In a new indie highlights video filled with turn-based, role-playing and platforming action, Nintendo showcased many of the new and upcoming independent games coming to the Nintendo Switch system. The video revealed a Feb. 1 launch date for the turn-based strategy game Wargroove (Chucklefish), the announcement of the next game in the acclaimed SteamWorld universe, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech (Image & Form Games / Thunderful Publishing) and more indie news.
Watch the video here:
In Wargroove, now available for pre-purchase, players choose their Commander and wield their army’s units in a war between battling factions. Up to four players* can strategically sway the battle in their favor as they progress through the campaign, challenge each other in local and online multiplayer modes** or design battlefields and stories with the easy-to-use in-game editor and customization tools.
SteamWorld Quest is a team-based card collecting role-playing game set to an epic story around what it means to be a hero. With billions of potential decks to build, tongue-in-cheek humor, a storybook-inspired art style and memorable characters, the game is a unique addition to the SteamWorld franchise.
The video also revealed many other indie games coming to Nintendo Switch, including retro-inspired action-RPG CrossCode (Deck13 Interactive / Radical Fish Games), explosive metal rhythm game Double Kick Heroes (Plug in Digital / Headbang Club), story-driven puzzle-platformer Inmost (Chucklefish / Hidden Layer Games) and 2D open-world game Forager (Humble Bundle / HopFrog). In a surprise announcement, it was also revealed that indie games Goat Simulator: The GOATY (Coffee Stain Studios), When Ski Lifts Go Wrong (Curve Digital / Hugecalf Studios) and Unruly Heroes (Magic Design Studios) are available to purchase in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch right now!
To view the jam-packed video in its entirety, visit https://youtu.be/B8eRT4HVT1U.
To help keep up with all of the recent indie news, here are some additional updates about indie games on the way, games that recently launched and fun news about the world of independent game development you might have missed.
In Other Indie News…
- Recent indie releases on Nintendo Switch include new free DLC for Stardew Valley that adds multiplayer to the hit game, as well as the launches of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, YIIK: A Postmodern RPG and Everything.
- Upcoming indie game launches on Nintendo Switch include Mages of Mystralia (Borealys Games) on Jan. 29, Dragon Marked for Death (Inti Creates) on Jan. 31, AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected (Aurelien Regard Games) on Feb. 7 and Treasure Stack (PIXELAKES) on March 1.
- Players new to the world of indie games can check out the recently released sizzle reel highlighting some of the hottest and most critically acclaimed indie games for Nintendo Switch from last year.
- Anyone who owns a Nintendo Switch system and wants to stay updated on the latest and greatest Nintendo indie news can find the Indie Channel on Nintendo Switch, accessed from the HOME menu. This month’s posts include an interview with Lena Raine, music composer for the award-winning Celeste, and a deep-dive developer story from the creators of Dandara.
For more information about all the great indie games on or coming to Nintendo Switch, visit https://www.nintendo.com/games/nintendo-switch-nindies-hits.
*Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.
**Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online