Oh yes, the Nintendo Switch is now just days away from it’s launch, and in preparation Nintendo have proved that they are truly dedicated to indie gaming on The Switch by announcing a whole plethora of indie games that will be making its was to the console at some point in 2017.
Nintendo have been working closely with independent publishers and developers to ensure that, on launch and in the proceeding months, a steady flow of unique and original experiences will be making their way to the Nintendo eShop.
As expected, many of these titles are ports from other consoles which is far from unusual, but it is encouraging and hopefully Nintendo will be able to keep this momentum going with future indie games. Even possibly have a few exclusives making their way to the Switch first.
Most of the games should be taking advantage of unique Nintendo Switch features, including multiple play modes (TV mode, handheld mode, tabletop mode), flexible control options, local and online multiplayer* and innovative JoyCon functionality like HD rumble. In a Nindies Showcase video, Nintendo highlighted some of these games that are in development.
“Our Nindies Showcase gives fans a taste of some of the great content on its way to Nintendo eShop,” said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s Vice President of Publisher and Developer Relations. “We’re working with both mainstream and independent developers to make Nintendo Switch the destination for entertaining games and experiences.”
To view the Nindies Showcase video in its entirety, visit http://live.nintendo.com. Along with Nintendo Switch exclusives and timed exclusives, some of the highlights revealed in the video include:
SteamWorld Dig 2 from Image & Form Games: In the sequel to the award-winning original, you must dig deep, gain riches and explore an underworld riddled with danger. The game is scheduled to launch this summer.
Yooka Laylee from Team 17 and Playtonic Games: Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of shiny collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the big nose). The buddy-duo platformer is coming to Nintendo Switch soon, with multiplayer functionality perfect for the system.
Stardew Valley from Chucklefish Games and ConcernedApe: Nintendo Switch will be the first console to support the game’s new multiplayer feature. The open-ended, country-life RPG is scheduled to launch this summer.
Overcooked: Special Edition from Team 17 and Ghost Town Games: In Overcooked, players must journey through a variety of cruel and unusual kitchens on their quest to become master chefs capable of conquering an ancient edible evil which plagues the land.
Here is the full list of games announce:
Away: Journey to the Unexpected
Battle Chef Brigade
Graceful Explosion Machine
Human Resource Machine
Ittle Dew 2
Kingdom: Two Crowns
Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom
Oceanhorn: Monster of the Uncharted Seas
Overcooked: Special Edition
Rogue Trooper Redux
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
State of Mind
SteamWorld Dig 2
sU and the Quest for Meaning
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †
The Escapists 2
The Fall Part 2: Unbound
The Jackbox Party Pack 3
The Next Penelope
Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove
Ultimate Chicken Horse
Unbox: Newbies Adventure
WonderBoy: The Dragon’s Trap