Nintendo Reveals New Partnerships and First Indie Games Coming to Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

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  1. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

    pip Chief Editor
    Oct 24, 2002
    The Nintendo Switch system launches on March 3, and people can expect an exciting lineup of games on Nintendo eShop for day one and beyond. Nintendo has been working closely with independent publishers and developers to deliver a steady flow of unique and original experiences to Nintendo eShop.

    More than 60 quality indie games are confirmed for Nintendo Switch this year alone, and many games take advantage of unique Nintendo Switch features, including multiple play modes (TV mode, handheld mode, tabletop mode), flexible control options, local and online multiplayer* and innovative JoyCon functionality like HD rumble. In a Nindies Showcase video, Nintendo highlighted some of these games that are in development.

    “Our Nindies Showcase gives fans a taste of some of the great content on its way to Nintendo eShop,” said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s Vice President of Publisher and Developer Relations. “We’re working with both mainstream and independent developers to make Nintendo Switch the destination for entertaining games and experiences.”

    To view the Nindies Showcase video in its entirety, visit

    Along with Nintendo Switch exclusives and timed exclusives, some of the highlights revealed in the video include:

    • Runner3 from Choice Provisions: Runner3 continues the joyous adventures of CommanderVideo from BIT.TRIP RUNNERand Runner2. Players will encounter quests, branching paths, item shops, new Retro Challenges, new character moves, new dance moves and a roster of characters that somehow manages to rival the strangeness of Runner2. The game is scheduled to launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch this fall.
    • SteamWorld Dig 2 from Image & Form Games: In the sequel to the award-winning original, you must dig deep, gain riches and explore an underworld riddled with danger. The game is scheduled to launch this summer.
    • Yooka Laylee from Team 17 and Playtonic Games: Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of shiny collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the big nose). The buddy-duo platformer is coming to Nintendo Switch soon, with multiplayer functionality perfect for the system.
    • Blaster Master Zero from Inti Creates: The same elements that made the original Blaster Master a hit are back, including side-scrolling vehicular combat, top-down adventuring and a huge sci-fi landscape, in addition to a host of new and improved gameplay systems. The game includes a two-player mode and will have numerous character cameos coming soon. Blaster Master Zero launches exclusively on both Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family systems on March 9.
    • Pocket Rumble from Chucklefish Games and Cardboard Robot Games: This deep 2D fighter makes players want to throw down, anywhere, anytime. The battles get even more intense with the inclusion of HD rumble: When players get hit by a weak attack, it’ll feel very different from getting rocked by a strong one. The game is scheduled to launch as a console exclusive for Nintendo Switch in March.
    • Flipping Death from Zoink Games: Welcome to Flatwood Peaks, a small whimsical town with a problem – Death is on vacation. Play as Penny and help the ghosts with their peculiar problems on The Otherside. This puzzling adventure game is scheduled to come to Nintendo Switch later this year.
    • Mr. Shifty from tinyBuild and Team Shifty: Shift through bullets, and master lightning-fast takedowns in a new kind of action game. Mr. Shifty follows a teleportation-fueled heist to break into the world’s most secure facility. Shift through walls, through bullets, cover huge distances and be everywhere at once. One shot kills. Survive on skills. HD rumble allows players to feel every punch, shot and crash. The game is scheduled to launch first on Nintendo Switch this April.
    • Wargroove from Chucklefish Games: This turn-based strategy game offers local and online matches for one to four players. The game is scheduled to launch later this year.
    • Stardew Valley from Chucklefish Games and ConcernedApe: Nintendo Switch will be the first console to support the game’s new multiplayer feature. The open-ended, country-life RPG is scheduled to launch this summer.
    • Shakedown Hawaii from vBlank: This 16-bit spiritual successor to Retro City Rampage aims to be twice as good with twice the bits. From the boardroom to the streets, Shakedown Hawaii parodies big business and the white collar crimes that go alongside. Build your empire, monopolize the markets and collaterally re-zone the island’s destructible sandbox. It’s scheduled to launch first on Nintendo Switch this April.
    • Graceful Explosion Machine from Vertex Pop: Skillfully pilot the advanced Graceful Explosion Machine (GEM) fighter while blasting swarms of crystalline enemies with your ludicrously overpowered quad-weapon array. This side-scrolling arcade shooter features HD rumble support, which means players will really be able to feel those machines explode. The game is scheduled to launch first on Nintendo Switch this April.
    • Tumbleseed from aeiowu: A small seed heads up a mountain to save his home in this physics-based game. More than 30 unique upgrades help the seed overcome challenges and enemies. HD rumble means players will feel seeds traversing across the screen. The game is scheduled to launch on Nintendo Switch this spring.
    • Overcooked: Special Edition from Team 17 and Ghost Town Games: In Overcooked, players must journey through a variety of cruel and unusual kitchens on their quest to become master chefs capable of conquering an ancient edible evil which plagues the land. Play solo or engage in classic, chaotic couch co-op for up to four players in both co-operative and competitive challenge modes. The special edition features the original game, plus all of the DLC. HD rumble integration means they can feel every chop through a tomato and the slosh of soup in a pot. Overcooked: Special Edition is coming later this year.
    • The Escapists 2 from Team 17 and Mouldy Toof: The sequel to the hugely popular prison escape series supports drop-in/drop-out co-op for up to four players (additional accessories are required for multiplayer modes, and are sold separately). Players can tie together knotted sheets and use them to climb down high windows in new multi-level prisons, and find other new ways to make a break for freedom. The Escapists 2 is coming later this year.
    • GoNNER from Raw Fury and Art in Heart: GoNNER is a tough-as-hell, score-based, procedurally generated platformer with roguelike elements. GoNNER is also a story about friendship between Ikk, Death and a space whale named Sally. You will die. A lot. The console version of the game launches first on Nintendo Switch with additional content tailor-made for the system later this year.
    • Kingdom: Two Crowns from Raw Fury and Noio: In Kingdom: Two Crowns, attend to your domain, border to border, or venture into the wild to discover its wonders and threats. First revealed today, two players can come together in co-op mode to rule a kingdom. Their choices bring hope or despair to their subjects. The game is scheduled to launch later this year.
    • Dandara from Raw Fury and Long Hat House: Dandara has awoken to reshape the world. In this strange world of quirky characters, nothing is at it seems. In this bizarre, gravity-bending world with hidden beauty, it’s up to Dandara, jumping from surface to surface, to restore order and direct a directionless world. The game is scheduled to launch on Nintendo Switch this summer with exclusive features and functionality, including HD rumble support.
    To access Nintendo eShop, a system update that will be available on launch day is required. The system update downloads in the background, is designed to install quickly and doesn’t disrupt gameplay.
  2. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

    Dec 29, 2015
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Modding Xbox'es
    upload_2017-2-28_18-29-12.png When germans try to make Subtitles.
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  3. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    Wait, what? O_O


    Well see only two games i care about on the list Blaster master zero and Shake down hawaii. March 9, i got a date, sorry Breath of the wild, there is new stuff in my life now. (Just pray is not over $20 for the games.) :wub:
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  4. Ritsuki


    Mar 15, 2008
    If the prices are indeed not too high, that's a very nice surprise!
  5. Silverthorn

    Silverthorn Spiky!

    Mar 27, 2012
    Am I the only one that finds "Nindie content" so laughable ? :creep:
    Besides that, I'd say that's a decent indie lineup for this year, or at least a good step up compared to the Wii U.
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  6. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 3, 2010
    United States
    Nope. Those games all crap. Ocean horn is the only indie game worth it's money. And it is barely an indie title. Produced and created by people who designed wind waker
  7. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge
    Hmm, if only some of these games supported cross-buy from PC side.

    I'm interested to see how the Switch will do in the long run (post launch supply shortages resolved) as there seems to be at least some games coming to it. Admittedly some of the games are on other platforms already, but then again, the WiiU is not the best example of a console with plenty games :)
  8. The Minish LAN

    The Minish LAN hi

    Sep 9, 2015
    >shovel knight
    >shovel knight dlc
    >steamworld dig 2
    >yooka-laylee (admittedly it isn't out yet, but it looks good)
    >escapists 2
    >runner 3
    >fireemble- i mean wargroove
    >world of goo
    >human resource machine
    >azure striker gunvolt
    >cave story
    >little inferno
    >hotline miami clone

  9. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 3, 2010
    United States
    Welcome shovelware to the switch!!!!!!!!
  10. The Minish LAN

    The Minish LAN hi

    Sep 9, 2015
    callin my babies cave story world of goo isaac shovelware shut ur mouth
    also you didnt even put in the effort to edit my message right 'dig 2)'
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  11. Saiyan Lusitano

    Saiyan Lusitano GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 29, 2015
    "Nindies" made me think of panties. lol

    It would be shovelware if it were crap, but that list of games is actually pretty damn good. I can't wait for Yooka-Laylee.
  12. Ev1l0rd

    Ev1l0rd (⌐◥▶◀◤) Knight of Void

    Oct 26, 2015
    Site 19
    Isn't that the one indie game that had it's Kickstarter copied wholesale and a copy & paste with another games name over it?

    Other than that, particular standouts to me in this list were Stardew Valley and The Escapists 2. Mostly because those are games I've heard of and as a result am familiar with. Still not enough to make me want to buy a switch, since I can safely assume that these two will be available on Steam and the current state of the Switch's utter abysmal usability (few games, understocking, no browser, paid online connectivity with bullshit rewards, the list goes on) isn't enough to sell me on it.
  13. sergey3000

    sergey3000 GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 14, 2013
    woooooo. blaster master! my second favorite nes game of all time is coming back. and it's the only game there that's also on the 3ds. what a joy. i'm more excited about this than about the switch. (not really but it's still very exciting).
    apart from that there is nothing very interesting in that list.
    Last edited by sergey3000, Feb 28, 2017
  14. PedroKeitawa

    PedroKeitawa GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 15, 2015
    For the first time in my entire videogames life, since the NES and Megadrive, i have only two game to play this two are Fire Emblem Warriors and Stardew Valley on the system...i guess waiting untill December was not a bad idea afterall.
  15. eechigoo

    eechigoo Gbatemp amphibian

    Dec 22, 2016
    tu puta madre ;v
    damn stardew valley is coming to switchy? why does nintendo keep giving me more reasons to buy switchy?!

    although its probably gonna be shitty and a shadow of its PC self,like most console ports...
  16. Pluupy

    Pluupy _(:3」∠)_

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Very rare do you find an actually good indie game. Most of the time they're just platformers with "retro" graphics, early access/unfinished tat, piles of pop culture references, and the "you know this game that's popular? i'm doing it better" pretentious garbage.
  17. Saiyan Lusitano

    Saiyan Lusitano GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 29, 2015
    Indie devs are finally moving away from the 8bit retroness to 3D gaming. There is one game I'm excited to play with a 16bit style and that's Sonic Mania!
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  18. eechigoo

    eechigoo Gbatemp amphibian

    Dec 22, 2016
    tu puta madre ;v
    honestly the only exception i can think about is bit trip runner. I actually enjoyed that game until i got stuck in Odyssey...

    But the rest of the bit trip games are crap imo
  19. baller4eva14

    baller4eva14 Member

    Apr 26, 2008
    United States
    I'm not that interested in those games to be honest. If there's a game that's already on Steam or on other platforms, why bother buying it on Switch, unless it's got some very good exclusive content. What I want are more AAA games and possibly an updated port of games already on Wii U, ie SSBU (with a larger roster!) and such.
  20. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

    Jan 26, 2016
    United States
    Your mom's basement.
    Freedom Planet 2 please.
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