Nintendo Switch to release with 64 Indie titles!

Switch enters the world with a wide range of Indie games

02 Mar 2017

With the release of the Nintendo Switch just days away (Friday for those of us in NZ) naturally we all want to know "What games will be released for the Switch?" 

Understandable. Lately, Nintendo fans have bought the consoles based solely on how good the latest Legend of Zelda, Metroid and Mario game look for that generation. But it's comforting to know that the Switch is a viable platform for indie developers to showcase their best work. My best guess is the simplicity of the controllers, ability to use the console un-docked and play less demanding games with minimal battery usage, and the existent library of Nintendo games and their more family friendly titles are what drove these developers to the Switch. Here's hoping it's a sign of ongoing support for the console. 

Here's the list of games:

  • 1001 Spikes
  • Away: Journey to the Unexpected
  • Battle Chef Brigade
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
  • Blaster Master Zero
  • Cave Story
  • Celeste
  • Dandara
  • Duck Game
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • The Escapists 2
  • The Fall Part 2: Unbound
  • Fast RMX
  • Flipping Death
  • Gonner
  • Graceful Explosion Machine
  • Has-Been Heroes
  • Hollow Knight
  • Hover: Revolt of Gamers
  • Human Resource Machine
  • Little Dew 2
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 3
  • Kingdom: Two Crowns
  • Little Inferno
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Mr. Shifty
  • Mutant Mudds
  • NBA Playgrounds
  • Neuro Voider
  • The Next Penelope
  • Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas
  • Overcooked: Special Edition
  • Pankapu
  • Perception
  • Pocket Rumble
  • Portal Knights
  • Redout
  • Rime
  • Rive
  • Rogue Trooper Redux
  • Runner3
  • Shakedown: Hawaii
  • Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
  • Snake Pass
  • Space Dave!
  • Splasher
  • Stardew Valley
  • State of Mind
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Su and the Quest for Meaning
  • Terraria
  • Thumper
  • Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove
  • Towerfall: Ascension
  • Treasurenauts
  • Tumbleseed
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse
  • Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure
  • Wargroove
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
  • World of Goo
  • Yooka-Laylee
  • Zombie Vikings

"After buying a PS4 (mainly for TLOU2 and Crash) it's hard to justify buying another console. But damn, the Switch might be worth it" - Nick