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Nintendo Switch is getting over 60 indie games in 2017

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The Nintendo Switch is just two days away from launch, and it’s arguably one that has improved since the disastrous press conference in January. The Switch is still missing some crucial bits (Virtual Console support and online functionality details), but for the most part is games department has been steadily getting better. It hasn’t drastically changed the launch, but it has filled out the rest of 2017 quite a bit. And yesterday, that was all thanks to indies.

During a special independent games Direct, Nintendo revealed over 60 new indie titles that will be launching on the Switch throughout this year. Many of the titles are ports of existing games, while others are now simultaneous launches for titles previous only on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Not all of them have solid release dates to go along with them, but below is the full catalogue expected to make its way to the hybrid console over the next nine months.

  • 1001 Spikes
  • Away: Journey to the Unexpected
  • Battle Chef Brigade
  • Blaster MasterZero
  • Cave Story
  • Celeste
  • Dandara
  • Duck Game
  • Fast RMX
  • Flipping Death
  • Gonner
  • Graceful Explosion Machine
  • Has-Been Heroes
  • Hollow Knight
  • Hover
  • Human Resource Machine
  • Ittle Dew 2
  • Kingdom: Two Crowns
  • Little Inferno
  • Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom
  • Mr. Shifty
  • Mutant Mudds
  • NBA Playgrounds
  • NeuroVoider
  • Oceanhorn: Monster of the Uncharted Seas
  • Overcooked: Special Edition
  • Pankapu
  • Perception
  • Portal Knights
  • Redout
  • Rime
  • Rive
  • Rocket Rumble
  • Rogue Trooper Redux
  • Runner3
  • Shakedown Hawaii
  • Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
  • Snake Pass
  • Space Dave!
  • Splasher
  • Stardew Valley
  • State of Mind
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • sU and the Quest for Meaning
  • Terraria
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †
  • The Escapists 2
  • The Fall Part 2: Unbound
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 3
  • The Next Penelope
  • Thumper
  • Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove
  • Towerfall Ascension
  • Treasurenauts
  • Tumbleseed
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse
  • Unbox: Newbies Adventure
  • WarGroove
  • WonderBoy: The Dragon’s Trap
  • YookaLaylee
  • Zombie Viking

Some titles will also feature some sort of exclusivity to the Switch. Stardew Valley, for example, will feature multiplayer for the first time, while Shovel Knight’s new expansion, Spectre of Torment, will be an exclusive for a month. Bit.Trip Runner 3 was revealed as a downright exclusive, although it’s unclear if this is also just for a certain period. Other notable titles include violent rhythm game Thumper, Steamworld Dig 2, professional divorce instigator Overcooked, and Advance Wars spiritual successor Wargroove.

Is it safe to say there really is no real reason to own a PS Vita anymore? I think so.

Last Updated: March 1, 2017


  1. But can it play Crysis?


    • Ir0nseraph

      March 1, 2017 at 10:37



  2. Ottokie

    March 1, 2017 at 10:45

    Stardew wherever I go?…YES PLEASE!


  3. Original Heretic

    March 1, 2017 at 10:54

    And the award for laziest title of a video game goes to…



  4. GooseZA

    March 1, 2017 at 11:25

    Portable Stardew Valley…


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