Nintendo Direct September 2023: Everything Announced
Nintendo announced its Nintendo Direct for September 2023. Learn about the games announced in the livestream, amiibo released, trailers, and more!
Nintendo Direct September 2023 Game Announcements
Games at a Glance
Remasters and Remakes
● Mario vs. Donkey Kong
● Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
● Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft
● F-Zero 99
● Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD
● Another Code: Recollection
● Super Mario RPG
Coming to Switch
● SPYxANYA: Operation Memories
● Trombone Champ
● Prince of Persia: The Last Crown
● SaGa Emerald Beyond
● Bandle Tale: A League of Legends Story
● Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story
● Dave the Diver
● Wargroove 2
● Horizon Chase 2
● Super Crazy Rhythm Castle
● Contra: Operation Galuga
● Unicorn Overlord
● Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes
● Battle Crush
Nintendo Switch Exclusives
Princess Peach: Showtime
Princess Peach is ready to take center stage in her own game on Nintendo Switch. When she and her Toads attend a show at the Sparkle Theatre, the wicked Grape and the Sour Bunch disrupt the theater’s performance. Now, it’s up to Peach and Stella, the theater’s guardian, to save the day. Princess Peach: Showtime!
Detective Pikachu Returns
Detective Pikachu is back and this time, he and his partner, Tim Goodman are investigating a series of cases in Ryme City, a metropolis where humans and Pokemon live together in harmony. Detective Pikachu has pre-orders available now.
WarioWare: Move It!
WarioWare: Move It! shows the different kinds of minigames players can play in a party of 4. The microgames are so swift that they can be done in seconds. How the players move depends on the microgame but all of the microgames are guaranteed to be wacky wild fun.
Remasters and Remakes
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong stole the mini-Mario toys for some reason and it’s up to Mario to track him down! In Mario vs. Donkey Kong, players need to use their skills of observation to solve the puzzles in this 2D platformer.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, a game originally on the Nintendo GameCube, comes to the Switch to bring Mario and friends into an RPG adventure to discover the legendary treasure behind the ancient Thousand-Year Door. Featuring updated graphics and the innovative gameplay of the original, players are sure to love this papercraft world and complete its papery quest.
Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft
Join Lara Croft as she uncover treasures and mysteries of the ancient world. The Tomb Raider I-III have been remastered and are coming to Nintendo Switch on February 14, 2024. The game features updated graphics and the option to switch to the original polygonal look at any time. See how the infamous Tomb Raider got her start with this package threequel.
Get those engines running because F-Zero 99 is reliving its glory days on the Nintendo Switch Online service! The game features a similar concept to Tetris 99, with 99 racers on the course, challenging courses and machines from the original NES game. Get ready for high-speed, high-stakes action. F-Zero 99 is available exclusively for active Nintendo Switch Online members right now.
Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD
Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD features Luigi exploring multiple spooky mansions in Evershade Valley, a region filled with chilling locals and clever ghosts. Players can hunt ghosts with various tools with up to 4 players online in group “exorcises” across different multiplayer modes.
Another Code: Recollection
Another Code: Recollection is a collection of the Nintendo DS game, Trace Memory, and its Wii sequel – which was never released in North America. This collection will follow the story of a young girl who receives a letter from her father who she thought had passed away. She must overcome different puzzles and obstacles to find the truth behind the mystery surrounding her father’s disappearance.
Super Mario RPG
Super Mario RPG Remake retains the original's combination of exploration and turn-based gameplay, where players control Mario and a party of other characters as they explore the Mushroom Kingdom and battle enemies.
Coming to the Switch
SPYxANYA: Operation Memories
It’s time for Anya Forger’s new school assignment: create a photo diary! Players join Anya as she spends time with her family in various places to fill up her photo diary with memorable moments.
Initially available for PC, Trombone Champ now launches on the Nintendo eShop and My Nintendo Store today. This comedic rhythm music game lets players use a trombone to play over 45 songs. Whether they play well is another issue entirely. The Nintendo version of the game will include local multiplayer for up to 4 players. Players can also move to the beat with motion controls.
Prince of Persia: The Last Crown
Prince of Persia: The Last Crown is an action-adventure platformer set in a mythological Persian world in this new installment of the legendary franchise. You’ll meet new characters to the series and fight a variety of enemies in this 2D side scroller. The game has pre-orders available in Nintendo eShop and is also available on the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.
SaGa Emerald Beyond
SaGa Emerald BEyond features 6 heroes with distinct stories. Each hero has a vastly different background and players can select a hero to follow their journey through 17 interconnected worlds.
Bandle Tale: A League of Legends Story
Bandle Tale is a crafting RPG set in the mystical land of Bandle City in the League of Legends universe. The game's protagonist is a shy Yordle whose world is turned upside down when the portals connecting Bandle City collapse. Using knitting magic, players must restore the portals that connect Bandle City. This game is available for PC and Nintendo Switch.
Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story
Song of Nunu is a single-player adventure game about Nunu and Willump's road trip through Freljord. Along the way, they meet legendary League of Legends champions and learn about their past. Song of Nunu will be available on PC and Nintendo Switch.
Dave the Diver
Dave the Diver is a casual RPG in which you dive during the day and run a sushi restaurant at night. Play minigames while exploring the Blue Hole and solving its mysteries. The game is now available for pre-order, and a free demo is available.
Wargroove 2 is a fresh adventure in a turn-based strategy game. On land, sea, and sky, players fight against odd friendships and unforeseen opponents. Wargroove 2 is available for PC and Switch with pre-orders already open.
Horizon Chase 2
Horizon Chase 2 is an online multiplayer arcade racing game. Race on beautiful tracks, explore with friends, or engage in competitive online games. presently accessible through Nintendo Switch, PS5,PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
Super Crazy Rhythm Castle
Super Crazy Rhythm Castle is a rhythm adventure game in which you solve puzzles and combat bosses by timing your button presses to the music. It includes over 30 exciting tracks, including songs from popular Konami games.
Contra: Operation Galuga
Contra: Operation Galuga is a modern spin on the classic run-and-gun game. It includes new stages, weapons, and co-op multiplayer for up to four players. Contra: Operation Galuga is available on Nintendo Switch and Xbox.
Lead a band of mercenaries in Wartales, a turn-based tactical RPG set in a huge medieval universe. Customize your team's appearance, talents, and equipment, and play online multiplayer with up to four people.
Unicorn Overlord is a classic RPG by Vanillaware, the developers of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. In this epic fantasy adventure, you will explore a rich realm, raise a massive army, and battle your way to triumph. Coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Xbox Series X/S.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is a new JRPG where you’ll lead a group of 100+ heroes to save Allraan, a war-torn world. Battle opponents in strategic duels and war battles, manage your town, and gather friends. Coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox.
Battle Crush is a 30-player brawl in which you jump, swim, and soar to crush your opponents. Coming to the Nintendo Switch next spring, with a closed beta test in October.
Splatoon 3 - Side Order Expansion Pass
Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass - Side Order DLC will be available in the spring of 2024. It includes a new single-player campaign in which you ascend the Spire of Order, able to pick up powerups as you go. The DLC is intended to have multiple playthoughs.
Among Us - Fungle Map
Among Us gets a new map called “The Fungle”. This mysterious, mushroom-filled island map will be coming in October 2023.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Booster Course Pass Wave 6
Diddy Kong, Funky Kong, Pauline, and Peachette will return as playable characters in the Booster Course pass this holiday season. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's final wave will also include Daisy Circuit and seven other courses.
Eastward: Octopia is a standalone DLC for the 2021 indie adventure game Eastward. In this DLC, Sam and John will start a new life as farmers in a remote mountainside village. This game also features new dungeons, bosses and story content.
Nintendo enthusiasts have much to anticipate with the release of new amiibo figures. On November 3, 2023, individual figures of Zelda and Ganondorf from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will debut, followed by a joint release of Noah and Mio from Xenoblade Chronicles 3 on January 19, 2024. Additionally, the highly awaited final DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Sora from Kingdom Hearts, will receive his own amiibo figure in 2024, which will complete the collection for all Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters.
Nintendo Direct Schedule
Went Live on September 14, 2023
Nintendo announced they will have their Nintendo Direct Livestream on September 14, 2023, at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET. The livestream featured roughly 40 minutes of information about the Nintendo Switch games coming this winter in the time zones below:
|Local Release Time
|United States (EST)
|Sept 14, 10:00 a.m.
|United States (PDT)
|Sept 14, 7:00 a.m.
|Sept 14, 3:00 p.m.
|Sept 15, 2:00 a.m.
|Australian East Coast
|Sept 15, 12:00 a.m.
|Australian West Coast
|Sept 15, 12:00 a.m.
|Sept 14, 11:00 p.m.
|Sept 14, 10:00 p.m.
|Sept 14, 4:00 p.m.
|Sept 14, 11:00 a.m.