Nintendo’s latest 20-minute Indie World Showcase reveals no fewer than 16 indie games coming to Nintendo Switch within the next year, or in the case of two of the games – today!

“As we close out another year full of amazing indie game releases for Nintendo Switch, this new Indie World video offers a glimpse of what’s to come as we kick off 2020,” said Kirk Scott, Indie Partner Manager, Nintendo. “We continue to be humbled by the innovative games our indie partners are creating around the world. You can bet our support for them will continue going strong into next year and beyond.”

Watch the full showcase above, and check out our game-by-game breakdown below.

Sports Story

The sequel to the well-received sports-RPG Golf Story, Sports Story expands into other sports, like tennis, in a Zelda-like RPG filled with dungeon-crawling and mini-games.

Release: Mid 2020 (Switch exclusive)

Streets of Rage 4

The 90s side-scrolling arcade beat ’em up series returns for a fourth entry in Streets of Rage 4, getting a much-needed HD facelift, but keeping the punching and food gobbling.

Release: First Half 2020


Gleamlight is a 2D action game where you play as a sword in a world where everything is made out of glass. The game has been built without the need for a UI, working seamlessly with the environment and controls.

Release: Early 2020

Bake ‘N Switch

Bake ‘N Switch is a multiplayer party brawler for up to four players to make food in both co-op and PvP modes. Think Overcooked but less about making recipes and more about collecting powerups and baking dough.

Release: Summer 2020


Platformer + Stealth? JRPG + Shoot ‘Em Up? Combine video game genres and styles with Supermash, which generates new games based on which styles you combine. Each game generates a unique code you can share with friends to see how they stack up.

Release: May 2020

The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle originally launched in 2014 as a narrative-based first-person puzzle game, with over 120 puzzles. It’s out today on Nintendo Switch.

Release: Today!

Sail Forth

Create your own boat and journey though a procedurally generated sea full of islands and quests. Sail Forth uses real-world wind physics for sailing, and allows you to build your own fleet of ships that you can swap between.

Release: 2020


Dauntless released last year on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One as a free-to-play monster hunting co-op adventure. It uses Fortnite’s purchasable seasonal battle passes, called Hunt Passes, and it’s out today on Switch.

Release: Today!

Murder by Numbers

Murder by Numbers is an adventure-puzzle game set in 90s Hollywood, featuring the music of Masakazu Sugimori (Phoenix Wright) and character art by Hato Moa (Hatoful Boyfriend).

Release: Early 2020 (Switch timed exclusive)

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD

The 2012 HD update of 2005’s first person shooter, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath, in which the protagonist fires off live ammo of rodents and bugs from his crossbow.

Release: January 2020


SkateBIRD is a Tony Hawk-style skate game, starring birds. And yes, you can totally dress them up in tiny cute clothing.

Release: Late 2020


Liberated features hand-drawn comic book panels in a dystopian future. Players flip between pages to navigate the noir world, using stealth and guns.

Release: 2020 (Switch timed exclusive)

Boyfriend Dungeon

Date your weapons! Boyfriend Dungeon looks like a standard dungeon crawler with a unique twist: the weapons transform into cute singles.

Release: 2020


Dreamscaper blends roguelike, top-down shooters, and dungeon crawlers as you explore a young woman’s dreams and battle through her depression.

Release: Early 2020 (Switch timed exclusive)

The Survivalists

A survival-crafting game as you work with an army of monkeys to survive and explore procedurally generated islands. Includes local and online co-op.

Release: 2020

Axiom Verge 2

One-man indie developer Tom Happ announced Axiom Verge 2, a sequel to the excellent, pixelated metroidvania released in 2015. Judging from the brief trailer, the sequel stars a new character and a new world, while maintaing the retro gameplay and art.

Release: Fall 2020


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