Nintendo delivered its latest Indie World Showcase today (Wed 19th April 2023), a 20-minute presentation of games from independent developers coming to Switch soon, with ‘soon’ being ‘today’ in some cases!
Below you’ll find the video of the full Indie World Showcase April 2023 presentation, plus every individual game announcement with a trailer, a date, and a link to our more detailed coverage.
Let’s dive into this kitty-heavy Indie World, shall we?
Nintendo Indie World Showcase April 2023 – The Whole Presentation
First, the presentation itself if you want the whole thing (skip to 30:05):
Every Switch Game Announcement & Update
And now every trailer for every game from the presentation, plus some blurb and a link to our coverage if there is one:
Mineko’s Night Market – 26th September 2023
Play as Mineko, a curious girl who has just arrived at her new home on a struggling Japanese-inspired island at the base of Mount Fugu. The superstitious locals on the island worship the Sun Cat, Nikko. What was always thought to be a long-told myth has the town puzzled, as sightings of Nikko have begun to surface among the residents of the island in recent days.
My Time at Sandrock – Summer 2023
Travel to the desert community of Sandrock and take on the role of a fledgling Builder. Use your trusty toolset to gather resources, construct machines, and turn your run-down workshop into a well-oiled production facility to save the town from the jaws of economic ruin!
PlateUp! – October 2023
Cook and serve your dishes, design, decorate and automate your restaurants, and expand your culinary kingdom with new unlocks, abilities and dishes in procedurally-generated locations. Classic cooking action with permanent roguelite progression. Hire your friends – or do it all yourself!
Quilts and Cats of Calico – Fall 2023
Quilts and Cats of Calico is a wholesome digital adaptation of the award-winning puzzle board game for 1-4 players. Meet the adorable cats and sew the coziest quilts. Compete against other players in multiplayer gameplay, play solo or delve into the story of a tailor battling a large corporation.
Rift of the NecroDancer – 2023
The NecroDancer’s back in a brand new rhythm game spinoff! Help Cadence navigate the modern world while repairing the rifts that have torn her life apart. Do rhythmic battle via rift mode, minigames, and boss battles! All to the beat of a brand new soundtrack from Danny Baranowsky & friends.
A Little To The Left: Cupboards and Drawers DLC – June 2023
Sort, stack, and organize household objects into particular arrangements in A Little to the Left, a tidy puzzle game with a mischievous cat who likes to shake things up! The upcoming DLC cleans out the cabinets and secret compartments of the home with 25 delightful new Cupboards & Drawers themed puzzles to discover and even more charming illustrations and surprising scenarios.
Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Puzzler’s Pack DLC – Spring 2023
The puzzling action expands with the Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Puzzler’s Pack. This free DLC contains 2 new playable characters, unique “Quandary Challenges” to put your puzzle prowess to the test, nifty new relics to collect, robust run modifiers, and expansive new areas to explore! Full version of the game is required to use DLC.
Cult of the Lamb – Relics of the Old Faith Update – 24th April 2023
Expand your flock in this free update to the Cult of the Lamb game. Dozens of new items, relics and enemies are scattered across remixed dungeons, guarded by new versions of the four guardian bishops. Take your spoils back to the cult with new buildings to construct and followers to recruit, plus a new unlockable quest. And after beating the game, keep the faith going with the new Permadeath, Gauntlet and Boss Rush modes.
Animal Well – Winter 2023
Hatch from your flower and spelunk through the beautiful and sometimes haunting world of Animal Well, a pixelated wonder rendered in intricate audio and visual detail. Encounter lively creatures small and large, helpful and ominous as you discover unconventional upgrades and unravel the well’s secrets. This is a truly unique experience that can make you laugh in fear, surprise, or delight.
Crime O’Clock – 30th June 2023
Crime O’Clock is a story-driven investigation and time exploration game based on the well-known hidden objects mechanic. As a time detective, your job is to solve crimes through time that should never have happened! You must use a deductive method to combine the clues collected and search for the missing pieces: each map has multiple time ticks to visit and use to resolve various criminal cases. By resolving cases, the map changes, and new adventures are unlocked, allowing you to unravel a full multi-eras story, as in the best crime tv series.
Teslagrad 2 (and Teslagrad Remastered) – 19th April 2023 (Out Now)
Embark on a dangerous adventure, exploring a gigantic, abandoned tower looming over a fjordside valley, on a quest to get Lumina home and back to her family. Defend yourself against Viking raiders, face gruesome beasts inspired by Nordic mythology, and triumph against epic bosses! As your journey progresses, you’ll discover new skills and equipment needed to uncover the secrets of the land and delve into the dark past of the Teslamancers.
Re-experience an indie classic in Teslagrad Remastered, a 2D puzzle platformer set in a steampunk inspired version of old Europe. Journey deep into the abandoned Tesla Tower, harness the ancient art of Teslamancy to command magnetism and other electromagnetic powers, and navigate the perils within to unravel a long-forgotten conspiracy. With updated visuals, new levels to explore, and updated system mechanics, this is the definitive way to experience Teslagrad again or for the first time!
Shadows Over Loathing – 19th April 2023 (Out Now)
Explore a sprawling open world chock full of danger, quests, puzzles, and stick figures in this single-player comedy adventure/RPG set in the prohibition era of the West of Loathing universe. See how many enemies you can stuff into a phone booth as the athletic Pig Skinner, control the curds and whey of the cosmos as the cunning Cheese Wizard, or march to the beat of your own inscrutable purposes as the hip Jazz Agent.
Blasphemous II – Summer 2023
Blasphemous 2 returns to follow The Penitent One again through a mysterious land filled with nightmare. Keeping faithful to the original game with its skilled hack’n slash combat and tricky platforming elements, but improving upon the abilities and pixel art style.
Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals – 12th July 2023
OXENFREE II: Lost Signals is the mind-bending follow-up to the critically-acclaimed narrative adventure game OXENFREE from Night School Studio. In the small coastal town of Camena, unnaturally occurring electromagnetic waves are suddenly causing interference with electrical and radio equipment. Reluctantly, Riley Poverly returns to her hometown to investigate the mystery, but what she finds is more than she bargained for.
Paper Trail – August 2023
Paper Trail is a top-down puzzle adventure about leaving home, set in a foldable, paper world. You play as Paige, a budding academic, leaving home for the first time to pursue her studies. On the journey, you learn to fold the world, merging two sides to solve puzzles, explore new areas and uncover long-lost secrets.
Little Kitty, Big City – 2024
Will you make your way home or will you explore what the big city has to offer first? I mean, getting home is obviously your main priority. Obviously. Well, it’s one of your priorities. Maybe more of a guideline… It’s definitely on your To-Do list somewhere! But first? Exploration!
Chants of Sennaar – 5th September 2023
Explore and discover an enthralling world in a colorful, poetic setting inspired by the myth of Babel, where men have forgotten their past. Travel the endless steps of a prodigious labyrinth, uncover an ominous truth and unveil the mysteries of this fascinating universe where ancient languages are both the lock and the key.
Brotato – 2023
A spaceship from Potato World crashes onto an alien planet. The sole survivor: Brotato, the only potato capable of handling 6 weapons at the same time. Waiting to be rescued by his mates, Brotato must survive in this hostile environment.
Escape Academy: The Complete Edition – Autumn 2023
Train to become the ultimate Escape Room master. Solve Puzzles. Hack Servers. Meet the Faculty. Brew the perfect cup of tea. Entirely playable in single player or co-op with a friend – local or online!
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach – 19th April 2023 (Out Now)
In Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach, play as Gregory, a young boy who’s been trapped overnight inside of Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizzaplex. With the help of Freddy himself, Gregory must uncover the secrets of the Pizzaplex, learn the truth, and survive until dawn.
Bomb Rush Cyberfunk – 18th August 2023
Start your own cypher and dance, paint, trick, face off with the cops and stake your claim to the extrusions and cavities of a sprawling metropolis in an alternate future.
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