection.

Nintendo has finally announced a release date for the delayed Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp: April 21st. Here’s the new trailer:

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe now has a new demo in the eShop. The game starts on February 24th.

Here’s a cool surprise! Game Boy and Game Boy Color games are available on Nintendo Switch Online! Launch games include Tetris, Super Mario Land 2 – 6 Golden Coins, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX and Gargoyle’s Quest. More games will be added in the future.

And! Game Boy Advance games are available on Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack! Expect Mario Kart: Super Circuit, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, and other GBA classics.

Here’s a massive announcement: the original Metroid Prime remastered for Nintendo Switch! And it’s now available in the eShop! The physical version starts on March 3rd.

phew! Following that bombshell, Nintendo unveiled Direct Master Detective Archives: Rain Code, coming to Nintendo Switch on June 30th.

GameCube RPGs Baten Kaitos 1 and 2 are remastered for Nintendo Switch this summer. It’s called Baten Kaitos Ⅰ&Ⅱ HD Remaster together.

Here’s another surprise from Level 5: Fantasy Life in The Girl Who Steals Time coming to Nintendo Switch this year.

And more from level 5: a new Professor Layton! It’s called Professor Layton and The New World of Steam, and that’s pretty much all we know. Here’s the teaser:

Wave 4 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC is notable for adding Birdo, something of a Eurogamer mascot. It’s coming out this spring.

Nintendo saved the best for last, a good look at The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. And yes, it looks fantastic. It will be released on May 12th.

That’s a wrap! And what a Nintendo Direct is, was. So what did you notice? All announced in the Nintendo Direct

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