Nintendo held another of its exciting Indie World showcases overnight, spotlighting a heap of upcoming indie games set to grace the Nintendo Switch system, from brand-new titles to the first Switch releases of some stellar existing titles, with a whole heap to look forward to in 2024.
If you’re keen to watch the whole thing as it was shown, you can do that right here. Otherwise keep reading to see every game that was featured along with all of their trailers:
The lost Shantae adventure, Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution, is back in development after 20 years and coming to Nintendo Switch! Join Shantae as she turns the tables on nefarious pirate Risky Boots by rearranging the landscape and swapping between mix-and-match multi-layered levels, then hair-whip and belly-dance your way through scrambled lands, misplaced towns, monster-filled crypts, and daunting labyrinths. Plus: 4-player versus mode!
Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution is coming to Switch in 2024.
Drawn towards a mysterious relic, you are an explorer transported to an ancient cavern of creatures, resources, and trinkets. It is up to you to uncover the mysteries of this strange new world and power up The Core to escape the dangers of the underground.
Core Keeper is coming to Switch in Winter 2024.
On Your Tail
Embark on an intriguing getaway you’ll never forget in On Your Tail, a sleuthy story-driven life sim and 3D adventure of relaxation, investigation, and knowing how to play your cards right. Set in the charming seaside village of Borgo Marina, On Your Tail follows the adventures of aspiring detective Diana in her pursuit of the perfect summer vacation. Developed by Memorable Games & published by Humble Games.
On Your Tail is coming to Switch in 2024.
Howl is a turn-based tactical folktale set in medieval times. A sinister ‘howling plague’ has ravaged the land, turning all who hear it into feral beasts. You play a deaf heroine plunging into danger in search of a cure. Plan up to six steps in advance to outmaneuver your opponents, wolfish creatures filled with hunger and rage. Various types of fiends are lurking in the shadows, each of them possessing particular levels of vitality and different abilities. Hence, you need to consider carefully which strategy will bring them to their knees and plot your attack while relying on your wits and an array of different abilities.
Immerse yourself in The Star Named EOS, a first-person storytelling puzzle adventure game about photography and the ways we can capture the fleeting moments that shape our lives. Play as Dei, a young photographer following the footsteps of his mother. Explore a beautiful world, find and collect items filled with memories, and help Dei find the truth behind his mother’s absence. As the player, you’ll recreate scenes from nostalgic memories and snap photographs of them, unraveling the mystery surrounding the protagonist’s family and finding a love that was long left unrealized.
The Star Named EOS is coming to Switch in Autumn 2024.
Master your backpack in Backpack Hero! Collect extraordinary items with incredible powers and abilities and organize your backpack to unleash their true power. Explore The Dungeon, fight foes in turn-based battles, encounter merchants and crafters, and other allies. Play as one of five Backpack Heroes with unique backpack powers, mechanics, and items. Rebuild your little village: restore, expand, and decorate Haversack Hill – help your community, and they’ll gladly help you!
In the year 20XX, cities were suddenly flooded with demons in the form of monsters and spirits that suddenly appeared in the city, sparking an all-out Demon War. Even now, more than 30 years later, demons still roam the streets and harm humans wherever they go. In this exploration-heavy 2D action game, use your demon sword to interfere with the past, create platforms, and shield yourself from danger to explore a dystopian cyberpunk world depicted in gorgeously animated pixel art.
Blade Chimera is coming to Switch in Autumn 2024.
A Highland Song
Run, climb, scramble and spelunk your way across the winding paths of the Scottish Highlands in this narrative platformer from the creators of Heaven’s Vault and 80 Days. With music by leading Scottish folk bands and an adaptive narrative that builds itself around your choices, discover the beauty and danger of the remote wilderness in this highly replayable adventure.
A Highland Song is coming to Switch on December 5, 2023.
Explore 100 islands in the sky, collect Spirits in card combat, and make a cozy home as you work to become the world’s greatest alchemist on Moonstone Island!
Moonstone Island is coming to Switch in Autumn 2024.
Death Trick: Double Blind
Step right up to the enigmatic world of Death Trick: Double Blind! In this captivating visual novel, the star magician of Morgan’s Traveling Circus has vanished, but her name is still the hottest ticket in town! Immerse yourself in a winding, slow-burn detective story told from two distinct perspectives: a private eye hired by the circus owner and a concerned friend summoned by the missing magician. With a limited number of daily actions, unravel a web of secrets hidden beneath the circus tent. Collect evidence over multiple days, stay sharp for contradictions in witness testimonies, and piece together the puzzle to save the show. Will you crack the case, rescue the circus, and prove that the show must go on? Experience intrigue, suspense, and magic like never before in Death Trick: Double Blind!
Death Trick: Double Blind is coming to Switch in early 2024.
Outer Wilds: Archaeologist Edition
Welcome to the Space Program! You’re the newest recruit of Outer Wilds Ventures, a fledgling space program searching for answers in a strange, constantly evolving solar system. Strap on your hiking boots, check your oxygen levels, and get ready to venture into space. Use a variety of unique gadgets to probe your surroundings, track down mysterious signals, decipher ancient alien writing, and roast the perfect marshmallow.
Outer Wilds: Archaeologist Edition is coming to Switch on December 7, 2023.
Passpartout 2: The Lost Artist
Embark on your struggling artist adventure. Draw and sell art to cheeky critics to reclaim your lost art career. Explore the endearing art-starved town of Phénix and show them you’re a true artist!
Journey to a series of worlds where time behaves strangely and solve puzzles to rescue an abducted princess. Braid: Anniversary Edition is a remaster of the classic game with updated graphics, sound, and huge amounts of developer commentary.
Braid: Anniversary Edition is coming to Switch on April 30, 2024.
Also featured in the showcase were brief looks at Planet of Lana and The Gecko Gods, which are coming to Switch in Autumn 2024, the Aussie-made Heavenly Bodies which is coming in February, Urban Myth Dissolution Center which arrives next year and Enjoy The Diner which is out on the Switch eShop right now.