Exclusive to every Nintendo Switch in 2023
The Nintendo Switch will start 2023 with an exclusive collection of great new and remastered titles for all types of players.
The Nintendo Switch already looks set to have a great year in 2023, with a ton of new games and remastered exclusives on the horizon. The popular little console may be in its sixth year, but it's still going strong, and Nintendo continues to pump out high-quality games for it. With currently planned remasters and new content on the horizon, Nintendo will stay on top of gamers' minds in 2023.
Fans have been eagerly anticipating games such as Breath of the Breath sequel Wild and Metroid Prime 4 for years, but it looks like the wait for these titles may soon be over. Other games, such as Disney Illusion Island, which was just announced in recent months, have garnered a lot of attention. While more non-exclusive titles are coming soon, many Switch exclusives have also been announced.
Nintendo Switch's Exclusive Lineup For 2023
Q1 2023 will be filled with Nintendo exclusives released every few weeks. More games are sure to be announced over the summer and beyond, many are still awaiting official release dates, but should Will come within the year. From remastered comfort sims like Rune Factory 3 Special to working out with Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star, there's a ton of content to be released in the coming months.
Fire Emblem Engage - Jan 20, 2023
The 17th entry in the Fire Emblem series, Fire Emblem Engage will feature several returning characters and a new protagonist, Alear. Alear will be able to use Engage Rings to summon the power of popular hero characters from previous Fire Emblem games. Aside from the new Emblem and Engage ring abilities, overall gameplay will be similar to other games in the series, and four waves of expansion pass content have already been announced.
Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe - Feb 24, 2023
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe is a remake of the 2011 4-player platformer Kirby's Return to Dream Land. The remake was originally released for the Wii, featuring updated graphics, new mech duplication abilities, and multiplayer improvements. Plus, there's a new card-based mini-game, including Magolor's Tomb Stalker. The Kirby series recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and Kirby's Return to Dreamland Deluxe is the latest wave of content featuring the tough little pink Kirby, which includes music festivals, the game Kirby's Dreamland buffet Kirby and the Forgotten Lands, and new merchandise.
The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom - May 12, 2023
The 2022 Game Awards Most Anticipated Game The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is finally scheduled for release on May 12. It is the sequel to Breath of the Wild and was officially announced in 2019, although it has been in development since 2017. The game's trailer reveals that Link will spend more time in the skies this time around in his quest to once again defeat the evil spreading across Hyrule.
Metroid Prime 4 - TBD
Another highly anticipated game, Metroid Prime 4, was originally announced at E3 2017, but development on Metroid Prime 4 was taken over by a new company in 2019 after the original didn't meet Nintendo's standards Restart. The game doesn't currently have an announced release date, but with many leaks and rumors floating around the internet, many hope it will come in 2023. However, there have been no recent trailers or updates, so until Nintendo confirms a date, these are still just rumors and should be taken with a grain of salt.
Pikmin 4 - TBD
Pikmin 4 is on The Nintendo Direct is on September 13, 2022, but there isn't much information beyond its existence. A brief teaser was shown offering a 2023 release date. This will be the first new Pikmin game in the series in a decade, though the 2020 release of a remastered version of Pikmin 3 for Nintendo Switch reignited interest in the series.
Disney Illusion Island - TBD
The newly announced Disney Illusion Island offers a platforming experience for Mickey and all his best friends. The game has a lighthearted feel to it, with an art style similar to the Wonderful World of the Mickey Mouse animated series. Mickey joins Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy in this new adventure as they explore the mysterious island of Monos in search of three mysterious books that will save the world. The game can be played solo or in co-op with up to 4 players to solve puzzles and fight enemies.
Nintendo has a long history of high-quality exclusive games, and 2023 is expected to continue that tradition. While Metroid Prime 4 may still be a rumor, thankfully other games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom have been officially announced. Remasters like Kirby's Return to Dreams Deluxe brings a sense of nostalgia, while other titles like Disney's Isle of Illusion add a level of excitement to something new. It will be exciting to see what else the Nintendo Switch has in store for players in 2023, as Nintendo is sure to start this year.
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