*Last Updated: September 13, 2022 | Multiple new titles added.

With special thanks to the September 2022 Nintendo Direct, we now have our first proper look at every game and piece of DLC, Nintendo is currently planning on releasing next year. What’s more, it’s all shaping up rather nicely and the full list can be seen right here:

 

Every Nintendo 2023 Game with a Fixed Release Date:

Fire Emblem Engage

 

Release Date: January 20, 2023 (Worldwide)

Players: 1 player

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Intelligent Systems

Price$59.99

Game File Size: 15 GB

 

Summon the Emblems and save the continent of Elyos in Fire Emblem Engage for Nintendo Switch.

This new instalment in the Fire Emblem series takes place in Elyos, a continent consisting of four realms surrounding a holy land at its centre. A thousand years ago, a vicious war broke out between people of Elyos and the Fell Dragon.

During this war, the people of Elyos called upon Emblems – heroes from other worlds – to aid them. With the Emblems by their side, the warriors of each nation fought as one and, in the end, successfully imprisoned the Fell Dragon. However, signs are now appearing that the Fell Dragon may soon be resurrected…

Take on the role of Alear, the Divine Dragon, who awakens a thousand years after the war with no memory of their past. Answer the call to arms and fight alongside your allies in tactical RPG battles to prevent the resurrection of the Fell Dragon.

Bolster your strength on the battlefield by summoning the Emblems – including Marth, Celica and other heroes from past Fire Emblem titles – who dwell within special Emblem Rings. By wearing these rings, Alear and their allies can borrow the power of these Emblems, boosting their stats or granting access to even stronger abilities. Heroes can also ‘engage’ with the Emblems, combining their strength and unlocking unique attacks to challenge the enemy with.

A grand adventure begins! Meet various allies and enemies in each nation, discover the Emblems that dwell within the rings and deepen their bonds as you fight to protect the world.

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Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe

 

Release Date: February 24, 2022 (Worldwide)

Players: 1 – 4 players

Genre: Action, Platformer

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: HAL Laboratory

Price$59.99

Game File Size: N/A

 

  • A deluxe version of Kirby’s Adventure Wii is coming! – Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe is a new version of Kirby’s Adventure Wii for Nintendo Switch! Up to four players can join Kirby and friends as they travel through Dream Land to help Magolor repair his crashed spaceship.
  • Find your favourite Copy Ability – In addition to Sword, Whip and other familiar Copy Abilities, the new Mecha Copy Ability makes its debut! Become a robot and fly through the sky, attacking from a distance with your cannon or up close with powerful punches. You can also inhale glowing enemies to make use of special Super Abilities – ultra-strong versions of Copy Abilities that can really turn the tables!
  • Adventure together! – Share Joy-Con controllers to play together locally on the same console with up to four players. Play as fan-favourite characters like Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede and Bandana Waddle Dee, or let everyone play as Kirby, each using their favourite Copy Abilities!
  • Lots of subgames to enjoy! – Take a break from the adventure and play a range of subgames with up to four players! As well as returning subgames such as Ninja Dojo and Samurai Kirby, you can also dive into the all-new Magolor’s Tome Trackers.

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OCTOPATH TRAVELER II

 

Release Date: February 24, 2023 (Worldwide)

Players: 1 player

Genre: Role-Playing

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Team Asano

Price$59.99

Game File Size: N/A

 

This game is a brand-new entry in the OCTOPATH TRAVELER series, the first installment of which was initially released in 2018 and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. It takes the series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, to even greater heights.

In the world of Solistia, eight new travelers venture forth into an exciting new era. Where will you go? What will you do? Whose tale will you bring to life? Every path is yours to take. Embark on an adventure all your own.

  • Begin your adventure as one of eight new travelers, each with their own origins, motivations, and unique skills.
  • The series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, have reached even greater heights.
  • The story takes place in Solistia, where diverse cultures thrive from east to west and the industries of the new era flourish. You can sail the seas and explore every corner of a world that changes from day to night.
  • Each traveler has a unique set of Path Actions they can use to battle townspeople, obtain items, take others along in their travels, and more. Where will you go? What will you do? Every path is yours to take.
  • Familiar mechanics from the original game have been preserved, like the freedom to develop your travelers’ jobs and skills, as well as the Break and Boost system that made battles so exhilarating. New mechanics have also been added.

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Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star

 

Release Date: March 2023

Players: 1 – 2 players

Genre: Action, Music, Sports, Training

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Imagineer

PriceN/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

For resolving your daily lack of exercise and strengthening your physical fitness! You can enjoy authentic exercise in the world of Fist of the North Star, while retaining the functions of Fitness Boxing! Familiar characters such as Kenshiro become your instructors! In addition, a new battle mode against rivals has been added, allowing you to enjoy exercising with enhanced action gameplay. Punch your way through the many enemies that stand in your way and aim for victory in the boss battles!

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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

 

Release Date: May 12, 2023 (Worldwide)

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action, Adventure, Other, Role-Playing

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Nintendo EPD

Price$59.99

Game File Size: N/A

 

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: In addition to the vast lands of Hyrule, the latest entry in the storied Legend of Zelda series will take you up into the skies and an expanded world that goes beyond that! Look forward to Link’s massive adventure starting again when The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, drops for Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023.

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Every Nintendo 2023 Game without a Fixed Release Date:

Pikmin 4

 

Release Date: 2023

Players: N/A

Genre: N/A

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Nintendo EPD

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

Pikmin 4: The first sneak peek at the next game in the Pikmin franchise revealed a tranquil park and a napping Bulborb, but it was still missing one important element … Pikmin! Where could they be? More details about this new title for Nintendo Switch will be revealed ahead of its 2023 launch.

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Upcoming DLC, Add-on Content and Free Updates Planned for 2023:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Free Updates)

Notes: Free updates released regularly throughout 2020, 2021 & 2022

Current Update: Version 2.0.4

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass (Paid DLC)

Notes: Paid DLC with content releasing in 2022 through to 2023. The first 8 of 48 courses to be added to the game will be added on March 18, 2022.

Access 48 remastered courses at no additional cost with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership – Racers who have an active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership will have access to all of these newly-added courses as they are released at no additional cost. Non-members can access the courses as they are released by purchasing the Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass on its own from Nintendo eShop*.

Double your course options with the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass! – A total of 48 remastered courses from throughout the Mario Kart™ series are racing to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game as paid DLC*. Courses include those based on real-world locations like Paris Promenade and Tokyo Blur from the Mario Kart Tour game in addition to nostalgic favorites like N64 Choco Mountain and Wii Coconut Mall! Content will release in 6 waves of 8 courses from March 18, 2022 until the end of 2023.

Mario Strikers: Battle League / Mario Strikers: Battle League Football (Free Updates)

Notes: Three waves of free updates adding new content, characters and stadiums, released regularly throughout 2022, with the first wave available on July 22, 2022 and the second wave available on September 21, 2022.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass (Paid DLC)

Notes: The Xenoblade Chronicles™ 3 Expansion Pass includes access to multiple waves of DLC content as they become available. The planned release timing and details for what each wave of DLC includes are as follows:

DLC Wave 1: (July 29, 2022) | Out Now

  • A collection of helpful items
  • Color variations for existing outfits

DLC Wave 2: (October 13, 2022)

  • Challenge Battle mode against difficult enemies
  • A new hero character and accompanying quests
  • New character outfits

DLC Wave 3: (April 30, 2023)

  • Challenge Battle mode against difficult enemies
  • A new hero character and accompanying quests
  • New character outfits

DLC Wave 4: (December 31, 2023)

  • New original story scenario

 

Other Upcoming Nintendo Titles currently in Development:

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Metroid Prime 4

First Announced: June 13, 2017

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Detective Pikachu 2

First Announced: May 28, 2019

As always, we hope you found this guide helpful.

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: contact@miketendo64.com / jack.lo@miketendo64.com Website: https://miketendo64.com/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyVMO4QgcniAjhLxoyc9n8Q

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