Yesterday’s Nintendo Indie World was packed with a ton of announcements, so let’s get right to all the juicy news from the broadcast. A lot of these games are either already available or will be soon. Future release dates/windows are provided where they’re known.
Raji: An Ancient Epic
Nodding Heads Games/Super.com
An “intense action-adventure game” set in ancient India. Master divine weapons and partake in parkour as you traverse the game world. Available now as a timed console exclusive.
Untitled Goose Game Getting Free Co-Op Update
What’s better than one goose? Two… gooses! Er, geese! The foul fowl will be tearing it up as a tandem in the upcoming update coming to Untitled Goose Game on September 23.
The creators of Bastion and Transistor (two games that Switch owners should consider adding to their libraries!) have a new rogue-like/god-like coming out this fall. It’s already available on Steam, but it’s nice to see Hades heading to Switch, too. That said, there’s cross-save functionality for those who are interested. Arrives this fall.
A Short Hike
Hawk Peak Provincial Park is where players will walk and soar and sail at their own leisure, exploring the game as it comes, at the player’s pace. Available now as a timed exclusive on Switch.
Takeshi and Hiroshi
Oink Games Inc.
Takeshi is a designer trying to entertain and challenge his younger brother Hiroshi by making games to tickle his intellect. Features a mix of stop motion animation and RPG mechanics, available now in the eShop.
An illustrated adventure game set in eighteenth century France—the folks at Devolver always find the really unique stuff, don’t they? Players are cast in the role of a card shark, where a slip of the hand that tips off their (ahem) underhanded dealings could result in a dirt nap. Available in 2021.
Subnautica & Subnautica: Below Zero
Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Two games focused heavily on exploration. Gather resources, out think the hostile creatures running about, and try to survive. The sequel features a world of frost and ice. Coming in 2021.
Picogram/Rose City Games
Pixel artist Picogram and Rose City Games, the devs behind The World Next Door from last year, have teamed up for Garden Story. Players are cast as the affable Concord on a mission to restore a bustling island community. Launching in 2021.
Stone Lantern Games/PQube Limited
A 2D puzzle-platformer set in the afterlife. Guide Ki through a game world where the player can slow down time. Available now in the eShop.
William Chyr Studio LLC
A real mind-bender with shades of artist M.C. Escher’s otherworldly geometric art that boasted impossible physics (think the Penrose stairs in the movie Inception and you’re on the right track). Manipulate gravity to solve environmental puzzles in this visually arresting game that is available now in the eShop.
But Wait, There’s More!
We’ve covered ten of the games revealed during the Indie World broadcast. Here’s a list of what’s left as well as the entirety of the presentation so you can see everything in full:
- Spiritfarer—Available Now
- INMOST—Launches August 21
- Hypnospace Outlaw—Launches August 27 but you can get a demo from the eShop now
- Struggling—Launches August 27
- Unrailed!—Launches September 23, demo out now
- Going Under—Launches September 24
- GoNNER 2—Launches fall 2020
- Grindstone—Launches fall 2020
- The Red Lantern—Launches fall 2020
- Torchlight III—Launches fall 2020 with an exclusive Red Fairy pet
- Haven—Launches 2020
- She Dreams Elsewhere—Launches early 2021
- Bear and Breakfast—Launches 2021 as a timed console exclusive
What did you think of the broadcast? What caught your attention? Tell us in the comments and on social media!
Source: Nintendo Indie World 08.18.20