by Nintendo last showcase of the independent world is now complete, and while it may have sadly been devoid of any new Silksong details, it did at least reveal more of Sidebar Games’ long-awaited follow-up Sports Story – alongside the surprise reveal that it came out in december.
There’s plenty more where that came from though, with Nintendo choosing to highlight over 20 promising new indie titles heading to Switch before the end of next summer – including a few, like the wonderful Rogue Legacy 2. , came out today. Read on for the full roundup!
Indie World Showcase 11.9.2022 – Nintendo Switch.
Venba, from Visai Games, is a food-based narrative adventure that follows an immigrant Indian mother in 1980s Canada as she reconnects with her heritage by creating South Indian dishes. It’s described as a tale of love and loss that unfolds through food and branching conversations, and if that sounds mouth-watering, it’s coming to Switch in the spring of 2023. And if you’re curious for a little more on Venba’s background, Eurogamer contributor Emad Ahmed discussed with its developer at the end of last year.
Venba – Trailer.
Goodbye World, by Yo Fujii, is a game about two young indie developers struggling to make ends meet as they try to come up with the perfect idea for their next project. It’s a tale that plays out as both a retro-inspired puzzle-platformer and a top-down narrative adventure as the pair navigate their daily lives. Goodbye World will launch later this month.
Goodbye World – Showcase of the independent world.
Have a Nice Death, from Magic Design Studios, is a 2D action roguelike in which players take on the role of the grim reaper himself, hacking and slashing through Death Inc.’s procedurally generated underworld. It includes 70 weapons and spells for players. to deploy as they traverse different departments, overcoming minions and vengeful bosses along the way. Have a Nice Death is coming to Switch on March 22 next year.
Happy Death – Trailer.
Aka, from developer Cosmo Gatto, is a “small open world” game that seems to fall somewhere between farming simulation and exploration adventure. He casts players as a retired warrior Aka, on a quest to find inner peace that will take him through a beautiful island paradise, from snow-capped mountains to dense rainforest. Along the way, there are crops to grow, items to craft, baby dragons to pet, and plenty of characters in need of help. If idyllic adventure appeals to you, Aka is coming to Switch on December 15.
Aka – Trailer.
And if you’re looking for bloody workouts, look no further than Pepper Grinder – an “action-packed adventure” from developer Ahr Ech. It features a drill-wielding treasure hunter, shipwrecked and lost on a mysterious island, who must dig, intrigue and pulverize her way to recover her missing fortune – a quest that will require players to upgrade their drill in order to unlock new treasures. new paths on the world map. Pepper Grinder will be released on Switch in 2023.
Pepper Mill – Trailer.
Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus and Butterly
As you might have already guessed, Coffee Talk Episode 2 is the second installment in developer Toge Productions’ Coffee Talk caffeine and conversation adventure. Once again, players take on the role of a barista working in a late-night cafe, where they will encounter (and, using their coffee-making skills, attempt to satisfy) a parade of quirky characters with stories to tell. It’s coming to Switch next spring.
Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus and Butterfly – Trailer.
Oni: Road to be the most powerful of the Oni
Oni, from developers Kenei Design and Shueisha Games, tells the story of avenging demon warrior Kuuta, who, after being defeated by a Japanese fairy tale hero, travels to the island of Kisejima in order to complete trials and regain his pride. This involves teaming up with his companion Kazemaru, who can suck the very souls of downed enemies – introducing a combat system that requires players to control both characters at the same time. It’s a visually striking thing, it’s Oni, and it’s coming to Switch on March 9, 2023.
Oni: Road to be the Mightiest Oni – Traile announcement.
Desta: the memories between
From Ustwo, the developer behind Monument Valley and Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, Desta: The Memories Between follows the adventures of its titular hero after returning home following the death of his father. Relations with their friends and family have broken down since their last visit, but help is at hand in the form of an old ball capable of sending them to a world between worlds when they fall asleep – where they’ll meet fully voiced characters and play a turn-based ball game in their quest to heal their relationships. It’s described as a character-driven rogue-like ballgame about loss, self-searching, courage, and awakening, and is coming to Switch early next year.
Desta: The Memories Between – Trailer.
A space for the unrelated
A Space for the Unbound is a slice-of-life adventure set in rural Indonesia in the 90s. It follows two high school sweethearts, Atma and Raya, who come face to face with a mysterious force threatening their existence. What follows is a journey of self-discovery that sees them explore their home and delve into the minds of its inhabitants to “uncover hidden secrets, face the end of the world, and perhaps learn more about each other.” . It comes out on January 19.
A Space For The Unbound – Trailer.
Developer Un Je Ne Sais Quoi’s beautiful narrative adventure Dordogne has been a long one – it was first unveiled in 2020 – but its tale of long-forgotten childhood summers is now set to arrive in the spring of next year. Part of her story follows 32-year-old Mimi as she returns to her recently deceased grandmother’s house, delving into memories and solving puzzles, while the other half is set in Mimi’s youth as she travels the magnificent countryside of the Dordogne in ten years. – one year old girl. Here, she’ll take on different challenges – from forest walks and rock climbing to kayaking and cave explorations – and build a journal of memories along the way. The Dordogne continues to be magnificent, so it’s a pleasure to hear that it’s almost over.
Dordogne – Trailer.
Balloon Studios’ Botany Manor pretty much tells you everything you need to know in its title. It transports players, in the role of retired botanist Arabella Greene, to the titular English estate, where they are tasked with solving herbal puzzles and preserving a collection of forgotten flora. It requires exploring the mansion and its vast grounds in order to dig up seeds, pot them up and find their perfect habitat – with letters, newspaper clippings and other useful information scattered around the place providing clues on how to proceed. It all looks wonderfully soothing and will come to Switch next year.
Botany Manor – Trailer.
Once upon a time there was a jester
In Once Upon a Jester, best friends Sok and Jester hatch a plan to steal the Royal Diamond – a complicated plan that first requires them to create a traveling theater troupe in order to secure an invitation to the palace’s Royal Theatrical Spectacle. Invitations aren’t sent to just anyone, however, and the pair will have to improve, sing, and generally outdo everyone they meet on their cross-country travels. “Along the way,” developer Bonte Avond teases, “they unwittingly discover the freedom and joy of musical theatre. Will the pair change their bad ways or do whatever it takes to become rich?”. This one will launch for Switch later today.
Once Upon a Jester – Launch Trailer.
Rogue Legacy 2
This sequel to developer Cellar Door Games’ stunning Castlevania-esque rogue-lite carries over the acclaimed procedurally generated action platforming of the first game – in which each new game is undertaken by the heir of the previous hero, each possessing a new mix of classes, abilities, and traits – and shake things up with new abilities, unique weapons for hero classes, improved biome generation, improved accessibility, and more. It launches today on Switch and will include everything included in the recent Fabled Heroes update.
Rogue Legacy 2 – Indie Global Showcase.
Blanc is an “artistic cooperative adventure” from developer Casus Ludi that traces the unlikely friendship between a wolf cub and a fawn. Each animal has its own strengths and players will need to combine their skills to navigate the snowy and unforgiving landscape and find their families. Blanc will launch as a console exclusive on Switch on February 14 next year.
White – Showcase of the independent world.
A little to the left
From developer Max Inferno comes A Little to the Left, a “cosy” puzzle game about sorting, stacking and tidying up a house. While exploring their surroundings, players discover puzzles hidden among ordinary household objects that can be solved by arranging them in particular ways. It features daily puzzles, “fun” badges, and a cat that will occasionally appear to thwart all tidying up efforts. And if you feel like it, it will be released on Switch later today.
A Little Left – Launch Trailer.
Next up is another appearance from Sports Story, developer Sidebar Games’ long-awaited sequel to its delightful 2017 sports RPG Golf Story. Essentially, it takes the original’s golf-adventure core and then blows it in every direction, adding the likes of tennis, football, fishing and even BMX, volleyball and cricket, as players raise their sports rank and unlock more disciplines. In addition to all the sports, there are quests, dungeon explorations, mini-games and treasure hunts, all taking place in a dynamic world. And the good news is that, after a long and torturous wait, it will launch on Switch in December.
Sports Story – Showcase of the independent world.
It wasn’t quite though; among all these announcements, Nintendo dropped a few fleeting trailers for other upcoming titles. Wobbledogs, a delightfully silly pet simulator, is coming to Switch in its console edition form on November 17, for example, and that’ll be followed by Daniel Mullins’ acclaimed horror roguelike Inscryption on December 1. Storyteller, a “responsive puzzle game that lets you build the story”, will launch on March 23, while Wrestle Quest – a ridiculous “professional wrestling and fantasy RPG” – will be released next May.
World of Horror – a “hellish roguelite with turn-based combat and ruthless choices” – is coming next summer, and finally, Curse of the Sea Rats, a hand-animated piratical “ratoidvania”, is slated to debut 2023.
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