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News video games 15 November 2023, 15:27

author: Matt Buckley

Nintendo Indie World Showcase Highlights

The latest Indie World Showcase featured over a dozen indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch including Outer Wilds, Planet of Lana, and a new game in the Shantae series.

Nintendo’s YouTube channel hosted a twenty-minute Indie World Showcase on November 14th that revealed new information on eighteen indie games coming to the Switch. Four games were shadow-dropped onto the Switch shortly after the presentation, and two games have free demos available now on the e-Shop. One of the most exciting announcements started off the showcase with a long-awaited continuation of the Shantae series with Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution set to release sometime in 2024. To watch the twenty-minute showcase for yourself, click here.

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Planet of Lana, Wishfully, 2023

Some other exciting titles revealed were Howl from developer Mi’pu’mi Games, a self-described turn-based tactical folktale where the deaf protagonist attempts to find a cure for the “howling plague” that turns people into wolf-like beasts. Developer Jaspel also showed off Backpack Hero, an inventory management rogue-like that has received warm reviews during its time in Early Access on Steam. Tackle dungeons and rebuild your home village all through the power of a well-organized backpack. Howl and Backpack Hero are both available today, and Howl even has a free demo available now on the Nintendo e-Shop.

A few popular indie titles including Outer Wilds and Planet of Lana are also making their way to the Switch. Mobius Digital’s Outer Wilds arrives on December 7th, while Wishfully’s Planet of Lana arrives sometime in Spring 2024. A few other games that caught my eye were The Gecko Gods from developer Louis Waloschek, a creative puzzle platformer featuring a gecko protagonist. A Highland Song from developer inkle uses dynamic storytelling, music, and platforming to tell a narrative of a journey through the Scottish highlands.

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A Highland Song, Inkle, TBA

Now here is the full list of everything announced during today’s showcase:

  • Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution - 2024
  • Core Keeper - Summer 2024
  • On Your Tail - 2024
  • Howl - Available Today! (Free Demo Available on the e-Shop)
  • The Star Named EOS - Spring 2024
  • Backpack Hero - Available Today!
  • Blade Chimera - Spring 2024
  • A Highland Song - December 5th, 2023 (Pre-Orders Available Today)
  • Moonstone Island - Spring 2024
  • Death Trick: Double Blind - 2024 (Demo Available on the e-Shop)
  • Outer Wilds: Archeologist Edition - December 7th, 2023 (Pre-Orders Available Today)
  • Planet of Lana - Spring 2024
  • Enjoy the Diner - Available Today!
  • Heavenly Bodies - February 2024
  • The Gecko Gods - Spring 2024
  • Passpartout 2: The Lost Artist - Available Today!
  • Urban Myth Dissolution Center - 2024
  • Braid, Anniversary Edition - April 30th, 2024

Which of these games looks the most exciting to you? Leave a comment below letting us know your thoughts!

Matt Buckley

Matt Buckley

After studying creative writing at Emerson College in Boston, Matt published a travel blog based on a two-month solo journey around the world, wrote for SmarterTravel, and worked on an Antarctic documentary series for NOVA, Antarctic Extremes. Today, for Gamepressure, Matt covers Nintendo news and writes reviews for Switch and PC titles. Matt enjoys RPGs like Pokemon and Breath of the Wild, as well as fighting games like Super Smash Bros., and the occasional action game like Ghostwire Tokyo or Gods Will Fall. Outside of video games, Matt is also a huge Dungeons & Dragons nerd, a fan of board games like Wingspan, an avid hiker, and after recently moving to California, an amateur surfer.


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