New Indie World Showcase reveals next wave of indie games heading to Nintendo Switch
19th August, 2019 – In a new-look Indie World presentation livestreamed globally, Nintendo highlighted an exciting selection of independent games that are coming to Nintendo Switch soon, thanks to the passionate efforts of indie developers around the world who have found a home with Nintendo.
View the Indie World Showcase video below:
The online* multiplayer roguelike Risk of Rain 2, from Gearbox Publishing, was revealed as coming to Nintendo Switch this winter, while strategy- and mythology-inspired Northgard from Shiro Games, and pinball-inspired dungeon crawler Creature in the Well from Flight School Studio, are available today for pre-purchase. Furthermore, the critically acclaimed action-platformer Ori and the Blind Forest will be coming to Nintendo Switch in September (2019) as Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition.
Other games featured in the latest Indie World video include:
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Explore the mysterious and beautiful forest of Nibel in the visually stunning action-platformer, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, developed by Moon Studios and published by Xbox Game Studios. Winner of multiple prestigious awards, the game tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, and features hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performances and a fully orchestrated score.
The Definitive Edition is scheduled to launch for Nintendo Switch in September (2019) – and will also include numerous new features.
Blurring the lines between cautious strategy and unbridled mayhem, SUPERHOT from SUPERHOT Team is an innovative and stylish first-person shooter in which time only moves when the player moves. With no regenerating health bars or conveniently placed ammo drops, players must shoot, slice and manoeuvre their way through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets.
SUPERHOT is available now for Nintendo Switch.
Risk of Rain 2
Risk of Rain 2, developed by Hopoo Games and published by Gearbox Publishing, is the sequel to classic multiplayer roguelike Risk of Rain, adding an extra dimension and more challenging action. Players can take on the game solo, or team up with friends to fight their way through hordes of monsters, unlock new loot and find a way to escape the planet.
Risk of Rain 2 launches for Nintendo Switch this winter.
Torchlight II, developed by Panic Button/Runic Games and published by Perfect World Entertainment, is an award-winning action RPG launching on 3rd September for Nintendo Switch. The game offers solo adventuring or online* multiplayer for up to four players, with a huge world to explore full of bloodthirsty monsters, bountiful treasures and sinister secrets. The Nintendo Switch version includes an exclusive in-game pet in the form of a chubby pink unicorn.
Discover a beautifully detailed post-apocalyptic world in Eastward, an adventure game with RPG elements from developers Pixpil and publishers Chucklefish. In a near-future society on the brink of collapse, a hardworking miner called John discovers a young girl named Sam in a secret underground facility. This unlikely pair will embark on an emotional journey across a wonderfully weird world, exploring bustling towns, curious campsites and shady forests. Eastward is scheduled to arrive on Nintendo Switch in 2020.
Freedom Finger from Wide Right Interactive is a music-driven, side-scrolling shooter that sends players blasting, punching and smashing their way across 37 levels of crazy cartoon action. Shoot ’em up, punch ’em and smash ’em up when Freedom Finger launches for Nintendo Switch in Spring 2019.
Make the trip you always wanted in action-adventure game The Touryst from Shin’en. Players will have the chance to discover exotic islands, explore ancient monuments, climb into deep mines and uncover secret passageways. The Touryst is set to launch for Nintendo Switch in November 2019.
Skellboy, from developers Umaiki Games and publishers Fabraz, is an action-RPG in which players can swap out not only their weapons and equipment, but their body parts too! As an accidentally resurrected hero from ancient times, players will set out on an epic journey across a vibrant fantasy world, set to a background of rocking chiptune tracks. Skellboy hacks and slashes its way onto Nintendo Switch on 3rd December.
Developed and published by frecle, Youropa is a gravity-defying puzzle-platform paint adventure about breaking rules, being upside down and thinking outside the box. With physical puzzles, riddles, ferocious enemies, environmental hazards and more, Youropa is a mind-bending adventure that will challenge players’ perception of the third dimension. Youropa heads to Nintendo Switch in Summer 2019.
EarthNight from Cleaversoft is a beautifully hand-illustrated 2D platformer about the dragon apocalypse, and a love letter to classic arcade games. Humans have been exiled to space, dragons have taken over the Earth and it’s up to a 14-year-old schoolkid and a freelance photographer to stop them. EarthNight launches on Nintendo Switch in 2019.
Players can look forward to even more great indie games coming to Nintendo Switch in the near future – including the following that have been confirmed for AUNZ:
- Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (Modus Games) – 8th October
- Creature in the Well (Flight School Studio) – 6th September
- Best Friend Forever (Alliance) – Early 2020
- Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus) – Early 2020
- PHOGS! (Coatsink) – Early 2020
- WHAT THE GOLF? (Triband) – Summer 2019
- HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed (Digital Cyber Cherries) – Summer 2019
- Northgard (Shiro Games) – 26th September
- Cat Quest II (PQube Limited) – Spring 2019
- Sparklite (Merge Games) – Spring 2019
- Munchkin: Quacked Quest (Asmodee Digital) – Spring 2019
- Blasphemous (Team 17) – 10th September [Not available in NZ]
- Close to the Sun (Wired Productions) – 2019 [Not available in NZ]
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**Additional accessories required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.