In this Summary of the Nintendo Direct September 2022 we collect, in strict order, all the announcements that have appeared in this presentation. The first general Nintendo Direct since February is 40 minutes long with game news for Nintendo Switch.
As always, the rumors have run rampant in the days before the presentation, and they spoke of announcements of outstanding ports or remasters of Zelda and Metroid games on Switch, which accumulate in the final stretch? from the console.
After almost six years on the market, we all hope there will be a new version of the console, Nintendo Switch Pro, or Switch 2 directly. That will be left for another time, because this Nintendo Direct is dedicated to games.
Before starting with the presentation, if you are curious here we leave you the summaries of the latest Nintendo Direct. The Mini: Partner Showcase on June 28, 2022, February 9, 2022, and just one year ago, in September 2021.
Direct from Nintendo – 09-13-2022
Nintendo Direct LIVE Summary 09/13/2022
Fire Emblem Engage – Awakening of the Fallen Dragon
Fire Emblem Engage – Reveal Trailer for Nintendo Switch
Intelligent Systems’ long-awaited new Fire Emblem for Nintendo Switch will chronicle the resurrection of a dragon. The protagonist wakes up after 1000 years as the descendant of a lineage of dragons?
As a novel mechanic, the protagonists will be able to merge (hence its name, Engage). For the rest, it is a Fire Emblem with all of the law: tactical turn-based strategy and maps in squares.
fire emblem engagement will come out on January 20, 2023. A special edition, Divine Edition, with a poster and art book, has been announced.
two are required
Josef Fares’ award-winning game, 2021’s GOTY, is finally launching on Switch. It is the same adventure that we know, that can only be played cooperatively (split screen, local and online mode, with Friend Pass, that if you buy it, a friend can play with it).
It Takes Two comes to Switch November 4.
Project Zero: Lunar Eclipse Mask
Ruka Minazuki stars in another gloomy horror adventure. Comes out early 2023. It’s also out on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Steam, as was the case with last year’s port of Maiden of Black Water.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Volume 2 DLC
Ino is the new Hero of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, released as part of the Season Pass. She arrives on October 14.
- Spongebob: Cosmic Shakeupa 3D adventure, comes out early 2023
- fitness boxingwith characters from The Fist of the North Star. Out March 2023.
- oddballersa party game from Ubisoft, in which four characters compete in various modes in arenas. In early 2023.
- Sayothe acclaimed adventure released in early 2022 on Xbox, comes to Switch on September 27
Mission Front 1st Remake / 2nd Remake / 3rd Remake
New look at the exclusive Switch remake of the two Front Mission, tactical strategy games from Square Enix. The second installment never left Japan. The first one comes out in November, and the second one comes out next year. A remake of the third will also come out.
Seasons Story: A Wonderful Life
New installment of the Marvelous farmhouse series formerly known as Harvest Moon. You can start a family and raise your children. Comes out the summer of 2023.
Splatoon 3 – First Festival
Nintendo confirms the first festival of Splatoon 3. What would you take to a desert island, Tools, Food or Hobbies?. It will be September 24-26.
Octopath Traveler 2
OCTOPATH TRAVELER II – Trailer
Square Enix announces a second installment, with eight new characters, of Octopath Traveler.
Octopath Traveler 2 Sale on February 24, 2023. It will also arrive on PS4, PS5 and Steam, on the same date.
Another farming RPG, this one with more action and dungeon crawling than Story of Seasons. It comes out in spring 2023, and it’s exclusive to Switch.
Teatrorhythm: final bar line
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy, 385 songs from across the series will be included in this new rhythm game installment, which has already debuted on 3DS. Comes out on February 16, 2023. There will be DLCs for Saga, NieR and Octopath Traveler, Live a Live… with 90 bonus songs.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – Nintendo Direct 09-13-22
New more detailed look at the new Mario + Rabbids from Ubisoft, especially the exploration of the maps, a much improved aspect compared to the first game. Comes out on October 20.
If you pre-order the Gold Edition, you will get additional skins and the Battle Pass.
Rune Factory 3 Special
Another action RPG farming game, with the remaster of Rune Factory 3 Special, and it’s coming out next year. In addition, there is another installment in development.
New Nintendo 64 Games – Goldeneye 64
The following Nintendo 64 games are coming to Nintendo Switch Online soon. Be careful, among them is Goldeneye, from Rare!
- pilot wings 64
- mario party
- mario party 2
- mario party 3
- pokemon stadium
- Pokémon Stadium 2
- 1080 snowboard
- exciting bike 64
- Goldeneye 64 (will also be released in xbox game pass)
- Various daytime lifeanother Square Enix RPG with 100 trades
- Factorya simulation game on an alien planet. On October 28.
- iban exploration RPG adventure with a girl exploring a strange museum. Spring of 2023.
Mario Strikers Battle League Football DLC 2
Pauline and Diddy Kong arrive in the second free DLC for Mario Strikers, which also adds new equipment and a new stadium. comes out in september 2022.
Ryza Workshop 3
Announced new installment of Atelier Ryza 3, Alchemist of the End and the Secret Key. Comes out on February 24, 2023.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC
Sneak peek of two tracks from the upcoming Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC: Gift Village from Mario Kart Tour, and Peach’s Garden from Nintendo DS. comes out in winter 2022.
nintendo switch sports
golf will come out in winter 2022 on Switch Sports. It will have 21 tracks from the Wii Sports games, and will have an eight-player mode.
Pikmin 4 Nintendo Switch Announcement Trailer
Shigeru Miyamoto returns remembering that the Super Mario Bros. movie opens in spring 2023. But he hasn’t come to talk about the movie… but about Pikmin. After a review of Pikmin Bloom, the Niantic game (which came out a year ago), comes the real news: Pikmin 4.
This sequel will be out in 2023, and only a brief teaser has been seen, confirming that it will be out in 2023. We will be able to play as the Pikmin, from the ground!
just dance 2023
Ubisoft’s dance game, like every year, will be released on Nintendo Switch. It comes out on November 22.
in the harvest
Ah yes, another farming RPG, although this one was already known, and it seems that it will have more depth in the combat and RPG elements. It’s exclusive to Switch and PC, and it’s out on November 4. A demo will be out today.
Bayonetta 3 – Nintendo Direct Gameplay Trailer 09/13/2022
In the third installment of Bayonetta, he will fight against homunculi, creatures created by humans that threaten the entire world. Comes out on October 28., and a trailer with much more information has been revealed.
Master Detective Archive: RAIN CODE
From the creators of Danganropa at Spike Chunsoft comes a ghost detective investigation adventure. Set in a metropolis controlled by corporations, we will be Yuma, an amnesiac detective and Shinigami, a spirit that does not separate from him.
In addition to exploration, there will be third-person action combat. Master Detective Archives Rain Code comes out first time in 2023, as a timed Switch exclusive.
Resident Evil Village: Cloud Version
Capcom will release the latest Resident Evil on October 28, but as a cloud version. A demo is available today. The DLCs will also come out. In addition, these installments will also be released in 2022, all as Cloud Version.
- resident evil 2
- Resident Evil 3
- Resident Evil 7
Various (Crisis Core: Final Fantasy Reunion)
Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion – Launch Trailer
- Sifuthe martial arts beat em up, comes out in november
- Crisis Core – Final Fantasy Reunion is confirmed for December 13 (it is a cross-platform remaster)
- Radian Silvergun, an arcade shooter. It comes out today.
- endless dungeonan action roguelike.
Symphony Tales Remastered
Bandai Namco announces the remastering of this RPG, released on GameCube and PS2 in 2004, and which today is a collector’s item much appreciated by its fans. Thanks to this remastering we will be able to enjoy it again on Switch, and it will come out early 2023.
- Life is Strange Arcadia Bay
- romantic saga
- LEGO Bricktales in Autumn
- Disney Speedstorm in winter
- Fall Guys (new season on September 15)
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe – Switch Trailer
A port of Return yo Dream Land is announced, the Wii 2D Kirby game (in Europe, it was called Kirby’s Adventure Wii). It maintains the local cooperative and its collection of minigames, with some new ones. Comes out on February 24, 2023.
The Legend of Zelda: Kingdom Tears
The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom – Release Date Trailer
The latest announcement is the most anticipated: the sequel to Breath of the Wild, in which Link will travel through a world in the clouds, finally has a name, Tears of the Kingdom. Reduction on May 12, 2023.
What did you think of this Nintendo Direct? The The Legend of Zelda: Tears of Kingdom adand its confirmation of a date not too far away has made us late (we will finally stop calling it Breath of the Wild 2), despite the clamorous absences from the ports of Zelda Wind Waker or Metroid Prime, which some took for granted. .. We will continue investigating!