Football Manager 2023 Nintendo Switch: Everything you need to know about this year's handheld game

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Football Manager 2022 saw some major changes arrive for the Nintendo Switch version, and we're expecting Football Manager 2023 to take the game in a new direction.

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With a brand new season right around the corner, we've got the lowdown on everything you need to know about Football Manager 2023 on the Nintendo Switch.

LATEST - Juventus set for FM return?

Konami has announced that Juventus and eFootball's exclusive license deal is coming to an end, allowing the Italian giants to be officially licensed in other games.

Juventus - one of Italy's biggest sides - have been absent in traditional form in Football Manager for many years, going instead by the name of Zebre.

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End of Zebre - Juventus could return in FM23

Unlicensed teams are the bain of anyone's gaming experience, especially in a game like FM, where immersion and realism is the name of the game.


Thankfully, the end of Juventus' exclusive deal with eFootball may open the pathway for Italy's Old Lady to make a return in Football Manager 2023.

The Serie A license deal also expires with Serie A, meaning official badges and aesthetics could also return in FM23.

FM23 Switch

Football Manager 2023 on the Nintendo Switch will represent a more streamlined version of the full game, akin to the FM Touch version of the game that used to be available on PC.

With FM Touch now exclusively available on the Nintendo Switch, this year's instalment will be aligned to the FM23 Xbox and FM23 Mobile.

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BETTER THAN EVER - Football Manager 2023 will launch across multiple platforms

With key features set to be revealed, you can be sure that Football Manager 2023 on the Nintendo Switch will offer a host of exciting new features to get your managerial chops stuck into.


Release Date

Whilst there is no current confirmed release date for Football Manager 2023, we are expecting the game to launch at a similar time to FM22.

Football Manager 2022 released on 8 November 2021, and we are expecting FM23 to follow in these footsteps with an early-November release date.


FM22 cost £39.99 / $54.99 from the Epic Games or Steam stores, with 10% off for those who pre-purchase (taking it to £36.00 / $49.50).

We expect FM23 to have a similar price range, with a discount offer once again likely to be available to those who pre-order the game.

We expect the Mobile version to cost £8.99 and the Nintendo Switch version to retail at £24.99.


New Features

Football Manager 2022 brought us a host of brand new features, and we expect FM23 to bring another round of major upgrades.

It remains to be seen if these features

Women's Football

Women's football is confirmed to be arriving in Football Manager, we just don't know when.

Football Manager 2023 was mooted as a potential point of arrival for the women's game, but we'll have to wait and see if that comes to fruition.

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GAME CHANGER - Women's football will arrive in the coming years

Integrating women's football into the database will take some time, with discussions with women's leagues around the world commencing.

Check out our interview with two of the team at Football Manager here.


Enhanced Gameplay

Football Manager 2022 took things to a new level, and we are fully expecting FM23 to follow in its predecessor's footsteps

In a recent interview conducted with FM's gameplay development team, we were told that FM22's gameplay improvements were only the start, so we are anticipating big things for Football Manager 2023.