Indie news (July 8): Thimbleweed Park headed to the Nintendo Switch / Celeste out in January 2018

Today’s Indie news: Thimbleweed Park headed to the Nintendo Switch, but also…

  • Celeste
  • Ittle Dew 2
  • Kid Tripp
  • Runbow Pocket
  • Yoku’s Island Express

Thimbleweed Park

If you’re a fan of (classic) adventure games, Ron Gilbert is a name you should definitely be familiar with: he’s the creator of the Monkey Island series, after all! He’s currently working on a new game called Thimbleweed Park, which happens to be headed to the Nintendo Switch.

Well, it hasn’t been announced yet, but the following video (shared by Ron Gilbert himself) is pretty straightforward:

As you can see, Thimbleweed Park on Nintendo Switch will use buttons for controls, but also the touch screen. According to Ron Gilbert, the port is done internally. For more details about the game, look forward to the announcement, coming next week!

Thimbleweed Park (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet, but it has already been added to the Upcoming Releases page!

Source: Ron Gilbert


Celeste was among the very first indie games to be announced for the Nintendo Switch, but it’s still nowhere to be seen. In fact, players will not be able to see it running on their own console before January 2018 (at the earliest). Matt Thorson, the creator, announced it earlier this week in a blog post on Medium.

In this blog post, he explains that the team originally planned to release the game sometime in April 2017, which was definitely an optimistic (to say the least) forecast. He also talks about how important it is to launch your game during the launch period of a new platform, and why they chose to delay the game in the first place. Click here to read it!

Celeste (Switch – eShop) will be released in January 2018 in Europe and North America.

Ittle Dew 2

Here’s the boxart for Ittle Dew 2, which is getting a retail release:

Source: Nicalis

Kid Tripp

Here’s the very first trailer for Kid Tripp on Nintendo 3DS, releasing in Q3 2017 worldwide:

The Upcoming Releases page has been updated!

Runbow Pocket

Here’s the launch trailer for Runbow Pocket, now available on New Nintendo 3DS (retail is North America-only):

Yoku’s Island Express

Here’s the latest video clip for Yoku’s Island Express, releasing on Nintendo Switch next year:



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