Today, we were treated to a ton of new indie game announcements for Nintendo Switch, as well as updates, including release windows (and some dates!), to previously announced titles.
There were a few big takeaways from today’s presentation, the largest of which perhaps being the announcement of No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again, which marks the third installment in the series. Other notable announcements include that the previously hinted-at Super Meat Boy title is in fact a direct sequel to the original, called Super Meat Boy Forever.
Here’s a full list of games included in today’s presentation, ordered by release window:
- Golf Story (September)
- Wulverblade (September)
- Earth Atlantis
- SteamWorld Dig 2 (September 21)
- Yono and the Celestial Elephant (October 12)
- Sausage Sports Club
- Mom Hid My Game
- Floor Kids
- Poly Bridge
- Dragon: Marked for Death
- Battle Chef Brigade
- Morphies Law
- Nine Parchments
- Shovel Knight: King of Cards
- Next Up Hero
- Light Fingers
- Super Meat Boy Forever
- Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
- No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again
With the exception of SteamWorld Dig 2, none of these titles were shown on yesterday’s Nintendo UK indie sizzle reel, so it’s good to see such a robust list of indie titles headed to Switch in the coming months.
During the showcase, Nintendo posted most of the game trailers shown to their YouTube page; however, oddly, they added a few more game trailers that weren’t part of the showcase, some with previously unannounced release windows:
- Away: Journey to the Unexpected (Q1 2018)
- Dandara (“coming soon”)
- Dimension Drive (Fall 2017)
- Super Beat Sports (Fall 2017)
- Runner3 (2018)
Overall, it seems like we have a nice mix of different titles on offer here: platformers, action RPGs, shooters, beat-em-ups, you name it. All this tells me is that, even though these are indie titles, I think it bodes well for the future of Switch and its relations with third parties. Even if we still don’t get some AAA juggernauts, I think the Switch’s library will be plenty robust based on what we see coming just in a few short months. I’m a fantasy guy, so of course my top picks from this list would include Nine Parchments, Wulverblade, and Dragon: Marked for Death, but I’m also very excited for No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again and Morphies Law. Looks like the next few months will be exiting for Switch owners.
You can view the full Nindies Showcase for Summer 2017 below.