Nintendo held its latest Indie World showcase this morning and, as is usual with these events, we got to see a number of new and exciting indie games coming to the Switch, as well as some popular already-released games making their way to Nintendo’s platform.
Exciting New Releases
The most intriguing title revealed was Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution. This game, developed by WayForward, started 20 years ago but was never finished. Finally, next year, it will be released on the Switch, featuring the Game Boy Advance aesthetic it was always intended to have.
Outer Wilds: Archaeologist Edition will bring the excellent space-exploring mystery game to the handheld console, including the Echoes of the Eye expansion. The release date for the game is December 7, and a physical version is also in the works.
Another game, On Your Tail from Memorable Games and Humble Games, will be coming to the Switch first next year. It is a mystery adventure game starring anthropomorphic animals.
A Highland Song is a beautiful narrative platformer set in the Scottish Highlands. The game is set to include rhythm elements, and it will be available on the Switch starting from December 5.
Moreover, popular PC indie titles Backpack Hero and Core Keeper are both making their way to the Switch. The former is available today, and Core Keeper is expected to arrive in the summer of 2024.
Howl from Mi’pu’mi Games and astragon Entertainment has an art style reminiscent of Cartoon Saloon’s films like Wolfwalkers. In the game, a plague from the howling wolves is causing chaos, and you, as a deaf prophet, must fight against it.
Blade Chimera is a platformer seemingly inspired by games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, but it takes place in the future and features a time-bending sword. Blade Chimera will come to the Switch as a timed-exclusive in spring 2024.
Death Trick: Double Blind is a new mystery game set in a circus, starring a magician and an amnesiac detective. The game will be available later today.
The Star Named EOS is a storytelling puzzle adventure where you must take photos to trace the footsteps of your missing mother. The game is scheduled to be available in spring 2024.
In addition to these highlighted games, Nintendo also shared several other announcements related to indie games. Planet of Lana is set to launch in spring 2024 on the Switch. Enjoy the Diner will be available later today. The Gecko Gods is coming to the Switch in spring 2024. Passpartout 2: The Lost Artist, the painting adventure game, will be available on the Switch today. Braid: Anniversary Edition is set to release on April 30, 2024, on the Switch. Urban Myth Dissolution Center is coming to the Switch next year. And finally, Heavenly Bodies will be available on the Switch in February.