Nindies Showcase Announces Lots Of Indies For The Switch
Nintendo held their recently announced Nindies Showcase today, and while it wasn't a very long stream, it got right to the point, showing off plenty of great looking indie titles that will be coming to the Switch. Most of them are actually console or timed exclusives, and many will utilize HD Rumble, which is pretty cool to hear. There's a lot to cover here, so let's dive right in with a quick run down for each.
- Bit Trip Runner's Commander Video returns exclusively for the Switch with Runner 3, which will have quests, new moves, branching paths, and a crazy cast of characters. It'll be coming this Fall.
- SteamWorld Dig 2 looks to bring back the fantastic exploration and excitement of its predecessor, with a similarly appealing art style. You'll be able to seek your fortune in it this Summer.
- Yooka Laylee coming to Switch should be no surprise, considering its heritage, but it's still nice to see. The buddy-duo platformer and collectathon is coming to the Switch "soon" and will feature multiplayer functionality in some form.
- Inti Creates has revived Mega Man in the past — both officially and spiritually — and now they're looking to bring back another old series with Blaster Master Zero. The side-scrolling action and top-down exploration are back on March 9 for Switch and 3DS.
- Pocket Rumble is a 2D fighter with a pixelized art style that's looking to combine mechanical depth with simple controls so that pros and casuals alike can duke it out as a console exclusive on the Switch this March.
- Flipping Death is the newest adventure from the creators of Stick It To The Man and Zombie Vikings. It follows a girl named Penny who has died, but doesn't get to rest in peace. She takes over for Death and will have to flip back and forth between the living and the dead to solve puzzles. It's coming later this year.
- Mr. Shifty is a very cool looking top-down action title with a gorgeous style to it. You'll teleport around, beating people up, using the environment to your advantage to pull off a big heist. It'll be a timed exclusive on the Switch starting this April.
- Wargroove is an exceptionally intruiging game on the way from Chucklefish Games that very obviously draws inspiration from Advance Wars. Set in a medieval time, you'll show off your strategic skills moving around units to take out your enemies, even if those enemies are other players online. It'll have the ability to create your own battlefield to fight on as well. It's scheduled for later this year.
- The highly lauded Stardew Valley isn't just coming to the Nintendo Switch, it's bringing co-op with it. Now you can farm, mine, and make a new life for yourself with a friend instead of on your own. It's coming this Summer.
- If you're one of the many who had a ton of fun with the throwback title Retro City Rampage, then you'll be excited to hear that its 16-bit spiritual successor, Shakedown Hawaii, is coming first to the Nintendo Switch this April. Build your empire and blow away anyone that tries to stop you in this action-packed city sandbox.
- Graceful Explosion Machine is a very pretty 2D shooter where you control a tiny ship through colorful environments, blasting away all sorts of baddies that try to get in your way. It'll be on the Switch this April.
- Tumbleseed is a physics based game that will have you balancing a seed back and forth along the screen as you try to help it make its way up a mountain. Upgrades will help the seed function in various ways as you help it past obstacles and enemies. It's coming this Spring.
- Overcooked Special Edition is an arcade-style cook-off that you may have seen before, but it's coming to Switch in a complete form with all content, DLC, and HD rumble support later this year.
- Get ready to break out of prison again, but this time with a friend. The Escapists 2 was announced during the stream, and it looks to be an amped up version of the one you know and love, but with drop-in/drop-out co-op.
- Gonner is a beautiful, but hectic procedurally generated action platformer with roguelike elements. The console edition of the game will launch first for the Switch, and later in the year it'll be getting special content tailor-made for the device.
- Kingdom: Two Crowns is the side-scrolling strategy and management game that will has you defending your new, budding kingdom, and now it will have co-op as well. It's coming later this year.
- Dandara is a 2D gravity-bending action title that has you utilizing quick movements to perform some crazy platforming, puzzle-solving, and fighting. It launches on the Switch this Summer with exclusive features and functionality such as HD rumble support.
That's everything! It may have only been a 15 minute stream or so, but they sure made the most of their time. If you want to see any of these games in action then be sure to check out the full stream in the video above. There's plenty of awesome games here, so the Switch definitely doesn't seem to be lacking in indie support.