Nintendo Switch Games 2023: The Nintendo Switch enjoyed a banner year in 2022, and its popularity shows no signs of abating. In only the past year, we’ve acquired Kirby and the Forgotten Land for the Nintendo Switch, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Kirby 3, and Bayonetta 3.
Nintendo is keeping the details of their 2023 lineup close to the vest, but we do know of a few upcoming games. Among these are Fire Emblem Engage and (hopefully) Advance Wars, as well as the long-awaited sequel to Breath of the Wild, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Future games like Metroid Prime 4 and Pikmin 4 do not yet have release dates.
The year 2023 will be the Switch’s sixth year on the market, which is typically the console’s twilight years. There have been persistent reports that Nintendo is working on a new “Pro” edition to help it compete with more powerful rivals, but this has not yet materialised. Currently, Nintendo has not shown any signs that a new model is on the horizon or that it is working on a replacement.
Below is a complete rundown of all the major releases scheduled for the Switch in 2023 and beyond. But if you can’t wait, check out our best Switch games and best Switch games for kids lists while you wait. Don’t forget to check out our 2022 top Switch exclusives as well!
Fire Emblem Engage – January 20, 2023
The Fire Emblem series has always been one of Nintendo’s best-selling and most-requested series, and now there is a new core entry in the series for the Nintendo Switch called Fire Emblem Engage.
Fire Emblem Engage is set a thousand years after the four kingdoms sealed away the terrible Fell Dragon, and it is up to the humanoid Divine Dragon to defend the world from the reemergence of this monster.
However, this hero won’t have to do it alone; he or she can call upon other heroes from the Fire Emblem series, such as Marth, and use the “Engage” feature to take control of their weapons and unleash powerful assaults as a tag-team.
It appears to be a traditional Fire Emblem game, complete with the turn-based tactics that fans of the series have come to expect. On January 20, 2023, Nintendo Switch owners will be able to purchase Fire Emblem Engage.
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Little Nemo and the Nightmare Fiends – TBA
Keep your eyes peeled for Little Nemo and the Nightmare Fiends if you enjoy fantasy adventures. A one-of-a-kind adventure through Slumberland, you’ll be in charge of four playable characters: the courageous Nemo, the magical Princess, the naughty Clown Flip, and the nimble Royal Guard Peony.
The dreamworld is fantastical, the actual world holds its own mysteries, and your character’s individual features and abilities will give you a different perspective on the game. Little Nemo and the Nightmare Fiends, with a score by Wayne Strange, looks like it could be a fun way to spend the night.
Blanc – February 2023
Blanc is a beautiful game told solely in black and white pencil sketches, and it chronicles the narrative of an odd bond between a wolf cub and a fawn.
The game may be played solo, but it was designed for multiplayer as you search for refuge in a cold wasteland. Everyone, regardless of age or ability level, should be able to follow the wordless story and have fun. February of 2023 is when you may expect it.
Gunbrella – 2023
You can tell right away that this is a noir-action game thanks to the cleverness of its title. On your mission for vengeance, you’ll be taking out cultists, gangsters, and other dangers with the help of your trusty Gunbrella, a rifle that doubles as an umbrella.
The developer, Doinksoft, is fresh off the success of their indie hit Gato Roboto, and the game itself seems promising. It will be distributed by Devolver Digital. In 2023, you can expect it.
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Advance Wars 1 + 2 Re-Boot Camp – TBA
We can thank the Advance Wars series for some of the finest tactical gameplay in the history of the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS. Now, thanks to Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp for Nintendo Switch, we can go back to it with a brand new graphical style.
The player takes on the position of a Commanding Officer in the Advance Wars games, leading their forces to victory utilising a grid-based turn system and specific powers (such as unit repairs and power enhancements) available to each military group.
WayForward (Shantae, River City Girls) has been tasked with the remake, giving the series a new lease on life with the addition of online multiplayer to complement the single-player campaigns and local co-op play of the original.
The release date of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp was originally set for December 2021, but was pushed back to April 2022 so that the game could undergo additional testing and polish.
The remake was originally scheduled to release on April 8, but Nintendo once again postponed it indefinitely owing to the ongoing turmoil in Ukraine. There has been no update on the expected delivery date.
Due to the ongoing turmoil in Ukraine, Nintendo has indefinitely postponed the release of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, originally scheduled for April 8. There has been no update on the expected delivery date.
Loco Motive – TBA
Why do trains offer such good settings for heinous crimes? In Loco Motive, you play the roles of a rookie detective, a lawyer, and an undercover spy as they try to prove their innocence before the real killer strikes again.
Despite the dark beginning, the game quickly turns into a hilarious whodunit as you interact with the other passengers. In addition to its charming pixel art visuals and a melancholy music by Space Haven’s Paul Zimmerman, Loco Motive also features a number of challenging challenges.