The Nintendo Switch is one of our favorite game consoles. But after a killer launch year that saw brilliant new Zelda and Mario games, a funny thing happened: Nintendo slowed down in the release of big-name titles. And, ironically the console has ...
The Switch is where indie games go to thrive, and we're all better off for it.
The Nintendo Switch is one of our favorite game consoles. But after a killer launch year that saw brilliant new Zelda and Mario games, a funny thing happened: Nintendo slowed down in the release of big-name titles. And, ironically the console has become an even more interesting place to play games—because a deluge of great new indie games have found a home there, and, according to a video Nintendo released from the Gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany, there's no sign of that slowing.
The 22-minute video is a showcase of both exciting new games that haven't been released anywhere yet and old favorites making their Switch debut. The number of great-looking games on here is genuinely impressive, and will probably make you want to buy a larger memory card immediately.
Here are a few we're particularly into playing on Switch:
Bad North: A strategy game about tiny vikings with a wonderfully spare art style. You can buy it now.
Children of Morta: A dungeon-crawling game about a family charged with keeping watch over a mountain full of secrets. Games like this love adopting a pixel-art style, but the level of detail and care in Morta is stunning even in a crowded field, and the game's family-centric hook is a great one. It drops in "early 2019."
Windjammers/Windjammers 2: Windjammers, a cult favorite '90s sports game released on the Neo Geo, is kind of like competitive frisbee but with a Street Fighter aesthetic—the perfect game to break out and play head-to-head with the Switch's dual Joy-Con. Nearly 25 years later, it's getting a sequel coming to Switch in 2019, but you'll be able to play the original on Switch on October 23rd of this year.
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