The September 2022 Nintendo Direct contained plenty of large bulletins, together with the reveal that Breath of the Wild‘s sequel is titled The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and can be launched on May 12, 2023. Although that, and a few of the different large first-party bulletins, are what folks will bear in mind most concerning the present, fairly a couple of cool bulletins on the present could have gone underneath the radar.
While you may take a look at Digital Trends’ present recap for a full listing of every thing introduced, we additionally wish to spotlight some bulletins you might need missed whereas watching reside. From shocking rereleases to chill DLC and Switc- unique options, don’t ignore these 5 September 13 Nintendo Direct bulletins.
GoldenEye 007’s Online Mode is Nintendo Switch unique
You most likely observed the announcement that Nintendo 64 basic GoldenEye 007 is coming to Nintendo Switch Online. But do you know that it’s additionally coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X by way of Xbox Game Pass and Rare Replay? That alone is shocking, though it’s comprehensible when one considers that GoldenEye 007 developer Rare is owned by Microsoft. But extra importantly, it’s surprising that the Xbox model of the sport gained’t characteristic on-line multiplayer.
Despite the truth that Xbox is often extra multiplayer-minded than Nintendo and owns the developer of the sport, the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S variations of the sport will solely have native multiplayer. So, every time Goldeneye 007 involves Nintendo Switch Online, give its on-line multiplayer a shot as a result of that’s somethingonly gamers on Nintendo Switch can do.
Goldeneye 007 is “coming soon” to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse lastly comes west
While the eyes of people that don’t like horror video games might need glossed over when Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse popped up because the present’s third announcement, it’s really very notable that this recreation is lastly getting launched in North America and Europe. Late within the first decade of this century, Nintendo saved the Fatal Frame sequence prefer it did with Bayonetta and printed Mask of the Lunar Eclipse as a Wii unique. While the sport got here out in Japan, it by no means noticed a launch in North America or Europe.
While a fan translation emerged within the years following its launch, this remaster is the primary time the sport will formally be out there in North America and Europe. The horror recreation follows three women who had been kidnapped on Rōgetsu Isle once they had been youthful, however return to the island once they’re older after two women who had been additionally kidnapped die. Ultimately, the ladies find yourself having to make use of an object known as the Camera Obscura to seal away vengeful ghosts. This remaster polishes up graphical textures, lighting, and character fashions, however gamers can even count on new costumes and a photograph mode.
Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse can be launched for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch in early 2023.
Mario Party 1, 2, and 3 are getting rereleased
In addition to Goldeneye 007, Nintendo Switch Online’s Nintendo 64 lineup additionally impressed when it was revealed that the primary three Mario Party video games would all come to the service. The first two video games will come to the service earlier than the tip of the yr, whereas Mario Party 3 can be added in 2023. While Mario Party Superstars was gratifying, the addition of those three video games is cathartic for the followers who’ve been clamoring for the sequence to return to its roots.
The announcement turns into much more thrilling whenever you discover that Mario Party and Mario Party 3 have really by no means been re-eleased by Nintendo; they’ve solely had content material repurposed for video games like Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Party Superstars. Clearly, Nintendo isn’t nervous about gamers injuring their fingers on sure minigames anymore or cleared up different points stopping a re-elease. Now, we simply must cross our fingers and hope they’ve on-line play too.
Theatrhythm Final Bar Line will get plenty of nice Square Enix DLC
Square Enix celebrated Final Fantasy’s 35th anniversary by saying Theatrhythm Final Bar Line through the Direct. This announcement alone is a bit underrated, particularly when one considers that the 2 3DS video games on this sequence had been implausible and that the bottom recreation alone will characteristic tons of iconic music from the Final Fantasy franchise. While the bottom recreation can have 385 sonsg, Square Enix additionally rapidly highlighted a few of the DLC it is going to get post-launch throughout its phase of the Nintendo Direct.
During that rush, Square Enix highlighted that 90 extra songs are coming to Theatrhythm Final Bar Line, they usually’ll all be pulled from different Square Enix franchises like SaGa, Nier, Octopath Traveler, and Live A Live. Considering that each one of these video games have implausible music, followers of rhythm video games are in for a deal with as soon as all of this DLC is out. If that in some way isn’t sufficient music for you, Digital Deluxe Editions that includes much more Final Fantasy music are additionally up for pre-order.
Theatrhythm Final Bar Line can be launched for Nintendo Switch and PS4 on February 16, 2023.
Don’t miss the total trailer for Bayonetta 3
Bayonetta 3 acquired a short shout-out through the Nintendo Direct as characters like Bayonetta, Luka, Jeanne, and Viola got the highlight. At the tip of its phase, Nintendo stated a gameplay trailer can be launched on YouTube quickly thereafter and wouldn’t be part of the Nintendo Direct. While you might need logged off and never given this trailer a second thought after the tip of the presentation, I like to recommend that you simply return and test the video out.
It’s a prolonged gameplay overview trailer that’s almost eight minutes lengthy and offers much-needed particulars on a number of options. We study extra about how Bayonetta can summon Infernal Demons to get a robust edge in battle and even traverse the environments in distinctive methods. We additionally see how the brand new playable character Viola prompts Witch Time by blocking and can even summon an enormous Cheshire cat for assist in a battle. We additionally see how gamers can equip an merchandise to make combos easier. If you weren’t already excited for Bayonetta 3, this video will most likely whet your urge for food.
Bayonetta 3 can be launched solely for Nintendo Switch on October 28.