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Nintendo Switch Game Library Expands With A Ton Of Neat Nindies, AKA Indie Games

31 August 2017, 1:41 am EDT By Vincent Lanaria Tech Times
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Nintendo Switch is really turning out to be the platform for indie games or, as the company likes to call them, "Nindies." That said, there's a plethora of titles coming to the hybrid console soon.  ( Nintendo )

During Nintendo's Nindies Showcase Summer 2017, the fruits of indie developers' work for the Switch were the stars of the presentation.

The list of upcoming games consists of a lot of cool titles that'll definitely leave gamers drooling, including but not limited to Super Meat Boy Forever, Shovel Knight: King of Cards, and Battle Chef Brigade.

"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," Nintendo of America's Damon Baker says.

At that, here's a roundup of what Switch owners can expect:

Super Meat Boy Forever

Team Meat is set to launch Super Meat Boy Forever in 2018, a sequel to the original Super Meat Boy. This time, Meat Boy is out to rescue his and Bandage Girl's daughter Nugget from the clutches of Dr. Fetus.

Shovel Knight: King of Cards

The folks of Yacht Club Games is scheduled to roll out Shovel Knight: King of Cards in early 2018, which is the last installment of the Treasure Trove collection. The spotlight here is on King Knight, and it's a prequel to the Shovel Knight series. It even features a digital card game mode to boot.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is a Switch exclusive that's coming in 2018.

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition is making its way to the Switch in early 2018, and it's bringing along the fifth and final act that fans have been waiting for.

SteamWorld Dig 2

Anyone who's itching to take one of the Nindies out for a spin can keep an eye out for SteamWorld Dig 2. That's because it's going live on Sept. 21, just a couple of weeks away.

Dragon: Marked for Death

Dragon: Marked for Death is just the thing for fans of side-scrolling action RPGs. It comes with 30 quests and four different classes, and it even lets players team up with up to three of their friends. It's another Switch exclusive, and it's expected sometime this winter.

Battle Chef Brigade

Gamers who are into taking down monsters and cooking them up to impress a bunch of judges will find what they're looking for in Battle Chef Brigade. Switch owners are in for a treat too since it's coming to the hybrid console first this holiday season before rolling out to other platforms.

Golf Story

A love child between golf and typical RPG, Golf Story sets the player on a journey where they equip golf clubs and whatnot instead of swords. There's a dramatic story to it too, and a ton of golf challenges to overcome. It's slated to launch exclusively for the Switch this holiday season.

Floor Kids

It's hard to go wrong with rhythm games. Add a dash of breakdancing to the mix, what gamers will get is a funky and exciting title called Floor Kids. It's launching for the Switch first this holiday season.

Wulverblade

Set in "war-torn ancient Britain," Wulverblade puts the players in the shoes of 2D warriors. The best part is, it's already rolling out this September.

Poly Bridge

Poly Bridge is a physics-based, bridge-building simulator that's coming exclusively to the Switch this holiday season. Would-be engineers will probably enjoy this.

Earth Atlantis

Underwater exploration and hunting monsters that are part machine — Earth Atlantis delivers quite a side-scrolling adventure, and it's coming out this fall.

Next Up Hero

Next Up Hero is a game where everybody dies. Sounds morbid? Not quite. Whenever someone dies, they leave an "echo" behind, which the next hero can then revive as an AI companion. In other words, no one's exactly passing away completely. It's tagged with an early 2018 release date.

Mom Hid My Game

For those who want to experience every gamer child's nightmare of having their game taken away by their parents, Mom Hid My Game is where it's at. But why would anyone want to play it? For the sheer thrill, of course. It's heading out later this year to the Switch and 3DS.

Mulaka

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild fans can take a sort of breather (heh) with Mulaka, as this indie more or less have some similar elements with the hit Switch title. It'll be out in 2018.

Yono and the Celestial Elephants

Yono and the Celestial Elephants is bringing an RPG with elephant protagonists to the table, and it's coming to the Switch exclusively.

Morphies Law

Yet another Switch exclusive, Morphies Law pits two teams of players against each other in a shooter setting where they are tasked with absorbing mass from their opponents by firing away at them. Whenever they do, not only will their body parts get larger but also their team's avatar. Whichever team who has the tallest avatar in the end wins. It's scheduled for a launch sometime this winter.

Sausage Sports Club

Sausage Sports Club is a physics-based sports game that supports up to eight players. It'll be out this fall.

Light Fingers

Light Fingers is a turn-based multiplayer game with real-time challenges, and up to four players can join in the fun. It'll launch first on the Switch this fall.

Nine Parchments

Coming this holiday season to the Switch, Nine Parchments is a "blast-'em-up" game that supports up to four players in local and online. It's heading out this holiday season.

There you have it — a plethora of Nindies coming to the Switch. In short, what this tells us is that fans of indie games who picked up the Switch made the right decision by going with the hybrid console.

Before wrapping things up, it's worth mentioning that eShop customers can now use PayPal to purchase games, making things a whole deal more convenient.

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