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Nintendo drops three indie surprises on eShop, with a dozen more to come

August 20,2018 18:18

Nintendo held its semi-annual Indie Highlights — or “Nindies” — presentation earlier today, just ahead of Gamescom 2018, showcasing 15 different games that are coming to Switch between now and 2019. That list includes three previously announced ...


Nintendo held its semi-annual Indie Highlights — or “Nindies” — presentation earlier today, just ahead of Gamescom 2018, showcasing 15 different games that are coming to Switch between now and 2019. That list includes three previously announced games that are available right now, heading up a surprise eShop update for Switch fans worldwide.
Those games include Bad North, an action-roguelike with a strangely adorable aesthetic, considering you’re protecting your island kingdom from legions of invaders:

Then there’s Morphies Law, a third-person, multiplayer shooter that caught us by surprise at E3 2016 because of its extremely weird premise: Instead of killing your opponents, your gun makes whichever body part your bullets hit grow bigger. Eventually, your body will be so big and lopsided that you’ll die. (It goes live on eShop at 1 p.m. ET.)

And Switch also gets Prison Architect today, adding another platform to the cult-favorite management sim:

As for the games to come, there are several highlights. We’re excited for The Gardens Between, a puzzle game set in a fantastical version of an otherwise everyday garden. It’s launching on Switch (as well as Mac, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC) Sept. 20:

Not only is the recent port of SNK’s frisbee-themed arcade game Windjammers heading to Switch, but so is its just-revealed sequel, Windjammers 2. Windjammers arrives Oct. 23 on Switch, while its sequel will be out sometime in 2019:

The rest of the list is below; we’re going to also call out Baba is You, a fantastic puzzle game that’s coming to Switch in the fall, and Terraria, the adventure sandbox game that’s basically available on every platform in existence, including Switch as of 2019. The entire Nindies presentation includes footage of each of these games, and you can watch that up top:
Bad North — out now
Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition — out now
Morphies Law — out now
The Gardens Between — Sept. 20
Windjammers — Oct. 23
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom — Nov. 6
This War of Mine — November 2018
Beat Cop — fall 2018
Moonlighter — fall 2018
Baba Is You — fall 2018
Everspace: Stellar Edition — December 2018
Streets of Rogue — winter 2018
Night Call — early 2019
Children of Morta — early 2019
Slay the Spire — early 2019
Windjammers 2 — 2019
Terraria — 2019

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