Nintendo's Surprise Direct-Style Video Reveals New Switch Games, Including Some Out Now
Even more games to play on Switch are on the way.
With Gamescom 2018 taking place this week, Nintendo debuted a surprise Indie Highlights video just ahead of the event's start. Essentially a Nintendo Direct focused on third-party indie games, it revealed a number of new games that are on the way to Switch, several of which are either out now or are coming extremely soon.
In terms of the newly released games, Bad North, the blend of real-time tactics/strategy games and roguelikes, is out now on the Eshop for $15/£13.49. Vikings invade your homeland and, with your father dead, you take on the task of leading the defense. PS4 and Xbox One versions launch next week, on August 28.
Also out now is the Switch edition of Prison Architect ($30/£25). As with the versions available on other platforms, you design a prison from scratch and have to manage its inhabitants' needs. If you're quite happy with your creation, you can upload it for other players to grab and play with. The Nintendo Switch edition includes two DLC expansions: All Day and a Night, and Psych Ward. Escape Mode will be available for purchase as DLC "later this summer."
Finally, there's Morphies Law ($20/£16), which launched later in the day on August 20. This is a bizarre shooter where your character grows as they shoot, providing them with different abilities--though staying small provides benefits such as being able to make it through small passageways. It supports online multiplayer for 4v4 matches.
Also showcased during the Indie Highlights video was a Switch version of Terraria (releasing in 2019), Windjammers (October 23, 2018), Windjammers 2 (2019), and more; you can watch the video above and check out a list of everything that was included below.
- Nightcall -- early 2019
- Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom -- November 6, 2018
- The Gardens Between --- September 20, 2018
- Streets of Rogue -- Winter 2018
- Bad North -- Available now
- Moonlighter -- Fall 2018
- This War of Mine -- November 2018
- Children of Morta -- early 2019
- Everspace: Stellar Edition -- December 2018
- Baba Is You -- Fall 2018
- Slay the Spire -- early 2019
- Windjammers -- October 23, 2018
- Windjammers 2 -- 2019
- Terraria -- 2019
- Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition -- Available now
- Morphies Law -- Available now
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