Ori and the Blind Forest, Superhot, and More Indie Titles Coming to Switch

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This morning, Nintendo held an Indie World Showcase, revealing a slew of impressive titles coming to the platform; some available today! 

As the console’s life cycle continues, the Nintendo Switch becomes more and more impressive. There are a ridiculous amount of games available on the platform, but it’s really impressive how it’s become such a haven for indie titles.

Personally speaking, I’ve played more indie games since getting the Switch, than I ever have before. The portable nature of the console makes it easier than ever to pick up and play titles that some might skip out on.

This morning, they held another Indie Showcase (it is the week of Gamescom after all!), in which they revealed a plethora of great indie titles coming to the platform. A couple game you’ll even be able to download TODAY.

Superhot and the Hotline Miami Collection will both be on the eShop today for you to pick up and play. Perhaps the most notable announcement today, however, is that Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition will be coming to the Switch. This is the latest Xbox One exclusive to join the Nintendo library, and I couldn’t be more excited for it to arrive on September 17th. Here are some of the other games announced:

Risk of Rain 2, developed by Hopoo Games and published by Gearbox Publishing, is the sequel to classic multiplayer roguelike Risk of Rain, adding an extra dimension and more challenging action. Players can take on the game solo, or team up with friends to fight their way through hordes of monsters, unlock new loot and find a way to escape the planet. Risk of Rain 2 launches for Nintendo Switch this summer.

Torchlight II, developed by Panic Button/Runic Games and published by Perfect World Entertainment, is an award-winning action RPG launching soon for Nintendo Switch. The game offers solo adventuring or online* multiplayer for up to four players, with a huge world to explore full of bloodthirsty monsters, bountiful treasures and sinister secrets. The Nintendo Switch version includes an exclusive in-game pet in the form of a chubby pink unicorn.

Discover a beautifully detailed post-apocalyptic world in Eastward, an adventure game with RPG elements from developers Pixpil and publishers Chucklefish. In a near-future society on the brink of collapse, a hardworking miner called John discovers a young girl named Sam in a secret underground facility. This unlikely pair will embark on an emotional journey across a wonderfully weird world, exploring bustling towns, curious campsites and shady forests. Eastward is scheduled to arrive on Nintendo Switch in early 2020.

Freedom Finger from Wide Right Interactive is a music-driven, side-scrolling shooter that sends players blasting, punching and smashing their way across 37 levels of crazy cartoon action. Shoot ’em up, punch ’em and smash ’em up when Freedom Finger launches fully uncensored for Nintendo Switch on Sept. 27.

Make the trip you always wanted in action-adventure game The Touryst from Shin’en. Players will have the chance to discover exotic islands, explore ancient monuments, climb into deep mines and uncover secret passageways. The Touryst is set to launch for Nintendo Switch in November.

Skellboy, from developers Umaiki Games and publishers Fabraz, is an action-RPG in which players can swap out not only their weapons and equipment, but their body parts too! As an accidentally resurrected hero from ancient times, players will set out on an epic journey across a vibrant fantasy world, set to a background of rocking chiptune tracks. Skellboy hacks and slashes its way onto Nintendo Switch on Dec. 3.

Developed by Polygon Treehouse and published by United Label, Röki is an adventure game inspired by Scandinavian folklore – a dark contemporary fairy tale underpinned by a touching narrative, alluring art style, ancient puzzles and atmospheric exploration. With its nonviolent gameplay, approachable controls and universal themes, Röki is coming to Nintendo Switch this winter.

Developed and published by frecle, Youropa is a gravity-defying puzzle-platform paint adventure about breaking rules, being upside down and thinking outside the box. With physical puzzles, riddles, ferocious enemies, environmental hazards and more, Youropa is a mind-bending adventure that will challenge players’ perception of the third dimension. Youropa will come to Nintendo Switch in 2019.

EarthNight from Cleaversoft is a beautifully hand-illustrated 2D platformer about the dragon apocalypse, and a love letter to classic arcade games. Humans have been exiled to space, dragons have taken over the Earth and it’s up to a 14-year-old schoolkid and a freelance photographer to stop them. EarthNight launches on Nintendo Switch in 2019.

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened from Chromatic Games is the newest installment in the popular Dungeon Defenders franchise. The gameplay of Dungeon Defenders: Awakened is the ultimate combination of action-RPG and strategic tower defense, where players can choose from four unique heroes and join forces with friends in up to four-player split-screen cooperative gameplay. Dungeon Defenders: Awakened launches as a timed console exclusive for Nintendo Switch in February 2020.

From Easy Day Studios Pty Ltd, Skater XL is the next evolution in skateboarding video games that brings the fun, creativity and culture of skateboarding to the digital world. Created by a team of passionate skateboarders, Skater XL allows players to add style and expression to their tricks without the limits of pre-made animations. Skater XL comes to Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Blasphemous (Team17) – Sept. 10, 2019
Close to the Sun (Wired Productions) – 2019
Cat Quest II (PQube Limited) – Fall 2019
Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus) – Spring 2020
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (Modus Games)
Creature in the Well (Flight School Studio) – Sept. 6
One Finger Death Punch 2 (Silver Dollar Games) – Dec. 2
Best Friend Forever(Alliance) – Feb. 14, 2020
PHOGS! (Coatsink) – Early 2020
WHAT THE GOLF?(Triband) – Winter 2019
KINE (Chump Squad) – 2019
HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed(Digital Cyber Cherries) – Winter 2019
Northgard (Shiro Games) – Sept. 26, 2019
Sparklite (Merge Games) – Fall 2019
Munchkin: Quacked Quest (Asmodee Digital) – Fall 2019

Which of these indie games will you be downloading on the Switch?