Everything You Missed At The September 2022 Nintendo Direct
Every Nintendo Direct we get is an absolute treat, of course, but this one was a banger.
The new surprise reveal of a Direct on the way was a big shock to a lot of fans, and now, we know an awful lot about the future of Nintendo's output, including the title for the sequel to Breath of the Wild.
Here's everything you need to know about September 2022's Nintendo Direct.
Everything You Missed At The 13/09/2022 Nintendo Direct
- The conference opened with a cinematic and gameplay trailer of Fire Emblem Engage, revealing a release date of January 20, 2023, plus it revealed a Divine edition which comes with a steelbook.
- It Takes Two is coming to Switch, with local play and the game's signature friend pass. It's coming on November 4.
- Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is getting its western debut on the Switch, coming Early 2023.
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 revealed its second wave of DLC, announcing the new hero Ino along with Challenge Battles. It's coming October 23.
- SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star, Oddballers and Tunic are all revealed to be coming to the console.
- The Front Mission remasters have new release dates and a gameplay trailer - Front Mission 1st comes in November, Front Mission 2 is coming next year, and a remake of Front Mission 3 is planned for the future.
- Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life gets a gameplay trailer. It's coming in Summer 2023.
- It's Splatoon 3 time! The first Splatfest has been revealed, and its theme is what players would bring to a deserted island.
- Octopath Traveller II leapt out of the blue, and has revealed that it's coming on February 24, 2023.
- Fae Farm looks adorable, and is coming in Spring 2023.
- Theatrhythm Final Bar Line, a rhythm game based on the Final Fantasy series is coming February 16, 2023. DLC with songs from the NieR and Live A Live series among others are coming later on.
- Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope gets more gameplay with the reveal of Sparks, as well as the announcement of the game's Gold edition coming November 20.
- Rune Factory 3 Special is a remake of the classic game coming in 2023, and it has been revealed that a new Rune Factory series is in the works.
- More games are coming to the N64 roster for Switch soon, and they're all absolute bangers. Pilotwings 64, Mario Party 1 through 3, Pokemon Stadium and Pokemon Stadium 2, 1080 Snowboarding and Excitebike 64 are all coming. Plus, there's a final stinger - Goldeneye is coming, and it's coming with online play. Phwoar.
- Factorio is coming on October 28.
- An Ao Oni looking game called Ib is coming Spring 2023.
- Mario Strikers: Battle League is getting a free update! It's bringing Pauline and Diddy Kong to the pitch, and is coming this month.
- Take a deep breath - Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key is coming on February 24, 2023.
- We have a peek at the new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bonus tracks coming in the third instalment of DLC - we're getting Mario Kart Tour's Merry Mountain and Mario Kart DS' Peach Gardens. The third wave is coming this holiday.
- Nintendo Switch Sports has finally revealed that Golf is on the way, and it's coming this holiday. Just in time for you to absolutely smoke your Nan on the green.
- Miyamoto is here! He discusses that he's busy working on the Mario movie and Super Nintendo World in America, both of which are nearing completion - but he's got something else to share.
- Oh, yes. Pikmin 4 is officially on the way, coming in 2023, with a new gameplay style coming from the Pikmin's perspective.
- Just Dance 3 is coming to Switch with the game's new seasonal structure. It's coming November 22.
- Harvestella is announced, with a November 4 release date and the announcement of a playable demo launching today.
- More Bayonetta 3 news now, and it is revealed that Bayonetta is now fighting to save the world. It's coming on October 28.
- From the creators of Danganronpa comes Raincode, a new detective game. It's coming out Spring 2023.
- Resident Evil 8: Village is coming to Switch… in Cloud form. Sigh. It's dropping on October 28 with a demo out today, and it teases the Winters DLC on December 2.
- That's not all from the series, though - Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake, and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard are all coming to cloud on the Switch at some point this year too.
- Another quickfire round - Sifu is coming on November 8, Crisis Core 7 Remake is coming December 13, Radiant Silvergun later today, and Endless Dungeon next year.
- Tales of Symphonia Remastered is on the way, aiming for early 2023.
- One final quickfire round for good measure - Life is Strange: Arcadia Bay Collection on September 27, Romancing SaGa - Minstrel Song - Remastered on December 1, Lego Bricktales in Fall 2022, Disney Speedstorm at some point in 2022, plus Nintendo shares a look at Fall Guys season 2, which launches in a few days.
- Oh my god, it's Kirby. We're getting a remaster of Return to Dream Land, with a February 24, 2023 release date.
That's everything from the Direct - oh, except for one thing.
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 Gets Title And Release Date
It's the big one.
We finally know more about the upcoming sequel to Breath of the Wild - the game is called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (the decision to keep the conference from streaming in the UK right now suddenly makes a lot more sense), and it's coming out on May 12, 2023.
It has been a whopping Direct, and is packed with plenty of info about the future of Nintendo. Here's to the next one!