Nintendo Switch Indie Game Lineup for 2018

Nintendo's “Nindies Showcase" revealed an impressive lineup of indies coming to Nintendo Switch.

Earlier today, Nintendo hosted their Nintendo Indies Summer Showcase (a.k.a “Nindies” Showcase), just in time for PAX West 2017. The live presentation revealed an assortment of indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2017-2018. Among the upcoming indies is the sequel to Super Meat Boy, the final campaign for Shovel Knight, and a bundle containing the last episode of Kentucky Route Zero.

Below you’ll find a list of all the indie games mentioned during the showcase, as well as a few of the ones that caught our attention. Nintendo’s YouTube channel features trailers for each of the indie games highlighted in today’s presentation, along with several others that weren’t mentioned during the livestream. We’ve included the archived video of the showcase itself for those who wish to see the complete presentation. 

Upcoming Nintendo Switch Indie Games 2017-2018 

  • Away: Journey to the Unexpected
  • Battle Chef Brigade
  • Dandara
  • Damon Baker’s Sign Off
  • Dimension Drive
  • Dragon Marked for Death
  • Earth Atlantis
  • Floor Kids
  • Golf Story
  • InnerSpace
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • Light Fingers
  • Lost Sphear
  • Mom Hid My Game
  • Morphies Law
  • Mulaka
  • Next Up Hero
  • Nine Parchments
  • Poly Bridge
  • Runner3
  • Sausage Sports Club
  • Shovel Knight: King of Cards
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Super Beat Sports
  • Super Meat Boy Forever
  • Travis Strikes Again (No More Heroes)
  • Wulverblade
  • Yono and the Celestial Elephants 

Super Meat Boy Forever

Nintendo’s indie livestream kicked off with a trailer for Super Meat Boy Forever, the sequel to the punishing platformer Super Meat Boy. Dr. Fetus is back, and this time he’s kidnapped Meat Boy and Bandage Girl’s infant daughter, Nugget. It’s up to you to jump (and now, punch) your way through another series of treacherous levels to rescue Nugget from Dr. Fetus. Super Meat Boy Forever will arrive for the Nintendo Switch in 2018. 


Mulaka is a polygonal 3D action-adventure game based on the indigenous culture of the Tarahumara. You play as a shaman who must fight off evil forces corrupting the land by drawing upon the powers of demigods. Gameplay consists of hand-to-hand combat and environmental puzzle solving set in the beautiful landscapes of Mexico. Mulaka is coming to the Nintendo Switch in early 2018. 

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition

The fifth and final act of the episodic magical realist adventure, Kentucky Route Zero, will finally make its debut as part of the Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, which compiles all episodes and interludes of the popular adventure game into one neat package. Kentucky Route Zero follows a truck driver named Conway as he tries to traverse a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky. Along with the Nintendo Switch, Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2018.

Nintendo Switch's indie game lineup certainly looks promising, and will likely boost the appeal of the Switch for gamers who are still on the fence about the console. Be sure to check out each of the indie games mentioned during today's Nindies Showcase for the full scope of what's to come for Nintendo Switch in 2018.


Larryn is a full-time editor who has written guides and editorial features for various gaming websites. She is obsessed with Witcher 3 and is known to put hot sauce on everything.


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