All The New Switch Games From This Week's Nintendo Direct-Style Presentation

Lots of cool-looking indie games are on the way to Switch this year.

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Nintendo showcased a variety of new games coming to Switch this year during its latest Indie Highlights video. In all, the company spotlighted nine new indie titles in development for the hybrid console, including a few surprise releases that are available to download right now.

The biggest surprise of the presentation was the announcement of SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech, the newest game in Image & Form's genre-spanning series. Unlike the recent SteamWorld Dig 2, SteamWorld Quest is a steampunk-fantasy RPG in which players select cards to perform attacks. No release date has been announced, but the game is slated to arrive first on Switch later this year.

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Nintendo also announced a release date for Wargroove, the Advance Wars-style turn-based strategy game from Stardew Valley publisher Chucklefish. After suffering multiple delays, the title is finally scheduled to arrive on Switch on February 1, and those who have been eagerly awaiting its release can now pre-order it from the Eshop.

While those two titles may still be on the horizon, a handful of new games are available to download now from the Switch Eshop, including the ridiculous Goat Simulator: The GOATY, the stylish 2D co-op sidescroller Unruly Heroes, and the Bridge Constructor-like construction game When Ski Lifts Go Wrong.

Other titles we got a look at during the presentation included Chucklefish's atmospheric platformer, Inmost, the unique rhythm metal shooter Double Kick Heroes, and the 2D action RPG CrossCode. You can see the full list of games showcased during the Indie Highlights video and their release windows below.

  • Wargroove - February 1, 2019
  • Double Kick Heroes - Summer 2019
  • When Ski Lifts Go Wrong -- Out now
  • Forager -- Coming Soon
  • Goat Simulator: The GOATY -- Out now
  • Inmost -- 2019
  • Unruly Heroes -- Out now
  • CrossCode -- 2019
  • SteamWorld Quest -- 2019
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Nopetendo, the only company who's clueless about developing games now that they can't do their own anymore without major help. That's what you get when Miyamoto steps down and Iwata dies.

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Wargroove looks really cool. I will check it out.

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@jontr0n: It does look like a fun tactical RPG with a lot of extra features.

Slay the Spire missed the cut for this vid, but it's also getting a Switch port (after "graduating" from Early Access on Steam just yesterday). It's sitting at 91 on Metacritic with 4 reviews in. I tried it out today, and those reviews are spot-on. Easy to learn, fun, and strategic with high replay value.

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CrossCode is great.

It's like a sci-fi version of the SNES Zelda: A Link to the Past, but with twin-stick shooter elements added to the melee combat.

Also a bit like the SNES Secret of Mana with a heavier emphasis on action and platforming.

Or perhaps it's more like the SNES Terranigma as a single-player offline MMORPG?

Hard to describe. Damned good game, though.

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@Renunciation: Great soundtrack! Hopefully there's a way for them to do a bundle of the game and the s'track, similar to what you can get on GOG (and Steam?).

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@zmanbarzel: That would be ideal. It's something more developers should do, as it's a bit of "free" cash they could be taking in. It would provide an incentive to have a great soundtrack in the first place (like CrossCode), so it would be a win-win situation for players and developers alike.

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Hahahaha, hahahaha

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