Coming from Nintendo in 2023!

February 2023 Issue

Billy Schafer, Writer

As we near the end of February 2023, many videogame companies are preparing their releases for the new year. One of these companies is, of course, Nintendo, and they have many awesome things in store for the year. Today we will look at some of the most anticipated releases that Nintendo has planned. 


The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom                      

The long-awaited sequel to the open-world adventure Breath of the wild I is coming out May 12. From what we have seen in the trailers, it seems the game will take place high in the sky, like Skyward Sword. Nintendo has claimed that the game will be one of the darker games in the Zelda series, possibly like Majora’s Mask. As for the game itself, it looks like it will take after Breath of the Wild, meaning that Ganon could have possibly returned to wreak havoc on Hyrule once more. The gameplay will hopefully be similar to that of its predecessor, having a big world to explore, and lots of quests to take part in. But what other new aspects will it bring onto the table? In this game, we could possibly see new enemies and dungeons, characters, weapons, and lots of new areas to explore.  


Pikmin 4 


 Pikmin fans, have been waiting 10 whole years for Pikmin 4, and it has finally arrived. It seems that the game will hopefully be released some time in 2023, meaning that it could come out any month. By looking at the trailers, not much has been revealed, and we can only see a few shots showing the scenery, the enemies, and a little bit of the gameplay. We can theorize what the game will be like; will there be new types of pikmin? Will there be new enemies, new hazards, new areas to explore? Will it return gimmicks from past games, such as the day limit from Pikmin, or possibly the dungeon system from Pikmin 2? The possibilities for what this game will bring are nearly endless. 


The Super Mario Bros Movie 



Coming on April 7, 2023 is the brand new fully animated Super Mario Bros movie! Nintendo is partnering with Illumination to create this Super Mario themed film. As of now, the main voice actors are Chris Pratt (Mario) Charlie Day (Luigi) Jack Black (Bowser), and Anya Taylor-Joy (Peach). It looks like the plot of the movie is centered around the main Super Mario Games with a few twists. The animation is very well done, and the trailers look very promising. Some may know there was a live-action Super Mario movie released in 1993. It was not a good rendition. Hopefully this movie will have a good telling of the Mario games in movie form!  

 Overall, there are many games from Nintendo to look forward to from Nintendo this 2023.