Nintendo drops ‘Indie Highlights’ video, Morphies Law, Windjammers 2, and much more announced
Last night Nintendo Europe went and dropped a Nindies Direct Indie Highlights video with a tonne of new game announcements for the Switch eShop. There were new game announcements, new release date announcements and even three games were released (or will be released by morning in Australia). There are some big names here including Morphies Law, Windjammers 2, Everspace and more. In short here’s what was announced – all dates/seasons are local Australian ones;
- Baba is You – Spring 2018
- Bad North – Out Now
- Children of Morta – Early 2019
- Everspace + Encounters Expansion – December 2018
- Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom – November 6 2018
- Moonlighter – Spring 2018
- Morphies Law – 3 am Tuesday Morning AEST
- Night Call – Early 2019
- Prison Architect (with 2 expansions) – Out now
- Prison Architect Escape Mode DLC – Winter 2018
- Slay the Spire – Early 2019
- Streets of Rogue – Summer 2018
- Terraria – 2019
- The Gardens Between – September 20 2018
- This War of Mine – November 2018
- Windjammers 1 – October 23rd 2018
- Windjammers 2 – 2019
And in long form, here’s what was announced – complete with a trailer or link to the indie highlight segment that covered the game. Or you could just watch the video, we won’t judge.
In no particular order…
Night Call – Early 2019
Night Call from Raw Fury: The clock is ticking and the meter is running! Night Call is a stylish investigative noire game set in Paris, in which you must balance the dual roles of sleuth and cabbie. Can you earn enough to pay your bills while also getting to the bottom of the murder mystery? Find out when Night Call launches for Nintendo Switch in early 2019.
Streets of Rogue – Summer 2018
Streets of Rogue from tinyBuild: Streets of Rogue is the world’s only RPG/roguelike/ action/stealth/shooter/brawler megagame, and it’s rumbling on to Nintendo Switch this winter complete with 4-player co-op and exclusive enhancements. Choose from over 20 wildly different character types to fight, sneak and hack your way through randomly generated cities that make for almost unlimited replayability.
Bad North – Available NOW
Bad North from Raw Fury: The King has fallen at the hands of Viking invaders. You must rise to take his place and lead the defence of your homeland in this real-time tactics roguelite that will challenge you to pick your battles and plan your strategy carefully. With a charming visual style and gameplay that is accessible to newcomers but offers plenty of tactical depth, Bad North is available now as a timed exclusive on Nintendo Switch.
Moonlighter – Spring 2018
Moonlighter from 11bit studios and Digital Sun: Play the part of an adventurous shopkeeper with dreams of becoming a hero in Moonlighter, an action-RPG with rogue-lite elements where you’ll have to stay sharp to take care of business – not only with a sword but also quite literally, as you manage your own shop. Coming to Nintendo Switch this autumn (Northern).
This War of Mine – November 2018
This War of Mine from 11bit studios: In war, not everyone is a soldier. In this gripping survival game inspired by real-life events, you do not play as an elite soldier but as a group of civilians merely trying to survive in a city under siege. Test your decision making and emotional resilience to the limits when This War of Mine launches on Nintendo Switch in November.
Children of Morta – Early 2019
Children of Morta from 11bit studios and Dead Mage: Hack and slash your way through endless hordes of enemies in this narrative-driven roguelike, which can be played either single player or co-op. Experience what it means to be part of a family of heroes, as they fight to defend their legacy and each other. Children of Morta comes to Nintendo Switch in early 2019.
Slay the Spire – Early 2019
Slay the Spire from Humble Bundle: If you wish to ascend to the top of the Spire, you must choose your cards wisely! This fusion of deck-building card game and roguelike RPG is already a hit on PC, and now it’s on its way to Nintendo Switch in early 2019.
Windjammers 1 (October 23rd) and Windjammer 2 (2019)
Windjammers and Windjammers 2 from Dotemu: The perfect blend of sports, fighting games and 90s style, Windjammers makes a triumphant return on Nintendo Switch, launching on 23rd October. What’s more, an all-new sequel, Windjammers 2, will be slicing into town in 2019.
— Windjammers (@Windjammers) August 20, 2018
Morphies Law – Out Tuesday morning
Morphies Law from Cosmoscope: We shoot to grow! We grow to win! Get ready for massively morphiplayer action in Morphies Law, a unique team-based shooter where your size affects your abilities, but bigger isn’t always better. Play 4-vs-4 online* multiplayer, and up to 8-person local multiplayer, with offline play versus bots. Create your own weapons and customise your morphie, with motion-controlled aiming as an option.
Morphies Law will be out at 3am AEST Tuesday morning.
Everspace – December
Everspace: Stellar Edition from Rockfish Games: Shoot, craft and loot your way to victory in this fast-paced single-player space shooter, which combines roguelike gameplay elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating fully voice-acted story. Everspace: Stellar Edition contains the main game and the Encounters expansion, and blasts its way onto Nintendo Switch in December.
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom – November 6th
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom from FDG Entertainment: A legendary series returns with a grand new adventure! Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom borrows the best elements from the classic Wonder Boy in Monster World series to deliver a fresh, modern platforming adventure filled with shape-shifting gameplay, memorable music and stunning hand-drawn animation.
The Gardens Between – September 20th
In this surreal and original adventure puzzle game, the aim is to guide two best friends through a series of mysterious garden islands. The twist is that you don’t control the characters – you control time itself!
The Australian developed The Gardens Between now has a release date of September 20th!
Baba Is You – Spring 2018
Baba Is You from Hempuli: This unique and tricky puzzler lets you change the rules of the game as you go, leading to some surprising interactions. Experience the fresh and thought-provoking game design in Baba Is You when it comes to Nintendo Switch this autumn.
Prison Architect – Out Now
Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition from Double Eleven/Introversion Software: The BAFTA award-winning prison construction and management game is available to download now on Nintendo Switch. Look after your inmates by building a secure lockup, taking care of their needs, keeping them safe and healthy, and helping rehabilitate them into productive members of society. But be careful, inmates are people; treat them poorly and you’ll find yourself with a riot on your hands. Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition is a premium edition which includes two popular expansions: All Day And A Night and Psych Ward, letting you up the challenge with new wardens and maps, as well as a new security class – the criminally insane. The Escape Mode DLC will also out later this year.
Terraria – 2019
Terraria from 505 Games/Re-Logic: Dig, fight, explore and build! The world is at your fingertips in Terraria, an action-packed game that blends classic adventure with the freedom of sandbox-style creativity. Watch out for it on Nintendo Switch in 2019.