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Nintendo Indie Showcase Announcements

by Donald Theriault - February 28, 2017, 9:39 am EST
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

microSD cards 'round the world weep.

Nintendo made several major announcements today as part of their indie games showcase, with some big timed or full exclusives.

  • The cold open was the announcement of SteamWorld Dig 2 for a summer 2017 release, an enhanced version of Image & Form's 2014 hit.
  • Choice Provisions have announced that Runner 3 is a Switch exclusive title, and will release this fall.
  • Yooka-Laylee was acknowledged for 2017 from Team17, along with a port of Overcooked: Special Edition (1-4 player local cooking game with all previous DLC for the game included) and drop-in/drop-out co-op prison break game The Escapists 2.
  • Chucklefish Games announced that Stardew Valley would be coming to the Switch this summer, and would be the first console version of the game to have multiplayer support
  • Chucklefish also announced Pocket Fighter, a 2D fighting game with multiple control options and GGPO-powered online multiplayer, as well as turn-based strategy game Wargroove which comes with its own map editor
  • Raw Fury had three games: 360 degree-movement based platformer Dandara from Long Hat House Games which launches Summer 2017, Switch timed exclusive GoNNer, and a version of Kingdom: Two Crowns with a co-op mode
  • Inti Creates have confirmed that Blaster Master Zero will be coming to the Switch, and both the Switch and 3DS versions will hit on March 9
  • Zoink Games announced their follow-up to Stick It To The Man in Flipping Death, an adventure game in which the player can access the worlds of the dead and the living
  • Graceful Explosion Machine is a horizontal shooter with HD Rumble support, launching as a timed exclusive in April
  • Mr. Shifty from TinyBuild is a stealth action game that uses rumble to show danger, also a timed exclusive in April
  • aeiowu (developer of mobile hit Threes) gave new details on Tumbleseed, a 2D roguelike with more than 30 available upgrades coming in Spring
  • vBlank's follow-up to Retro City Rampage, Shakedown Hawaii, was announced for a timed exclusive release on Switch in April.

In addition, the Switch will be receiving versions of games such as Thumper, Enter the Gungeon, Mutant Mudds, Treasurenauts and ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove.


Dear god, I'm more or less going to be buying... ALL... of these games.

MythtendoFebruary 28, 2017

Even though I am only interested in some of these, it's awesome to see the Switch getting so many more confirmed indie games for this year.

LemonadeFebruary 28, 2017

RUNNER 3!!! Give it to me now!
Graceful Explosion Machine looks really good too, definitely buying that one. Im also interested in Overcooked and Stardew Valley, but Im not sure if I will buy them yet.

I'm probably going to end up buying at least half the stuff shown in this. Really wish Stardew Vallery were coming sooner, though.

ClexYoshiMarch 01, 2017

yeah, all of this hit home for me, ESPECIALLY chucklefish's showings. I'm glad they're not trying to like... Squeeze Starbound onto Switch because that game really needs keyboard and mouse controls, but like... man. <3

i'm a little wary of Blaster Master Zero because Inti-creates can be a little hit and miss, but the game looks really good and seems to be taking lessons from their expereince with Mega Man 9 and a bit from Yacht Club. the Soundtrack has that VRC6 kind of sound, but with Sunsoft instruments. I also saw some paralax that wouldn't be possible on NES.

Still, wasn't expecting to see a Neo Geo Pocket game and Advance Wars here.

EnnerMarch 01, 2017

Really cool spread. I want Fast RMX!

Fatty The HuttMarch 01, 2017

I really enjoyed Stick It To The Man so Flipping Death is on my radar. I hear good things about Stardew Valley and will likely pick that up sometime too.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterMarch 02, 2017

I'm really surprised at how interested I was in almost everything shown!

I really want that prison break game and that black girl with the afro game!

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