New Indie Highlights video released by Nintendo

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    In a new Indie Highlights video published today, Nintendo showcased a selection of independent games that are coming to Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch in the near future. Nintendo Switch owners looking to diversify their game collections have plenty to l9ook forward to, including multiplayer shooters such as Morphies Law, platform adventures like Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, and brain-teasing puzzlers such as Baba Is You. The growing library of high-quality indie games on Nintendo Switch offers something for every taste and every budget.

    You can watch the Indie Highlights – 20.08.2018 (Nintendo Switch) video and get further information via the Indie Highlights Hub on the official Nintendo website.

    Here’s a rundown of the games featured in today’s Indie Highlights video:
    • Morphies Law from Cosmoscope: We shoot to grow! We grow to win! Get ready for massively morphiplayer action in Morphies Law, a unique team-based shooter where your size affects your abilities, but bigger isn’t always better. Play 4-vs-4 online* multiplayer, and up to 8-person local multiplayer**, with offline play versus bots. Create your own weapons and customise your morphie, with motion-controlled aiming as an option. Morphies Law promises an all-new shooting experience when it launches on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch tonight (20th August at 19:00 CEST).
    • Bad North from Raw Fury: The King has fallen at the hands of Viking invaders. You must rise to take his place and lead the defence of your homeland in this real-time tactics roguelite that will challenge you to pick your battles and plan your strategy carefully. With a charming visualstyle and gameplay that is accessible to newcomers but offers plenty of tactical depth,Bad North is available now as a timed exclusive on Nintendo Switch. The Viking invasion is here! Will you resist?
    • Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition from Double Eleven/Introversion Software: The BAFTA award-winning prison construction and management game is available to download now on Nintendo Switch. Look after your inmates by building a secure lockup, taking care of their needs, keeping them safe and healthy, and helping rehabilitate them into productive members of society. But be careful, inmates are people; treat them poorly and you’ll find yourself with a riot on your hands. Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition is a premium edition which includes two popular expansions: All Day And A Night and Psych Ward, letting you up the challenge with new wardens and maps, as well as a new security class – the criminally insane. The Escape Mode DLC, which flips the script and puts the player in the shoes of an inmate looking to break out, will be tunnelling its way onto Nintendo eShop later this summer.
    • The Gardens Between from The Voxel Agents: In this surreal and original adventure puzzle game, the aim is to guide two best friends through a series of mysterious garden islands. The twist is that you don’t control the characters – you control time itself! Manipulate cause and effect to solve brain-teasing conundrums and watch a dream-like narrative unfold, when The Gardens Between lands on Nintendo Switch on 20thSeptember. It’s available to pre-order from Nintendo eShop now.
    • Windjammers and Windjammers 2 from Dotemu: The perfect blend of sports, fighting games and 90s style, Windjammers makes a triumphant return on Nintendo Switch, launching on 23rd October. What’s more, an all-new sequel, Windjammers 2, will be slicing into town in 2019.
    • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom from FDG Entertainment: A legendary series returns with a grand new adventure! Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom borrows the best elements from the classic Wonder Boy in Monster Worldseries to deliver a fresh, modern platforming adventure filled with shape-shifting gameplay, memorable music and stunning hand-drawn animation. Unleash your inner monster anytime, anywhere when the game launches for NintendoSwitch on 6th November.
    • Moonlighter from 11bit studios and Digital Sun:Play the part of an adventurous shopkeeper with dreams of becoming a hero in Moonlighter, an action-RPG with rogue-lite elements where you’ll have to stay sharp to take care of business – not only with a sword but also quite literally, as you manage your own shop. Coming to Nintendo Switch this autumn.
    • Children of Morta from 11bit studios and Dead Mage: Hack and slash your way through endless hordes of enemies in this narrative-driven roguelike, which can be played either single player or co-op. Experience what it means to be part of a family of heroes, as they fight to defend their legacy and each other. Children of Mortacomes to Nintendo Switch in early 2019.
    • This War of Mine from 11bit studios: In war, not everyone is a soldier. In this gripping survival game inspired by real-life events, you do not play as an elite soldier but as a group of civilians merely trying to survive in a city under siege. Test your decision making and emotional resilience to the limits when This War of Minelaunches on Nintendo Switch in November.
    • Streets of Rogue from tinyBuild: Streets of Rogueis the world’s only RPG/roguelike/ action/stealth/shooter/brawler megagame, and it’s rumbling on to Nintendo Switch this wintercomplete with 4-player co-op and exclusive enhancements. Choose from over 20 wildly different character types to fight, sneak and hack your way through randomly generated cities that make for almost unlimited replayability.
    • Everspace: Stellar Edition from Rockfish Games:Shoot, craft and loot your way to victory in this fast-paced single-player space shooter, which combines roguelike gameplay elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating fully voice-acted story. Everspace: Stellar Edition contains the main game and the Encounters expansion, and blasts its way onto Nintendo Switch inDecember.
    • Baba Is You from Hempuli: This unique and tricky puzzler lets you change the rules of the game as you go, leading to some surprising interactions. Experience the fresh and thought-provoking game design in Baba Is You when it comes to Nintendo Switch this autumn.
    • Slay the Spire from Humble Bundle: If you wish to ascend to the top of the Spire, you must choose your cards wisely! This fusion of deck-building card game and roguelike RPG is already a hit on PC, and now it’s on its way to Nintendo Switch in early 2019.
    • Night Call from Raw Fury: The clock is ticking and the meter is running! Night Call is a stylish investigative noire game set in Paris, in which you must balance the dual roles of sleuth and cabbie. Can you earn enough to pay your bills while also getting to the bottom of the murder mystery? Find out when Night Call launches for Nintendo Switch in early 2019.
    • Terraria from 505 Games/Re-Logic: Dig, fight, explore and build! The world is at your fingertips in Terraria, an action-packed game that blends classic adventure with the freedom of sandbox-style creativity. Watch out for it on Nintendo Switch in 2019.
    In further good news for lovers of indie games, it is now possible to purchase download codes at retail for selected indie titles on Nintendo Switch. The codes will be available at participating online and brick-and-mortar retailers across Europe from today and once purchased can be easily redeemed via Nintendo eShop or Nintendo’s redemption website. The first wave of indie titles to be available as download codes at retail is as follows:
    • Celeste from Matt Makes Games
    • Darkest Dungeon from Red Hook Studios
    • Dead Cells from Motion Twin
    • FAST RMX from Shin’en Multimedia
    • Golf Story from Sidebar Games
    • Gorogoa from Annapurna Games
    • Hollow Knight from Team Cherry
    • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove from Yacht Club Games
    • Stardew Valley from Chucklefish
    • Night in the Woods from Finji
    More will follow in the coming months.

    With Morphies Law, Bad North and Prison Architect all available from today, a slew of other exciting games arriving in the coming months, and a selection of the best indie games already available on the platform now purchasable at retail as download codes, it’s a great time to be a gaming fan on Nintendo Switch. And the march of high-quality indie titles onto Nintendo eShop isn’t slowing down any time soon – stay tuned for more announcements!

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  1. Flame

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    im so need of Nintendo news, with it being so dry as of late.

    i didnt expect anything. im still disappointed
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  2. supergamer368

    supergamer368 yeeeeeoooowwwww

    May 22, 2016
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    Does anybody read locations?
    Still holding out for the special Hat in Time announcement later today. Really hoping for a Switch port, but 99.99% sure it’s about DLC. None of the indie games shown there really interest me.
  3. leafeon34

    leafeon34 My profile picture is ugly

    Sep 30, 2014
    I might pick up Monster Boy depending on the reviews, I don't give a shit about the rest. The Switch has more than enough indie games already. More disappointing is the lack of news about Dust: An Elysian Tale; this indie game is actually notable.
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  4. SANIC

    SANIC GBATemp's Sonic Fan in Residence, 後

    Jan 13, 2017
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    Wow Morphies Law is actually still alive
  5. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

    Nov 27, 2013
    o mai god! The monster boy is awesome!
  6. Xandrid

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    Finally Terraria, been waiting for that
  7. Scarlet

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    Maaaaaan, I'm still waiting on some information about Wargroove. Haven't really had much since it was announced :c
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  8. Jayro

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    it's official, the switch is now a PS Vita+Steam library backup.
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  9. trigao

    trigao GBAtemp Tiger

    Nov 21, 2008
    with a sprinkle of exclusives
  10. SexySpai

    SexySpai xdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

    Jun 16, 2018
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    your mom lol
    Anyone remember Shovel Knight: King of Cards?
  11. m_babble

    m_babble Elder Phantom

    Dec 12, 2004
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    Stoked for The Gardens Between, Monster Boy and everything from 11bit. Keep 'em coming!
  12. Nerdtendo

    Nerdtendo Your friendly neighborhood idiot

    Sep 29, 2016
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    That's funny. I just made a thread wondering where Morphie's Law went. I sincerely hope it's good
  13. MarkDarkness

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    Not enough moe VNs... (which is a good thing in my book)
  14. Song of storms

    Song of storms GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 18, 2018
    What awful accent! Why is...oh, it's Nintendo Uk.
  15. MarkDarkness

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    Soon TM
  16. Shrike

    Shrike GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 10, 2018
    Give me War Groove already !!!! (Playable at gamescom ... pffff)
  17. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
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    I can't wait for wonderboy. :)

    But why does the main character remind me of RYU From breath of fire series? :ninja:
  18. Alato

    Alato GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 25, 2008
    Realistically I don't think I'm interested enough to buy any of these games anytime soon, but I do really like these Nindies showcase videos. You can tell each game has been made with a ton of work and care and they could have so easily just been released on the eShop and gone completely under the radar.
  19. TheZander

    TheZander King of the Level 7's

    Feb 1, 2008
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    That one game looks like Jack and Jill meet Captain toad.