Nintendo releases tons of new games following February Direct


NINTENDO’S February Direct was full of newly announced games releasing this year, and some launched right after the show.

While we will have to wait a bit longer for big names like Zelda, Pikmin, and Kirby, Nintendo has already released a number of games from the showcase.

Classic Game Boy games are now available.

If you want to play new Nintendo titles as soon as possible, then there is a good selection to choose from.

Here are all the games available today, announced in the Nintendo Direct February 2023.

February Nintendo Direct: Demos

The February 2023 Nintendo Direct included a number of demos of big upcoming games that are available now to download and play for free.

If you are considering buying one of Nintendo’s big titles, this is the best way to see if the game is for you.

Here are all the demos released during the Direct:

  • Octopath Traveler 2
  • Sea of Stars
  • Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe

A new wave of DLC was also announced for Fire Emblem Engage, which is available now for free if you subscribe to the Switch Online Expansion Pass.

February Nintendo Direct: Game Boy and Game Boy Advance

One of the biggest surprises of the Direct was that Nintendo is bringing classic Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games to its subscription.

The Game Boy games will be available via the basic package, but the Advance games require the Expansion Pass.

Here is the full list of games available now, with more promised for the future.

Game Boy

  • Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
  • Game & Watch: Gallery 3
  • Gargoyle’s Quest
  • Kirby’s Dream Land
  • Zelda Link’s Awakening DX
  • Metroid 2: Return of Samus
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
  • Tetris
  • Wario Land 3

Game Boy Advance

  • Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames
  • Kuru Kuru Kururin
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

February Nintendo Direct: Metroid Prime and Baseball

Two full games were announced and released at the Nintendo Direct.

WBSC eBaseball Power Pros is a cute-style baseball game. It’s a bargain, and available to buy now for just 79p.

The biggest announcement was a remastered version of Metroid Prime dropped on the eShop immediately after the show.

The Metroid Prime series is many fans’ favourite series in Metroid, and we expect a number of people to pick this one up.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.