Nintendo Nindies Showcase spring 2019

Everything Announced During Nintendo’s Spring 2019 Nindies Showcase

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Today (March 20), Nintendo held a Nindies Showcase presentation, showcasing a number of indie games coming soon to the Nintendo Switch. If you don’t feel like sitting through the entire 25-minute video, here’s all the main points that were discussed (alternatively, you can also watch the full video at the bottom of this article):

  • Run ‘n gun platformer Cuphead is coming to the Switch on April 18 and is currently available for pre-purchase.
  • Post-apocalyptic strategy game Overland is coming to the Switch sometime this fall.
  • Side-scrolling action game My Friend Pedro is coming to the Switch in June.
  • Play as the last human ride share driver in a dystopian future in Neo Cab, which is coming to the Switch this summer.
  • The Red Lantern is a narrative-driven adventure game about dog sledding that is coming to the Switch sometime this year.
  • Top-down, procedurally generated survival horror game Darkwood is coming to the Switch in May.
  • Stylish side-scrolling action game Katana Zero will be available on the Switch on April 18 and is currently available for pre-purchase.
  • Double Fine is teaming up with publisher Bandai Namco to bring action-adventure game Rad to the Switch this summer.
  • Creature in the Well, a pinball-inspired action-adventure game, is coming to the Switch this summer.
  • Combo-heavy, top-down action game Bloodroots is coming to the Switch this summer.
  • Open-world, action-adventure fantasy game Pine is coming to the Switch in August.
  • Super Crate Box is getting ported to the Switch, with a multiplayer mode exclusive to the Nintendo console.
  • Roguelike Nuclear Throne is available for the Switch starting today.
  • Vlambeer Arcade will be a collection of small, arcade-like games that will grow to include more games over time. The first game in the collection will be Ultra Bugs, a retro, bullet hell-inspired shooter. Vlambeer Arcade will launch on the Switch with Ultra Bugs sometime this year.
  • Multiplayer 2D shooter Swimsanity is coming to the Switch this summer.
  • Blaster Master Zero 2 launches on the Nintendo Switch today.
  • Isometric action game Stranger Things 3: The Game is coming to the Switch on July 4, the same day the new season of the show premieres.
  • A number of indie games are on sale at the Nintendo Switch eShop starting today.
  • New Crypt of the Necrodancer game / Legend of Zelda spin-off Cadence of Hyrule is coming to the Switch this spring.

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Dylan Siegler
Dylan Siegler has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Redlands. He has copy edited novels and short stories and is the editor of nearly all marketing materials for RoKo Marketing. In addition to his professional work, Dylan is also working on several of his own projects. Some of these projects include a novel that satirizes the very nature of novel writing as an art and a short film that parodies buddy cop movies. His short story “Day 3658,” a look into a future ten years into a zombie apocalypse, is being published in September of 2017 in Microcosm Publishing’s compilation Bikes in Space IV: Biketopia. His political satire "The Devil's Advocates" is currently available for free (the link to this story can be found on his Facebook page).