Nintendo Switch: Over 60 Indie Games Are Coming to the Console Including 'Yooka Laylee,' 'the Escapists 2' & More!

1 March 2017, 5:30 pm EST By Coco Dollanganger Mobile & Apps
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There's only a few more days left before the Nintendo Switch makes it first appearance and Nintendo has highlighted a lot of indie games coming to the console. In Nindies Showcase trailer, Nintendo made several exciting game announcements that are already in the works.

According to Nintendo, there are over 60 quality indie games confirmed for the Nintendo Switch for this year and a lot of games are taking advantage of the console's unique features such as flexible control options, multiple play modes (TV mode, tabletop mode, handheld mode), local and online multiplayer as well as innovative JoyCon functionality such as HD rumble. Nintendo of America's Vice President of Publisher and Developer Relations Steve Singer said that they are getting their hands with mainstream and independent developers to ensure that the console's goal for enjoyable games and experiences.

"Our Nindies Showcase gives fans a taste of some of the great content on its way to Nintendo eShop," Singer said. The Nindies Showcase trailer for Nintendo Switch indie games include some of the highlights such as "SteamWorld Dig 2," "Runner 3," "Shakedown Hawaii," "Yooka Laylee," "Blaster Master Zero," "Pocket Rumble," "Flipping Death," "Mr. Shifty," "Wargroove," "Stardew Valley," "Shakedown Hawaii," "Graceful Explosion Machine," "Tumbleseed," "Overcooked: Special Edition," "The Escapists 2," "GoNNER," "Kingdom: Two Crowns," "Dandara" among others.

IGN reports that Nintendo also revealed that "Shovel Knight" and "Fast RMX" are going to be Nintendo Switch's launch games but it won't have a Virtual Console at launch. Meanwhile, a system update (downloads in the background) that will be available on launch day is required to access Nintendo eShop and it is designed to quickly install and doesn't interrupt the gameplay.

For fans who will visit Nintendo eShop for the first time on Nintendo Switch, they would be able t purchase the digital games on Nintendo.com and these can be downloaded automatically to the Switch no matter where they are for as long as there is an internet connection.

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