The Nintendo Direct event for September 2023 brought gamers from around the world together in eager anticipation.
Lasting approximately 40 minutes, this event was packed with thrilling announcements, promising an exciting winter season for Nintendo enthusiasts.
In case you missed it, here’s a comprehensive roundup of the biggest news and reveals from the September 2023 Nintendo Direct.
Nintendo fans were treated to an exhilarating showcase during the September 2023 Nintendo Direct event,
where the gaming giant unveiled a treasure trove of exciting news and upcoming game releases.
From beloved classics getting the high-definition treatment to brand new titles that promise to redefine gameplay experiences, the event was a veritable gaming extravaganza.
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All the biggest announcements from Nintendo Direct September’s 2023
1. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door HD – A Nostalgic Revival
One of Nintendo’s most beloved titles, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, is set to receive a makeover in high definition.
While details are currently scarce, fans can expect updated visuals and a release date slated for next year on the Nintendo Switch.
2. Mario vs. Donkey Kong Remake – A Classic Reimagined
Nintendo surprised fans by announcing a remake of the original Mario vs. Donkey Kong game, originally released on the Game Boy Advance in 2004.
The reveal trailer showcased not only gameplay but also confirmed the addition of local co-op, reigniting the rivalry on February 16, 2024.
3. F-Zero 99 – Racing into Battle
In an unexpected twist, F-Zero made a comeback with the announcement of F-Zero 99, a thrilling battle royale-style racing game.
What’s more, it supports the SNES wireless controller and is available exclusively today for active Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.
4. Princess Peach: Showtime! – Royalty Takes the Stage
Nintendo unveiled Princess Peach: Showtime!, a game that has been shrouded in mystery until now.
This title, centered around the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom, promises diverse gameplay experiences depending on Peach’s transformations.
Fans can look forward to its release on March 22, 2024.
5. Tomb Raider Trilogy Remasters – Lara’s Return
Lara Croft’s adventures return in style with remastered versions of the original Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider 2, and Tomb Raider 3.
Scheduled for release on February 14, 2024, this compilation allows players to toggle between updated visuals and the original polygon look for a nostalgic touch, alongside expanded content for each game.
6. Ghost-Hunting Fun – Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD
Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD, already in development, received a fresh look in its trailer, confirming a release date for next summer on the Nintendo Switch. Luigi’s ghost-busting adventures are set to continue in high definition.
7. Splatoon 3’s Side Order – An Ink-credible Expansion
Kicking off the Direct was a gameplay trailer for Splatoon 3’s second wave DLC expansion, Side Order.
This expansion, available as part of the game’s expansion pass or as a separate purchase, is slated for release in spring 2024, promising even more ink-splatting action.
8. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown – A Royal Return
Ubisoft presented a new look at Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, a 2D action platformer set to launch on January 18. This installment breathes new life into the iconic franchise.
9. Super Mario RPG Remake – Classic Adventures Reimagined
The upcoming Super Mario RPG Remake took center stage with another captivating trailer, showcasing gameplay from this Super Nintendo classic.
Fans can mark their calendars for its release on November 17, 2023.
10. Trombone Champ – Unique Musical Gameplay
The quirky rhythm game Trombone Champ, previously exclusive to PC, is making its way to the Nintendo Switch.
What’s intriguing is that players can harness the gyro controls or the Joy-Con’s IR motion sensor for an entirely unique gameplay experience.
11, Dave the Diver – A Deep Dive into Adventure
Switch owners won’t have to wait much longer to dive into Dave the Diver’s underwater world.
Originally exclusive to PC, this game will become available on the hybrid system on October 26, a year ahead of its original release date.
12. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass – More Racing Fun
Mario Kart fans have something to look forward to this holiday season with Wave 6 of the Booster Course Pass.
This update introduces the Daisy Circuit from Mario Kart Wii and four new racers: Diddy Kong, Funky Kong, Pauline, and Peachette.
13. Detective Pikachu Returns – A Cinematic Mystery
Detective Pikachu is set to return on October 6, and a cinematic trailer unveiled more about the game’s plot.
Other Pokémon will aid Detective Pikachu and Tim on their adventures, adding depth and excitement to the gameplay.
14. Amiibo Updates – Collectors’ Delights
Nintendo shared updates on the next wave of Amiibos. Sora from Kingdom Hearts will receive his own Amiibo, slated for release next year.
Tears of the Kingdom-themed Zelda and Ganondorf Amiibos arrive on November 3, while Noah and Miuo from Xenoblade Chronicles 3 are set to get their own Amiibos on January 19, 2024.
15. Horizon Chase 2 – An Exciting Addition
Originally released a little over a year ago on various platforms, including PlayStation, PC, Xbox, and mobile devices, Horizon Chase 2 is now available on the Nintendo Switch, providing gamers with a new racing experience.
16. Another Code: Recollection – Reliving Memories
A compilation titled Another Code: Recollection brings together Another Code: Two Memories (aka Trace Memory) and its sequel Another Code R.
Enhanced for the Nintendo Switch, this release marks the first time Another Code R is available in North America, set for launch on January 19, 2024.
17. SaGa Emerald Beyond – A Sci-Fi Fantasy Adventure
Square Enix announced a new installment in the SaGa series, subtitled Emerald Beyond, set to debut on the Nintendo Switch next year.
The trailer showcased a range of playable characters, from witches to songstress mechs, promising an epic fantasy experience.
18. Unicorn Overlord – A Tactical Triumph
Vanillaware unveiled their upcoming project, Unicorn Overlord, a tactics RPG slated for release on March 8.
This game boasts an impressive roster of over 60 distinct characters and a captivating fantasy narrative.
19. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes – A Long-Awaited RPG
The spiritual successor to Suikoden, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, finally has a release date of April 23, 2024.
This 2D RPG, funded through Kickstarter, has been highly anticipated since its announcement in 2020.
20. WarioWare: Move It! – Microgame Madness
Nintendo offered another glimpse of WarioWare: Move It!, a game featuring over 200 micro-games.
Set for release in November, this title promises zany fun for all players.
21. The Nintendo Gallery Museum – A Touch of Nostalgia
Nintendo provided an update on the Nintendo Gallery Museum, a project transforming an old Kyoto plant into a celebration of the company’s history.
Excitingly, the iconic question block will adorn the museum’s roof, solidifying its status as a nostalgic landmark. The museum is on track for completion by March 2024.
The September 2023 Nintendo Direct showcased a diverse lineup of games and updates, promising an exciting future for Nintendo gamers.
From beloved classics getting a fresh coat of paint to entirely new adventures, Nintendo continues to capture the hearts of players worldwide.
Stay tuned for more updates as we move closer to the release dates of these exciting titles.
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