Nintendo Unveiled A Huge List Of Indie Games Coming To The Switch This Year

Nintendo Switch is so close to launch, and now we have what will probably be its last bit of news until the portable console will be available. This last bit of showcase targets the one major problem about the Switch: the list of games coming to it, particularly at launch.

Evidently there were not as many third party games announced as one would hope so far, let alone games that will be ready in the launch window, but rest assured Nintendo has lined up a pretty good list of indie games (or as they like to call it “Nindies”) that will be available in 2017.

Here’s the full list of games that was just revealed in the Nindies showcase video. Some of these are world premiers, Switch exclusives, limited-time exclusives and will feature exclusive features on the Switch:

  1. SteamWorld Dig 2
  2. Yooka-Laylee
  3. Overcooked!
  4. The Escapists 2
  5. Gonner
  6. Dandara
  7. Kingdom Two Crowns
  8. Runner 3
  9. Blaster Master Zero
  10. Flipping Death
  11. Graceful Explosion Machine
  12. Mr. Shifty
  13. TumbleSeed
  14. Shakedown: Hawaii
  15. Pocket Rumble
  16. WarGroove
  17. Stardew Valley

Here are the other games that didn’t get a spot in the video presentation but has been confirmed for the Switch based on the infographic in the header:

  1. Battle Chef Brigade
  2. Rogue Trooper Redux
  3. The Fall Part 2 Unbound
  4. Treasurenauts
  5. Oceanhorn
  6. Rime
  7. Cave Story
  8. Enter The Gungeon
  9. Little Inferno
  10. 1001 Spikes
  11. Redout
  12. Duck Game
  13. World Of Goo
  14. Towerfall Ascension
  15. Human Resource Machine
  16. Ittle Dew 2
  17. Jackbox Party Pack 3
  18. The Next Penelope
  19. State Of Mind
  20. Portal Knights
  21. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
  22. Has Been Heroes
  23. The Binding Of Isaac Afterbirth+
  24. Zombie Vikings
  25. Thumper
  26. Pankapu
  27. Rive
  28. sU And The Quest For Meaning
  29. Splasher
  30. NBA Playgrounds
  31. Toe Jam & Earl Back In The Groove
  32. Space Dave!
  33. Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom
  34. Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure
  35. Fast RMX
  36. Shovel Knight: Specter Of Torment
  37. Terraria
  38. Has Been Heroes
  39. Perception
  40. Away: Journey of the Unexpected
  41. Hover: Revolt of Gamers
  42. Mutant Mudds
  43. NeuroVoider
  44. Gonner
  45. Perception


That’s at least 62 indie games already confirmed for the Switch. Some of these games like Fast RMX and Shovel Knight will be available in the e-Shop at launch.

The good number of indies heading to the Switch should at least be a good sign that Nintendo is doing what they can to bring in the third parties to develop for the Switch. It may not have tons of killer apps of the AAA variety just yet, but of the 62 games listed here, at least a few of these are worth looking forward to.

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