Indie Highlights (August 20th, 2018): Night Call, Windjammers 2, Bad North, Morphies Law, more

Today, Nintendo of Europe revealed and showcased no less than 16 indie games coming soon to the Nintendo Switch in the (first?) Indie Highlights video.

Here’s the Indie Highlights video presentation:

And here’s all the games showcased in this Indie Highlights video presentation (sorted in categories for your viewing convenience, but not listed in the same order as in the video):

Newly announced games

  • This War of Mine (11bit studio) – November 2018

In war, not everyone is a soldier. In this gripping survival game inspired by real-life events, you do not play as an elite soldier but as a group of civilians merely trying to survive in a city under siege. Test your decision making and emotional resilience to the limits when This War of Mine launches on Nintendo Switch in November.

  • Baba is You (Hempuli) – Autumn 2018

This unique and tricky puzzler lets you change the rules of the game as you go, leading to some surprising interactions. Experience the fresh and thought-provoking game design in Baba Is You when it comes to Nintendo Switch this autumn.

  • Night Call (Raw Fury) – Early 2019

The clock is ticking and the meter is running! Night Call is a stylish investigative noire game set in Paris, in which you must balance the dual roles of sleuth and cabbie. Can you earn enough to pay your bills while also getting to the bottom of the murder mystery? Find out when Night Call launches for Nintendo Switch in early 2019.

  • Children of Morta (11bit studio) – Early 2019

Hack and slash your way through endless hordes of enemies in this narrative-driven roguelike, which can be played either single player or co-op. Experience what it means to be part of a family of heroes, as they fight to defend their legacy and each other. Children of Morta comes to Nintendo Switch in early 2019.

  • Slay the Spire (Humble Bundle, Mega Crit) – Early 2019

If you wish to ascend to the top of the Spire, you must choose your cards wisely! This fusion of deck-building card game and roguelike RPG is already a hit on PC, and now it’s on its way to Nintendo Switch in early 2019.

  • WindJammers 2 (Dotemu) – 2019

Release dates/windows announced

  • Bad North (Raw Fury) – Available now

The King has fallen at the hands of Viking invaders. You must rise to take his place and lead the defence of your homeland in this real-time tactics roguelite that will challenge you to pick your battles and plan your strategy carefully. With a charming visual style and gameplay that is accessible to newcomers but offers plenty of tactical depth, Bad North is available now as a timed exclusive on Nintendo Switch. The Viking invasion is here! Will you resist?

  • Prison Architect Nintendo Switch Edition (Double Eleven, Introversion Software) – Available now, Escape Mode coming later this Summer as paid DLC

The BAFTA award-winning prison construction and management game is available to download now on Nintendo Switch. Look after your inmates by building a secure lockup, taking care of their needs, keeping them safe and healthy, and helping rehabilitate them into productive members of society. But be careful, inmates are people; treat them poorly and you’ll find yourself with a riot on your hands. Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition is a premium edition which includes two popular expansions: All Day And A Night and Psych Ward, letting you up the challenge with new wardens and maps, as well as a new security class – the criminally insane. The Escape Mode DLC, which flips the script and puts the player in the shoes of an inmate looking to break out, will be tunnelling its way onto Nintendo eShop later this summer.

  • Morphies Law (Comoscope) – Available today

We shoot to grow! We grow to win! Get ready for massively morphiplayer action in Morphies Law, a unique team-based shooter where your size affects your abilities, but bigger isn’t always better. Play 4-vs-4 online multiplayer, and up to 8-person local multiplayer**, with offline play versus bots. Create your own weapons and customise your morphie, with motion-controlled aiming as an option.

  • The Gardens Between (The Voxel Agents) – September 20th, now available for pre-order

In this surreal and original adventure puzzle game, the aim is to guide two best friends through a series of mysterious garden islands. The twist is that you don’t control the characters – you control time itself! Manipulate cause and effect to solve brain-teasing conundrums and watch a dream-like narrative unfold, when The Gardens Between lands on Nintendo Switch on 20th September. It’s available to pre-order from Nintendo eShop now.

  • Windjammers (Dotemu) – October 23rd
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (FDG Entertainment) – November 6th

A legendary series returns with a grand new adventure! Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom borrows the best elements from the classic Wonder Boy in Monster World series to deliver a fresh, modern platforming adventure filled with shape-shifting gameplay, memorable music and stunning hand-drawn animation. Unleash your inner monster anytime, anywhere when the game launches for Nintendo Switch on 6th November.

  • Moonlighter (11bit studio) – Autumn 2018

Play the part of an adventurous shopkeeper with dreams of becoming a hero in Moonlighter, an action-RPG with rogue-lite elements where you’ll have to stay sharp to take care of business – not only with a sword but also quite literally, as you manage your own shop. Coming to Nintendo Switch this autumn.

  • Streets of Rogue (tinyBuild) – Winter 2018

Streets of Rogue is the world’s only RPG/roguelike/ action/stealth/shooter/brawler megagame, and it’s rumbling on to Nintendo Switch this winter complete with 4-player co-op and exclusive enhancements. Choose from over 20 wildly different character types to fight, sneak and hack your way through randomly generated cities that make for almost unlimited replayability.

  • Everspace: Stellar Edition (Rockfish Games) – December 2018

Shoot, craft and loot your way to victory in this fast-paced single-player space shooter, which combines roguelike gameplay elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating fully voice-acted story. Everspace: Stellar Edition contains the main game and the Encounters expansion, and blasts its way onto Nintendo Switch in December.

  • Terraria (505 Games) – 2019

Dig, fight, explore and build! The world is at your fingertips in Terraria, an action-packed game that blends classic adventure with the freedom of sandbox-style creativity. Watch out for it on Nintendo Switch in 2019.

Of course, the Upcoming Games page has already been updated with all the new games and dates. This week’s Nintendo eShop line-up post has also been updated! Also, even more indie games announcements are coming pretty soon, so stay tuned!


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