During the Nindies Showcase Spring 2018, an event devoted entirely to indie games, Nintendo revealed some of the exciting games that will be coming to the Switch in 2018. The event only ran for ten minutes and involved a live stream showcasing the games. Here’s what you can expect for the Switch throughout 2018.
1. Mark of the Ninja Remastered
A beloved favorite of many gamers, the 2D game based on stealth is being remastered for the Switch. Fans can expect it to be released in Fall of 2018. Much like its title suggests, Mark of the Ninja involves the player taking control of a ninja and doing what ninjas do best–attacking from the shadows. For those who love platformers, this game delights and intrigues with its excellent mechanics and story.
2. Fantasy Strike
From Sirlin Games comes Fantasy Strike, a fighting game that looks to rejuvenate the genre with a creative approach to weapons. Some of the possible weapons include wind, paint, and even a slot machine. Gamers can explore the various means of destroying their enemies in Summer of 2018.
3. Just Shapes & Beats
As the title might suggest, this indie game involves musical rhythm. The creators, however, call it a musical bullet hell game. It comes with a story mode that can be played by yourself or with friends and boasts over 20 different songs from chiptune artists. The indie will be released in Summer 2018.
4. Reigns: Kings and Queens
Packaging together two of its previous versions, Reigns and Reigns: Her Majesty, this game is inspired by the infamous Tinder swipe-left-or-right protocol. To decide upon what method of ruling you’re going to take and how you intend to shape your Kingdom or Queendom, you swipe either left or right on various cards. Offering brilliant humor and an amusing story, this game also comes with a local co-op mode to play with your friends.
The showcase revealed far more than just the four listed here, ranging from platformers to puzzle games. With this line-up of indies, the Nintendo Switch is looking towards a bright future, offering gamers unique and entertaining games and experiences not found on any other consoles.