Nintendo Of Europe Drops Indie Highlights Broadcast

Monday, August 20th, 2018

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Under cover of morning for Americans, Nintendo of Europe uploaded an afternoon delight-filled Indie Highlights video for the region. Timed for this week’s Gamescon in Germany, the broadcast featured a number of upcoming Nindies, some out today, others coming in 2019 and many in-between. Keep in mind, all the following release dates are relevant to Europe for now.

The black and white film noir adventure Night Call opened the proceedings, with its click-and-point, dialog trees, and subdued art. It launches in early 2019.

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom got a new trailer with a spiffy lyrical theme song. The transformative and puzzle platforming spiritual successor to the Monster Boy series launches on Switch and other platforms on November 6th.

“If you could turn back the hands of time, what would you do?” is the basis of The Gardens Between from The Voxel Agents, an attractive and surreal puzzle adventure that launches next months on September 20th. It can be pre-purchased from the eShop starting today.

Bring out your streets of rage in the procedurally generated brawler Streets of Rogue, which hits Switch with a bevy of enhancements, four-player co-op, and 20 varied character classes to choose from. The dungeon crawler/brawler hybrid launches this winter.

Raw Fury’s Bad North sees you defend small, isometric islands from viking invaders through real-time tactical rouguelike play. It’s out today on Switch as a timed-exclusive.

11 Bit Studios has some updates from their upcoming games for Switch, including the roguish Moonlighter, the gritty, post-war adventure This War is Mine, and hack-and-slash Children of Morta. The former two launch this Autumn, while Children of Morta launches in early 2019.

Rockfish Games’ Everspace features wild outer space dogfights and resource hunting, all from a first person perspective. It comes to Switch as a Stellar Edition in December, with the base game and all added content from earlier releases,

Baba Is You features incredibly minimalist pixel art and improvisational puzzle solving, where you make the rules as you go through over 100 puzzles. It launches this fall.

Slay the Spire asks you to slay in turn-based card game combat, as shown in classic RPG-style battles. If you play in portable mode, the Switch’s touch screen will make accessing your deck more intuitive. It’s one of the many Nindies in the video launching in early 2019.

The volleyball-alike flying discus actioner Windjammers 2 will be a console-exclusive on Switch when it launches in 2019. To pass the time, the original Windjammers from Neo Geo launches on Switch October 23rd, complete with online multiplayer.

The earth-digging sensation Terraria got a brief tease for its Switch release in 2019. It’s been out on just about every platform to this point, including releases on 3DS and Wii U.

Prison Architect is getting a Switch edition that’s out today. Think of it as SimCity for managing the welfare of entire prisons with sandbox and story modes. The Switch version will include the extra ‘All Day and Night’ and ‘Psyche Ward’ map packs for extra challenge, and a free ‘Escape Mode’ will be available later this summer.

Finally, a year after its initial announcement, the team-based PVP shooter Morphie’s Law finally has a release date…today. Later tonight in Europe, specifically, but a North American drop is probable. Switch players can enjoy 60 fps gun play, the option for motion aiming, and plentiful customization.

Every game featured in the Indie Highlights reel will also be playable at Gamescon. While Nintendo of America did not receive such an Indie equivalent, we’ll update the article further if North America sees such a video later today.

Update, 4:25PM ET: While there was no video, Nintendo of America did confirm that Bad North, Prison Architect, and Morphie’s Law are all out today on the North American eShop as well.

About Alex Irish

When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.