Nintendo dropped another of its short and sweet Indie World showcases today, giving fans a look at what’s to come from small studios across the globe for the Nintendo Switch. As usual there’s still a lot to be excited about if you’re into strange, unique and creative experiences, and especially if you were keen on the oft-delayed Sports Story which is finally coming as soon as this December!
You can watch the full thing below, or keep scrolling for a short rundown on everything we saw:
Play as an Indian mother, Venba, who immigrates to Canada with her family in the 1980s. Players will cook various dishes and decipher long lost family recipes. Through branching conversations, explore a story about family, love, and loss. Coming in 2023.
Programmer Kanii and graphics artist Kumade are two friends who met in college. After graduating, they’ve been creating indie games together, but so far life has been harsh; Their games don’t sell, and most of their time is spent working part time jobs to make ends meet… As Kanii desperately tries to find a way to make a product that sells, Kumade makes a decision. This one’s coming later this month.
Have A Nice Death
Have a Nice Death is a hand-drawn 2D Action Roguelike where gamers will assume the role of Death, Founder and CEO of Death Incorporated, the giant underworld organization responsible for processing souls in the afterlife. It’s coming to Nintendo Switch on March 22, 2023!
Aka is coming on December 15th! It’s a top-down single-player game where you help a retired warrior to find inner peace. In this small open world, player can farm, craft and solve various quests to relax. On these carefully handcrafted islands, you can take a nap on a giant Capybara, feed baby dragons, take care of the fauna and flora … but demons from your past might come back to remind you what you want to forget.
Devolver Digital is bringing this slick-looking drilling action platformer next year. Shipwrecked and robbed of her treasure, Pepper must spin up her trusty drill Grinder to reclaim what the mischievous Narlings stole. But it’s never that easy as mysterious figures begin to emerge from the shadows.
Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly
The next episode of Coffee Talk is coming in 2023! Dust off your coffee machine and prepare your warmest smile to meet your customers again in the second episode of the much-loved coffee brewing and heart-to-heart talking simulator.
ONI : Road to be the Mightiest Oni
On Kisejima, demon warrior Kuuta and his partner Kazemaru challenge these souls to a trial. All in order to defeat Momotaro, who is both human and enemy of demon. Follow this tale of sky and wind as the two embark on their island quest. This gorgeous-looking adventure is coming March 9, 2023.
Desta: The Memories Between
From the creators of Monument Valley, Desta: The Memories Between is a story of fractured relationships, words left unsaid and the chance to explore your dreams with turn-based tactics! This looks stylish as hell, and it’s coming early next year.
A Space For The Unbound
A slice of life adventure game with beautiful pixel art set in late ’90s rural Indonesia, that tells a story about overcoming anxiety, depression, and the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers. This one’s coming soon on January 19, 2023.
Play as Mimi, exploring stunning landscapes in hand-painted watercolors, and embarking on a vibrant journey to find out precious recollections of your childhood and the times shared with your late grandmother. As past meets present, confront your adult choices with fond childhood memories to uncover lost family secrets. Dordogne continues to look incredible and it’s out next year.
Welcome to Botany Manor, a stately home in 19th century England. You play as its inhabitant Arabella Greene, a retired botanist. Explore your house and gardens, filled with research, to figure out the ideal habitat for a collection of forgotten flora. Grow each plant to discover the mysterious qualities they hold… Coming next year.
Travel the kingdom as Jester with his best friend Sok to improvise theater shows and perform on stages far and wide. Sing your hearts out, crack jokes and impress audiences to become the stars of the famous Royal Theatrical Spectacle! This silly-looking adventure game is out now!
Rogue Legacy 2
Rogue Legacy 2 is out on Nintendo Switch now! Today you are a colorblind Knight, tomorrow a lute playing Bard with Vertigo. Each heir is different, but everyone can be a hero. Earn countless riches, expand your castle, and strengthen your legacy as you uncover the mysteries within an ever-changing Kingdom.
Blanc is an artistic cooperative adventure that follows the journey of a wolf cub and a fawn stranded in a vast, snowy wilderness. They must come together in an unlikely partnership to find their families. Coming to Switch on February 14, 2023. This game is going to bring me to tears.
Pro wrestling and RPG fantasy collide in the ultimate pixel powered adventure. “Macho Man” Randy Savage and tons of other icons offer guidance as you powerbomb your way to glory beyond the ring. This hero’s journey ain’t just an epic quest, it’s WRESTLEQUEST! Coming May 2023.
Wobbledogs Console Edition
Wobbledogs Console Edition is a casual and chill sandbox experience for players of all ages who want to care for their very own virtual pets in a surprising, unique and stress-free environment. Coming next week on November 17th!
Experience some of history’s greatest stories like never before. Storyteller is an award-winning reactive puzzle game that lets you build the story. Storyteller’s charming animations and comic-panel design allows for a unique puzzle mechanic. Use your wits to retell iconic tales — or experiment and find something new. Coming March 23, 2023.
WORLD OF HORROR
WORLD OF HORROR is coming to the Switch! This game follows the rural residents of a seaside Japanese town facing inhuman terrors, as reality frays and tears at the edges. Investigate the eldritch mysteries striking your town, and seek the truth behind the depredations of man and monster. Solve puzzles to collect precious items and arcane spells. Struggle against malevolent legends of Japanese folklore while trying to hold onto your sanity and survive in this horrific 1-bit roguelite RPG.
Curse of the Sea Rats
Curse of the Sea Rats is headed to Switch next year. It’s a platform adventure with lovingly crafted, hand-drawn animations. Embark on the epic journey of four prisoners of the British empire, transformed into rats by the notorious pirate witch, Flora Burn. To regain their human bodies, they will have to fight dangerous bosses, uncover the secrets of the vast Irish coast, and ultimately capture the witch who cursed them.
Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscribed upon the cards… This fantastic game is finally headed to Switch as soon as December 1st!
A Little To The Left
Sort, stack and organize household objects into just the right spot in A Little to the Left, a tidy puzzle game with a mischievous cat who likes to shake things up! Come enjoy a calming world with an observational puzzle game with surprises around every corner. With charming illustrations and surprising scenarios, A Little to the Left is satisfying and curious with 75+ delightful puzzles to discover. Available on Switch right now!
And the big news from the showcase! Sports Story is finally headed to us real soon, with the release announced for this December!
Sports story is a sports RPG like no other. Featuring not one but a mix of sports and sporting activities wrapped up in one big story. With a multitude of characters to meet, you will make plenty of friends and enemies along the way. Sports Story isn’t just about sports, it’s an all-out sporting adventure.