Nintendo's Indie World Round-Up
Nintendo’s Indie World showcase may have only ran for 20 minutes, but the House of Mario packed it a ton of announcements within that time. We saw the reveals of Oxenfree II and OllieOllie World, got a new trailer for TMNT: Shredder's Revenge, learned that Konami has a new action game in the works, and were surprised to hear that the critically acclaimed Fez is arriving to Switch today. But if you missed the showcase, we've rounded up the remaining big announcements and trailers in one, convenient place to make sure you don't miss out on some promising titles launching to Switch (and, in some cases, other platforms) this year.
This procedurally-generated, story-driven adventure game centers on a teenager who meets another youth as they embark on a roadtrip to the mountains while being pursued. Questions such as what your goal is, who’s chasing you, the people you meet and how they will help you depends on your choices and the road you decide to take; literally and figuratively. Look for Road 96 on Switch and PC later this year.
Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield
We featured this stylish auto-runner in our list of upcoming games starring POC characters, and we learned it’s coming to Switch and PC on May 19. The game is set in a futuristic version of Detroit where players will run, jump, and slide to the beats of both homegrown and international hip hop artists in an effort to save the future. If you think it looks rad, you can try it out via a playable demo that will be available on the eShop later today.
This narrative adventure features three separate protagonists whose worlds collide thanks to a supernatural crisis unfolding in their home of London. Last Stop comes from Annapurna Interactive and is billed as an anthology drama with three stories in one. Uncover the mystery when it comes to Switch and PC later this July.
Another Annapurna joint, Hindsight appears to center on a woman’s memories as she grapples with which moments are worth remembering and what should be forgotten. Hindsight is coming to Switch later this year.
The Longing is a dark and unique adventure game that launched on Steam last March. Players control a servant who must wait 400 real-life days for him to awaken. The in-game clock is ticking even when you’re not playing, and it's up to you to figure out what to do (or not to) in the meantime. The Longing will be available on Switch later today.
There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension
This bizarre title was a big hit when it came to PC last year, and now Switch owners have a chance to bask in its weirdness. What is this game, exactly? Let’s just say that the less you know going in, the more fun you’ll have. Or you can watch the trailer above to get an idea, I suppose. The best part is that There Is No Game is available on the eShop today!
We’ve been looking forward to this gorgeous time-bending RPG for a long time, and now we finally know that it’s coming July 20 to Switch as well as PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the new trailer above.
Aztech Forgotten Gods
This unique action game features a futuristic version of Mesoamerica and stars Ashley, a warrior who sports a giant robotic fist. She’ll need such a heavy hand to battle gigantic gods. The fist can be upgraded and is also used to explore the large levels via parkour style traversal. The techno-flavored take on Aztec culture looks great and not something you see very often (if ever). We look forward to seeing how it pans out when it arrives this fall for Switch as well as PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Skul: The Hero Slayer
After launching on PC back in January, this action-packed 2D rogue-lite sets its sights on a Switch release. Look for the game to arrive sometime this summer.
The House of the Dead: Remake
Revisit the 1996 arcade classic remade with polished up graphics and improved, modernized shooter gameplay. Up to two players can mow down hordes of zombies together when it arrives later this year.
What game were you most impressed with during today’s showcase? Let us know in the comments!