Nintendo hosted a Nindies Summer Showcase earlier this morning. And from it, we were given a closer look at many of the upcoming indie titles headed to the Nintendo Switch for the remainder of the year and early 2019.
The entire Nindies Summer Showcase was relatively short at just over 15 minutes. But it did a great job of shining the spotlight on a dozen of the upcoming independent titles make their way over to Nintendo’s portable/console hybrid.
Into the Breach is an mech-centric turn-based strategy game that stealth dropped on the Switch today. Hyper Light Drifter – Special Edition is hitting the system in on September 6th. And the fast-paced party title Towerfall is coming on September 27th.
Treasure Stack is a platforming/block puzzle title that features cross-play with Xbox One PC. It’s coming this winter. Zarvot is an arcade title revolving around a pair of cube shaped buddies that’s headed our way in October. The cat focused Mineko’s Night Market and Samurai Gunn 2 are being slated for early 2019.
Bullet Age is a co-op platformer headed our way in November which mixes sword and gun gameplay. The World Next Door is an anime styled story-driven title coming in early 2019. And Levelhead has players designing their own levels and sharing them across other platforms so everyone can attempt to outdo one another as a delivery robot in training.
The last two titles announced in the Nindies Summer Showcase were King of the Hat and Untitled Goose Game. The first is a hat-based party game that sees friends trying to crush each other’s hats. The second is “part stealth, part sandbox and all goose simulator.” Both are coming in early 2019.
While not highlighted during the Nindies Summer Showcase, Nintendo confirmed that these previously announced indie titles are still releasing on Switch before the end of 2018:
- The Messenger (August 30th)
- Bastion (September 13th)
- Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut (September 13th)
- Undertale (September 18th)
- Light Fingers (September 20th)
- Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (October)
- Jackbox Party Pack 5 (October)
- Transistor (November)
- Desert Child (December)
- Dragon Marked for Death (December 13th)
The Nintendo Switch has become a prominent home for indie titles across the games’ industry. And with Nintendo continually rolling out events like today’s Nindies Summer Showcase, that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon.