The all-digital Indie World Showcase from Nintendo, which launched online on April 14, featured nearly half an hour of content showcasing a ton of exciting titles coming to Nintendo Switch throughout 2021. Some, like the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles beat ’em up or the long-awaited sequel to Oxenfree, are pretty hard to forget. Unfortunately, a few other just as cool games were announced together in a brief montage towards the end of the video.
Here’s a couple announcements you might have missed from the end of Nintendo’s latest Indie World broadcast – but are still totally worth checking out:
art of rally is a stylized top-down racing game from FunSelektor, the team behind Absolute Drift. It features competitive daily and weekly leaderboards as well as unique courses inspired by the golden age of rally car racing. It is currently available on Steam and will be released on Nintendo Switch in Summer 2021.
KeyWe is a co-op “postal puzzler” starring Jeff and Debra, a pair of dedicated but unfortunate kiwi birds who are employees in a post office – except they don’t have any hands! Use legs, beaks, wings and even bums to complete a variety of tasks together with your friend, partner or other favorite Player 2. Developed by UK-based Sold Out Games, KeyWe is coming to both Steam and Nintendo Switch in August 2021.
Labyrinth City, developer Darjeeling’s adaptation of popular children’s book series Pierre the Maze Detective, stars the title character as he travels through the city to find the missing Maze Stone. This maze-centric puzzle game is set in a beautiful hand-drawn environment based on the art of the original book series. Pierre the Maze Detective: Labyrinth City arrives on the Nintendo Switch eShop later this spring.
Weaving Tides, from Follow the Feathers, is described as a “cozy adventure game” inspired by the art of weaving. The player character befriends a Weaver, a dragon with a mysterious set of “weaving” powers, and travels through an adorable textile-based landscape. In addition to its story mode, the game features a number of hidden secrets and a Playground Mode in which players can create digital embroidery. Weaving Tides will come to the Nintendo Switch in May.
House of the Dead, a 1997 arcade classic, is getting a remake from Forever Entertainment and MegaPixel Studio, the team responsible for last year’s remake of Panzer Dragoon. It is a fast-paced rail shooter in which the player must take down hordes of the undead. The remake retains classic gameplay whilst updating graphics and offering multiple endings to discover. No official Switch release date beyond “later in 2021” has been announced as of yet.
Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights, which also has released or will release for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X, received a Nintendo Switch release date of June 22, 2021. This dark fantasy title, which features a classic 2D art style, draws inspiration from multiple genres including action games, fighting games, Metroidvania, and role-playing games. Players can discover the dark secrets behind a destroyed kingdom as they journey through this game.
Beasts of Maravilla Island from Banana Bird Studios puts players into the role of a wildlife photographer tasked with capturing the stunning inhabitants of a magical land. In addition to being photographed, the beasts can be interacted with and befriended, and the island is also filled with hidden puzzles to solve and mysteries to discover. Beasts of Maravilla Island will be available on the Nintendo Switch sometime in June.
Fez, a puzzle platformer which first released in 2012, has been a popular candidate for Switch release for several years. Now, Fez will finally be making its way to the hybrid console. In fact, it already has, as the title was released via the eShop immediately following the Indie World broadcast yesterday. Fez features protagonist Gomez making his way through an alternating 2D and 3D universe in order to restore stability to the world.
Which of these recently announced Nintendo Switch indie titles are you most excited for? Let us know!