Nintendo’s Indie World Round Up 8/19

Nintendo kicked off the Gamescom announcements this year with ‘Indie World’, a bite-sized Nintendo Direct style video to show off some of the best indie games heading to Switch later this year. The 23 minute long presentation showcased a total of 29 games, including some juicy and surprising announcements. You can watch the full presentation below:


Highlights from the presentation include a trailer for Chucklefish’s new game Eastward which flaunted some wonderful pixel art and character designs, as we can usually expect from these guys . The violent hack ‘n slash Kickstarter project Blasphemous also finally got a release date of September 26th.

Two other announcements got our blood pumping. SUPERHOT and Hotline Miami Collection are officially heading to Switch, the latter being the perfect way to play Hotline Miami 1 & 2. Best part about both these games: you can buy them on the eShop right now, they both released today!

However, the biggest announcement today was saved until last. In classic Nintendo “just one more thing” fashion they concluded Indie World with a trailer for the Switch version of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. Considering the blossoming friendship between Nintendo and Microsoft, it felt like only a matter of time before this one made it onto Switch and according to the developers, it’ll run like a dream too. Thomas Mahler confirmed the game will run at 1080p, 60FPS while docked and 720p, 60FPS in portable mode. Sounds like they cut no corners with this Switch port and hearing news like this makes us more excited than ever to play this one all over again on September 27th.

You can find a comprehensive list of all the games shown off today plus their given release date below:

  • Best Friend Forever – February 14th 2020
  • Blasphemous – September 26th 2019
  • Cat Quest 2 – Fall 2019
  • Close to the Sun – 2019
  • Creature in the Well – September 6th 2019
  • Dungeon Defenders: Awakened – February 2020
  • Earth Night – 2019
  • Eastward – 2020
  • Freedom Finger – Fall 2019
  • Hotline Miami Collection – TODAY
  • HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed – Winter 2019
  • KINE – 2019
  • Munchkin: Quacked Quest – Fall 2019
  • Northgard – September 26th 2019
  • One Finger Death Punch 2 – December 2nd 2019
  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition – September 27th 2019
  • PHOGS! – Early 2020
  • Risk of Rain 2 – Summer 2019
  • Röki – Winter 2019
  • Skater XL – 2020
  • Skellboy – December 3rd 2019
  • SPARKLITE – Fall 2019
  • Spiritfarer – Spring 2020
  • SUPERHOT – Today
  • The Touryist – November 2019
  • Torchlight 2 – September 3rd 2019
  • Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince – October 8th 2019
  • WHAT THE GOLF? – Winter 2019
  • Youropa – Winter 2019


What did you think of this presentation? Are there any games you’re dying to play on Switch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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