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Nintendo Direct September 13 Recap

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Nintendo Direct September 13 2022 Recap

The latest Nintendo Direct presentation featured a few exciting game announcements, lots of trailers and information on previously announced games, and way too many farming simulators. A brand new Fire Emblem game is on the way, Pikmin 4 got announced after years of teasing, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (BOTW2) got a name and release date. Check out a quick summary of the headlines and the full presentation below if you'd like.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the name of the long awaited sequel to Breath of the Wild. We saw a quick trailer and got a release date: May 12, 2023.
  • The long teased Pikmin 4 was officially announced for Switch. We didn't see any gameplay, but a little teaser showing some of the landscapes was shown. The game will be coming sometime in 2023.
  • A new Fire Emblem adventure, called Fire Emblem Engage is coming to the Switch. It features both new and returning heroes like Marth and Celica fighting an evil entity known as the Fell Dragon. It launches on January 20, 2023.
  • A remake of the 2011 Wii game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe is coming to Switch. This is a classic Kirby experience set on Planet Popstar and features up to four player co-op. It will be out on February 24, 2023.
  • Several new additions are coming to the Nintendo 64 library on Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion. They include Pokémon Stadium, Pokémon Stadium 2, Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, Pilotwings 64, 1080° Snowboarding, Excitebike 64, and most excitingly, GoldenEye 007 with online multiplayer.
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 3 will be out before the end of the year and features tracks like Merry Mountain (Tour) and Peach Gardens (DS).
  • Bayonetta 3, which will release soon on October 28, got a new trailer that explains some of the lore of the new game.
  • A remake of the 2004 Gamecube game Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life is being remade in the form of Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life. It will feature various new gameplay updates and marriage candidates, and the ability to marry any candidate as any gender.
  • The beloved strategy game Factorio will be coming to Switch on October 28, and will even feature cross-platform co-op multiplayer.
  • The recent Zelda-like indie hit TUNIC will be getting a Switch release. You can grab it on the eShop starting on September 27.

There were many other games showcased in the presentation that didn't make the summary, so you can watch it in full if you want to check those out:

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