Nintendo Reveals 14 Indies Coming to the Switch

Earlier today, Nintendo hosted a Nindies Showcase, which is a pre-recorded presentation of indie developers’ games coming to Nintendo Switch. This Showcase revealed 14 new indie games which cover a wide variety of genres and play styles.

The below picture shows all of the titles covered in today’s Nindies Showcase. Read on for a list of all announced games with brief descriptions from Nintendo, release windows, and links to their respective trailers.


The Messenger (Summer 2018) — The Messenger allows players to transform the game from an 8-bit platformer into a gloriously rendered 16-bit time-traveling adventure. Players will find upgrades, new abilities, hidden levels, and great speed-running opportunities as they journey through a cursed land. [Trailer]

Garage (Spring 2018)  Inspired by the gloriously gory VHS era of B-movies, Garage is a top-down shooter set in a gritty underworld. Slay hordes of the living dead using a variety of weapons and skills. [Trailer]

Lumines: Remastered (Spring 2018) — A bombastic harmony of light, sound, and intense puzzle action make this HD remake of the original critically acclaimed Lumines as unforgettable to play alone as it is with a friend in local multiplayer. [Trailer]

Pode (Spring 2018) — Two unlikely travel companions embark on an adventure in this co-op exploration puzzle game. Pode is inspired by Norwegian art and culture, resulting in stunning environments and gameplay. [Trailer]

Light Fall (Spring 2018) — This platforming adventure takes players to the forgotten world of Numbra, where they’ll have to master their surroundings by manipulating the Shadow Core, a magical box used to propel them into the air. In Speedrun Mode, players can race their friends or even the fastest players in the world to place on the online leaderboards. [Trailer]

The Banner Saga 3 (Summer 2018) — As the epic conclusion to the award-winning Banner Saga trilogy of mature, story-driven role-playing games, players will need to brace themselves for tough battles, difficult choices, and tragic losses. The original two games, Banner Saga and Banner Saga 2, are also coming to Nintendo Switch. Players’ personal stories, progress, and choices from the first two games will carry over to Banner Saga 3. [Trailer]

Reigns: Kinds and Queens (Spring 2018) — As a monarch of the modern age, players face a seemingly never-ending series of requests from peasants, allies, and enemies. By swiping left or right in the game, players impose their will on the kingdom. The Nintendo Switch version of Reigns: Kings & Queens features an exclusive local co-op multiplayer mode. [Trailer]

Fantasy Strike (Summer 2018) —  In a world where fantasy meets martial arts, anything can become a weapon. This gorgeous fighting game employs nuanced mechanics with simple combos and easy-to-perform special moves in local or online multiplayer modes. [Trailer]

Just Shapes and Beats (Summer 2018) — This “musical bullet hell” game might be a genre all its own! Navigate deadly shapes solo or in local or online co-op multiplayer, all to a soundtrack composed by 20 chiptune artists. [Trailer]

Pool Panic (2018) — More than 100 levels await players in this game, in which everything – from jungles to deserts to cities – is one giant cartoon game of pool. The weird and wild game has the option to play in local multiplayer with up to four players. [Trailer]

Mark of the Ninja: Remastered (Fall 2018) — Originally released in 2012, this high-definition remaster of the critically acclaimed stealth action game is coming this fall. The game really makes players feel like a ninja, as they use silence, agility, and wits to navigate beautifully designed 2D levels. [Trailer]

Bomb Chicken (Summer 2018) —  Who wouldn’t want to play a good old-fashioned chicken platformer? That’s the question asked by Bomb Chicken, a fast-paced game that combines action, puzzles and arcade gameplay. Lay bombs to escape tricky situations and discover secret areas when Bomb Chicken launches first on Nintendo Switch. [Trailer]

West of Loathing (Spring 2018) — West of Loathing is a slapstick comedy stick-figure Wild West adventure role-playing game. How’s that for a genre? The hilarious game, full of puzzles, quests, and turn-based combat, launches on Nintendo Switch as a console exclusive. [Trailer]

Bad North (Summer 2018) — Bad North is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. Defend your idyllic island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders, as you lead the desperate exodus of your people. Command your loyal subjects to take full tactical advantage of the unique shape of each island. Everything is at stake: fail, and watch the blood of your subjects stain the ground red. [Trailer]


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