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Here are the 20 indie games Nintendo just announced for Switch

Most of the games will be released later this year or in early 2018.


Phillip Tracy

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 30, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 6:52 pm CDT

Nintendo has been hard at work securing indie titles for the Switch as its millions of gamers keep busy mastering every track on Mario Kart and playing through Breath of the Wild one last time.

It took the Japanese gaming giant less than 30 minutes Wednesday to add another 20 games to the Switch’s catalog. The “Nindies” showcase was highlighted by sequels to cult classics, some of which will be available as soon as next month. Here’s the full reveal:

And here’s a look at some of the biggest announcements followed by a full list of the 20 games coming to Switch.

Super Meat Boy Forever

If you haven’t played the original Super Meat Boy—maybe the name or terrifying red blob scared you off—do yourself a favor and download this indie classic. It’s a super-fast-paced 2D platformer that requires split-second decision making and a lot of self-control. Think Super Marios Bros. on steroids. Super Meat Boy Forever will follow the same footprint as its well-received predecessor but with more challenging gameplay and a new ranking system. It will be released sometime in 2018.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

Another sequel, the original No More Heroes game debuted in Japan nearly a decade ago. Travis Strikes Again will see the Boss try to exact revenge on Travis Touchdown. The free-roaming hack-and-slash game will launch exclusively on Switch in 2018.

Shovel Knight: The King of Cards

Another follow-up to a cult classic, The King of Cards is the final campaign for Shovel Knight. The 2D side-scrolling platformer will feature four new worlds and 30 new courses. It will be released in early 2018. The original Shovel Knight, now called Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, was released on Wii U and 3DS in 2014 after a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign.

Other intriguing titles include SteamWorld Dig 2, a sequel to the successful platform mining game, and Morphie’s Law, a strange Overwatch-styled first-person shooter where your character’s body parts will get bigger every time you shoot an enemy. If you shoot an enemy in the head, its head will get smaller and yours will blow up like a balloon. Don’t worry, we weren’t going to leave you with that image without showing you the trailer.

Those are just a few of the titles Nintendo announced today. Here’s a full list of games with release dates:

Battle Chef Brigade (Holiday 2017)

Celestial Elephants (Fall 2017)

Dragon: Marked for Death (Winter 2017)

Earth Atlantis (Fall 2017)

Floor Kids (Holiday 2017)

Golf Story (Fall 2017)

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition (2018)

Light Fingers (early 2018)

Mom Hid My Game (2017)

Morphies Law (Winter 2017)

Mulaka (early 2018)

Next Up Heroes (early 2018)

Nine Parchments (Holiday 2017)

Poly Bridge (2017)

Sausage Sports Club (Fall 2017)

Shovel Knight: King of Cards (early 2018)

SteamWorld Dig 2 (September 21)

Super Meat Boy Forever (2018)

Travis Stirkes Again: No More Heroes (2017)

Wulverblade (September 2017)

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*First Published: Aug 30, 2017, 5:19 pm CDT