Nintendo, accompanied by independent developers from around the world, previewed an extensive variety of indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2020.
They also surprised fans with a pair of games that will be launching the same day. The diverse lineup of games highlighted in the video includes Axiom Verge 2.
But also the sequel to the critically acclaimed Axiom Verge; Sports Story, from the creators of the popular Nintendo Switch exclusive Golf Story; and retro-inspired beat-’em-up Streets of Rage 4.
The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition and Dauntless round out 2019’s strong lineup of indie content for Nintendo Switch and release shortly after the showcase.
Nintendo about the Indie World Showcase
As we close out another year full of amazing indie game releases for Nintendo Switch, this new Indie World video offers a glimpse of what’s to come as we kick off 2020,” said Kirk Scott, Nintendo of America’s Indie Partner Manager of Publisher and Developer Relations. “We continue to be humbled by the innovative games our indie partners are creating around the world. You can bet our support for them will continue going strong into next year and beyond.”
Rewatch Indie World Showcase
To view the Indie World video in its entirety, visit https://indieworld.nintendo.com/showcase/.
Or just watch it here;
Indie World Showcase highlights
We have added timestamps below so you can switch to the exact points. Keep in mind below is not chronological though.
- Axiom Verge 2
Thomas Happ Games
Discover the origins of the Axiom Verge universe in the long-awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed game. Axiom Verge 2 launches for Nintendo Switch in fall 2020.
- Sports Story
From the creators of Golf Story comes a new adventure full of golf, tennis, dungeons, espionage, mini-games and plenty of friends – and enemies – to meet along the way. Sports Story launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch in mid-2020.
Join millions of players in Dauntless, the fastest-growing online action-RPG, and explore a massive, free-to-play online world. Stand together and slay Behemoths with your friends from all over the world with true cross-play as Dauntless launched following the showcase
Exclusive to Slayers on Nintendo Switch, the Skyfighter Armor and Skymetal Weapon Set ensure that you look your best on the hunt. This cosmetic set includes weapon skins for all seven weapon types in Dauntless and a stylish armor set.
- The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition
Tasked to solve a series of more than 120 complex puzzles, players will divert drones, manipulate laser beams and replicate time to prove their worth. The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition is available on Nintendo Switch!
- The Survivalists
The Survivalists combines crafting, base-building and survival, along with a few surprises, in a new adventure set within the Escapists universe. And on Nintendo Switch, up to four players can play together in local wireless and online multiplayer. The Survivalists launches for Nintendo Switch in 2020.
- Streets of Rage 4
Dotemu / Guard Crush Games / Lizardcube
Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the legendary Streets of Rage trilogy’s beat-’em-up gameplay with new mechanics, a fresh story and a gauntlet of dangerous stages with a serious crime problem. There will be plenty of braised chicken lying around on plates and bad guys to beat down when Streets of Rage 4 comes to Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2020.
Using a stained-glass motif, this unique game puts players in the role of a sword (that’s right: a sword) in a terrifying, sad, but warm story drawn in a beautiful glassy world. From the developers of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night comes Gleamlight, launching for Nintendo Switch in early 2020.
Glass Bottom Games
Look at these cute little birds shred! Whether they’re grinding on bendy straws, kickflipping over staplers or carving lines through a park held together by sticky tape, skate birds always try their best – and look adorable doing it. SkateBIRD launches for Nintendo Switch in late 2020.
- Bake ’n Switch
Streamline Media Group
In this party brawler that’s all about food, up to four players work as a team to punch, combine and bake dough before time runs out. Bake ’n Switch cooks up something special on Nintendo Switch in summer 2020.
A love letter to video game culture, SuperMash is set in a game shop owned by a brother and sister who discover a mysterious game console. Players will never know what to expect in SuperMash as the game mashes together video game genres and creates a different experience every time. SuperMash will shake things up on Nintendo Switch in May 2020.
- Sail Forth
There’s nothing quite like a high-seas adventure combining classic naval action with exploration. In Sail Forth, the entire map is procedurally generated, with players discovering islands to explore, quests to take, sailors to rescue and pirates to loot. Sail Forth docks on Nintendo Switch in 2020.
- Murder by Numbers
From TV studios to glitzy award shows, players must uncover a tangled web of conspiracy, deception and, of course, murder, as they piece together the truth one pixel at a time. Featuring music from Masakazu Sugimori, the composer behind Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and Viewtiful Joe, Murder by Numbers launches first as a timed exclusive on Nintendo Switch in early 2020.
Liberated blends the art of cyberpunk, hand-drawn graphic novels with interactivity and action to create a seamless experience. As players flip between pages, side-scrolling stealth gunplay and platforming action, they must view what transpires from many points of view to parse the truth. Liberated launches first as a timed exclusive on Nintendo Switch in 2020.
- Boyfriend Dungeon
In this dating sim-dungeon crawler mashup, players forge precious memories with many different loves, and then use their individual combat styles to clear out monsters and uncover the dungeon’s secrets. Boyfriend Dungeon wants to be more than friends with Nintendo Switch in 2020.
Sometimes the only way to face a tough subject is head on … even if that means battling a nightmarish depression living inside a young woman’s subconscious. Combining a brawler, a top-down shooter and a dungeon crawler, Dreamscaper launches first on Nintendo Switch as a timed exclusive on consoles in early 2020.
- Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath
In this classic action-adventure game, players will wield Stranger’s unusual crossbow that fires off rounds of literally live ammo – from rodents to bugs. With updated first-person shooter controls and gyroscopic aiming, the definitive version of this classic launches for Nintendo Switch in January, with pre-purchase available already.
All in all it was a wonderful Indie World Showcase that showcased multiple games that where insta-buys and interesting to say the least.
What was your favorite of this Indie World Showcase?