Earlier today in the Nintendo Switch Nindies Showcase, Nintendo announced over 60 indie titles that will be coming to the console this year. Some of these titles are Nintendo Switch exclusives or timed exclusives. Many of them are built with HD Rumble, portability, easy local multiplayer and other Switch-specific features in mind.
Here are some of the important highlights from the presentation:
Stardew Valley will come to the Switch this summer. Even though the Switch version is late to the party, it will will be the first to have multiplayer. No longer will you have to farm, gather, and explore alone.
WarGroove is a brand new turn-based strategy game from Chucklefish Games. It will support 1-4 player local and online multiplayer, and launches sometime this year.
Runner 3 from Choice Provisions releases this fall. The Bit.Trip Runner sequel will be a Nintendo Switch Exclusive.
ShakeDown Hawaii the 16-bit spiritual successor of VBlank Entertainment’s Retro City Rampage will release in April as a timed exclusive for the Switch.
Yooka-Laylee has been officially announced. Even though Playtonic had announced a while ago that they were developing a Nintendo Switch version, it is nice to finally have confirmation.
All of this is great news. Many people were worried the eShop would be empty or non-existent on day one, especially with Virtual Console missing at launch. This first year is now packed with great titles.
Nintendo Switch releases in just a few days, and it will be interesting to see how these Nindies affect sales. Will these games boost the Switch? Do these games show that developers are willing to work with the upcoming system? Does this announcement impact your view of the Nintendo Switch? Let us know what you think in the comments.