Nintendo Direct September 2022: All Games Featured (2023)

The Nintendo Direct last September 13, 2022 introduced many new titles, remakes, ports, and updated us on additional content for games. Read along for the full list of featured titles.

Fire Emblem Engage

The newest Fire Emblem title, Engage, allows you to summon heroes like Marth to defeat an ancient threat.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The newest installment to the long-running series has been announced, and it will release on May 12, 2023.

Octopath Traveler II

The newest entry in the OCTOPATH TRAVELER series was announced, scheduled for a release on February 24, 2023.

It Takes Two

The critically acclaimed 2-player co-op platforming adventure game It Takes Two by Hazelight is headed to Switch! Play as May and Cody and be a part of their touching and heartfelt story as it unfolds.

It will be available on the Nintendo Switch on November 4, 2022.

FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse

FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, initially released in 2008 on the Wii, will be available on the Nintendo Switch with enhanced graphics. Slated for a 2023 release date, Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is the fourth game in the FATAL FRAME series and follows the story of Rōgetsu Island and the hallows that haunt it.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Wave 2 of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass was revealed, including a new hero character Ino, a new Challenge Battle mode, and more. It’s scheduled to release on October 13, 2022.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake

Awaken the child inside you and accompany SpongeBob and Patrick as they tear apart the very fabric of the universe with wish-granting Mermaid’s Tears! SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake comes to the Nintendo Switch next year.

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Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star

There’s no better workout motivator than ripped anime characters, which is what exactly Fitness Boxing: Fist of the North Star offers. A new battle mode against characters in the world of “Fist of the North Star” will also be introduced, making exercise more fun.


Wacky multiplayer party game Oddballers will be available on Switch next year. Play locally with up to four players, or online against five other players in this absurd dodgeball where you can dodge, block, and grab whatever you can to hit your enemies.


Isometric action game TUNIC first released on Xbox earlier this year and is now set to be ported to Nintendo Switch on September 27, 2022. TUNIC tells the story about a small fox on a big adventure as you explore a land filled with lost legends, ancient powers, and ferocious monsters.


FRONT MISSION 1st: Remake hits Nintendo Switch next month, and we also got more information regarding sequel titles. FRONT MISSION 2: Remake will be available next year, while a remaster of the third title in the series was confirmed.

STORY OF SEASONS: A Wonderful Life

Previously known as Harvest Moon, STORY OF SEASONS: A Wonderful Life is a remake of the 2003 title, initially available for the GameCube. You live in a tranquil community called Forgotten Valley as you fulfill your father’s legacy of running a farm.

Splatoon 3

Join the first post-launch Splatfest for Splatoon 3 on September 23 to 25 and answer the question “What would you bring to a deserted island? Tools, food, or something to pass the time?” to choose which team you’d throw ink for!

Fae Farm

Fae Farm allows you to escape to the fairytale life of your dreams. Craft, cultivate, and decorate your homestead in this farm simulator RPG that you can play with up to 3 more friends! Forge bonds with the residents, discover magic, and explore mysterious realms on the enchanted island of Azoria.


FINAL FANTASY celebrates 35 years of music throughout the series with the newest Theatrhythm. The rhythm action game features 385 selected tracks from all across FINAL FANTASY and boasts a total of 104 characters to choose from.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, and friends explore planets throughout the galaxy to uncover mysterious secrets and save their Spark companions.

Rune Factory 3 Special

Rune Factory 3 was initially released in 2009, but a remastered version is set to hit the Nintendo Switch in Spring 2023! Rune Factory 3 Special has brand new features including Newlywed Mode that unlock standalone adventures with each of the game’s 11 eligible bachelorettes, Another Episode which has fully voiced stories, and a “Hell” difficulty level.

Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key

Ryza and her friends return for their final adventure after news of a sudden appearance of a mysterious group of islands in nearby waters arrives. Atelier Ryza 3 will have a vast and “living” field that is among the largest in the long-running Atelier series.

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SQUARE ENIX announced their all-new adventure and daily life RPG. This title comes from the development team that brought us OCTOPATH TRAVELER and BRAVELY DEFAULT.


Factorio, the satisfying factory builder, is headed to the Nintendo Switch on October 28, 2022. Go from chopping trees, mining ores, and crafting by hand to becoming an industrial powerhouse with huge solar fields, oil refineries, construction robots, and more.


A young girl Ib gets lost in an ever-changing art gallery. This 2D adventure will have your spine tingling as you explore the creepy art gallery.

Initially released in 2012 as a freeware psychological horror game, it will be ported to the Nintendo Switch by Spring next year.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

8 more courses are headed to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with Wave 3 of the Booster Course Pass!

Nintendo Switch Sports

Golf will be introduced in Nintendo Switch Sports! 21 courses can be played locally or online.

Resident Evil

Several Resident Evil titles will become available on the Nintendo Switch with Cloud gaming. Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil VII, and Resident Evil Village are the games involved.

Just Dance 2023 Edition

The newest iteration of Just Dance will have online multiplayer, personalization, 3D worlds, new songs, and new modes! You can lay with up to five players to dance with, even if they’re on the other side of the world. Content such as game modes will be updated all-year long.


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The demo for HARVESTELLA is now available, prior to its November 4, 2022 release. In this SQUARE ENIX title, tend to your crops, befriend the townsfolk, and overcome a calamity dubbed “Quietus,” the season of death.

Bayonetta 3

Bayonetta is in for a devilishly good time as she finds herself going against manmade bioweapons called Homonculi.

Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE

The minds behind the Danganronpa series brings us Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE. An amnesiac detective named Yuma, along with Shinigami, the spirit haunting him, tackle mysteries in a city that receives perpetual rain.

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Remake

Our pinky puffy protagonist is back in this remake of Kirby’s Return to Dream Land! Play with up to 4 players, where each of you can control another Kirby or one if Kirby’s iconic friends as you find missing pieces of Magolor’s marooned ship.


The prequel to FINAL FANTASY VII, CRISIS CORE retells a beloved classic with an HD remaster available on Nintendo Switch on December 13, 2022.

Endless Dungeon

Rogue-lite tactical action title Endless Dungeon releases for the Nintendo Switch early next year. This is the newest addition to the Endless universe, and a must-get for rogue-lite fans.


Follow the steps of a young Kung Fu student on their path to hunting the man that murdered his family. Throughout Sifu, time is the price you pay for every mistake – will you exact revenge before you succumb to age?

More Nintendo 64 Games

More Nintendo 64 games are on their way to the Switch. The following titles can be expected soon: Pilotwings 64, Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, Pokemon Stadium, Pokemon Stadium 2, 1080 Snowboarding, Excitebike 64.

These titles will gradually become available for Nintendo Switch Online members, with the first three hitting this year and the rest next year.

007 GoldenEye has also been confirmed to release soon on the Switch and is coming with Online Play.

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What was announced Nintendo Direct 2022? ›

Pilotwings 64, Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, Pokémon Stadium, Pokémon Stadium 2, 1080 Snowboarding, and Excitebike 64 are coming to Nintendo Switch Online in the future; the first three are coming in 2022, with the rest launching in 2023.

What was announced in the September Nintendo Direct? ›

Rune Factory 3 Special was announced with a 2023 release window, while a new game in the series was confirmed to be in development. Pilotwings 64, Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, Pokemon Stadium, Pokemon Stadium 2, 1080 Snowboarding, Excitebike 64, and Goldeneye 007 are all coming to Nintendo Switch Online.

Will there be a Nintendo Direct in September 2022? ›

The Nintendo Direct last September 13, 2022 introduced many new titles, remakes, ports, and updated us on additional content for games. Read along for the full list of featured titles.

What did they announced at Nintendo Direct? ›

Nintendo revealed a brand new Fire Emblem game called Fire Emblem: Engage, and it brings back fan-favorite characters Marth and Celica. We get a look at the game's new protagonist, the Divine Edition of the game, and much more. It hits Switch on January 20, 2023.

Will there be Nintendo 4DS? ›

The Nintendo 4DS is the newest system in the Nintendo DS family that will be released on November 15, 2022.

Will there be an Octopath Traveler 2? ›

Octopath Traveler 2 was announced alongside a release date, and a close one at that. This sequel is set to arrive on February 24, 2023.

Will there be a Metroid Prime 4? ›

Metroid Prime 4 is an upcoming video game developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.

Will there be a RYZA 3? ›

Koei Tecmo Shares New Artwork For Upcoming Switch Release Atelier Ryza 3. Back in September, Koei Tecmo officially announced Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key for the Nintendo Switch. This new entry in the RPG series will be making its debut here in the west on 24th February 2023.

Will Zelda be remastered for Switch? ›

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, will launch on May 12, 2023. And a remastered version of GoldenEye 007, a legendary title from the Nintendo 64, is on its way to the Switch, as well as the Xbox.

Will Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess be on Switch? ›

The Latest Nintendo Direct Didn't Have the Announcement Zelda Fans Really Want. Despite it being teased, Twilight Princess, a fan-favorite classic Zelda game, still hasn't come to the Switch. Here's why it deserves to.

Is Nintendo releasing a new console in 2024? ›

New Nintendo Switch 2 potential release date

Nevertheless, we don't see the Switch 2 arriving much earlier than 2024, or late 2023 at best.

Does Nintendo Switch have Netflix 2022? ›

Switch between games and shows

Although you can't watch Netflix, you can pull up any of the other streaming options available and set up one of the best stands for your console and stream anywhere with Wi-Fi from your portable Nintendo Switch!

What games are in the new Nintendo Direct? ›

  • Announcing the Latest Installment of the Fire Emblem Series. Summon iconic Fire Emblem heroes in this tactical turn-based RPG.
  • Eight New Travelers Embark on a Journey. Introducing a brand-new entry in the OCTOPATH TRAVELER series.
  • A New Pikmin Game Launches in 2023. ...
  • The Kingdom of Hyrule Beckons You Once More.
13 Sept 2022

What does Nintendo have planned for 2022? ›

The upcoming Switch games on the horizon continue to grow thanks to recent showcases that have treated us to more announcements and reveals. The latest September 2022 Nintendo Direct gave us plenty to look forward to, with the likes of Pikmin 4, a remake of Kirby's Return to Dreamland, and Fire Emblem Engage.

How many farming games Nintendo Direct? ›

The Nintendo Direct presentation featured four major games for the genre: Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, a remake of the GameCube classic; Fae Farm, a fairytale farmsteading game from Dauntless developer Phoenix Labs; Rune Factory 3 Special, a rework of the Nintendo DS game; and Harvestella, which combines farming ...

Is Nintendo shutting down the 3DS? ›

In March 2023.

Will 3DS games be discontinued? ›

Original Story 2/16: Nintendo has announced it's going to stop selling 3DS and Wii U games through the eShop before the end of March 2023.

Is a 3DS better than a 2DS? ›

The 3DS and 3DS XL have stereoscopic, glasses-free 3D screens while the 2DS and 2DS XL are in 2D - the clues are in their names. That's the biggest difference between them. The resolution of the lower touchscreens on all of the models is the same: 320 x 240.

Do I need all 8 characters Octopath? ›

There are eight characters in Octopath Traveler and you must choose one of them to start. Each character has a four-chapter story and the character you choose will be locked into your party until you complete his or her story.

Did Octopath Traveler sell well? ›

Square Enix in its announcement for Octopath Traveler 2 revealed the original Octopath Traveler has sold over three million units worldwide.

How long does it take to travel 100 percent Octopath? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Octopath Traveler is about 60½ Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 103 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Is Mario Odyssey 2 confirmed? ›

Mario Odyssey 2 will be the sequel to the massively popular Mario Odyssey game on Nintendo Switch, and we've got all the information that you need about the new title in the franchise.

Is Pikmin 4 confirmed? ›

(Pocket-lint) - It's been a long while, but Pikmin 4 is finally official, confirming that the Pikmin franchise is coming back once again.

Will there be a Metroid Prime 5? ›

Nintendo announced it's going to skip the highly anticipated Metroid Prime 4 and go right to Metroid Prime 5, which is beginning production now.

Is Atelier Ryza 2 censored on switch? ›

It was censored with the first patch on ALL systems. Not the most recent and including the Switch.

Does RYZA 2 have romance? ›

Finally, the game introduces a significant amount of concrete romance, which is also new to the series. Atelier has been notorious for crumb trail hints of love between its characters, both hetero-normative and queer, like Rorona and Sterk, or Lulua and Refle in the Arland games.

Is Atelier Ryza lewd? ›

“This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Partial Nudity, Sexual Content.” Please purchase such contents at Comic Market. Well one character has a visible camel toe in her outfit so I think its justified. Atelier games are known for the lewd cgs as well.

Will Majora's Mask be remastered? ›

The game also received a full remake for the Nintendo 3DS in 2015 called The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. However, it's the original N64 version that will be released on Nintendo Switch Online. Majora's Mask will be available to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers.

Is Majora's Mask playable on Switch? ›

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is now available! Available now! Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can now play the Legend of Zelda™: Majora's Mask game, which originally released on the Nintendo 64™ system in 2000.

Will Ocarina ever get remastered? ›

Work is still being done on the Unreal Engine 4 remake of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and footage showing updates is out now. Work began on a new remake of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in Unreal Engine 4 and updates have been revealed throughout that time.

Why does Link turn into a wolf? ›

Later in his quest, Link is hit by Zant's Shadow Crystal, and is turned into a wolf by its evil magic, which prevents the Light Spirits from restoring him. Link acquires the Master Sword, the blade of evil's bane, in order to break the curse, expelling the Shadow Crystal from his body.

Is Ocarina of Time coming to Switch? ›

Zelda: Ocarina of Time gets an unexpected touch-up as fans recognize that the fog missing since its Nintendo Switch Online release is restored. While reactions to a new Nintendo Switch Online subscription service were mixed, fans were delighted to finally have classic N64 games come to the Nintendo Switch.

Will Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask be on Switch? ›

Announced last month, Majora's Mask joins the likes of Banjo Kazooie, Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64 and The Legend Of Zelda: The Ocarina Of Time as part of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service.

What is the most sold console in 2022? ›

November 2022 update: Switch, PS5 continue to climb.
  • PlayStation 2 (Sony) - 159 million*
  • Nintendo DS (Nintendo) - 154.02 million.
  • Game Boy/Game Boy Color (Nintendo) - 118.69 million.
  • PlayStation 4 (Sony) - 117.2 million.
  • Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) - 114.33 million.
7 Nov 2022

Is 4K a Switch? ›

Switch mostly plays games at 720p or 1080p and 30 FPS. For resolutions and framerates like these, the mClassic can upscale them to 4K at 30 FPS; although, the device can't handle 4K upscaling at 60 FPS, since it's only an HDMI 1.4 device.

Why did the Wii U fail? ›

The Wii U's hardware was in a weird spot (it had a relatively good GPU but an underpowered CPU), and Nintendo was way behind the competition with regards to online play. This gave developers a hard time in trying to release third-party titles for the Wii U. And so, they didn't.

Can you get Disney+ on Nintendo Switch? ›

First, you have to set up Nintendo Switch on your television. Second, install the Disney Plus app and sign in. An alternative method is to go to the Nintendo Switch home screen and select Disney Plus from the search filters and install it.

Can you get HBO Max on Switch? ›

You can add live TV and premium networks like HBO Max and Starz for an additional cost.

Can I put Netflix on my Switch? ›

Not Supported at This Time

While the Switch doesn't support Netflix, it does offer other video streaming services, both paid and free, through the Nintendo eShop.

What was announced in the Nintendo Direct 2022? ›

Pilotwings 64, Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, Pokémon Stadium, Pokémon Stadium 2, 1080 Snowboarding, and Excitebike 64 are coming to Nintendo Switch Online in the future; the first three are coming in 2022, with the rest launching in 2023.

Will there be a Nintendo Direct in 2022? ›

A 40-minute show featuring upcoming winter Switch games. Nintendo typically hosts a Direct presentation every September and that trend will continue in 2022. That's right a proper Nintendo Direct — which features new game reveals and details about previously announced projects — will take place this week.

Is there a smash game for DS? ›

The Nintendo DS universe refers to the Super Smash Bros. series' collection of stages and properties that hail from the default software on Nintendo's Nintendo DS handheld video game system.
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Will Mario 35 ever come back? ›

in 2020. It was released on the Nintendo Switch as a free downloadable game for members of the Nintendo Switch Online service on October 1, 2020. Its servers were shut down on April 1, 2021, following the end of the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary celebrations.
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What games are 2022 planned? ›

  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus.
  • Horizon Forbidden West.
  • Tiny Tina's Wonderlands.
  • 13 Sentinels.
  • Evil Dead: The Game.
  • Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course.
  • Live A Live.
  • Saints Row (2022)
15 Nov 2022

Are there any big games coming to Switch? ›

  • Sports Story. Trailer. ...
  • Fire Emblem Engage — January 20, 2023. Trailer. ...
  • Blanc — February 2023. Trailer. ...
  • Octopath Traveler II — February 24, 2023. Trailer. ...
  • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe — February 24, 2023. Trailer. ...
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom — May 12, 2023. ...
  • Persona 3 Portable — 2023. ...
  • Persona 4 Golden — 2023.

Can you AFK farming? ›

In order to farm different items while being AFK, players would need to use Zero or at least have Zero in their team. The AFK farm is not possible without this character. Zero's Negating Cube is overpowered when farming any type of material in Tower of Fantasy.

What is the most realistic farming game? ›

The most realistic farming game is Farming Simulator 22. Not only are the graphics incredibly realistic, but the game requires players to master real-world farm activities like balancing their budgets in addition to popular farming activities like harvesting crops and raising animals.

Is Nintendo doing a Direct in June 2022? ›

A Nintendo Direct will air on June 28, though this upcoming presentation will be different than you might expect.

Will there be a Nintendo Direct in summer 2022? ›

Movie Direct – 06/10/2022. Watch The Super Mario Bros. Movie Direct presentation introducing the world premiere trailer for the upcoming film (no game information will be featured). Go here to watch previous Nintendo Direct Broadcasts.

Will there be a new Nintendo console in 2024? ›

Nintendo Switch 2 might launch in 2024

“By the end of that year Switch is predicted to have sold through 146m units,” the note says, “meaning it still has the potential to become the best-selling console ever by the end of its lifetime, selling over 158 million units and overtaking the PlayStation 2.”

Is Nintendo discontinuing the Switch? ›

There will be no new Nintendo Switch console this year. Shuntarō Furukawa, Nintendo's CEO, confirmed in an interview with Nikkei that the company does not plan to launch any new hardware in the current fiscal year.

Will there be an E3 Nintendo Direct 2022? ›

E3 2022 was sadly canceled, meaning many studios have poured resources into major independent presentations released in June or appearances at Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest. So far, however, Nintendo has done neither.

Should I buy a Nintendo Switch in 2022 or wait? ›

It shines thanks to its library of standout games that should not be missed, and it does not seem like the steady release of new titles is slowing down soon. Even in 2022, the Nintendo Switch remains a worthwhile purchase.

How long does Nintendo Direct last? ›

Watch the Nintendo Direct featuring roughly 50 minutes of information focused on available games like Super Smash Bros.

What games will be on Nintendo Direct? ›

  • Announcing the Latest Installment of the Fire Emblem Series. Summon iconic Fire Emblem heroes in this tactical turn-based RPG.
  • Eight New Travelers Embark on a Journey. Introducing a brand-new entry in the OCTOPATH TRAVELER series.
  • A New Pikmin Game Launches in 2023. ...
  • The Kingdom of Hyrule Beckons You Once More.
13 Sept 2022

Is Nintendo Online going away? ›

Nintendo won't be abandoning its Nintendo Switch Online SNES and NES game libraries following recent concerns about their future.

Should you buy a Nintendo 3DS in 2022? ›

If you've never had a 3DS before, you may be wondering if it's worth getting one. I say it absolutely is worth it. With a large range of games (made even larger by its backward compatibility with the DS system's titles), there is no better time to grab one than right now.


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