The Indie World Showcase by Nintendo revealed some new exciting games coming within the next year. Some certainly impressive indie games that I personally cannot wait to get my hands on. Here are some of the major titles that were revealed.
Axiom Verge 2
From Thomas Happ Games LLC, this prequel to the original Axiom Verge features a girl fighting for her life, empowered by the same microscopic machines that gradually consume her. There are two worlds to explore and fight through. This game launched on August 11th, for the Nintendo Switch!
Bomb Rush Cyberfunk
The creators of Team Reptile bring us a graffiti-action-adventure that encourages players to grind, paint and combo their way through it. Expand your crew with additional playable characters and make use of the intuitive trick system to grind through the game. This graffiti-filled game comes out in 2022 for the Nintendo Switch.
In Eastward, you can discover a post-apocalyptic world. This game is an action-adventure RPG with a puzzle dungeon-like element to it. The game features John who is a hardworking miner. John discovers a girl named Sam in a secret underground place. Together they embark on a journey discovering the weird world around them. The game is filled with shady forests, bustling towns, and curious campsites for you to explore. From the looks of the game trailer, it seems to be quite the adventure! It comes out on September 16, 2021.
Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon
This puzzle game from Vine/Yacht Club Games resurfaces 7 years after it made its first appearance. It is quite a puzzling adventure as players recover relics and fight bosses that are both new and familiar. There are keys, potions, and treasure to grab. Ten heroes are available fresh and fast to battle head to head and fight to the bury. Use Shovel Knight Amiibo to assist you on your adventure. Pocket Dungeon is expected to come out this holiday season, sounds like a great game to stuff your stocking with!
Islanders: Console Edition
Islanders is a strategy game with a minimalist approach that allows you to create the city of your dreams. The world is yours to craft. Once you fill-up the land, get rid of it and build it up once again on a different island. The game from GrizzlyGames/ Coatsink came out exclusively for Nintendo on August 11th.
Metal Slug Tactics
A new take on a classic action franchise moves Metal Slug into a completely new dimension. The game retains the fan-favorite pixel elements that originally came out, but it is mashed with combat mechanics and roguelike elements. Players control familiar characters such as Marco, Tarma, Fio, and Eri in fast-paced dynamic battles. Place your troops in a tactical fashion where positioning is key to excelling in battles. Metal Slug Tactics launches in 2022, get ready to battle!
Tetris Effect Connected
The iconic puzzle game Tetris gets a level up in Tetris Effect Connected. There is single play journey mode and competitive Zone Battle Mode which are both available locally or online and cooperative Connected mode. It also includes a competitive cross-platform multiplayer version, so you can find people to team up with or play against. You can take this game on the go as well. It comes out on October 8th, 2021.
In addition to these highlights, there was a montage of other great titles that were mentioned, such as Astoneer, Lumbear Jacks, Curious Expedition 2, Gang Beasts, and Hundred Day Wine Making Simulator.
As a huge fan of indie games, I was thrilled to see this display. It is wonderful that Nintendo is connected to all these different smaller companies giving them a huge platform and voice. Remember that Among Us was also an indie game and it is one of the most played games out there this year. I am very excited to try these games. Let us know what you think!
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