03 Mar Indie Games Make Their Debut on Nintendo Switch

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Over 60 indie titles have announced thus far on Nintendo's new console.

On March 3rd, Nintendo Switch made its debut here in the United States.while many people seem to be in love with the hybrid console, some are upset about the severely lacking launch titles. As of now, 1-2 Switch, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Bomberman R, and Just Dance 2017 are the only first and third-party titles available for the Nintendo Switch, with more games coming later this year.

However, to alleviate this issue, Nintendo has partnered with a number of smaller independent developers to allow them to bring their indie titles to the Nintendo Switch. A list of 60 indie games were announced to be coming to the Switch, including the following:

  • Blaster Master Zero from Inti Creates: The same elements that made the original Blaster Master a hit are back, including side-scrolling vehicular combat, top-down adventuring and a huge sci-fi landscape, in addition to a host of new and improved gameplay systems. The game includes a two-player mode and will have numerous character cameos coming soon. Blaster Master Zero launches exclusively on both Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family systems on March 9.
  • Shakedown Hawaii from vBlank: This 16-bit spiritual successor to Retro City Rampage aims to be twice as good with twice the bits. From the boardroom to the streets, Shakedown Hawaii parodies big business and the white collar crimes that go alongside. Build your empire, monopolize the markets and collaterally re-zone the island’s destructible sandbox. It’s scheduled to launch first on Nintendo Switch this April.
  • Overcooked: Special Edition from Team 17 and Ghost Town Games: In Overcooked, players must journey through a variety of cruel and unusual kitchens on their quest to become master chefs capable of conquering an ancient edible evil which plagues the land. Play solo or engage in classic, chaotic couch co-op for up to four players in both co-operative and competitive challenge modes. The special edition features the original game, plus all of the DLC. HD rumble integration means they can feel every chop through a tomato and the slosh of soup in a pot. Overcooked: Special Edition is coming later this year.
  • The Escapists 2 from Team 17 and Mouldy Toof: The sequel to the hugely popular prison escape series supports drop-in/drop-out co-op for up to four players (additional accessories are required for multiplayer modes, and are sold separately). Players can tie together knotted sheets and use them to climb down high windows in new multi-level prisons, and find other new ways to make a break for freedom. The Escapists 2 is coming later this year.

These games will be available to purchase through the Nintendo eShop, in which you must be a member of the Nintendo Network to access the eShop. Keep in mind that the Nintendo Switch only comes with 32GB of internal storage, so you may want to invest in a MicroSD memory card for a large storage capacity to download digital titles.

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