Survival, Ports, and a Skateboarding Bird Highlight Nintendo’s Indie World Reveals

We round up all the latest from Nintendo’s Indie World video presentation, highlighting the many cool games coming to the platform soon.

We’ve already covered some of the games announced during Nintendo’s indie game presentation earlier today (SuperMash, Axiom Verge 2, Sports Story), but there was a lot more than that on display. From ports like Dauntless (available now) and a dating-sim/dungeon crawler, there’s a little something for gamers of every kind coming to the Switch in 2020:

Dauntless from Phoenix Labs: Join millions of players in Dauntless, the fastest-growing online action-RPG, and explore a massive, free-to-play online world. Stand together and slay Behemoths with your friends from all over the world with true cross-play when Dauntless launches later today on Nintendo Switch. Exclusive to Slayers on Nintendo Switch, the Skyfighter Armor and Skymetal Weapon Set ensure that you look your best on the hunt. This cosmetic set includes weapon skins for all seven weapon types in Dauntless and a stylish armor set.

The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition from Croteam: Tasked to solve a series of more than 120 complex puzzles, players will divert drones, manipulate laser beams and replicate time to prove their worth. The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition will be available for Nintendo Switch later today!

The Survivalists from Team17: The Survivalists combines crafting, base-building and survival, along with a few surprises, in a new adventure set within the Escapists universe. And on Nintendo Switch, up to four players can play together in local wireless and online multiplayer. The Survivalists launches for Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Streets of Rage 4 from Dotemu / Guard Crush Games / Lizardcube: Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the legendary Streets of Rage trilogy’s beat-’em-up gameplay with new mechanics, a fresh story and a gauntlet of dangerous stages with a serious crime problem. There will be plenty of braised chicken lying around on plates and bad guys to beat down when Streets of Rage 4 comes to Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2020.

Gleamlight from D3PUBLISHER: Using a stained-glass motif, this unique game puts players in the role of a sword (that’s right: a sword) in a terrifying, sad, but warm story drawn in a beautiful glassy world. From the developers of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night comes Gleamlight, launching for Nintendo Switch in early 2020.

SkateBIRD from Glass Bottom Games: Look at these cute little birds shred! Whether they’re grinding on bendy straws, kickflipping over staplers or carving lines through a park held together by sticky tape, skate birds always try their best – and look adorable doing it. SkateBIRD launches for Nintendo Switch in late 2020.

Bake ’n Switch from Streamline Media Group: In this party brawler that’s all about food, up to four players work as a team to punch, combine and bake dough before time runs out. Bake ’n Switch cooks up something special on Nintendo Switch in summer 2020.

Sail Forth from David Evans: There’s nothing quite like a high-seas adventure combining classic naval action with exploration. In Sail Forth, the entire map is procedurally generated, with players discovering islands to explore, quests to take, sailors to rescue and pirates to loot. Sail Forth docks on Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Murder by Numbers from Mediatonic: From TV studios to glitzy award shows, players must uncover a tangled web of conspiracy, deception and, of course, murder, as they piece together the truth one pixel at a time. Featuring music from Masakazu Sugimori, the composer behind Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and Viewtiful Joe, Murder by Numbers launches first as a timed exclusive on Nintendo Switch in early 2020.

Liberated from Atomic Wolf: Liberated blends the art of cyberpunk, hand-drawn graphic novels with interactivity and action to create a seamless experience. As players flip between pages, side-scrolling stealth gunplay and platforming action, they must view what transpires from many points of view to parse the truth. Liberated launches first as a timed exclusive on Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Boyfriend Dungeon from Kitfox Games: In this dating sim-dungeon crawler mashup, players forge precious memories with many different loves, and then use their individual combat styles to clear out monsters and uncover the dungeon’s secrets. Boyfriend Dungeon wants to be more than friends with Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Dreamscaper from Afterburner Studios: Sometimes the only way to face a tough subject is head on … even if that means battling a nightmarish depression living inside a young woman’s subconscious. Combining a brawler, a top-down shooter and a dungeon crawler, Dreamscaper launches first on Nintendo Switch as a timed exclusive on consoles in early 2020.


Which of these indie titles are you looking forward to playing most?