Today, Nintendo held a new Indie World presentation, where it showed off a number of indie titles coming to the Nintendo Switch in the next few months. As usual, there were plenty of games shown during the presentation, some of which are exclusive and some that are also coming to other platforms.
The first game the company showed was Sports Story, a sequel to the 2017 title Golf Story. This time around, the game features a mishmash of different sports, including tennis and soccer, in addition to golf. The game also features RPG elements and more. It's being released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch in mid-2020.
Nintendo also showed off Streets of Rage 4. The fourth iteration of the beat'em up franchise was originally announced in 2018 and it still doesn't have a set release date, but it's coming in the first half of next year. It'll also be on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Next up is Gleamlight, coming from D3PUBLISHER. It's an original game where the player turns into a sword, and, alongside children, fights powerful enemies to unravel the mysteries of the world around them. The game is an action platformer, and it guides the player through the motions without using words or even a UI, instead teaching through gameplay. The art style is inspired by stained glass. Gleamlight is set to release in early 2020, and while it's only been announced for Switch, Nintendo didn't say it'll be exclusive.
Another new game is Bake 'n Switch, a cooperative party brawler where up to four players have to work together to cook little balls of dough to be sacrificed to the Guardians of Dough. The game also features a competitive mode where four players can compete in a free-for-all match. The game is currently in early access on Steam, and it's coming to the Switch in the summer of next year.
Then there's SuperMash, a title by Digital Continue which is described as a game that makes games. The premise of the game is that players can combine two different game genres, and the game will generate a unique adventure based on that choice. Even if you combine the same genres, the resulting game will be different from the rest, and if you end up with something you like, you can share it with others through special codes. The title is already on PC through the Epic Games Store, but it's coming to the Switch in May of next year.
The next title is The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition, which is coming to the Switch some time after its debut elsewhere. It's developed by Croteam, the developers behind the Serious Sam franchise, and it's a first-person puzzle game where players have to solve puzzles to make their way through ancient buildings that are somehow littered with modern technology. The game features more than 120 puzzle challenges, and the Deluxe Edition includes the Road to Gehenna DLC. The game is available today.
Next up is Sail Forth, a game where players navigate a procedurally generated sea where they'll find islands to explore and missions to undertake, including rescuing other sailors and looting pirates. Players can customize their boat's look and weaponry and unlock more boats as the game progresses, giving orders to crew members in boats where the player isn't at the moment. The game is in early access on Steam, and it's coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2020.
In another surprise release, the free-to-play action RPG Dauntless is available today on the Nintendo Switch. It's a game where players cooperate to take down monsters, collecting items that can be used to improve their gear as they go. To go with the game's launch on the Switch, the developer is releasing the Skyfighter Armor and Skymetal Weapons Set, both of which are available exclusively for free on Nintendo's hybrid. The game also supports cross-save functionality, so even if you started playing on a different platform, you can continue your adventure on the Switch.
Next is Murder by Numbers, a puzzle game where players take on the role of an actress in a TV show who's caught up in a real murder case. Players need to interrogate characters and uncover clues to find the truth behind the murder. The title will be a timed exclusive on the Nintendo Switch, where it will be released in early 2020.
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is also coming to the Nintendo Switch, over 15 years after its release on the original Xbox, though it had been announced over a year ago. The game follows a bounty hunter called Stranger, who uses his bow to overpower enemies and capture his targets, preferably alive. The Nintendo Switch port comes with updated first-person shooter controls and gyroscopic aiming, as well as a new rendering engine that allows the game to run at 60 frames per second at native resolution in both docked and handheld modes. It's coming in January, so it's still in line with the initial announcement. You can get 20% off if you pre-order it on the eShop.
Another new game coming to the Switch is SkateBIRD, which is a pretty self-explanatory title. You play as a bird who moves around on a toy skateboard, collecting items and helping fellow birds. Items can be used to dress up your bird as you prefer, and you can also find tapes with original music you can listen to. The game is in early access on Steam and coming to the Nintendo Switch in late 2020.
Next up is Liberated, a "noir cyberpunk novel" that's presented as a sort of animated comic book. Gameplay-wise, it's an action-adventure sidescrolling game, where players take control of a member of a revolutionary movement to overthrow the government, which has taken away most civil liberties in the name of safety. The game is coming to all current gaming platforms in 2020, but it'll be a timed exclusive on the Nintendo Switch.
Boyfriend Dungeon is a title that was previously announced for Steam, but is now coming to the Switch as well. It's a combination of dungeon crawler and dating simulator genres, where the user's weapons turn into human-like characters that the player can date. The game is slated for release sometime next year.
Dreamscaper is another game that's coming to the Switch in addition to other platforms. It's an action RPG with elements from brawler, top-down shooter, and dungeon crawler titles. The game takes place in a girl's dream, and each dream randomly generates a new level for players to fight through. Meanwhile, when the main character is awake, forming relationships with other people is also important to make it through the game. The title will be a timed console exclusive on the Nintendo Switch when it releases in early 2020. You can play a demo of the game on Steam, if you're interested.
Team17, known for the Worms franchise and games like Overcooked, announced a brand new title during the presentation: The Survivalists. The title is set in the same universe as The Escapists, and it sees players washing ashore on an island where they have to forage, craft, and train monkeys to survive. On the Nintendo Switch, the game has an exclusive local co-op mode for up to four players, in addition to the online mode available elsewhere. The title is coming to all major platforms in 2020. Here's the trailer for it.
Finally, Thomas Happ Games, the developer behind the platformer Axiom Verge, closed out the presentation with the announcement of Axiom Verge 2. The title has been quietly under development and it's coming to the Nintendo Switch in the fall of 2020, with no information regarding a release on other platforms. You can watch that trailer here.
If you'd like to watch the whole 20-minute presentation for yourself, you can find it here.