Nintendo today presented a new Indie World showcase, featuring a diverse selection of more than twenty indie games to be released in 2023 and beyond for the Nintendo Switch. One of the many highlights from the presentation was the unveiling of Blasphemous 2, including a first trailer of the game and the announcement that the game will be released in the summer of 2023. The showcase also made the surprising announcement that the slapstick RPG will be Shadows Over Loathing, full of gangsters, monsters and mysteries, is coming to the Nintendo eShop later today.
Other games from the presentation included. Mineko’s Night Market, the adventure sim about a curious girl exploring her new home at the foot of Mount Fugu, coming to the Nintendo Switch on Sept. 26; My Time at Sandrock, the compelling sequel to My Time at Portia, which will be released this summer, OXENFREE II: Lost Signals, which takes place five years after the events in OXENFREE set to come to the Nintendo Switch on July 12, and the free Relics of the Old Faith-update for Cult of the Lamb, which comes out April 24 and includes new challenges, enemies and ways to keep non-followers in line for the popular indie hit.
Watch the entire Indie World video below Indie World presentation – April 19, 2023 (Nintendo Switch) and for more information, visit the Indie World hub.
Below is more information about the highlighted games:
- Mineko’s Night Market from Meowza Games and Humble Games: As the adorable Mineko, in this narrative adventure sim you do various chores, meet new friends and make all sorts of things in preparation for the weekly night market. There is an awful lot to do. Walk in parades, participate in cat races or put on a show on stage. And if you want to head out, there are plenty of secrets to discover and puzzles to solve on the island. Stop by Mineko’s Night Market, coming to the Nintendo Switch on Sept. 26.
- My Time at Sandrock from Pathea Games and PM Studios: In an immersive story with numerous characters and side missions, you are tasked with restoring a post-apocalyptic desert community to its former glory in this sequel to My Time at Portia. You collect raw materials to build machines and turn an abandoned workshop into a smoothly running facility. How about searching for antiquities in ancient ruins? Or do you fancy getting to know the locals? The city is regularly infested by monsters, so engage in battle to defeat them. Additionally, if you have the main game, a separate online* multiplayer version will be available after the game’s release, so you can let Sandrock flourish with your friends. My Time at Sandrock is coming to the Nintendo Switch this summer.
- PlateUp! by It’s happening and Yogscast Games: Create, decorate and automate the restaurant of your dreams in the roguelite management sim PlateUp!, the game in which many hungry customers line up for a lightning-fast bite. In both the kitchen and the dining area, everything must run smoothly to keep customers happy. At the end of each randomly generated shift, you can upgrade your kitchen with new appliances, such as turbo ovens, to make your next job an even greater success. Up to three friends can work together locally** or online* to run this culinary kingdom. Serve your customers delicious meals when PlateUp! will be served on the Nintendo Switch in October.
- Quilts and Cats of Calico from Monster Couch: Make rugs from pieces of fabric with different patterns in this adaptation of the board game Calico. Place pieces on the board, sew on buttons to score points and lure sweet kittens. Each cat has a preferred pattern, so embroider in style to become a true master. You can also customize your cats to make them even cuter. Get cozy locally** or online* with up to three friends, compete online against other players for a spot on the leaderboard or try to complete weekly challenges. You’ll be cozy with Quilts and Cats of Calico, coming to the Nintendo Switch this fall.
- Rift of the NecroDancer from Tic Toc Games and Brace Yourself Games: In this spin-off of Crypt of the NecroDancer Move to the rhythm with a new musical twist on battles. You are attacked by monsters, so do what is asked on the screen to eliminate them. Each monster has its own movement pattern, and some are not defeated with one hit. The boss fights really get you in the groove, or play a special minigame for each of the five storylines. Keep the beat when Rift of the NecroDancer is coming to the Nintendo Switch this year.
- A Little to the Left Cupboards & Drawers from Max Inferno and Secret Mode: More puzzles await you in the DLC*** Cupboards & Drawers for A Little to the Left. Tidy things up in 25 new puzzles and explore the world of small rooms, secret compartments and surprising things in every drawer. You’ll also find new illustrations and scenarios in this paid DLC, which will be released in June for the Nintendo Switch.
- Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Puzzler’s Pack from Vine and Yacht Club Games: Dig even deeper into roguelite puzzle action in the free DLC*** Puzzler’s Pack for Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon. Set out as two new playable characters, put your puzzle skills to the test with Quandary Challenges and work your way through the enigmatic corridors of Castle Quandary. You can visit Mr. Hat for over twenty headgear items to personalize runs or purchase new relics in Chester’s Shop. This free DLC kicks things off this spring on the Nintendo Switch.
- Cult of the Lamb: Relics of the Old Faith from Massive Monster and Devolver Digital: Expand your flock in this free update**** for Cult of the Lamb. Countless new items, relics and enemies can be found in remixed dungeons, guarded by new versions of the four bishop guards. Return your proceeds to the cult, construct new buildings and recruit new followers. You can also unlock a new mission. And once you finish the game, you can venture into the new game modes Permadeath, Gauntlet and Boss Rush. Relics of the Old Faith will be released for the Nintendo Switch on April 24.
- ANIMAL WELL from Shared Memory and Bigmode: In this atmospheric pixel world, you go in search of treasures in a vivid environment. You decide where to go. Many interesting creatures live here, but some do not like visitors, so be careful. You can use collected items in different ways, for example to get around quickly or to let peaceful creatures help you out. There is a lot to explore, so be ingenious with your items to find all sorts of things. Be brave and curious in ANIMAL WELL, which is coming to the Nintendo Switch this winter.
- Crime O’Clock from Bad Seed and Just For Games: There is no time to waste in this puzzle-exploration game, as you have to solve more than 40 cases across time and space. You can visit many eras, from ancient times to the distant future. In each era, the crime scene changes with the passage of time, and an action in one era can influence events in another. Travel through time, meet characters and solve cases to change the map and have more adventures. Set your alarm clock for Crime O’Clock, coming to the Nintendo Switch on June 30.
- Teslagrad 2 and Teslagrad Remastered from Rain Games and Modus Games: Use electromagnetic powers to solve physical puzzles and seamlessly travel through Scandinavian-based environments. But this land harbors many dangers, as wild beasts lurk everywhere. Master the art of Teslamancy and defeat them to discover more areas. Also included is a remastered version of the first Teslagrad with improved visuals and ten additional challenge levels to play in the Teslagrad Power Pack Edition. It contains both games and is coming to the Nintendo Switch later today. Teslagrad 2 and Teslagrad Remastered are also available separately later today.
- Shadows Over Loathing from Asymmetric Games LLC: Shadows Over Loathing Set in the 1920s in the West of Loathing universe, Shadows Over Loathing is a slapstick RPG full of goofiness and stick figures. Travel through a vivid black-and-white world full of talking frogs, living math and real-life creeps. There are a lot of roles to play. Draw your own nefarious schemes as a jazz cop or decide the fate of the cosmos as a cheese wizard. The download version of Shadows Over Loathing is coming to the Nintendo Switch later today. Pre-orders for the gamecard version will soon be available at many outlets. This version will ship starting in the fall.
- Blasphemous 2 by The Game Kitchen and Team 17: Calling all lost and wounded souls: return and follow The Penitent One once again through a mysterious land of horrors in this sequel to the terrifyingly fun hack-‘n-slash platformer Blasphemous. Explore a dark world that stays true to the original game full of skill-based combat and crafty platforming elements, but has also made improvements to its signature pixel art style and the arsenal of skills at your disposal. It’s time to make your judgment when the game, including progression systems, personalized builds and expanded attack options, comes to the Nintendo Switch this summer.
- OXENFREE II: Lost Signals from Night School Studio and Netflix: Riley returns five years after the events in OXENFREE Return to her village of Camena to investigate strange electromagnetic waves. Operate the radio to communicate with supernatural beings, manipulate the world around you and be wary of a cult that wants to open a portal that changes reality. In the town, you use the new walkie-talkie system to talk to others. Your choices affect Riley’s development, relationships and the story. Switch on OXENFREE II: Lost Signals, coming to the Nintendo Switch on July 12. Pre-orders are available on the Nintendo eShop starting today.
This Indie World showcase also included a montage of several other indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch:
- Paper Trail by Newfangled Games, an adventure game in which you fold, twist and rotate the world yourself to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles, will be released in August.
- Little Kitty, Big City by Double Dagger Studio, in which a quiet cat nap turns into a fun adventure full of exploration and a lot of customizable kittens, will be released in 2024.
- Chants of Sennaar from Runedisk and Focus Entertainment, to be released on Sept. 5, is a game featuring an endless labyrinth in which ancient languages are both the lock and the key.
- Brotato by Blobfish and Seaven Studio, a top-down roguelite arena shooter in which you take on the role of a potato and can wield up to six weapons at once to fight hordes of aliens, will be released this year.
- Escape Academy: The Complete Edition from Coin Crew Games and iam8bit, the game featuring handmade escape-room puzzles that you can play locally** or online* with friends, will be released this fall.
- Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach from Steel Wool Studios and ScottGames: In the latest game within the family-friendly horror game series, you play as Gregory, a young lad who is locked up at night in Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizzaplex. With the help of Freddy Fazbear himself, Gregory must survive the almost endless manhunt of revised characters from the Five Nights at Freddy’s series, in addition to all sorts of new terrible threats. Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach is available later today.
- Bomb Rush Cyberfunk by Team Reptile, a game in which you can dance, paint, stunt and fight with the police and become a graffiti artist, will be released on Aug. 18.