Every few months, Nintendo blesses us with the Indie World Showcase, a mini Nintendo Direct that focuses on indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch. This month included a mix of some previously-announced games being given a release window for the switch, and announcement trailers from new titles in development. Here’s everything announced at the April Indie World Showcase.
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This adventure game from French developer Digixart follows a teenager on a road trip across America. The storyline is procedurally generated, and it boasts an impressive 148,268 different story routes, meaning no playthrough will ever be the same.
Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield
Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield is a 3D side-scrolling runner that takes place in a futuristic Detroit. Players will be running to save the city in this jazzy cyberpunk title. A demo on the eShop has also been released alongside the trailer.
The first of two games in the showcase from Maquette and Donut County publisher Annapurna Interactive, LAST STOP follows the stories of three strangers whose lives become entangled by a supernatural force.
Hindsight is the other title coming from Annapurna Interactive, and this one presents a world where physical objects grant windows with which to view the past. How do you know which things to keep or which to get rid of, when they hold the key to your memories?
The newest entry in the side-scrolling skateboarding series, OlliOlli World boasts new graphics, new mechanics, branching paths, and quirky characters. More a reboot than a sequel, OlliOlli World gives a fresh new look and feel to the OlliOlli series.
Surely the most thrilling title in the event, The Longing is a game about waiting for 400 real-time days. What can you do while waiting for the sleeping king to awaken?
There is No Game: Wrong Dimension
This “non-game” is a point-and-click parody of different video game genres. Whether messing with loading bars or manipulating the UI, this game is all about thinking outside of the fourth-wall-breaking box.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
The new game in the TMNT franchise comes from retro-game publisher Dotemu, known for publishing Streets of Rage 4, Windjammers, and Neo Turf Masters. Shredder’s Revenge is a side-scrolling beat ’em up that will surely hit home for fans of the original arcade brawler.
Cris Tales is a turn based RPG where you can play the past, present, and future all at once. With a unique art style and gameplay hook, Cris Tales will have a demo launching later today.
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is the answer to a question nobody asked: What if Dead Cells was developed during the Japanese Ukiyo-e art movement? It’s a shame we’ll have to wait until next year for this one, but it’s certainly one of the most exciting indie games to watch out for.
Aztech Forgotten Gods
Combining Aztec mythology and futuristic technology, Aztech Forgotten Gods is an upcoming action game with a unique aesthetic and a banging metal soundtrack.
Skul: The Hero Slayer
Skul: The Hero Slayer is a roguelike 2D action platformer that has already found a huge following on Steam. Luckily for non-PC players, Skul will be coming to Switch later this year.
OXENFREE II: Lost Signals
Dropped as a surprise announcement at the end of the show, OXENFREE II: Lost Signals is a sequel to the popular supernatural adventure game OXENFREE. OXENFREE II will be coming later this year.
These 8 games were featured in a compilation trailer at the end of the show. None of these games got extended looks, but a release window was given for each.
- art of rally – Summer
- KeyWe – August
- Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective – Spring
- Weaving Tides – May
- THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake – Later this year
- ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights – June 21
- Beasts of Maravilla Island – June
- Fez – Later today
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