Quick Take Nintendo Indie World 8-11

Wednesday Nintendo held an Indie World presentation.   They announced a number of incredible new titles.  Many of them are timed exclusives. 

The Games announced

  1. BombRush: Cyberfunk (2022 Release)
  2. Axiom Verge  (Out Now)
  3. Eastward (9/16/21 Release)
  4. Toem (Fall 2021 Release)
  5. Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon (Winter 2021)
  6. Metal Slug: Tactics (2022 Release)
  7. Tetris Effect Connected (10/8/21 Release)
  8. FAR Changing Tides (Early 2022 Release)
  9. Loop Hero (Winter 2021 Release)
  10. Boyfriend Dungeon (Out Now)
  11. Necrobarista – Final Pour (Out Now)
  12. Islanders (Out Now)
  13. Garden Story (Out Now)
  14. Astroneer (January 2022 Release)
  15. Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition (Out Now)
  16. Curious Expedition 2 (Out Now)
  17. Hundred Days – Winemaking Simulator (Winter 2021 Release)
  18. Gang Beasts (Fall 2021 Release)
  19. LumbearJack (2022 Release)

Each of the titles is linked to their eShop pages so you can watch trailers or read their descriptions.   Be sure to comment below about which titles stuck out to you, and if you are picking up any of the titles that are out now.   

All of the games that were showcased did have a certain whimsy to them.   The new generation consoles seem to be lacking these sort of games. Personally, I am always looking for the most fun game, not necessarily the best looking. However in this showcase, they looked great, and look like they could be a lot of fun. 

Games that stood out

Three games that really stood out to me were Islanders, Axiom Verge 2, and BombRush: Cyberfunk.   

BombRush Cyberfunk
  • BombRush: Cyberfunk borrows its look from the classic Sega franchise, Jet Set Radio.  The cell shaded looks great on the Switch. It is nice to see the legacy of that classic franchise living on.   
Axiom Verge 2
  • Axiom Verge 2 is a sequel (prequel) to the original games 2015 release.   The original game was fantastic, and this game looks just as incredible.  Like the original, Axiom Verge 2 was developed entirely by one person.  If you are not familiar with the original game, it is a metroidvania style game, where you play as a scientist who was injured and wakes up in a strange high tech world. 
Islanders: Console Edition
  • The last game that stood out for me was Islanders.  In this game you are tasked with building settlements on colorful islands.   The mechanics promise to be simple and relaxing.    Seeing the great settlements hanging off a cliff really captured my imagination.   

What stood out to you in this Nintendo Indie World?

Please be sure to comment below about which games you are picking up today, and which games caught your attention!

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My interest in handheld gaming started when I was in high school. I was obsessed with getting a Game Gear. I was so excited to have a relatively high quality gaming experience (for the time) with me wherever I went! As I became an adult, handheld gaming always maintained an important part in my life. I was thrilled to take my handheld gaming to the next level when I got a Playstation Vita, and later a Nintendo Switch. My go-to genres are arcade racers, and RPGs. While I don’t really like games like Minecraft, the Dragon Quest Builders series compelled me so much. I spent over 200 hours between the two entries.

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