Nintendo Direct - September 13 - new Fire Emblem, Pikmin 4, Kirby's Return to Dream Land DX announced

Get yourself ready for a Nintendo Direct. 40 minutes of Nintendo-focused goodness is on the way, with plenty of announcements of upcoming games to be revealed. Tune in and watch live, or keep an eye on this thread to see everything that gets shown during the Direct.

It begins with Fire Emblem. We see a reed and blue-haired protagonist, along with Marth. The game is called Fire Emblem Engage. The main character is a fell dragon, and you can summon previous protagonists from the Fire Emblem series. Launches January 20, 2023.

A Divine Edition of the game will be available, and comes with a steelbook, artbook, and other goodies.

It Takes Two heads to the Switch. You can play online, local split-screen, or on two consoles locally. Launches November 4th.

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse will head west early next year.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is getting wave 2 of its expansion pass. There's a new hero who you can recruit. Challenge battles will be added, which reward you with items and costumes. Launches October 13th.

SpongeBob is getting a new 3D platformer. Spongebob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake.

Fitness Boxing of the North Star is an exercise game based on the anime series, out March 2023

Oddballers and Tunic are coming to the Switch.

We get to see the Front Mission remakes again. This will be the first time Front Mission 2 releases in the west officially. The first remake is out November, the second is out next year, while Front Mission 3 is also getting remade.

Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life is a remake of the classic Harvest Moon game. The characters will visibly age over the years. Launches Summer next year.

The first Splatfest has been confirmed for Splatoon 3: what would you bring to a deserted island? Takes place this month, from the 23rd to the 25th. More updates are on the way.

There's a Square Enix game next--it's Octopath Traveller 2. The "HD 2D" style returns, with a new collection of characters. Paths will change depending on day or night. As before, there are 8 stories. Launches Feb 24, 2023.

Fae Farm is another farm sim style game, with magic spells and combat. Has local and online multiplayer. Spring 2023, Nintendo exclusive.

Theaterhythm: Final Bar Line heads to the Switch. 385 songs across the Final Fantasy series, with 2 player coop, or 4 player multibattle. Feb 16. Includes Nier, Live A Live, and Octopath Traveller songs as well as DLC.

Rabbids are here again. Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope releases on October 20th.

Rune Factory 3: Special brings the DS game to the Switch. A new Rune Factory game is also on the way.

Pilotwings 64, Mario Party 1, 2, 3, Pokemon Stadium, Pokemon Stadium 2, 1080 Snowboarding, Excitebike 64, are all on the way to the NSO service through the next year.

Goldeneye will also be coming soon, with online play.

Another SE JRPG. It's called Various Daylife. It's out later today.

Factorio is coming to the Switch. October 28th.

A spooky horror RPG called Ib will be out this Spring.

Mario Strikers: Battle League adds Pauline and Diddy Kong in a free update. New gear and another stadium are on the way, later this month.

Atelier Ryza 3 will be on the Switch. Feb 24th.

Wave 3 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe expansion shows us new-old tracks. Merry Mountain from Tour, Peach Gardens from DS, and more. It'll be out this holiday.

Nintendo Switch Sports gets a highlight, revealing the return of golf. Has 8 player online mode. The update has been pushed back to the holiday season.

Miyamoto is here for a special announcement. He's talking about the Super Mario movie and Super Nintendo World.

He's explaining Niantic's Pikmin Bloom mobile game.

Pikmin 4 is finally here, with a brief teaser. Comes out next year.

Ubisoft is here to dance. Just Dance 2023.

Harvestella is a farm sim, but it's from Square Enix. Epic RPG meets farming. Launches November 4th.

Bayonetta time. There's new allies and enemies. Bayonetta 3 launches on October 28th. A gameplay trailer will be posted after the Direct.

The creator of Danganronpa has a new detective game called Raincode. Switch timed exclusive, out this Spring.

Resident Evil Village will be on the Switch...through the cloud. Resident Evil 2 and 3 will also head to the Switch via cloud streaming later this year.

Sifu is coming to the Switch. It's here November 8th.

Crisis Core remaster will be headed to the Switch, and it'll be out December 13th.

Radiant Silvergun is back, and on the Switch. It's also out today.

Endless Dungeon is a roguelike with heroes and quests, and three player online coop. Comes out next year.

Tales of Symphonia is getting a remaster, on the Switch. Early 2023.

Life is Strange, Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song, LEGO Bricktales, Disney Speedstorm, and other third party games are shown.

Kirby's Return to Dreamland Deluxe announced. There's new minigames to play, too, as well as classic ones. 4 player local coop and versus. February 24, 2023.

This is the final trailer of the day:

It's time for another look at BOTW 2. It's subtitled Tears of the Kingdom. Launches May 12, 2023.


Go touch grace
Dec 26, 2013
The Lands Between
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I have nothing against you but I seriously can't see why that's important at all. Like who cares dude.
You're right, his opinion isn't worth a wad of used toilet paper. It should still be obvious why I'm willing to contest it, though. I just need to accept the fact that he's here to be a feckless contrarian and nothing more.
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3DS is love, 3DS is life
Jun 7, 2022
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You're right, his opinion isn't worth a wad of used toilet paper. It should still be obvious why I'm willing to contest it, though. I just need to accept the fact that he's here to be a feckless contrarian and nothing more.
Oh yeah, I don't want to come across like some wannabe Zen master who's never annoyed by obtuse people. It's a weird opinion to have here, of all places. I think you're right, it's contrarianism and nothing more.
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Oct 20, 2022
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Nobody is speaking about Story of season a wonderful life. Harvest Moon a wonderful life is one of my favourite games. I do hope that people will give this remake a chance
I think that so long as they add festivals and more general events like the recent story of seasons titles, it should see success

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