Nintendo Direct 9/13 Roundup: Tears of the Kingdom, Return to Dreamland and Fire Emblem Engage - Prima Games

Nintendo Direct 9/13 Roundup: Tears of the Kingdom, Return to Dreamland and Fire Emblem Engage

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by Lucas White

Holy cow. I feel like I was just hallucinating, but in reality we watched a Nintendo Direct, and it was a holiday season Nintendo Direct. So you all know what that means. There was so much stuff on display over a 40 minute period I’m about to hurl from my head spinning. From big deal AAA news such as the new Zelda title reveal to the absolute sickest of sicko appeal, there was something for everyone. And cliches aside, I mean everyone.

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I don’t even think I should be writing all the news out in paragraph form because it would take longer to write and read than watching the actual stream. So instead, I’ll wrap everything up in list style, separating games by the type of news involved. New games, release dates, ports, and so on and so forth. I’m also gonna leave some stuff out because I’ll crumble into dust otherwise.

New Games

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – 5/12/2023
  • Fire Emblem Engage – New core title featuring Fire Emblem characters from past games. 1/20/2023 release date and special edition with goodies announced.
  • Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star
  • Front Mission 3 Remake – First game this November, Second game 2023
  • Octopath Traveler II – 2/24/2023
  • Fae Farm – Spring 2023
  • Theatrhythm Final Bar Line – 2/16/2023
  • Rune Factory 3 Special – 2023
  • New Rune Factory Series
  • Lb – indie horror game published by Playism
  • Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End and the Secret Key – 2/24/2023
  • Pikmin 4 – 2023
  • Master Detective Archives Raincode – Spring 2023

Updates/Release Dates

  • Crisis Core Final Fantasy Reunion – December 13
  • Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song Remastered – December 1
  • Life is Strange: Arcadia Bay Collection – September 27


  • It Takes Two – November 4
  • Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse – Early 2023
  • Tunic – September 27
  • Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life – Summer 2023
  • Various Daylife – Today
  • Resident Evil Village, 2 and 3 remakes (Cloud versions)
  • Sifu – November 8
  • Radiant Silvergun – Today
  • Tales of Symphonia Remastered – 2023
  • Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe – 2/24/2023

DLC/New Content

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass Vol. 2 Launch, Vol. 3 October 13
  • First Splatoon 3 Splatfest – 9/23 to 9/25
  • Nintendo Switch Online N64 Additions – Pilotwings, Mario Party 1 and 2 in 2022, Mario Party 3, Pokemon Stadium 1 and 2, 1080 Snowboarding and Excitebike 64 in 2023, Goldeneye with online play “soon”
  • Mario Kart 8 DLC Wave 3 – This holiday
  • Nintendo Switch Sports – Free update holiday 2022
  • Harvestella – Demo available today!

That’s all the bullet points for the September 13 Nintendo Direct. If you want to dive into individual titles you can check out our coverage elsewhere on Prima Games, such as more info on Fire Emblem Engage, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom or the full Nintendo Switch Online Nintendo 64 games list.

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