Everything We Learned From The Summer Nindies Showcase

travis from no more heroes

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:

Fall 2017

  • Golf Story (September)
  • Wulverblade (September)
  • Earth Atlantis
  • SteamWorld Dig 2 (September 21)
  • Yono and the Celestial Elephant (October 12)
  • Sausage Sports Club

Winter/Holiday 2017

  • Mom Hid My Game
  • Floor Kids
  • Poly Bridge
  • Dragon: Marked for Death
  • Battle Chef Brigade
  • Morphies Law
  • Nine Parchments

Early 2018

  • Shovel Knight: King of Cards
  • Next Up Hero
  • Mulaka
  • Light Fingers

2018

  • 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.

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Nick Chevalier is a gamer and writer doing what he loves. When not working his two day jobs or gaming, he can usually be found daydreaming about all the games he doesn't have time to play. Chat with him via Twitter @NickChevalier.

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