What indie games are coming to the Switch?
On May 11, Nintendo presented a list of new indie games submitted by various developers through their YouTube channel. We can look forward to a variety of new games! You can watch the entire Nintendo show on their Youtube channel. Below we have listed the most important ads for you.
Ooblets is developed by Glumberland. The game has been available for PC and Xbox One since 2020, but in the summer of 2022 we can also play this simulation game on the Switch. The game takes place in Badgetown where you can do all kinds of things with special creatures called Ooblets. Farming, collecting and dancing! Everything is possible in this game!
Ooblets will be released in the summer of 2022.
Batura: I lost my sanctuary
In this RPG, you play as Avril, a sixteen-year-old girl who is fighting to save her world. The game is developed by Stormind Games, known for Remothered Games also released for Switch. These games were very powerful in terms of story. Can we expect this from Batura: The Lost Haven?
The game will be released in the fall of 2022.
This 2D puzzle platformer was designed by a one-man studio called NamaTakahashi. It looks like a nice old game, where you play a robot called Elec. Electricity is an essential element of the game and you must try to maneuver it from room to room. The game is very reminiscent of the classic Prince of Persia games. This makes it even more impressive that the student developed this game himself.
ElecHead will be released in the summer of 2022.
“And now for something completely different…” Soundfall. Have you always wanted a combination of music and loot game? Then you can already look forward to this game. Developer Drastic Games lets you experience an all-new RPG to the beat of the music. In this shooter game, you can choose from five different heroes to start your adventure. Also good is the online cooperative play function with up to four people online.
The game can be played from now on.
In this roguelike deckbuilder game from Deadpan Games, you have to fight monsters to survive the winter. You can earn coins by winning battles to unlock better cards.
Appropriately enough, Wildfrost came out in the winter of 2022.
TABS (Totally Accurate Battle Simulator)
Welcome to the world of TABS, a fighting simulation game from Landfall Games. TABS was originally released for PC in 2021, but this wobbly game will also bring some humor to the Switch. During the battle simulation, you play as unsettled characters, which can lead to hilarious scenes. With this game, it is possible to challenge each other through online multiplayer.
The game will be released in the summer of 2022.
From the makers of Gato Robot, the adventure game Noir-Punk is coming to Switch. You play as a rough woodcutter who is going down the path of revenge with an umbrella as a weapon. In an apocalyptic world where resources are scarce, your character finds himself embroiled in a gang battle. The game is somewhat reminiscent of Broforce in terms of gameplay.
The game is expected in 2023.
Indie pop group We Are OFK tells the story of four friends who released their first album together. We Are OFK is an interactive band-making series about dreams, dating, and paying rent in Los Angeles. Itsumi Saito has just moved to town and broke up with her friend to pursue her dream and break into the music world. We Are OFK is a game where the story is central and where a lot has been invested in good voice acting. As a player you define your story and your choices affect the end result.
The game will be available in the summer of 2022.
Silt is a surreal underwater puzzle adventure game. You are a diver, alone in the ocean abyss, searching for long-forgotten mysteries. Capture the shapes of creatures around you to solve puzzles and travel far into the dark… Developed by Spiral Circus, the game has an In Limbo atmosphere.
Sylt is expected next month.
You know the feeling: You’re stuck in traffic again, because everyone has to go to work at the same time as you. What if you could do something about this congestion on your own? Mini Motorways, from the makers of Mini Metro, is a game about drawing the roads that drive the growth of a city. Build a road network across the roads and create a bustling city. Redesign your city to keep traffic flowing and keep pace with changing demands.
Mini highways are now available. You can read our review of the PC version here.
In the summer of 1978, Casey Beaumaris tried to spend her summer vacation well. She visits a flying hospital and discovers the stories of patients. In this beautiful hand-drawn game and story, you can really learn about the patients and get a glimpse into their lives. The game is developed by Australian Ghost Mode and this ensures that the characters have a nice Australian accent.
Wayward Strand will be released on July 21, 2022.
In Cult of the Lamb, players take on the role of a possessed lamb who is saved from destruction by an ominous stranger. He must pay off his debt by building loyal followers in the name of his Redeemer. You collect and use resources to maintain your own community. The game’s developer, Massive Monster, classifies the game as “cartoon violence”. We’re looking forward to what exactly that will ensue, but until then, the trailer gives us plenty to speculate on.
The game is expected to be released later this year.
Another treasure crab
Crabtastic! You play in this game as a crab trying to survive in the underwater world. You fight other animals and encounter a lot of plastic soup waste, but this waste is also good for something! There are a lot of items that you can use as weapons! Besides defeating enemies, the aim of the game is to find as many treasures as possible. As long as this isn’t a crab game…
The game is expected in 2023.
Peak stealth games
At the end of Nintendo’s presentation, some other games were shown briefly as Sneak Preview. You can find her trailers below.
Oneshot: World Machine Edition – Expected Summer 2022
Gibbon: Beyond the Trees – Available Now
Shark Card – Out June 2, 2022
Written by: Starsong Echo – Available Now
Idol Manager – August 25, 2022
Golf Damned – Expected Summer 2022
Babylon Guide – Expected Fall 2022
These were the games that were featured at the Nintendo Indie Showcase. What games do you like the most? Or which one have you been looking forward to for a while? Let us know in the comments!