Nintendo Direct September 2023

Nintendo Direct September 2023: Everything Announced

Fans of Nintendo around the world eagerly tuned in to the most recent Nintendo Direct presentation. During this event, the company unveiled an impressive collection of upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch console.

The presentation was brimming with unexpected reveals and exciting announcements. These included fresh announcements for the cherished Mario franchise and thrilling updates for many titles coming to the Nintendo Switch. Here is everything that was announced at the Nintendo Direct for September 2023:

Princess Peach: Showtime!

Princess Peach takes the stage to save a theatre from the wicked Grape and the Sour Bunch. She gets new powers, such as transforming into a swordfighter, Kung Fu Peach, and more. This game was announced in the July Nintendo Direct, but now we have a title for it. Princess Peach: Showtime! launches on March 22, 2024.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Mario returns in an updated version of the GameCube classic, seeking the Thousand-Year Door’s legendary treasure. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door launches on Nintendo Switch in 2024.


Race against 98 other players in this high-speed, high-stakes multiplayer game. Available exclusively for Nintendo Switch Online members later today.

Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD

Luigi explores spooky mansions to capture ghosts in this enhanced version of Luigi’s Mansion 2. The game launches in Winter 2024. You can check out more information about Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD here.

Detective Pikachu Returns

Tim Goodman and Detective Pikachu search for Tim’s missing father and solve mysteries in Ryme City. Detective Pikachu Returns launches on October 6, 2023.

Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass – Side Order

This new single-player campaign lets you climb the Spire of Order to improve your skills. The Splatoon 3 expansion releases in the Autumn of 2024.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong

Mario goes after Donkey Kong to rescue stolen Mini-Mario toys. The game launches on February 16, 2024.

Another Code: Recollection

Enhanced versions of the DS and Wii games in which Ashley searches for her supposedly dead father on an isolated island. Launches on January 19, 2024.

Super Mario RPG

The Super NES classic returns with new features like the Triple Move, based on your current party. Super Mario RPG launches on November 17, 2023.

WarioWare: Move It!

Wario hosts a collection of motion-based microgames at a tropical resort. WarioWare: Move It! launches on November 3, 2023.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass Wave 6

The final DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe includes new characters and tracks. Booster Course Pass Wave 6 releases in summer 2023. You can check out details on the previous Booster Course Pass here.

New amiibo Figures

New amiibo figures include characters from The Legend of Zelda, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Releases start on November 3, 2023.

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft

Relive Lara Croft’s first three adventures with remastered graphics. The game launches on February 15, 2024.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Prince of Persia is back with a new action-adventure game set in a mythological Persian world. Meet new characters and solve mysteries when the game launches on January 18, 2024. Pre-orders start today.

Trombone Champ

Blow your trombone to the rhythm of 45 songs in this quirky music game. Play with up to four friends and get the game from the Nintendo eShop today.


Join Dave in exploring the deep sea by day and running a sushi bar by night. The game comes out on October 26, but you can pre-order and try the free demo today. You can check out our review here.

Unicorn Overlord

Set out on a royal quest to reclaim your kingdom in this RPG from the creators of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. The game launches on March 8, 2024.

SaGa Emerald Beyond

Choose from six different heroes and explore 17 interconnected worlds in this multi-layered RPG. The game will come out next year.

Among Us – Fungle Map

Explore a new, mushroom-filled map in the popular multiplayer game Among Us. The map will be released this October.

Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story

Join League of Legends champions Nunu and Willump on an adventure through the Freljord. The game comes out on November 1.

Bandle Tale: A League of Legends Story

Help restore the magical world of Bandle City in this crafting RPG. The game will launch next year.


Engage in fast-paced brawls with 30 players in this adrenaline-pumping action game. BATTLE CRUSH will launch next autumn, with a closed beta test this October.

Contra: Operation Galuga

The classic action series Contra returns with new stages and play mechanics. Contra: Operation Galuga will launch in early 2024.

Eastward: Octopia

Farm, cook, and enjoy country life in this upcoming DLC for Eastward. The DLC comes out this summer.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

Lead a team of heroes to save the continent of Allraan in this JRPG. The game launches on April 23, 2024.

Horizon Chase 2

Race through scenic tracks in this high-speed arcade game. The game is available on the Nintendo Switch today.

SPYxANYA: Operation Memories

Create a photo diary with Anya Forger in various locations and mini-games. The game will launch next year.

Super Crazy Rhythm Castle

Solve puzzles and battle bosses in this rhythm adventure game featuring over 30 tracks. The game launches on November 14.

Wargroove 2

Command an army in turn-based battles across land, sea, and sky. The game launches on October 5 in Australia and October 6 in New Zealand.


Lead a mercenary group in this tactical turn-based game. The game is available on the Nintendo Switch today.

That’s everything that was announced at the Nintendo Direct. What was your favourite game that as announced?