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Indie World Aug. 2021 roundup: Nintendo’s greatest Swap bulletins

Nintendo streamed a new Indie World presentation — the corporate’s collection of Nintendo Direct-like, indie game-focused showcases — revealing all-new Swap video games and providing updates on stuff we knew about. It was lots: There are seven new Swap indies dropping at present on the eShop, with loads extra coming later this yr and thru 2022.

Right here’s every little thing Nintendo and its indie companions introduced at Indie World at present.

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is coming to Swap

Developed by Staff Reptile (Deadly League), Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is a graffiti-skating journey within the fashion of Sega’s beloved and classy Jet Set Radio video games. It’s coming to Swap (and different platforms) in 2022.

Loop Hero is coming to Swap

Coming to Nintendo’s console-handheld hybrid this vacation season, Loop Hero is a card-based RPG the place you construct the world for a hero’s journey. Place enemies, buildings, and terrain, earn loot, and combat the time-looping lich that terrorizes you.

Shovel Knight’s new recreation is coming to Swap

Picture: Vine/Yacht Membership Video games

Shovel Knight, the star and visitor star of dozens of video games, will discover a brand new style in Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon, a puzzle-dungeon-crawler from Yacht Membership Video games and Vine. Pocket Dungeon was beforehand introduced, however a Swap model (and amiibo assist) is now confirmed.

Tetris Impact, Toem, and Metallic Slug Techniques are coming to Swap

The surprisingly emotional puzzle recreation Tetris Impact, already launched on PlayStation 4, Home windows PC, and Xbox One, is coming to Nintendo Swap. It’s the Tetris Impact Linked model, which incorporates aggressive and cooperative multiplayer. Nintendo additionally confirmed ports of the cute black-and-white images journey Toem and Metallic Slug-but-this -time-it’s-turn-based Metallic Slug Techniques for Swap.

Chucklefish’s Eastward involves Swap subsequent month

The writer behind Stardew Valley, Danger of Rain, Starbound, and Wargroove has a brand new role-playing recreation coming referred to as Eastward. First introduced at an Indie World in 2019 (!), Eastward will let gamers “journey via a society on the point of collapse and journey into the unknown.” Eastward launches on Nintendo Swap on Sept. 16.

Axiom Verge 2 and 6 different indies are out on Swap now

Axiom Verge 2, the long-awaited sequel-prequel to Thomas Happ’s Metroidvania Axiom Verge (2015), is out at present. After a number of delays, Axiom Verge 2 hits the Nintendo Swap eShop, in addition to the PlayStation Retailer and Epic Video games Retailer.

Additionally newly accessible on Nintendo Swap as of Aug. 11 are Boyfriend Dungeon, Necrobarista: Remaining Pour, Backyard Story, Islanders: Console Version, Slime Rancher: Plortable Version, and Curious Expedition 2.

New Swap launch dates

A bunch of different Nintendo Swap ports bought launch dates, together with Astroneer (January 2022), Hundred Days — Winemaking Simulator (“this winter”), Gang Beasts (“this winter”), LumbearJack (2022), and FAR: Altering Tides (early 2022).

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