During today’s Indie World Showcase, Nintendo played more than 20 minutes of independent games, giving viewers a first peek at 21 Switch games. We’ve got you covered if you missed it, didn’t catch the game title you’re eager to check out, or even its release date.
Here is everything that was disclosed during today’s Nintendo Indie World Showcase for April 2023:
Mineko’s Night Market Finally Has a Release Date
A cat-like divinity named Miko once visited Mineko’s Night Market, an old Japanese-style village in the middle of Mount Fugu. Every year, Miko comes to this village’s farms to bring the farmers luck and wealth.
Miko is ejected off the property by several farmers who become impatient with their blessings. Since Miko was exiled from the land, this hamlet has worked assiduously to achieve its success, and over time, fewer and fewer people still hold the myth of Miko to be true.
However, some do, and we’ll discover more about what that implies for some folks during our voyage. You’ll make friends with locals, make trinkets, and eventually get ready for the weekly night market in the game.
The sleepy village transforms into a hive of activity with parades, cat races, and stage shows. Additionally, whatever you discover while exploring the island can be taken home and sold. On September 26, 2023, Switch and PC users can play Mineko’s, Night Market.
My Time at Sandrock is Finally Arriving
My Time at Sandrock is a new town simulation game set in the same universe as My Time at Portia from 2019 but without that title’s lush greenery and rural ambiance. A new post-apocalyptic desert community has been established in its stead, attempting to recapture its former splendor.
Numerous personalities will be present for you to interact with, and many side tasks will keep you busy in Sandrock. Collect materials, assemble equipment, and turn an abandoned workshop into a well-functioning facility.
You’ll be crafting, decorating, and playing minigames while you’re not doing that. Or perhaps you’re exploring historic ruins to hunt for artifacts and engage in melee battle with creatures.
My Time at Sandrock debuted in Steam Early Access in May last year and will be available on Switch this summer. If you buy the main game after it launches, a different online multiplayer version will be open so you and your friends can play together in Sandrock.
PlateUp! – The Perfect Recipe for Overcooked and Roguelite Mechanics
In the management simulation game Plate Up!, your objective is to design, furnish, run, and finally automate a restaurant. To keep customers pleased, you’ll need to oversee the kitchen and the front of the house.
You can invest in new equipment and other improvements after each randomly generated shift to boost the effectiveness of your company. Additionally, you can participate in local or online co-op with up to three pals. The Switch will get Plate Up! in October.
Quilts and Cats of Calico Arrive on Switch
The well-known board game Calico has a video game adaptation called Quilts and Cats of Calico. To draw cats to your quilt, you’ll need to arrange tile pieces on a board, stitch patterns to earn points, and more.
In this iteration of Calico, you can alter the appearance of your cats’ fur and give them cosmetic enhancements. The Switch will host Quilts and Cats of Calico this September.
Rift of the Necrodancer on Switch and PC
A sequel to Crypt of the Necrodancer called Rift of the NecroDancer features a new plot that adapts the Crypt universe to a musical lane-based battle system. You must follow the on-screen instructions to defeat foes while speeding down the lanes.
Each type of monster moves differently, and some require numerous hits to eliminate. The songs will also face new difficulties due to the boss fights. Rift of the Necrodancer offers a unique minigame for each of the game’s five character tales if you’re seeking something different from the main plot. This year, Rift of the Necrodancer launches for Switch and PC.
A Little to the Left’s Cupboards & Drawers DLC
This June, A Little to the Left’s Cupboards & Drawers DLC for Switch will be available, bringing 25 new puzzles to organize as you explore a world of cramped quarters, hidden storage, and more.
Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon’s Puzzler’s Pack DLC
This spring sees the release of Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon’s free Puzzler’s Pack DLC. Along with additional Quandary Challenges to perform in the corridors of Castle Quandary, it adds two more playable characters to this roguelite puzzle game.
Additionally, you can stop by Mr. Hat to get over 20 new in-game hats to customize runs or by Chester’s Shop to get some new relics.
Cult of the Lamb: Relics of the Old Faith
You’ll encounter dozens of new objects, relics, and monsters in the upcoming Cult of the Lamb addition, Relics of the Old Faith. Additionally, this DLC offers new iterations of the four guardian bishops, new structures to develop, and extra followers to recruit.
After winning the game, you can maintain faith in a new permadeath gauntlet run mode and a boss rush mode. Cult of the Lamb’s Relics of the Old Faith debuts on April 24, 2023.
The creators of Animal Well are Shared Memory and publisher Bigmode, the latter of which is the new publishing division of YouTuber videogamedunkey. In Animal Well, you’ll hunt a labyrinthine setting for treasures while navigating a moody pixelated universe.
You can use the things you find in various ways, such as to make a speedy getaway or call on a helpful animal. Animal Well, coming to Switch this winter requires you to use your creativity with materials to survive. Early in 2024, this moody puzzler will be released.
Crime O’clock Gets a Release Date
In an original puzzle exploration game that appears to be Where’s Waldo-inspired, you’ll have more than 40 cases to solve throughout time and space. From the Lost Age to a robotic future, multiple eras exist to explore, as many criminal scenes play out across different timelines.
As you progress through the game, the map alters to represent that the problems you solve in one timeline may impact another. The launch day for Crime O’Clock is June 30, 2023.
Teslagrad 2 and Remastered Edition
In Teslagrad 2, as you explore a seamless Scandinavian setting, you’ll need to use electromagnetic abilities to crack physics-based challenges. You’ll need to become an expert at telemancy if you want to survive.
Teslagrad 2 and Teslagrad Remastered, a modernized re-release of the original game with improved graphics and ten additional challenging levels, are available now. Both games are available in the Teslagrad Power Pack Edition, or you can buy them separately.
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Shadows Over Loathing
A brand-new slapstick comedy game called Shadows of Loathing is situated in the West of Loathing universe. It takes place in a strange 1920s scenario and includes a lot of stick figures, flappers, fishermen, goblins, government conspiracy, and more.
In this realm of black and white, you’ll run into talking frogs, sentient math, and eldritch horrors. Shadows of Loathing is already available in digital form, but physical copies won’t be available until this fall.
Blasphemous II: The Penitent One Returns
Follow The Penitent One through a mysterious nightmare land in Blasphemous II. This Blasphemous sequel maintains the original’s commitment to skill-based fighting and difficult platforming while introducing better visuals and more survival tools.
It has custom builds, advancement mechanisms, and a more significant player move set. This summer sees the release of Blasphemous II.
Oxenfree II: Lost Signals
The sequel to the 2016 film Oxenfree, set five years later, follows Riley as she returns to her hometown of Camena to look into some odd electromagnetic waves.
Riley and her pals aren’t convinced they’re the ones who need to save the island, but they know they must after a mystery cult opened a portal above Edwards Island just four hours earlier. According to the trailer, we’ll utilize a particular radio to experiment with alternate histories, spooky spirits from the afterlife, and more.
But this time, we’ll also have a walkie-talkie to communicate with locals and discover more about what might happen. On July 12, 2023, Oxenfree II: Lost Signals will be released for PC, PlayStation, and Switch.
Sizzle Reel Hits
Seven more Switch games were shown in a quick hits sizzle clip by Nintendo as it concluded today’s Indie World Showcase:
- Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach: Available later today
- Bomb Rush Cyberfunk: Launching August 18, 2023
- Paper Trail: Launching August 5, 2023
- Little Kitty, Big City: Launching sometime in 2024
- Chants of Sennaar: Launching September 5
- Brotato: Launching sometime this year
- Escape Academy: The Complete Edition: Launching this fall
And that is what Nintendo revealed during today’s Indie World Showcase for April 2023.