Let’s take a look at the exclusives planned for Nintendo Switch in 2023, to discover that there is much more to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
2022 has been a booming year for Nintendo Switch releases: an impressive twelve months in and of itself, and even more surprising considering it’s been Sixth year platform life. The releases have touched very different genres, from multiplayer sports to action games, through platformers and role-playing games. As things stand, it doesn’t look like 2023 – in terms of exclusivity – is able to offer as much as the year just ended; At the same time, many announcements haven’t been made yet, and we have at least one heavyweight theoretically able to compete in the 2023 Game of the Year.
Let’s find out together about the 2023 Nintendo Switch exclusives that have been announced so far.
Fire Emblem engagement
exit: January 20, 2023
Fire Emblem engagement It is the second game in the main series to land on Nintendo Switch, after more than three years Fire Emblem: Three Houses, which became, though not by much, the best-selling chapter in the saga. Unlike its predecessor, Fire Emblem Engage feels more tied to the lore, with less crossbreeding of typical RPGs and, consequently, a plot with fewer openings and alternatives. The title was developed by Intelligent Systems, in collaboration with Koei Tecmo and Gust, which seems to have influenced the production side, even more than the usual “anime”. On a technical level, the work appears to be of excellent quality.
The game justifiesfan serviceSeemingly stressful: Alear, a divine dragon, needs to defeat an evil dragon to save the land of Elios, and in his mission – through rings/emblems – he will have the possibility to summon adventurers from other worlds from the saga, some of whom are also fans of Super Smash Bros. , such as Marth, Roy, Byleth, Corrin, and Ike.
There’s less than a month left until the Fire Emblem Engage release, so soon you’ll be able to read our review.
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Devil
exit: March 17, 2023
surprisingly announced a few weeks ago, Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Devil It is part of the (now) exclusive Nintendo saga, the third episode of which was released on October 28th. As mentioned, it’s not a core class, and what it’s intended for is somewhat vague. The game is supervised Hideki Kamiya and directed by Abebe Tinari, one of Platinum Games’ few Western employees. The work is openly intended to appeal to users who don’t like action games; Bayonetta Origins: Cerenza and the Lost Demon will be an adventure with completely different mechanics and graphic style than usual, more fairy-tale and – it seems – less baroque. It will expand the narrative world of the saga, which is why – despite the fun differences – it may be of interest to Bayonetta fans. The commercial outcome of the operation is murky: we will find out in March whether it is a work worthy of the series’ fame.
Principal Investigator Archives: RAIN CODE
exit: Spring 2023
Developed by Spike Chunsoft, in association with Too Kyo Games (authored largely by former Spike Chunsoft employees), Principal Investigator Archives: RAIN CODE It will arrive in the spring of 2023. Most of its creators have previously originated from a Danganronpa. This is his new job grim look, although it is always faithful to strong and saturated lights, and in general the aspect seems very interesting to us: it is not particularly rich on a technical level, but it looks well finished, and the integration between the characters and the environment is very harmonious. It is an adventure whose protagonist is Yuma (a victim of amnesia), a detective: as the title suggests, his task will be to find a solution to various mysteries, in an environment of spectral and surreal colors.
The Legend of Zelda: Kingdom’s Tears
exit: May 12, 2023
It was clear that when we were talking about a potential heavyweight, we were referring to him The Legend of Zelda: Kingdom’s Tears. Announced in 2019, it will finally be released on May 12, 2023, six years after its famous predecessor, which many consider to be the best game of the last decade (I lived on another planet, we refer to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild). Despite the various trailers shown, we know almost nothing about this adventure. On a narrative level, it will begin after the epilogue of its predecessor, and after the awakening of a mummy, presumably that of Ganondorf, Zelda will disappear underground, and Link will acquire a “magic arm” that will allow him to obtain new powers, such as the ability to send certain things back in time. There will be many aerial phases (also because parts of Hyrule will separate from the Earth, becoming flying islands), and it is supposed to be vertical Never seen before in an open world. Otherwise, we have few other clues; Nintendo expects our trust, and in this case, it deserves it. A more significant trailer will likely arrive by March, which will give us the last details before release. Will she be able to live up to her predecessor?
Disney Island of Illusion
Disney Island of Illusion It’s been announced for 2023, but it doesn’t have an exact release date yet; In development at Dlala Studios, authors in 2020 latest Fight. The game will be a platform dedicated to co-op, as it will support up to four players at the same time, who will be able to control Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy. graphics must be vector; It is certainly very simple, and has a more personal design than the basic one. However, the appearance is nice, and the animation looks neat. Most of the game’s details are still unknown; It is not clear, for example, whether cooperation in certain cases will be mandatory, and thus even if a single player can/should control multiple characters. However, the project seems interesting and attractive to Nintendo fans; After all, me 2D platformer They remain a currently underrepresented species.
Pikmin 4 The announcement was surprisingly made during Nintendo Direct last September, by Shigeru Miyamoto Personally; This is news indeed, given that in recent years the Japanese master has devoted himself almost exclusively to projects outside the world of video games, such as Super Mario Bros. – The Movie and the Super Nintendo World amusement park. His presence in the ad gives us hope that he’ll finally be back – at least under a guise Producer – To actively collaborate in video game development. We know practically nothing about Pikmin 4, and it is not certain that it will really be able to appear by 2023. Technically it seems to us that we have taken an important step forward compared to its predecessor (which dates back to 2013), and from the very short video that It was shown, it would obviously be possible to play with it different shot It’s usual, not from above but behind the protagonist – we suppose interchangeably with the one we’re used to. It’s not a small difference, but a potentially substantial introduction, as it will have a huge impact on both combat and exploration. We can’t wait to find out more.
Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp
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Originally scheduled for April 2022, Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp It has been postponed to a later date. It’s a really complete game and Ready to post, postponed “only” to more serious issues, namely the outbreak and continuation of the conflict in Ukraine. Obviously, Nintendo finds it inappropriate to release such a work in such a dramatic situation, so the release of the title cannot be taken for granted. Developed by WayForward, Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp perfectly reproduces the episodes of the Game Boy Advance, originally created by Intelligent Systems, and is still among the best turn-based strategies. The graphic aspect, in the case of release, must be carefully evaluated: it was decided to abandon the 2D graphics, choosing a graphic style that is not so modern.
Metroid Prime 4
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Metroid Prime 4 It is not expected to be in 2023, nor will it be released by next December; However it was announced in 2017, and the latest news we have is from 2019 (when it changed developers, and it was back in the hands of Texas Retro Studios), so it is reasonable to expect updates. We’ve never seen anything from the game, except for the logo – which is presumably temporary – and an illustration that appeared on the developers’ social channels. Nintendo continues to include it in lists of upcoming games, and continues to give us hope for a release relatively soon.
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