Nindies Summer Showcase Reveals 20 Indie Titles Headed for Switch

Posted by | August 31, 2017 | News, Switch, Video | No Comments

Nintendo hosted their second ‘Nindies’ Showcase video this week to kick off PAX West 2017. The Nindies Summer Showcase presented over a dozen indie titles coming to Nintendo Switch between now and early 2018.

You can watch the full 20-minute presentation above. The biggest announcements and trailers are below. Here’s a quick list of all 20 indie games featured in the showcase:

  • Super Meat Boy Forever (2018)
  • Shovel Knight: King of Cards (Early 2018)
  • Mom Hid My Game! (Late 2017)
  • Golf Story (September 2017)
  • Floor Kids (Holiday 2017)
  • Wulver Blade (September 2017)
  • Poly Bridge (Holiday 2017)
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition (Early 2018)
  • Earth Atlantis (Fall 2017)
  • Next Up Hero (Early 2018)
  • SteamWorld Dig 2 (September 21)
  • Mulaka (Early 2018)
  • Yono and the Celestial Elephants (October 12)
  • Dragon Marked For Death (Winter 2017)
  • Battle Chef Brigade (Holiday 2017)
  • Morphies Law (Winter 2017)
  • Sausage Sports Club (Fall 2017)
  • Light Fingers (Early 2018)
  • Nine Parchments (Holiday 2017)
  • No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again (2018)

 

Super Meat Boy Forever

The long-awaited sequel to 2010’s brutal platformer Super Meat Boy was confirmed coming to the Nintendo Switch. Super Meat Boy Forever was originally announced years ago as an endless runner for smartphones, but appears to have evolved since then. Meat boy has the ability to punch foes mid-air, and levels get even harder after you beat them.

Based on the first game’s release, Super Meat Boy Forever should be destined to arrive on every available platform. But it’s coming to Nintendo Switch first.

Release: 2018

 

Floor Kids

Floor Kids is a rhythm game starring a crew of young breakdancers. It features hand-drawn animation and art and an original soundtrack by Kid Koala. You can unlock new locations and dancers and challenge friends to dance battles. You can optionally play with touch screen controls. It’s launching first on Nintendo Switch.

Release: Holiday 2017

Wulver Blade

Wulver Blade is a cooperative side-scrolling beat-em up set in Ancient Britain. It’s meant to evoke the feeling and gameplay of a classic arcade beat-em up, and features eight levels based on real-world locations. It’s arriving first on Nintendo Switch.

Release: September 2017

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition

Episodic adventure series Kentucky Route Zero’s final act – and all previous acts, are coming to Nintendo Switch. Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition will include all five acts and interludes. The series has become a cult favorite, though acts have been slow to release. The original game (act 1) launched in January 2013. The TV Edition will be exclusive to Switch on consoles.

Release: Early 2018

Earth Atlantis

Side-scrolling shoot ’em up Earth Atlantis takes place in a future earth that’s nearly entirely underwater. It features a parchment-like pencil-heavy art style and ‘monster-hunting’ gameplay.

Release: Fall 2017

SteamWorld Dig 2

SteamWorld Dig 2 was announced at the first Nindie showcase earlier this year. This time we got a new trailer and more importantly, a release date: September 21.

Mulaka

Mulaka is based on the indigenous culture of Northern Mexico, the Tarahumara. Your shaman will solve puzzles and battle mythical creatures by channeling the powers of the demi-gods. Mulaka was designed alongside cultural anthropologists and Tarahumara leaders for accuracy in language, music, and culture.

On Nintendo Switch Mulaka will have “exclusive features and functionality.”

Release: Early 2018

Yono and the Celestial Elephants

Yono and the Celestial Elephants sounds like a trippy band name, but it’s actually a Zelda-like action-adventure game. It’s coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch in October.

Release: October 12

Battle Chef Brigade

Battle Chef Brigade is one part action RPG, one part match-3 cooking game. It features multiple characters and campaigns. It’s launching first on Nintendo Switch.

Release: Holiday 2017

Morphies Law

Morphies Law is a 4v4 competitive shooter that features a unique trait – players steal body mass from one another. They grow and shrink various body parts dynamically, making them harder to hit or unable to fit inside certain areas. The goal is to grow a giant avatar on your side. Morphies Law will launch as a timed exclusive.

Release: Winter 2017

Nine Parchments

Nine Parchments is a cooperative action RPG from the developers of Trine. The gameplay looks similar to another great co-op game, Magicka, as each player controls a wizard armed with multiple spells.

Release: Holiday 2017

No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again

Nintendo saved their biggest announcement for last. The third No More Heroes game is called No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again. The trailer shows off the surreal, 4th-wall breaking style of the hack and slash series.

The first two games launched in 2007 and 2010 on Wii. Travis Strikes Again is due 2018, exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

Release: 2018

 

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