Nintendo Switch continues to be a wonderful home for indie games. The latest Indie World Showcase from Nintendo revealed 19 indie games coming to Switch next year — or in a few cases, today!
Some games, such as Don’t Starve Together, Omori, and Parkasaurus, are older (but beloved) indie games that are coming to Switch next Spring.
Other announced games are completely new, such as the amazing-looking Sea of Stars RPG, which includes music from Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger). OlliOlli World, the third game in the 2D skateboarding series, will feature an expanded world and hand-drawn art style. Sea of Stars is due out Holiday 2022.
A few of the games were announced and released today. Dungeon Munchies is a 2D action-platformer with a delicious twist: after hunting monsters, you can cook and eat them to gain new powers. Talk about locally-sourced!
Let’s Play Oink Games features a collection of small box tabletop games, including Deep Sea Adventure, Startup, and A Fake Artist Goes to New York. Includes local and online multiplayer. Use the power of painting to color the world of Chicory: A Colorful Tale. Stealth past enemies using time manipulation and your faithful cat in Timeline. All four of these indies are available now on the Nintendo eShop.
Other intriguing indies coming to Switch next year include Aliisha, an optionally co-op adventure starring two sisters, Loco Motive, a pixelated comedy adventure-mystery aboard a train, and After Love EP, a visual novel meets rhythm game set in Indonesia about love and grief.
“As we head into the holidays and into the new year, we want longtime Nintendo fans and new Nintendo Switch owners to look forward to a calendar packed full of new indie gems to discover,” said Steve Singer, Senior Vice President, Nintendo of America. “We’re grateful for the trailblazing independent developers who craft these beautiful experiences for Nintendo Switch players, and who help Nintendo Switch continue to be a destination for diverse games that entertain and delight us in surprising ways.”