A Nintendo Indie World Showcase happened on April 14th, 2021 and a lot of new and surprising indie games were shown!
An interesting take-your-own path experience game, while no release date was given this one definitely has me interested to learn more. The developers call the game a procedural road trip game.
Aerial_Knight's Never Yield
A runner-only based game where your character will parkour through a stage with what seems to be a very interesting soundtrack. Aerial_Knight's Never Yield will be releasing May 19th! For those of you interested in this game, a demo of the game on Nintendo's E-Shop right now!
Published by Headup Games who has published other titles like Dead Cells, Brawlout, The Binding of Isaac, Super Meat Boy, Limbo, Terraria, and many more.
Annapurna Interactive Announces 2 New Games
Last Stop is a single-player third-person narrative adventure game set in present-day London, where you play as three separate characters whose worlds collide in the midst of a supernatural crisis.
Developed by Variable State in partnership with Annapurna Interactive.
The game is slated to be released in July 2021!
From the creator of Prune, Hindsight is a narrative exploration game spanning the entirety of a woman's life, from birth to the present day, as she tries to make sense of it all. Revisit her childhood home, sort through personal belongings, and step through windows to memories frozen in time.
Developed by Joel McDonald partnered with Annapurna Interactive.
No release date was given.
This skateboarding action-platformer marks a bold new direction in this critically acclaimed franchise and is bursting with personality. Players flip and flow through Radland, a vividly vibrant world full of colorful characters, as they search for the mystical skate gods on their quest for Gnarvana. Radland and its dwellers are delightfully weird and crafted with an outstanding, inimitable art style. In OlliOlli World players can customize character's looks, tricks, and style before they explore levels with multiple paths, discovering all the hidden secrets of this gorgeous skate utopia.
The release window is Winter 2021.
An unusual mix of adventure and idle game. In utter loneliness deep below the surface, it's your task to wait for the awakening of your king... for 400 days.
The Longing has released today for the Nintendo Switch!
There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension
Is a Point&Click comedy adventure that will take you on a journey you never asked to go on, through silly and unexpected video game universes.
Developed and published by Draw Me A Pixel
There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension is available today for the Nintendo Switch!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
Paying homage to classic TMNT games like Turtles In Time, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge reunites Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael as they kick shell in a bodacious, beautifully realized side-scrolling beat-em-up invoking the Turtles’ legendary 1987 design. the game is developed by Tribute Games and published by Dotemu, in partnership with Nickelodeon.
Sadly, there is no release date given other than stating it is coming later this year.
Once again we see Cris Tales but finally, we get a release date!
Inspired by timeless JRPGs like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Valkyrie Profile, and modern classics like Bravely Default and Persona 5, meet and recruit a unique cast of teammates, challenge myriad enemies, and make your way through an expansive world.
Developed by Modus Games
Cris Tales will be released on July 20th, 2021 and a demo is available now on Nintendo's E-Shop!
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon
GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon combines intense roguelite hack-and-slash action with a stunning dark fantasy world, brought to life through the stroke of traditional Japanese art.
While not announced during this video announcement, GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon will be coming soon to Steam via Early Access beginning May 13, 2021. During Early Access, the game will be available from $24.99 USD.
Avid retro fans may recall the original Getsu Fūma Den, released exclusively in Japan on Famicom systems in 1987. It is a 2D, side-scrolling action RPG, often praised for how it switches between 2D platforming and first-person, pseudo-3D style exploration. Users who buy the Early Access version of GetsuFumaDen will receive a port of the original Japanese Famicom edition as a bonus, along with a digital artbook and original mini soundtrack.
Published by Konami and developed by GuruGuru
The release date for the Nintendo Switch is sometime in 2022.
Aztech Forgotten Gods
Aztech Forgotten Gods is the cyber-stone action-adventure following Achtli, a young woman who battles the colossal Forgotten Gods. To uncover the truth behind her far-future Mesoamerican metropolis, she'll have to turn the Gods' power against them, as she soars through the city with power and grace using an ancient artifact, remnant of a time long forgotten.
Published and developed by Lienzo
Coming to the Nintendo Switch Fall 2021.
Skul: The Hero Slayer
Skul: The Hero Slayer is an action-platformer that boasts rogue-like features such as everchanging and challenging maps. It will keep you on your toes, as you will never know what to expect.
Published by NEOWIZ and developed by SouthPAW Games
Coming to the Nintendo Switch in Summer 2021!
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Race in the golden era of rally. Drive iconic cars from the 60s to Group B on challenging stages through stylized environments inspired by real worldwide locations.
Published and developed by Funselektor Labs Inc.
Will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in Summer 2021!
KeyWe is a cute, co-operative postal puzzler starring Jeff and Debra, two small kiwi birds working in a whimsical post office. They must jump, flap, peck and butt-slam their way across an interactive landscape of levers, bells, and buttons to get those messages delivered on time!
Will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in Summer 2021!
Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective
Now the only YouTube video that had the announcement trailer, besides the whole Indie World Showcase, was from Nintendo of Japan's YouTube channel.
Adapted from the bestselling children’s book series Pierre The Maze Detective, play as Pierre in this adventure/puzzle game and recover the stolen Maze Stone. Journey through breathtakingly hand-drawn illustrations, meet eccentric characters, and solve puzzles to save Opera City!
Published by Pixmain ande developed by Darjeeling.
Will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in Spring 2021!
THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake
THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake is a remade version of the game introduced in 1997 in arcade platform. A classic arcade rail-shooter receives a whole new entourage and gameplay changes to suit modern gaming standards.
Sadly no release date was given other than it will be available later this year for the Nintendo Switch.
ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights
ENDER LILIES is a dark fantasy 2D action RPG about unraveling the mysteries of a destroyed kingdom. On this sorrowful journey, encounter horrific enemies against whom a moment of inattention could be fatal. Overcome these hardships and seek the truth with the help of fallen knights.
Published by Binary Haze Interactive and developed by Live Wire and Adglobe
Will be available June 21, 2021 for the Nintendo Switch.
Beasts of Maravilla Island
Beasts of Maravilla Island is a 3D adventure game where you take on the role of a young wildlife photographer who traverses Maravilla Island's magical ecosystems to discover extraordinary creatures, learn their behaviors, and, most importantly, photograph their majesty.
Will be available June 2021 for the Nintendo Switch.
Dive into a magical woven world on the back of your own carpet dragon! Explore the textile landscape, solve puzzles, challenge quirky creatures and unravel the great mysteries of a long forgotten past in Weaving Tides!
Coming to the Nintendo Switch in May 2021.
Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives.
Published by Trapdoor and developed by Polytron Corporation
FEZ is available TODAY on Nintendo's E-Shop!
OXENFREE II: Lost Signals
Five years after the events of OXENFREE, Riley returns to her hometown of Camena to investigate mysterious radio signals. What she finds is more than she bargained for.
OXENFREE II is set to launch on the Nintendo Switch in 2021.
This was hands down an amazing Indie World Showcase done by Nintendo. This showcase had a huge variety of games that almost anyone could look at and have something to look forward to.
Honestly, I was surprised to see Konami back with GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon, OXENFREE getting a sequel, and THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD getting a remake?! This Indie World Showcase has some pretty large announcements in the indie world and it is nice to see that Nintendo is getting some great quality indie titles for the Nintendo Switch in the near future.