Everything announced at Nintendo Direct February 2023 | The Sun

NINTENDO’s February 2023 Direct was one of its strongest ever, showcasing over 50 games that are coming this year.

The Switch will receive an exceedingly strong lineup this year, including both big-hitting first-party games and indies.

There were a number of games we’ve never seen before as well as updates on games we want to try.

Here is every game that was shown at Nintendo Direct February 2023.

Nintendo Direct February 2023: Available now

One of the biggest surprises of the Direct was the number of games that were available immediately after the show.

The biggest announcement was Metroid Prime Remastered. This is a GameCube game that is a fan-favourite title from the series.

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A number of Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games are coming to Nintendo’s subscription service.

This includes a number of games from Nintendo’s most popular series Zelda, Mario, and Kirby.

Demos & DLC

  • Octopath Traveler 2 demo
  • Sea of Stars – demo
  • Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe – demo
  • Fire Emblem Engage DLC

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Game Boy & Game Boy Advance

  • Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare – Game Boy
  • Game & Watch: Gallery 3 – Game Boy
  • Gargoyle’s Quest – Game Boy
  • Kirby’s Dream Land – Game Boy
  • Zelda Link’s Awakening DX – Game Boy
  • Metroid 2: Return of Samus – Game Boy
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins – Game Boy
  • Tetris – Game Boy
  • Wario Land 3 – Game Boy
  • Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 – Game Boy Advance
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames – Game Boy Advance
  • Kuru Kuru Kururin – Game Boy Advance
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit – Game Boy Advance
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga – Game Boy Advance
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap – Game Boy Advance

Full game releases

  • WBSC eBaseball Power Pros
  • Metroid Prime Remastered

Nintendo Direct February 2023: February & Spring 2023

Nintendo’s spring lineup relies on the strength of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which is the only game being released in May.

There are a number of other strong releases including Octopath Traveler 2 and Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe.

Advance Wars also finally has a release date after a long delay.


  • Blanc – February 14, 2023
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass Volume 3 – February 15, 2023
  • Tales of Symphonia Remastered – February 17, 2023
  • Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe – February 24, 2023
  • Octopath Traveler 2 – February 24, 2023


  • Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania – March 6, 2023
  • Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon – March 17, 2023
  • Have a Nice Death – March 22, 2023


  • Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection – April 14, 2023
  • Minecraft Legends – April 18, 2023
  • Advance Wars 1+2: Reboot Camp – April 21, 2023
  • Omega Strikers – April 27, 2023
  • Tron: Identity – April 2023
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley Realm Update – April 2023


  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – May 12, 2023


  • Splatoon 3 Expansion Pass Wave 1 – Spring 2023
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC Wave 4 – Spring 2023

Nintendo Direct February 2023: Summer 2023

More games will likely be announced before the end of summer, but there are already a number of big games to look forward to.

Pikmin 4 is the standout from the summer lineup, and fans are excited to see a return to the series.

There were also some surprises in Samba de Amigo: Party Central, and We Love Katamari Reroll.


  • Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection – June 1, 2023
  • We Love Katamari Reroll+ Royal Reverie – June 2, 2023
  • Master Detective Archives: Rain Code – June 30, 2023
  • Harmony: The Fall of Reverie – June 2023


  • Pikmin 4 – July 27, 2023
  • Disney Illusion Island – July 28, 2023


  • Sea of Stars – August 29, 2023


  • Samba de Amigo: Party Central – Summer 2023
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective HD – Summer 2023
  • Baten Kaitos 1 & 2 HD Remaster – Summer 2023

Nintendo Direct February 2023: 2023 and later

The biggest announcement from the rest of the year is the return of Professor Layton. 

Layton’s last main series game was released in 2013 for the Nintendo 3DS.

While there have been spin offs since then, people are excited for Layton’s full return.

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  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game – Game Boy
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages – Game Boy
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons – Game Boy
  • Golden Sun – Game Boy Advance
  • Fire Emblem – Game Boy Advance
  • Professor Layton and The New World of Steam – Release date unknown

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.

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