Indie World Showcase – What’s New on the Nintendo Switch!
Nintendo showed off some indie games coming to the Switch at the Indie World Showcase today!
Releases September 27th, 2019!
The forest of Nibel is dying. After a powerful storm sets a series of devastating events in motion, Ori must journey to find courage and confront a dark nemesis to save the forest of Nibel. “Ori and the Blind Forest” tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning Action-Platformer crafted by Moon Studios. Featuring hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performance, a fully orchestrated score and dozens of new features in the Definitive Edition, “Ori and the Blind Forest” explores a deeply emotional story about love and sacrifice, and the hope that exists in us all.Nintendo.com
Releases Early 2020!
Next stop… Eastward!
In a beautifully-detailed and charming post-apocalyptic world, a miner discovers a mysterious little girl named Sam deep underground in a secret facility… Journey through decaying cities, encountering strange creatures and even stranger people along the way!Nintendo.com
In the near-future society is starting to collapse, with the human population shrinks to an all-time low. As the world around falls to ruin, a hardworking miner called John discovers a young girl named Sam deep underground in a secret facility. After escaping the town, the unlikely pair embark on an emotional journey to discover the strange truth about her origins and the mystery behind the sinister creatures who descend on the local towns, devouring everything in their path.
• Discover the wonderfully weird world of Eastward. Jump aboard the cross-country railway which spans this decaying continent, stopping off to explore its bustling towns, curious campsites and shady forests.
• Fend off peculiar monsters and ferocious bosses with your weapon of choice – be it a gun, flamethrower or your trusty ol’ frying pan.
• Switch between controlling John and Sam to solve environmental puzzles and fight your way through formidable dungeons, separating to unlock hidden paths or sticking together as you traverse a perilous landscape.
• Get to know a quirky cast of characters with oodles of personality, as you immerse yourself in this heartwarming story-driven adventure, packed with fun and wacky humour.
• Inspired by 90s Japanese animation, the vibrant world of Eastward is brought to life by a combination of innovative modern 3D lighting techniques and soulful retro-pixel artwork.
Hotline Miami Collection contains both legendary games in the neon-soaked, brutally-challenging Hotline Miami series from Dennaton Games.Nintendo.com
Blurring the lines between cautious strategy and unbridled mayhem, SUPERHOT is the FPS in which time moves only when you move. No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It’s just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing weapons off fallen enemies to shoot, slice, and maneuver through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets.Nintendo.com
With its unique, stylized graphics SUPERHOT finally adds something new and disruptive to the FPS genre. SUPERHOT’s polished, minimalist visual language helps you focus on what’s most important – the fluid gameplay and the cinematic beauty of the fight.
• Endless Mode – how long can you last against unyielding waves of enemies?
• Challenge Mode – take on SUPERHOT with your bare hands, no restarts, timed runs, and more.
• Extras – delve further into SUPERHOT with mini-games, ASCII art, and [redacted].
Thirty months in the making. Thousands of hours put into development and design. From its humble origins in the 7 Day FPS game jam, through a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign to a plethora of awards and nominations from industry experts, SUPERHOT is a labor of love by its independent, dedicated team and thousands of backers from all around the globe.
Available Summer 2019!
The classic multiplayer roguelike, Risk of Rain, returns with an extra dimension.
No run will ever be the same with randomized stages, enemies, bosses, and items. Play solo, or team up with up to four friends to fight through hordes of monsters, unlock new loot, and find a way to escape the planet. Additional survivors, stages, items, enemies, and features are still in active development and will be added in multiple free content updates.Nintendo.com
Available September 3rd, 2019!
The award-winning action RPG is back, bigger and better than ever!
Play Torchlight II and receive an exclusive pet Unicorn.
Torchlight II takes you back into the quirky, fast-paced world of bloodthirsty monsters, bountiful treasures, and sinister secrets – and, once again, the fate of the world is in your hands.Nintendo.com
Torchlight II is fast, fun, and filled to the brim with action and loot. Adventure solo or form a party online with your friends.
Play co-op with up to 4 players online. Experiment with hero synergies and take on the fiercest opponents together, for the world’s most awesome loot.
Create and customize characters from one of four distinct classes. Each class can be played as male or female, and robust skillsets and equipment variety give tons of opportunity for unique builds.
Open, Dynamic World
Explore vast overland areas and multiple hub towns. Fight through rain and snow, day and night. Level randomization ensures fresh new layouts, paths, loot, and monsters every time you play.
Pets and Fishing
Choose how to empower your pet with special transforming consumables. Your pet can fight by your side or make a run to town to sell loot so you don’t have to.
New Game Plus
Once you’ve beaten Torchlight II’s primary campaign, you can start again with the same character for a significantly greater challenge. You’ll keep all of the skills, gold, and gear you worked so hard for.
Available February 2020!
Build! Defend! Be Friends!
Defend the most dangerous and gorgeous (we say darngeous) dungeons as four plucky heroes with this unique combo of tower-defense gameplay, ability-based action RPG combat, ever-lasting endgame loot, couch co-op, and online multiplayer.Nintendo.com
Experience the front-lines of tower defense with friends and fellow defenders — fighting off ferocious hordes in a stunning 3D fantasy world.
Four unique heroes, a satisfying RPG leveling system, and an ever-addictive endgame with procedurally generated loot — DD:A celebrates the creativity and collaboration that can only come from four friends trapped in a dungeon against endless waves of orcs with dynamite.
EarthNight is an illustrated epic 2D platformer about the dragon apocalypse, and a love letter to classic arcade games.
EarthNight is a procedurally generated platformer that takes place in a dystopian future just after the dragon apocalypse. Humans have been exiled to space, forced to live in orbit above the planet. Our heroes, Sydney and Stanley have had enough! They’ve decided to skydive back down to the planet, taking out as many dragons as they can along the way.Nintendo.com
Each run begins in space. You must traverse five layers of the atmosphere on the perilous journey down to Earth alternating between skydiving and running on the backs of dragons. Your path to EarthNight will always be different and riddled with danger.
Available September 2019!
Shoot ’em Up, Punch ’em Up, F&#$ ’em Up! Freedom Finger is a music driven, side-scrolling shooter starring Nolan North, John DiMaggio, Eric Bauza, and Sam Riegel!
Freedom Finger sends you blasting, punching, and smashing your way across 37 levels of crazy cartoon action. Featuring a unique soundtrack including music by Red Fang, Aesop Rock, METZ, Power Trip, Com Truise, White Fence, Ty Segall, Makeup and Vanity Set, True Widow, The Radio Dept., Drab Majesty, John Maus, Vektroid, Danimal Cannon, Cleaners from Venus, and many more!Nintendo.com
Freedom Finger features classic shmup gameplay blended with melee combat! You’re flying a giant fist, so use it! Punch, toss, and smash enemies to smithereens! The unique Grab attack allows you to capture enemies; use them as a shield or wield their guns against their own comrades!
Rhythm based chaos! The music is heavily connected to the gameplay, so things like enemies, bosses, attacks, and events are synced to the music.
Fight your way through 37 handcrafted levels, spread out over 12 worlds! Each world features new enemies, power-ups, and challenges!
Your tricks. Your style. Infinite possibilities.
Skater XL is the evolution of skateboarding games and moves the genre towards expressive, physics-based gameplay.Nintendo.com
Players will experience unparalleled board control and responsiveness while they skate legendary real-world skate spots. With ground-breaking and intuitive controls, skateboarding in a video game has never felt more authentic, fluid, and responsive.
Available December 3rd, 2019!
Travel across Cubold and take full advantage of your resurrected, skeletal body by swapping out body parts and acquiring new abilities during your adventures!Nintendo.com
Life was peaceful in the Cubold Kingdom until the king’s evil court magician got dumped by the princess. With his heart broken and his rage fueled, he called upon the evil spirits to resurrect the dead and the kingdom’s long forgotten monstrosities.
What he doesn’t realize in his fury is that he accidentally summoned an ancient hero as well… Skippy! Travel across the beautifully rendered kingdom of Cubold and take full advantage of your resurrected, skeletal body! Swap out body parts to acquire new abilities during your adventure or pick up a new weapon to vanquish the evil magician’s lackeys.
Onwards, Skippy, it’s time to be a hero once more!
• A true action-rpg experience that will test your skill and reward exploration!
• An expansive singleplayer experience across the interconnected world of Cubold!
• The unique ability to swap out body parts to acquire special abilities!
• Several weapon types to clobber any foes you face!
• Special enemies and bosses that will truly test your mettle!
• A beautifully vibrant world alongside some rocking chiptune tracks!
Available November 14th, 2019!
You are just arriving at the Monument Islands. Want to go swimming? Or rather take a dive into the deep sea? Or do you want to visit the amusement arcade, do some shopping, dance at the beach party? Fancy some surfing? Or will you talk with the strange old tourist and listen what he has to say about these ancient mysterious monuments..Nintendo.com
Available Q4 2019!
A gravity defying puzzle platform paint adventure, about breaking rules, being upside down and thinking outside the box.
When Youropa is torn apart, you must use your unique abilities to navigate all sides of a strange fragmented city, in order to restore it to former glory and learn who you really are.Nintendo.com
• Gravity Defying Gameplay – Walk upside down, on walls, in fact walk anywhere you can get to. Your suction cup feet let you stick to any surface.
• Mind Bending Puzzles – Solve complex logical & physical puzzles using your unique abilities.
• Evolve & Explore – Learn new abilities and use them to explore the fragmented city further.
You (short for Youropean) are a small humanoid with suction cups instead of feet, which allows you to walk up walls and on ceilings.
You will encounter physical puzzles, riddles, ferocious enemies, environmental hazards and more, in an abstract but logical universe that challenges your perception of the 3rd dimension.
In this strange world all the characters are kept alive only be a thin layer of paint. You can of course paint your character exactly how you want, but beware: If you scratch off the paint from falling or getting wet, it’s game over.
Also included is a creator mode that allows you to build and edit your own levels all while playing them. In fact all the levels in the main game was built inside the game itself!