New Indie World Showcase Reveals Next Slate of Top Indie Games Coming to Nintendo Switch

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 19, 2019 – In a new-look Indie World presentationlivestreamed globally today, Nintendo highlighted an exciting selection of independent games that are coming to the Nintendo Switch system soon, thanks to the passionate efforts of indie developers around the world who have found a home with Nintendo.

The innovative first-person shooter SUPERHOT and Hotline Miami Collection, which features both games from the high-octane Hotline Miami series, are available to purchase on Nintendo eShop today. The online* multiplayer roguelike Risk of Rain 2, from Gearbox Publishing, was revealed as coming to Nintendo Switch this summer, while strategy- and mythology-inspired Northguard from Shiro Games, and pinball-inspired dungeon crawler Creature in the Well from Flight School Studio, are available today for pre-purchase. Furthermore, the critically acclaimed action-platformer Ori and the Blind Forest will be coming to Nintendo Switch on Sept. 27 as Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition.

“Since the system’s launch in 2017, Nintendo Switch has become a go-to platform for indie developers,” said Kirk Scott, Nintendo of America’s Indie Partner Manager of Publisher and Developer Relations. “With the diverse lineup of upcoming indie content showcased today, Nintendo Switch owners can look forward to expanding their digital libraries even further with a variety of quality indie games to play at home or on the go.”
A full list of games featured in today’s Indie World video include:

  • Explore the mysterious and beautiful forest of Nibel in the visually stunning action-platformer Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, developed by Moon Studios and published by Xbox Game Studios. Winner of multiple prestigious awards, the game tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, and features hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performances and a fully orchestrated score. The Definitive Edition is scheduled to launch on Nintendo Switch on Sept. 27, and will also include numerous new features.
  • Hotline Miami Collection features both games in the neon-soaked, brutally challenging Hotline Miami series, developed by Dennaton Games and published by Devolver Digital. Mixing hard-boiled gunplay and skull-crushing close combat with a grippingly surreal and mysterious storyline, this heavy-hitting two-pack of violent top-down action is available today on Nintendo Switch.
  • Blurring the lines between cautious strategy and unbridled mayhem, SUPERHOT from SUPERHOT Team is an innovative and stylish first-person shooter in which time only moves when the player moves. With no regenerating health bars or conveniently placed ammo drops, players must shoot, slice and maneuver their way through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets. SUPERHOT is available today for Nintendo Switch.
  • Risk of Rain 2, developed by Hopoo Games and published by Gearbox Publishing, is the sequel to classic multiplayer roguelike Risk of Rain, adding an extra dimension and more challenging action. Players can take on the game solo, or team up with friends to fight their way through hordes of monsters, unlock new loot and find a way to escape the planet. Risk of Rain 2launches for Nintendo Switch this summer.
  • Torchlight II, developed by Panic Button/Runic Games and published by Perfect World Entertainment, is an award-winning action RPG launching soon for Nintendo Switch. The game offers solo adventuring or online* multiplayer for up to four players, with a huge world to explore full of bloodthirsty monsters, bountiful treasures and sinister secrets. The Nintendo Switch version includes an exclusive in-game pet in the form of a chubby pink unicorn.
  • Discover a beautifully detailed post-apocalyptic world in Eastward, an adventure game with RPG elements from developers Pixpil and publishers Chucklefish. In a near-future society on the brink of collapse, a hardworking miner called John discovers a young girl named Sam in a secret underground facility. This unlikely pair will embark on an emotional journey across a wonderfully weird world, exploring bustling towns, curious campsites and shady forests. Eastward is scheduled to arrive on Nintendo Switch in early 2020.
  • Freedom Fingerfrom Wide Right Interactive is a music-driven, side-scrolling shooter that sends players blasting, punching and smashing their way across 37 levels of crazy cartoon action. Shoot ’em up, punch ’em and smash ’em up when Freedom Finger launches fully uncensored for Nintendo Switch on Sept. 27.
  • Make the trip you always wanted in action-adventure game The Touryst from Shin’en. Players will have the chance to discover exotic islands, explore ancient monuments, climb into deep mines and uncover secret passageways. The Touryst is set to launch for Nintendo Switch in November.
  • Skellboy, from developers Umaiki Games and publishers Fabraz, is an action-RPG in which players can swap out not only their weapons and equipment, but their body parts too! As an accidentally resurrected hero from ancient times, players will set out on an epic journey across a vibrant fantasy world, set to a background of rocking chiptune tracks. Skellboy hacks and slashes its way onto Nintendo Switch on Dec. 3.
  • Developed by Polygon Treehouse and published by United Label, Röki is an adventure game inspired by Scandinavian folklore – a dark contemporary fairy tale underpinned by a touching narrative, alluring art style, ancient puzzles and atmospheric exploration. With its nonviolent gameplay, approachable controls and universal themes, Röki is coming to Nintendo Switch this winter.
  • Developed and published by frecle, Youropa is a gravity-defying puzzle-platform paint adventure about breaking rules, being upside down and thinking outside the box. With physical puzzles, riddles, ferocious enemies, environmental hazards and more, Youropa is a mind-bending adventure that will challenge players’ perception of the third dimension. Youropa will come to Nintendo Switch in 2019.
  • EarthNight from Cleaversoft is a beautifully hand-illustrated 2D platformer about the dragon apocalypse, and a love letter to classic arcade games. Humans have been exiled to space, dragons have taken over the Earth and it’s up to a 14-year-old schoolkid and a freelance photographer to stop them. EarthNight launches on Nintendo Switch in 2019.
  • Dungeon Defenders: Awakened from Chromatic Games is the newest installment in the popular Dungeon Defenders franchise. The gameplay of Dungeon Defenders: Awakened is the ultimate combination of action-RPG and strategic tower defense, where players can choose from four unique heroes and join forces with friends in up to four-player split-screen** cooperative gameplay. Dungeon Defenders: Awakened launches as a timed console exclusive for Nintendo Switch in February 2020.
  • From Easy Day Studios Pty Ltd, Skater XL is the next evolution in skateboarding video games that brings the fun, creativity and culture of skateboarding to the digital world. Created by a team of passionate skateboarders, Skater XL allows players to add style and expression to their tricks without the limits of pre-made animations. Skater XL comes to Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Players can look forward to even more great indie games coming to Nintendo Switch in the near future, including:

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Nintendo Download, Aug. 15, 2019: Radioactive Wasteland? Unspeakable Creatures? RAD!

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • RAD – The RAD game is a 3D action rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world, where humanity has faced Armageddon not once, but twice. Playing as a teenage protagonist, you must venture into the Fallow — an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures. The RAD game will be available on Aug. 20.
    • ONINAKI – The new action-RPG game, ONINAKI, tells the story of one Watcher on a journey to protect Life, after Death. The ONINAKIgame features exciting hack and slash style battles, with deep customization of your daemons and weapons. Experience unique action gameplay combined with a deep and satisfying story. The ONINAKI game will be available on Aug. 21.

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DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 PUSHES PAST 1.1 MILLION IN WORLDWIDE SHIPMENTS AND DIGITAL SALES

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 9, 2019) – Budding builders around the world are discovering the joys of DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS™ 2as SQUARE ENIX® today announced that sales of the block-building role-playing game have officially surpassed 1.1 million units shipped and downloaded worldwide.

To commemorate the milestone, the team released artwork and a special video to fans to celebrate the game’s success. The thank you video from “The Builder” can be viewed on the @DragonQuest social channels.

In addition to celebrating this special milestone for DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 and its community, the special “Modernist Pack” DLC set that includes over 70 recipes is now available to purchase today. The pack includes recipes for modern-looking structures, hairstyles and clothing so players can build a luxury hotel, modern condominiums and more with the largest new set of recipes yet.

A follow-up to the acclaimed 2016 game DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS, the bigger, better and “buildier” sequel continues to win the hearts of fans and critics alike with its brand-new original story, loveable characters, expansive world and online multiplayer capabilities. In the game, players take on the role of a young apprentice builder who washes up on the Isle of Awakening alongside Malroth, a mysterious youth suffering from amnesia. Together, the two explore different islands while developing skills to become a “Master Builder” by helping townsfolk, crafting materials and fighting off enemies.

DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 is available now for a suggested retail price of $59.99. The Digital Deluxe version of the game is also available from the PlayStation®Store for $79.99 and includes a Season Pass for all three DLC packs available now, giving access to new recipes, hairstyles, clothing and all-new areas to explore. The Season Pass is also available to purchase for $20.99.  All versions of DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 have been rated E10+ (Everyone 10+).

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Choose Your Adventure! Two NES™ Games Join Nintendo Switch Online in August

Whether you want to take on the role of a kung-fu master or an undercover detective, Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online has you covered. On Aug. 21, NES games Kung-Fu Heroes and Vice: Project Doom come to the Nintendo Switch system at no extra charge for people with a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

  • Kung-Fu Heroes – Monsters have taken Princess Min-Min and the 10 treasures of the land, and the people have fallen into sorrow. Only Kung-Fu Masters Jacky and Lee can save the princess and retrieve the treasures! Their journey will take them to eight different castles filled with hosts of traps and obstacles. Use punches and the Miracle Kick to defeat the enemies. You will need quick wits and lightning reflexes to make it to the last castle!
  • Vice: Project Doom – There exists a group of undercover detectives who dare stand up to the evil in the world… They are known as Vice. Officer Quinn Hart, a member of Vice, is on the case and after the truth. High-speed car chases, action-packed battles employing three types of weapons and a mode with three 3D rail-shooting stages all bring this cyberpunk world to life.

Both of these games, as with the 40+ other classic NES games currently available to Nintendo Switch Online members, have been enhanced with online features and can be played anytime and anywhere.

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#RaceDieRun – a hardcore racing game where you die.. a lot.

Beware because it’s not an easy game – some levels may give you a headache! 60 basic tracks and additional 15 extreme bonus trails will check your nerves. 
#RaceDieRun is an arcade racing game in which you pilot extremely fast ships. Easy controls meet a challenging gameplay in a #Race that perfectly executes the “easy to learn, hard to master” saying. You will #Die many times. But you will want to improve, repeat, #Run and gain a huge satisfaction from it.
More than 30 types of traps await you – from simple moving blocks to leaps of faith and other creative obstacles to overcome. Every level will give you a different set of challenges to beat.
You can always just give up and quit with rage. But you’re not that type, aren’t you? 
  • Fast-paced gameplay that will test your reflexes;
  • 60 levels to finish with extra green caps to find and harder challenges to accomplish;
  • 15 insane bonus levels which requires ninja senses to beat;
  • Get the best time and compete with other players for a position on leaderboards;
  • Race with ghosts of your previous runs.
You can now get #RaceDieRun on Nintendo Switch. The game is available from today! https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/racedierun-switch/
More information about the game can be found on the publisher’s Facebook and Twitter profiles.
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Nintendo Download, Aug. 8, 2019: Pillars of Eternity Comes to Nintendo Switch

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition – Take your party on the ultimate role-playing experience with Pillars of Eternity, now on the Nintendo Switch system. Now the fantastical world, tactical combat and unforgettable storyline can be taken anywhere you go. The Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition game includes all the additional content from the PC version, including the DLC and expansions.
    • SWORD ART ONLINE: FATAL BULLET Complete Edition – Packed to the rim with content, the SWORD ART ONLINE: FATAL BULLET Complete Edition game includes the main game, three DLC packs, the expansion “Dissonance of the Nexus” and bonus in-game items. The SWORD ART ONLINE: FATAL BULLET Complete Edition game will be available on Aug. 9.

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