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Recap: Nintendo Indie World December 2019

Nintendo ends 2019 with an Indie World live stream jam-packed with new game announcements and release dates.

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Nintendo ends 2019 with an Indie World broadcasr jam-packed with new game announcements and release dates.

Today’s Nintendo World live stream was another torrent of game announcements for the Nintendo Switch. It began with the welcome news that Siderbar Games is working on a sequel to Golf Story, and ended with a brief trailer for Tom Happ’s Axiom Verge 2.

In between, games including SuperMash, Murder by Numbers, and Sail Forth all had a chance to shine. Here’s a quick roundup of every title featured on today’s show.

Nintendo Indie World December 2019 Announcements

Sports Story

Sports Story is a new multi-sport RPG from Sidebar Games, the makers of Golf Story. It’s coming mid-2020

Streets of Rage 4

Dotemu and Lizard Cube return with the latest game in the Streets of Rage brawler franchise. It’s set for release on Switch in the first half of 2020.

Gleamlight

Gleamlight is a stained-glass-themed adventure from Dico and D3. Due early 2020

Bake ’n Switch

A top-down, caked-themed couch co-op brawler from Streamline Games. Ready to serve in summer 2020.

SuperMash

Digital Continue’s new game lets players combine different retro game genres including stealth games, platformers, top-down shooters and RPGs. Coming in May 2020

Sail Forth

Sail Forth is procedurally generated sailing and exploration game from David Evans. It will dock on Switch in early 2020.

Dauntless

Phoenix Labs introduces a trailer for Storm Chasers, the latest content expansion for Dauntless. It’s available now.

Murder by Numbers

Not the Sandra Bullock movie, but a nonogram-based murder thriller from Mediatonic.  Available as a timed Switch exclusive in early 2020

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD

Cult action-adventure game Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD comes to Switch wit added gyro controls next month.

SkateBIRD

Cute avian skateboard game will be released on Switch late next year.

Boyfriend Dungeon

Boyfriend Dungeon, the dungeon crawler/romance hybrid from Kitfox Games is coming to Switch next year.

The Survivalists

Team17 reveal The Survivalists. A base-building co-op survival sandbox set in The Escapists Universe. Coming in 2020.

The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition

Croteam’s first-person puzzle game is available on Switch now.

Liberated

Atomic Wolf’s interactive cyberpunk graphics novel is coming to Switch next year.

Dreamscaper

Afterburner Studios’ hack and slash rogue-lite will hit Switch in 2020.

Axiom Verge

Tom Happ returns with a sequel to the 2015 Metroidvania hit late next year.


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