Here are the biggest announcements from Nintendo’s latest Direct

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GoldenEye returns to consoles after 25 years
Goldeneye 007 is coming to the Switch. | Image: Rare

As anticipated, Nintendo pulled out all the stops for its fall Direct showcase with a number of Twitter-shattering announcements stuffed between smaller however no much less thrilling news. As is normally the case, it didn’t announce every part that followers may need been anticipating (ahem, any signal of life for Metroid Prime 4 or a remastered Prime trilogy), nevertheless it was a good displaying. Here are the greatest announcements and trailers from Direct.

The sequel to Breath of the Wild has a reputation

The latest recreation in The Legend of Zelda franchise might be subtitled Tears of the Kingdom. Nintendo continues to ship the briefest but tantalizing trailers for this recreation. My colleague Jay Peters coated the news, attempting to determine what to make of what little was proven of Tears of the Kingdom. It’s popping out on May twelfth, 2023.

Goldeneye 007 is making its polygonal return to the Switch (and Xbox)

Rare, as soon as owned by Nintendo however now a part of Microsoft, introduced that it’s releasing fan-favorite FPS Goldeneye 007 for the Switch. Nintendo’s console might be the solely place the place you’ll be able to play the recreation online with different gamers. Although, it’s coming to Xbox with sharp 4K visuals, smoother body charges, and native multiplayer. No launch date has been shared. Oh, and a variety of other N64 games are coming to Nintendo’s Switch Online service in the coming months.

Fire Emblem Engage appears to be like like extra of that good stuff

Following up Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a brand new recreation in the collection subtitled Engage. As for its similarities to Three Houses, there’s the traditional strategic battle system, in addition to some open-area roaming. It’d be nice if it had extra of the person-to-person relationship constructing, nevertheless it’s up to now unclear as as to if we’ll get that with this recreation. Either means, I’m a cheerful camper. It comes out on January twentieth, 2023.

Tunic brings its retro allure to Switch

Tunic, a Zelda-like title identified for its beautiful artwork type and unique in-game language, is coming to the Nintendo Switch on September twenty seventh, which is quickly. Jay Peters reviewed that recreation for us earlier this yr when it launched on PC and Xbox, and he mentioned that it rekindled his love of technique guides. If that doesn’t make sense, it can when you begin enjoying the recreation.

Nintendo isn’t executed with Pikmin

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto had a cameo throughout at present’s Direct to casually name-drop the upcoming animated Super Mario Bros. movie, the Universal Studios’ amusement expertise, Super Nintendo World, in addition to Pikmin Bloom. But he additionally had the job of asserting Pikmin 4, a brand new entry coming to the Switch in 2023.

It Takes Two heads to Switch

2021’s Game of the Year is coming to the Nintendo Switch. It Takes Two, the latest from Josef Fares’ group of A Way Out and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons fame, launches on the Switch on November 4th. Since the recreation requires two gamers, there might be a wealth of the way to play the recreation on Switch, together with sofa co-op, native wi-fi, and online co-op.

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is … one other Fatal Frame

Get your digital camera obscuras prepared, shutterbugs: Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse makes its western debut in early 2023. Players will management Ruka Minazuki as she makes an attempt to get well her recollections. If you haven’t been following the Fatal Frame franchise, you’ll be able to mainly anticipate a terrifying journey that forces you to stare worry in the face.

Bayonetta 3 is trying incomprehensibly enjoyable — a very good signal

Bayonetta 3 is releasing on October twenty eighth, which is quickly. Nintendo confirmed a fast trailer for the recreation, which is filled with new and returning characters participating in the collection’ signature fast-paced, what-the-heck-is-happening-on-the-screen motion. Fans have been ready some time to get their palms on this recreation because it was introduced a handful of years in the past. Shortly, players will get to step again into the stilettos of Bayonetta, and for the faint of coronary heart, there’s a setting to maintain her garments on as she morphs into demons made from her hair.


Image: Capcom

The latest and best Resident Evil titles are coming to the Switch, kind of

Starting October twenty eighth, you’ll be capable to play a cloud model of Resident Evil Village on the Switch. A free demo is offered now. Later this yr, you’ll additionally be capable to purchase entry to cloud variations of Resident Evil 7, in addition to the latest remakes of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3. These are the latest batch of video games to launch in cloud-only variations for the Switch. Developers determined that relying closely in your web connection could be a greater idea than attempting to determine a stripped-down port on Nintendo’s growing older console.


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