All The Switch Games Announced In March's Indie World Stream
From Exit the Gungeon to PixelJunk Eden 2, here are all the new Switch games Nintendo showcased during its Indie World presentation.
Nintendo showcased a ton of upcoming Switch games during its March 2020 Indie World presentation, a couple of which are out on the Eshop right now. We got a look at more than 20 titles during the stream, including a few that will arrive on the hybrid system as timed console exclusives, such as Exit the Gungeon. To help catch you up, we've rounded up all the games announced during Nintendo's Indie World presentation below.
Embark on an extraordinary journey through a perished world filled with enemies, 3D platforming challenges, quests, and more when #BlueFireGame from @Graffiti_Games comes to #NintendoSwitch this summer. #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/aTXHndPhEK— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 17, 2020
Developed by Robi Studios, Blue Fire is an action-adventure game set in the ruined kingdom of Penumbra. As a small ninja-like warrior, you'll need to double jump, wall run, and more to overcome 3D platforming challenges and enemies. Blue Fire arrives on Switch this summer as a timed console exclusive.
The action-adventure RPG @BaldosTale is coming to #NintendoSwitch! Explore an open world filled with towns to discover, secrets to unveil, and intricate dungeons to solve this summer. #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/c2J8r1FoLY— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 17, 2020
Baldo is action-RPG from developer Naps Team. The game features a Studio Ghibli-inspired aesthetic and is set in an open, interactive world that's home to lots of unusual characters to meet and dungeons to explore. Baldo launches for Switch sometime this summer as a timed console exclusive.
I Am Dead
Explore the afterlife and save your home island from a deadly volcanic eruption in #IAmDead, a charming puzzle game from @hllwpnds and @A_i, coming to #NintendoSwitch in 2020! #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/Aq4MHts5mG— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 17, 2020
I Am Dead is a puzzle game from the developers of Hohokum and Wilmot's Warehouse. As a recently deceased resident of Shelmerston Island, you'll need to use X-ray vision and other abilities to unravel the island's secrets and ultimately save it from a volcanic eruption. I Am Dead is slated to launch on Switch as a timed console exclusive later this year.
Team B.ARK is reporting for duty! Pugs, cats, bears, and bunnies are here to save the solar system!— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 17, 2020
Pilot powerful yet adorable ships as you team up against waves of enemies when #BarkGame from @tictocgames comes to #NintendoSwitch in 2020. #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/xKjevHsGVe
Developed by Tic Toc Games, B.ark is a cute, cooperative 2D side-scrolling shooter. You and three other players each take control of a different animal piloting its own spaceship, and you must work together to blast through waves of enemies. B.ark is another timed console exclusive; it launches on Switch in late 2020.
Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse
Experience the dark humor of the Cyanide & Happiness universe and save the world when Cyanide & Happiness – Freakpocalypse: Part 1 from @Explosm comes to #NintendoSwitch this summer! pic.twitter.com/NxM7e8a0Vj— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 17, 2020
The Cyanide & Happiness adventure game, Freakpocalypse, is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer. Featuring the same brand of dark humor the comic strip is known for, Freakpocalypse casts you in the shoes of the unpopular Coop McCarthy, who is just trying to find a prom date in the midst of the apocalypse.
Summer In Mara
Explore an open ocean as you customize your own island with buildings, crops, and farm animals in #SummerMara, a farming adventure game from @chibigstudio, coming to #NintendoSwitch this spring! #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/8wJ9rcUODJ— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 17, 2020
Summer of Mara is a farming adventure game that stars a young girl named Koa, who must tend her island home and explore the surrounding ocean. You can customize your island by crafting buildings, fences, and other objects, and you'll meet a variety of colorful characters and uncover secrets on your adventure. The game hits Switch this spring as a timed console exclusive, and it'll offer some free in-game clothes.
Join the @QuantumLeague from @NimbleGiantEnt and outmaneuver your opponents in this unique 1v1 and 2v2 multiplayer Time-Paradox shooter coming to #NintendoSwitch in late 2020! #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/6VnJ1HaN4M— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 17, 2020
Quantum League is a unique "time paradox shooter" that's coming to Switch in late 2020. In each round of a 1v2 or 2v2 match, you're joined by "clones" that mimic your previous movements, opening up some mind-bending strategic possibilities.
The Good Life
From the mind of @Swery65, #TheGoodLife is a mystery RPG set in a special town where the quirky inhabitants turn into cats and dogs under the full moon. The investigation begins on #NintendoSwitch in 2020! #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/OL7IuOMGbx— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 17, 2020
The Good Life from Deadly Premonition director Swery is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. Described as a "debt repayment RPG," the game casts you in the role of a journalist who is investigating the bizarre town of Rainy Woods, whose inhabitants turn into dogs and cats on nights when the moon is full.
The Last Campfire
Explore a story of a lost Ember trapped in a puzzling place searching for meaning and a way home when #TheLastCampfire from @HelloGames rekindles hope on #NintendoSwitch this summer. #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/Quz3kraFE2— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 17, 2020
No Man's Sky developer Hello Games' The Last Campfire is releasing on Nintendo Switch this summer. Described as a game about "compassion, empathy, and finding hope," The Last Campfire is a puzzle-adventure game that follows the story of Ember, who has become lost and must explore old ruins to find a way home.
PixelJunk Eden 2
Q-Games' acclaimed PixelJunk Eden is getting a sequel, and it's coming to Nintendo Switch. As you guide your Grimp around the world in PixelJunk Eden 2, the game will generate stages in real time based on your actions, making for a unique audio-visual experience. No release date has been announced, but PixelJunk Eden 2 is slated to launch sometime this summer.
Enter the fantasy world of #Faeria and experience a strategic card battle game with a unique living board when @EnterFaeria from @vs_evil arrives on #NintendoSwitch this spring! #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/F1jaGqNhxI— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 17, 2020
Faeria is a strategic card game in which you must not only build your deck, but the board on which you battle. In addition to the solo campaign, the game also features online co-op missions, as well as puzzles to complete and a PvP mode. Faeria launches on the Switch Eshop later this month, and the Switch version of the game comes with four free cosmetic packs.
Ready for a challenge? Slay ancient gods and master various combat styles when the pixel-art boss-rush RPG #EldestSouls from @Fallen_Flag arrives on #NintendoSwitch this summer. #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/pKnDBT67gi— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 17, 2020
Described as a "brutal, boss-rush battler," Eldest Souls is a beautiful pixel-art action RPG in which you must take down ancient gods. The game is coming to Switch this summer as a timed console exclusive.
Exit The Gungeon
You Entered the Gungeon, now it’s time to exit it!— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 17, 2020
Fight your way out of the Gungeon in Exit the Gungeon from @DodgeRollGames, available later today on #NintendoSwitch #eShop! #IndieWorld https://t.co/fVm8MJcH89 pic.twitter.com/HALCRVNvon
The sequel to the acclaimed Enter the Gungeon arrives on the Nintendo Switch today, March 17, as another timed console exclusive. Exit the Gungeon picks up immediately where its predecessor left off, and it's even more intense, featuring hundreds of weapons, items, and rooms to blast your way through.
In addition to the aforementioned games, Nintendo briefly showed off a few other indie titles coming to Switch this year in a highlight reel, including some high-profile releases like Sky (from Journey developer Thatgamecompany) and Blair Witch. You can see the full list of other games that were shown off in brief below.
- Blair Witch - Summer 2020
- Ghost of a Tale - Spring 2020
- Sky - Summer 2020
- Sky Racket - out now
- Superliminal - Summer 2020
- Wingspan - Spring 2020
- Dicey Dungeons - 2020
- Bounty Battle - Summer 2020
- Moving Out - April 28
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