Nintendo Indie World broadcast - roundup - Superhot and Ori and the Blind Forest headed to Switch

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    In a little under an hour from the time of this post, the first Nintendo Indie World Showcase will debut. As the name implies, we'll be seeing some gameplay and reveals of independent titles headed to the Nintendo Switch. Due to a leak, we can tell that Superhot will almost definitively be making an appearance today, with an announcement for a Switch port of the game. If you want to watch live, you can do so when the stream goes live at 9 am ET, or you can stick around to see our live coverage of the event.

    Live Coverage

    Gearbox is bringing Risk of Rain 2 to the Switch. Summer 2019.

    Chucklefish announces Eastward. 2020.

    Freedom Finger is a 2D space shooter. Fall 2019. Has notable voice actors cast.

    Roki appears to be an adventure game that takes place in snowy terrain. You get to make friends with wild animals. Winter 2019.

    Panic Button will be porting Torchlight II to the Switch. Sept 3.

    Skateboard game Skater XL looks to recreate the 90s craze of skateboarding games. Physics-based gameplay. 2020.

    Youropa plays with gravity and platforming from different perspectives. 2019.

    Superhot is coming to the Switch. Today.

    Dungeon Defenders Awakened heads to the Switch. Has multiplayer. Timed console exclusive for the Switch. Feb 2020.

    Shin'en's The Touryst is a blocky adventure-puzzle game. November.

    Upgrade your weapons and body parts in Skellboy. Has 2D art but 3D gameplay. Dec 3.

    EarthNight is a game where dragons have taken over the world and are everywhere. Is a 2D platformer and runner style game. 2019.

    Hotline Miami Collection announced. Both games in one collection. Launches today.

    Blasphemous is a roguelike game.

    Close to the Sun, Cat Quest II, Spiritfarer, Trine 4, Creature in the Well, One Finger Death Punch 2, Best Friend Forever, PHOGS!, What the Golf?, Kine, Hypercharge: Unboxed, Northgard, Sparklite, Munchkin: Quacked Quest all shown in a highlight reel.

    One final reveal...

    Microsoft's Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition will be on the Nintendo Switch. Sept 27.

    And that's a wrap.
     
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  1. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

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    Any remake tht was on the amiga pls pref cannon fodder
     
  2. Taleweaver

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    Nice timing. I can watch this from work. B-) (without sound, obviously, but ey...better than nothing)

    ...of course, provided that work stays as calm as it currently is (which is to say: unlikely).


    Let's see...my attempt at round-up:

    Risk of Rain 2 : sequel to the acclaimed roguelike game
    Eastward : seems like stardew valley clone (not too unsurprising, since it's from the same company)
    Freedom finger: satirical sidescroller shooter. Perhaps with story mixed in.
    Röki (erm...like the flame & the flood?)
    Torchlight 2...diablo 2 clone (which was my goty game a couple years ago)
    skater XL...Tony Hawk ish game? certainly has the same quality of yesteryear
    youropa: beautiful 3D puzzle platformer, I guess (think the blob meets enslaved journey to the west)...has gravity bending...and a block/portal gun?
    Superhot: it's like superhot. :P available today, apparently
    Dungeon defenders: awakened. Tower defense. (perhaps like orcs must die, but might be my impression)
    The touryst: pixelated puzzle/open world adventure game (by the makers of 'Fast')
    Skellboy: hack 'n slash with paper mario graphics?
    Earthnight: surrealistic 2.5D platforming game. On impressions I'd situate it somewher between Rayman and bit.trip runner
    Hotline Miami collection: so...1 & 2 combined, I presume. Available today

    Blasphemous: Grim 2D metroidvania
    Cat Quest 2: hack & slash
    Spiritfarer: platform adventure (buddy?)
    Trine 4
    Creature in the wall: isometric 2D
    One finger death punch 2: awesome fighter
    Best friend forever: I...dunno. Anime weird stuff, I presume
    Phogs! snake pass but with worse graphics?
    Waht the golf? surrealistic golf
    Kine: more weird stuff
    Hypercharge: unboxed: 3D shooter
    Northgard: RTS/civ ish game
    Sparklite: action RPG
    Munchkin: quacked quest: hack 'n slash
    (note: the above 14 are displayed in rather quick succession)

    Ori and the blind forest: definitive edition the incredibly beautiful 2D platformer makes its way to the switch september 27th

    ...and we're done. So...28 games in about as many minutes. Can't say I disliked much. :)

    Overall note: unless there's spoken audio, things are pretty much back to back trailers.
     
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  3. FoxMcloud5655

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    I fully agree with that.
     
  4. Bladexdsl

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    told you it was going to be garbage
     
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  5. matthi321

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    these games look bad
     
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  6. DANTENDO

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    Go post on website tht hates indie games
     
  7. Chary
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    tldw: Ori and the Blind Forest is headed to the Switch.
     
  8. SexySpai

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    your mom lol
    I actually fell asleep
     
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  9. ombus

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    Nice stream. really wanted for Eastward to come to switch :D
    already have Sparklite on the list from before and now ori :)
    will check out Roki and the touryst look interesting
     
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  10. Nerdtendo

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    Those were definitely indie games, some interested me like touryst and Eastward. I don't play a lot of indie stuff though. This wasnt really for me. I do hope we get a standard direct next month
     
  11. supergamer368

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    The only thing that interested me this time around was SUPERHOT, but that was leaked on the eShop servers yesterday or so. I might check out Ori and the blind forest sometime though. (by the way, an xbox games studios game coming to switch is great news! it paves the way for future games... *coughcough*rarereplay*cough*
     
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  12. Taleweaver

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    In conclusion, I think I'm just not going to get along with some tempers. I mean, sure, torchlight 2 isn't exactly new, but it was my most liked game of 2014. The touryst caught my eye as well, but I'm cautious about it (just how big is that open world?). Trine's always been beautiful. Glad to see it return to 2.5D.

    Hotline miami, superhot and one finger death punch 2 aren't games I'd expect on the switch. The latter is actually my favorite of the bunch. It's fighting moves are simple to the point of being cliché over the top (think gregorian chants in a rising sun background while doing kung fu with a light saber), but damnit is it satisfying.

    Northgard really took me by surprise. That's a full scale RTS. While not as fast as, say, starcraft 2, I'm really curious how this works out.

    ...and of course: Ori. I've already played through this on steam, but it remains one of the most beautiful games I've ever played. I only wonder what's it doing in an indie roundup (it's published by microsoft, FFS. I get that 'being developed by' is different from the producer, but it's hardly a fair comparison).
     
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  13. Flirkyn

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    I agree with you. Pretty good for a nindies tbh. But unfortunately most of it was leaked which killed some surprise
     
  14. SwitchGlitch

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    Watched it i dont like none of the games :(
     
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  15. DANTENDO

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    If you don't like hotline miami you need to ring the doctors hotline number
     
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    i never played that game and everybody has its own opinion
     
  17. Voyambar

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    Well at least some of the games are good and aren't all trash
     
  18. DANTENDO

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    If never pld how kno what like - utter madness
     
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    How can i like a game i never played :O
     
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