Today, Nintendo hosted a brand new Nindies showcase live stream to announce upcoming indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2018 and 2019. There were several games announced during today’s stream including popular titles Into the Breach, TowerFall, and Sword & Sworcery.
Meanwhile, it was confirmed that quirky new titles Untitled Goose Game and Mineko’s Night Market will be coming to the Nintendo Switch sometime next year. For more on what was shown during today’s Nindies showcase, we’ve listed each game highlighted during the live stream to help you catch up on everything you might’ve missed.
Into the Breach
Starting with the earliest Switch release from today’s showcase, Into the Breach is actually available on Nintendo Switch right now at a price point of $14.99. The release was announced first at the Nindies showcase with a brand new trailer for the turn-based strategy game. Into the Breach was developed by indie studio Subset Games, the same makers of FTL: Faster Than Light.
Both games feature similar features and sci-fi settings, each with their own unique takes on the turn-based strategy genre. If you’re a fan of FTL, we highly recommend Into the Breach. Alternatively, if you haven’t played either but are generally a fan of turn-based strategy, Into the Breach will make a fantastic addition to your Switch library.
To check the game out for yourself, you can head to the Nintendo Switch eShop and purchase Into the Breach for $14.99, or check out the Switch trailer above.
Looking for a solid multiplayer to add to your Nintendo Switch library? Look no further than TowerFall, which is coming to Nintendo Switch on September 27, 2018. The release announcement was made during the Nintendo Nindies showcase alongside information that you can now pre-order TowerFall to secure your copy.
Nintendo Switch versions of TowerFall will include TowerFall Dark World and TowerFall Ascension expansions alongside the core game. As one of the more popular multiplayer indies, TowerFall boasts local co-op up to four players. There are a variety of characters to play as in TowerFall, with Celeste joining the character roster exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
For more on TowerFall’s upcoming Nintendo Switch release, check out the trailer from today’s Nindies showcase, and be sure to pre-order yourself a copy of the game before it releases on September 27!
Untitled Goose Game
Yes, the game is actually called Untitled Goose Game and it’s coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019. Developed by indie studio House House and published by Panic Inc. (who also published Firewatch), Untitled Goose Game is a hilarious romp that gives players the ability to play as a goose.
The main goal is to avoid the angry
Mineko’s Night Market
From an unruly goose to Japanese cats, the next Nintendo Switch game to keep your eye on in 2019 is Mineko’s
In Mineko’s Night Market, players will follow protagonist Mineko after she moves into a new home in Japan. There, Mineko learns about a mysterious cat named Abe that the locals are fascinated by. As Mineko learns more about Abe, If you’ve ever watched Studio Ghibli’s classic The Cat Returns, Mineko’s Night Market has a similar feel. Although, Abe isn’t a prince like Lune in The Cat Returns (probably).
Mineko’s Night Market will release on Nintendo Switch in 2019.
Samurai Gunn 2
The initial reveal for a Samurai Gunn sequel was announced during today’s Nintendo Nindies showcase. Samurai Gunn 2 will arrive in early 2019, though no specific release date was given. As an added incentive to grab the Nintendo Switch version of Samurai Gunn 2, it’ll reportedly include a digital copy of the Samurai Gunn graphic novel by Valentin Seiche.
The core premise of Samurai Gunn 2 remains similar to its predecessor, with co-op multiplayer up to four players alongside with new levels, characters, and revamped controls. For more on Samurai Gunn 2, be sure to check out the reveal trailer above!
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Capybara games are working on a Nintendo Switch port of the 2011 iOS release, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP. The latest version of the game will incorporate Switch features including touchscreen support in a similar fashion to the original mobile version. Gamers will also have the ability to use a Joy-Con controller as a pointer.
In an interview with Polygon, co-creator Craig Adams stated:
“Switch allows us multi-touch and all the different things that people were used to the first time they played Sworcery, so it can be played that way again.
He then went on to explain the similarities and differences players can expect from the Nintendo Switch version of Sword & Sworcery. For example, the original incorporated a unique Twitter integration where players could connect their Twitter accounts and push updates on game progress won’t be included in the Nintendo Switch release.
“There hasn’t been any cause to add or subtract anything. It’s the same heartfelt patchwork that it always was back in the day. But it’s the year 2018, and Twitter is a different place than it was… the Switch isn’t as online as the initial platforms for Sword & Sworcery were, so the Switch version of Sworcery doesn’t support Twitter nor does it highlight that aspect of the initial release that Sworcery did.”
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP will release on Nintendo Switch this coming October. We’re certainly excited to dive into Sword & Sworcery again in a few months, this time on Nintendo Switch. What are your thoughts? Are you looking forward to a new take on Sword & Sworcery? Let us know in the comments below.
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