All The News From Nintendo’s Latest Indie Highlights

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

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Nintendo’s first major of announcement-filled video of 2019, an Indie Highlights, dropped today as expected for the European market. It included some key release dates, new announcements, and a few new surprise launches.

The long-awaited strategy game Wargroove finally has a release date, February 1st on Switch and Xbox One, with a PS4 edition coming slightly after. On Switch, it’s available to pre-load now.

Double Kick Heroes, the highly metal rhythm action game that pits a group of rockers against the undead, launches first on Switch this summer.

Humble Bundle is bringing Forager to Switch this year, featuring foraging and farming under a fanciful 8-bit art style.

Something is lurking in the shadows in Inmost, an adventure set in a pixelated, Gothic world not dissimilar to last year’s Hallow Knight. It also is undated at the moment, but releases in 2019.

Cross Code is a sci-fi action RPG that will feature exclusive Switch content when it launches in 2019. It looks much like action RPG classics such as Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana.

Besides a release date for Wargroove, the other major announcement in the Indie Highlights video was the reveal of SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech, the next release from studio Image & Form Games. The fourth proper SteamWorld game takes a turn into card-based RPG combat and a medieval theme, launching first on Switch this year.

Finally, Nintendo Switch owners can see what happens When Ski Lifts Go Wrong, a bridge-constructing puzzle sandbox mayhem that includes touch and Joy-Con controls coming over from mobile launching today.

Also out today are the meme-eriffic Goat Simulator: The GOATY, and the unruly co-op and competitive platformer Unruly, featuring an art style that fans of Ubisoft’s UbiArt Framework engine might recognize. While it bears a strong resemblance to Rayman Legends, each character has their own special abilities, a’la the Trine series.


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.