Nindie Showcase Reveals New Focus for the Nintendo Switch

Indie games with local multiplayer and HD Rumble support were the highlight of Nintendo's latest livestream.

Today, Nintendo held its first-ever "Nindies Showcase" for the Nintendo Switch. During the demonstration, we took a closer look at some of the indie games scheduled for release later this year.

While indie titles were definitely the highlight, Nintendo also provided additional insight on their third-party plans for the upcoming hybrid console.

Our prediction that the Nintendo Switch could be the official indie game console is turning out to be right on the mark. Many of the games shown during the Nindies Showcase will either be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, or made available on the Nintendo Switch prior to other platforms.

Several of these games will also be utilizing features like flexible local multiplayer and Joy-Con HD Rumble support. It looks like Nintendo is putting a huge emphasis on the fact that these games, combined with the Switch’s unique features, will provide gamers with a wholly new experience.

That said, there were a handful of games that definitely stole the show. These included Yooka-Laylee and Stardew Valley, both of which will be debuting with multiplayer support for the first time on the Nintendo Switch. In addition, a special edition of Overcooked containing all of the game's previously released DLC will be released on the Nintendo Switch with HD Rumble support.

Below, we've put together a list of every game announced during the Nindies Showcase. Let us know which games you’re most excited for, and be sure to check out our complete list of all games announced for the Switch as well.

March 2017

  • Pocket Rumble - HD Rumble support, console exclusive
  • Blaster Master Zero

April 2017

  • Shakedown Hawaii
  • Graceful Explosion Machine - HD Rumble support
  • Mr. Shifty - HD Rumble support

Spring 2017

  • Tumbleseed

Summer 2017

  • Steamworld Dig 2
  • Dandara - HD Rumble support
  • Stardew Valley - Multiplayer support

Fall 2017

  • Runner 3
  • War Groove

Coming in 2017

  • Yooka-Laylee - Multiplayer support
  • Overcooked Special Edition - Includes all DLC, HD Rumble support
  • The Escapists 2
  • Gonner - Timed Exclusive
  • Kingdom Two Crowns
  • Flipping Death


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