Nintendo has flooded its library with a host of new Switch indie games, such as Super Meat Boy Forever, Shovel Knight: King of Cards, and Battle Chef Brigade. In a YouTube video, the Japanese game maker showcased over 20 titles that will be released on the Switch between this year and next.
More Switch indie games
SteamWorld Dig 2 will come exclusively to the Switch on September 21 for £14.99. Image&Form, the developer of the game, stated that the title will be available on PS4 and Steam later. Further, the episodic adventure of Kentucky Route Zero will be launched in 2018.
“It’s great to see so many different developers creating new, unique experiences that take advantage of the hardware’s features. This is a win for fans, who will have access to an even wider selection of great indie content to take wherever they go,” said Nintendo of America’s Damon Baker.
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Nintendo also teased the 4v4 multiplayer game Morphies Law, in which players can shoot each other to increase their body weight and grow bigger. Several other interesting titles include 3D action adventure Malaka, 2D beat ‘em-up Wulverblade, side-scrolling RPG Dragon: Marked for Death, and console-exclusive bridge-making game Polybridge.
Lately, Nintendo has ramped up its focus on indie developers. In February, the company showcased an indie-themed presentation which unlocked a number of surprises. The February indie showcase was held just days before the launch of the Switch hardware. At the time, the company said there were about 60 titles in the pipeline to be launched this year. There are still four months to go in the year, so we may hear about more indie games from the Japanese firm very soon.
Historically, it was the PlayStation Vita that featured popular indie games because of its power and modern gamepad-style controls. However, since the emergence of the Switch and some of the best titles such as Zelda and Splatoon 2, the Vita has taken a backseat. The Switch is clearly on the path of becoming the best console for indie games, notes Mashable.
Nintendo Switch on the path of becoming iconic
The Nintendo Switch shot to fame right after its launch, and already there have been over 1.5 million units sold in Japan. Titles such as the remastered Monster Hunter XX are largely seen as a catalyst for the sales achieved by the six-month-old Switch. Another title, Splatoon 2, might have further boosted sales in recent weeks.
If sales continue with the same momentum, the Switch could even turn out to be the most successful console ever. The only major hurdle for the Switch right now appears to be the lack of supply, which could turn out to be a huge drag on sales of the console if Nintendo doesn’t sort things out. The company has been accused of deliberately limiting the production of the Switch.
However, the console maer recently said, “We’re doing everything we can to make sure everyone who wants to buy a Nintendo Switch system can do so.”
Nintendo also assured fans that production will ramp up to meet the increased demand during the holiday shopping period.
Nintendo shares have surged more than 50% since the launch of the Switch. The company appears to be in no mood to let this go, given its intent to address the issues, whether it’s the short supply or not enough Switch indie games.