Today’s Nindies Summer Showcase revealed a number of new indie – sorry, Nindie – games heading to the Nintendo Switch.
Despite being called a Summer Showcase, most of the titles highlighted today are due for release this fall, or in early 2018. Previously unannounced games include Team Meat’s platforming sequel, Super Meat Boy Forever, and the body-bending FPS, Morphies Law.
Other highlights were the ‘TV edition’ of Kentucky Route Zero, which will make its console debut on Switch along with its fifth and final act, and Next-Up Hero, an online action game from the creators of Scribblenauts and Locke’s Quest.
I was also charmed by Golf Story, a 16-bit style golfing RPG from Sidebar Games that evokes the likes of Mario Golf and Earthbound. It’s a Switch exclusive, and will hit the Nintendo eShop next month.
Another title coming next month is Image & Form’s SteamWorld Dig 2. The highly anticipated dig ‘em up sequel is due for release on September 21st, 2017.
The showcase’s biggest announcement came right at the end with the reveal trailer for Suda51’s Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. The Unreal 4 powered game sees Travis Touchdown sucked into a ‘Death Drive Mk. 2’ console, within which he much conquer six indie games. Yeah, that sounds like a Suda51 game alright. The trailer teases Devolver Digital’s Hotline Miami as one of the included titles.
Nindies Summer Showcase
- SteamWorld Dig 2 – September 21, 2017
- Golf Story – September 2017
- Wulverblade – September 2017
- Yono and the Celestial Elephant – October 21st, 2017
- Floor Kids – Fall 2017
- Poly Bridge – Fall 2017
- Mom Hid My Game – Fall 2017
- Earth Atlantis – Fall 2017
- Sausage Sports Club – Fall 2017
- Nine Parchments – Fall 2017
- Dragon: Marked for Death – Winter 2017
- Battle Chef Brigade – Winter 2017
- Morphies Law – Winter 2017
- Light Fingers – Early 2018
- Shovel Knight: King of Cards – Early 2018
- Mulaka – Early 2018
- Next-Up Hero – Early 2018
- Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition – 2018
- Super Meat Boy Forever – 2018
- Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes – 2018
The biggest disappointment was the absence of a release date for Stardew Valley, and the tortuous lack of news on a Switch version of Undertale.