During the latest Indie World Showcase video, Nintendo presented over 20 indie games coming to Nintendo Switch this year, from developers around the world, including France, Germany, and Mexico. We’ve got story-driven adventures, skateboard-platformers, side-scrolling Beat ’em Ups, and time-traveling RPGs.

Watch the full showcase above, and see our quick breakdown below.

The showcase also kicked off an Indie World sale on the Nintendo eShop, featuring deals on over 20 select indie titles, including Hades, Dead Cells, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. The sale is concurrent with several other indie publisher sales, including Devolver Digital and Yacht Club Games.

The sales end April 25.

Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals

Five years after the events in the first game, Riley returns to her hometown to investigate mysterious radio signals causing strange disturbances in this supernatural adventure.

Release: 2021

Road 96

Road 96 is an intriguing narrative-focused game that’s all about the journey, rather than the destination. By making different choices, you can radically change the story, from the people you meet, to how they act, to the places you visit, making each road a unique adventure.

Release: 2021

Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield

Developed by Detroit native Aerial_Knight, Never Yield is an endless runner that takes place in a neo-Tokyo version of Detroit, as our hero jumps, slides, and dodges to a hip-hop soundtrack by another Detroit artist, Danime-Sama.

Release: May 19 (Demo available today)

Last Stop

Published by Annapurna Interactive, Last Sop is a third-person adventure set in modern-day London, starring three characters who’s stories intertwine with one another.

Release: July

Hindsight

Another story-driven indie game from Annapurna, Hindsight features a woman reminiscing about her past by diving into her memories.

Release: 2021

OlliOlli World

The 2D skateboarding-platformer series gets a new entry with OlliOlli World. Chain combos, master tricks, and meet memorable characters as your explore the streets of Radland.

Release: Winter

The Longing

The goal in the Longing is simple: wait 4o0 days for the kind to awaken. As the last shade and servant of the underground empire, you don’t have to sit idly by as you complete time-based puzzles and explore the dark caves, featuring hand-drawn art.

Release: Today!

There is No Game: Wrong Dimension

Don’t let the title fools you, there is a game here, it’s just a very odd one. There is No Game: Wrong Dimension mashes up many different genres and styles in an adventure full of humor and puzzles.

Release: Today!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

The heroes in a half-shell are back with a modern successor to classic beat ’em ups like Turtles in Time. Shredder’s Revenge is published by DotEmu, the same wizards behind another excellent modern beat ’em up sequel: Streets of Rage 4.

Release: 2021

Cris Tales

Cris Tales is a classically inspired RPG that utilizes time-travel. Instead of jumping back through time, however, you’ll be able to wield time during battle, like sending enemies back to make them younger, and easier to defeat. You’ll also be recruiting allies and exploring the handcrafted, dark fairy-tale world.

Release: July 20

GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon

GetsuFumaDen infuses the hack and slash, roguelike genre with Japanese art, culture, and lore, as you delve into the monster-filled underworld.

Release: 2022

Aztech Forgotten Gods

Developed by Mexican studio Lizeno, Aztech Forgotten Gods is a third-person action game that combines Aztech mythology with high-tech gear, as you gain powerful arm cannon upgrades while battling huge deities around a a Mesoamerican metropolis.

Release: Fall

Skul: The Hero Slayer

Skul: The Hero Slayer twists the traditional 2D roguelike formula by letting you work for the bad guys, out for revenge. As a skeleton, Skul can equip different powers by swapping heads, with over 90 variations available.

Release: Summer

“Nintendo Switch continues to offer a fresh and expanding library of great indie games that surprise players with their unique visions and compelling gameplay,” said Steve Singer, Senior VP, Nintendo of America. “We hope people can enjoy these diverse games from talented independent developers anytime, anywhere on Nintendo Switch.”


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Eric has been writing for over five years with bylines in Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer and Tabletop Gaming magazine, covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on YouTube. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.