Nintendo Direct - Feb 8th - Metroid Prime and Baten Kaitos remaster



Get your boarding passes ready, because the Nintendo Hype Train is about to take off. The first Nintendo Direct of 2023 is here, and will contain information regarding Switch games due out this first half of the year...mostly. There are rumors of all sorts going around, including the possibility of a Metroid announcement, GBA games for Nintendo Switch Online, and more. The 40-minute-long Direct kicks off at 4pm CST--about 45 minutes after this thread has gone live.

It begins.

Pikmin 4 is the game to start things off. There's a dog that you can control and have help you move things. Plenty of new gameplay shown, including an ice Pikmin. Launches July 21, 2023.

Masha is the newest Xenoblade character. This is the upcoming DLC to Xenoblade 3. Volume 4 has new story content. Feb 15 is the date for Volume 3.

New Samba de Amigo game, subtitled Party Central. It's a rhythm game that uses the Joy-Cons. Has multiplayer. Releases Summer 2023.

Fashion Dreamer is a new game where you pick out outfits for an influencer. It's from XSEED. Out sometime this year.

Dead Cells has a trailer for its new Castlevania themed DLC. You can fight Dracula, use a whip, features 51 Castlevania themes as well. March 6th.

TRON: Identity is a game with dialogue choices.

Ghost Trick returns in a brand new port. Summer launch, has HD visuals.

Deca Police is a game about a detective that uses VR to solve cases, there's tactical RPG elements. 2023.

Bayonetta Origins is next. The trailer introduces a demon that you can control at the same time as Bayonetta. March 17th.

New Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass. Wave 1 is Inkopolis. Spring 2023. A second wave is also on the way. Called Side Order.

Disney Illusion Island is a 2D platformer. Local multiplayer. July 28.

New Emblems are coming to Engage, featuring Soren, Hector, Camilla, Chrom/Robin, Veronica, all to be added. Fell Xenologue is a new story DLC. Wave 2 releases later today.

Harmony: The Fall of Reverie is a story game with many routes, has music from the Celeste composer, out this June.

Octopath II gets a new demo.

We <3 Katamari remaster on the way, with new challenges. June 2.

Sea of Stars is a turn-based RPG. Chrono Trigger composer made music for the game.

F2P online game Omega Strikers is an air-hockey soccer game.

The first three Etrian Odyssey games are coming to Switch. New art and new difficulty and auto map. June 1st.

Advance Wars is finally back. April 21st, for real this time.

Kirby's Return to Dreamland Deluxe. You can play as Magolar. Demo available later today. Feb 24.

Game Boy games are coming to NSO. Launch games features Tetris, Super Mario Land 2, Link's Awakening DX, Gargoyle's Quest, Game & Watch 3, Alone in the Dark, Metroid 2, Wario Land 3, Kirby's Dream Land.

GBA too. For Expansion Pack. Mario Advance 4, WarioWare, Kuru Kuru Kururin, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Superstar Saga, Minish Cap. Local and online play. Launches today.

Metroid Prime is getting a remaster. Launches today. Feb 22 for physical launch.

Master Detective is a game where each detective has a supernatural power. June 30th.

Baten Kaitos is getting a remaster too. Both games. Summer.

Fantasy Life is getting a new game. 2023.

So is Layton, in the New World of Steam.

Wave 4 Mario Kart tracks. Yoshi's Island, Birdo is playable. Out Spring.

BOTW 2 is next. Gameplay and story trailer. May 12. Amiibo and collector's edition out at launch.
 
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I bet that Metroid Prime remaster's gonna be $60. The GB and GBA stuff is nice but kinda too little too late imo.
Tears of the Kingdom looks great as i figured, but i still hope that $70 price is false. Also interested in the Sea of Stars demo, been following that game for awhile. Seems like the switch may be starting to wind down, wonder if Prime 4 will be on their next console instead.
 

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Still can't believe Metroid Prime is being released today
I'm pirating it for now but I'll buy it 22nd when it'll get released physically
 
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I must admit that new zelda has not been well presented in the trailer...
Mmmhmm
I m not well impressed...
Hope i m mistaking...
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I bet that Metroid Prime remaster's gonna be $60. The GB and GBA stuff is nice but kinda too little too late imo.
Tears of the Kingdom looks great as i figured, but i still hope that $70 price is false. Also interested in the Sea of Stars demo, been following that game for awhile. Seems like the switch may be starting to wind down, wonder if Prime 4 will be on their next console instead.
Probably MP4 will be on next switch...
 

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It's nice to see that we are finally getting gameboy games even though its kind of a weird/kinda random selection. I'm excited for the new Zelda and Fantasy life games. I'm definitely want to get Metroid Prime in a month or 2, rn I got too much stuff to play and no time to play them(typical gamer problems) and spent too much this past 2 months.
 

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So a Metroid game a year might be true
Prime this year, next year maybe Metroid 6 ? 3 years for a 2D Metroid might be fine if it's using the same engine for Dread. Next year Prime 4 maybe
 

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Okay, personal highlight time for me:

• Pikmin 4 gameplay and release date (of course)
• new Samba de Amigo (how the fuck did he live.)
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• Ghost Trick remaster
• Deca Police (I am sorry but every time I see a cat in a game it immediately sells me)
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• We Love Katamari remaster (we are EATING! but I am not saying the full name ever)
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• GB/GBC in standard NSO (it's neat. fuck it. but I won't lie it took way too long)
• Metroid Prime Remastered (I will be pirating)
• new Professor Layton (The happiness I feel cannot be expressed in words.)
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it's 11pm I should not be this excited for a new Layton at this time. god help me. good night
 
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about fucking time for advance wars!!!! also that party center better have online....
 

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This Direct was a great way to start the new year. Inkopolis is coming back as a full hub. Metroid Prime Remaster just straight up got dropped out of nowhere. Game Boy/ Advance games also got dropped and the games lineup looks super good. I mean, Superstar Saga in the initial lineup and Fire Emblem + Amazing Mirror are confirmed to be getting added eventually. I definitely ate good tonight

Forgot to mention: that Xenoblade DLC looks WILD.
 
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My highlights of this Nintendo Direct:
  • Fashion Dreamer: Finally, a new fashion game! Knowing this is made by the same devs behind Style Savvy (one of my favorite game series), I'm looking forward to this!
  • Metroid Prime Remastered: Nice, it seems the graphics have improved!
  • Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: This is looking to be a good sequel to BotW!
  • GameBoy & GBA on Switch: Nice additions!
 
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