Here is everything that appeared during Nintendo’s last Indie World showcase • Eurogamer.net
If you’re a fan of Switch and indie games (which you are, I guess, unless you got lost browsing the site) but found yourself otherwise indisposed during the last Indie World showcase of Nintendo, you missed a usually crowded event. This time around, we took a look at the gorgeous retro-inspired RPG Sea of Stars from the developer of The Messenger, a first look at WayForward’s beat-’em-up sequel River City Girls 2, adventure of the tearful fox in Endling: Extinction is Forever, a rendezvous outing to the awesome OlliOlli World of skateboarding, and much more. Those who want a practical catch-up will find everything listed below.
Sea of stars
Right off the bat, there was a lot of excitement with The Messenger developer Sabotage Studio’s first look at Sea of Stars, which was announced in March of last year. It’s a striking retro-inspired RPG, with modernized elements, telling the story of two Solstice Children – able to combine the powers of the sun and the moon in the magic of the eclipse – as they fight the monstrous creations of the evil alchemist The Fleshmancer.
It already looks lovely – and it should sound just as lavish, considering it features music from Chrono Trigger composer Yasunori Mitsuda – but there’s still a bit of a wait as it shouldn’t be cast. on Switch before winter 2022.
Aliisha – Forgetting the Twin Goddesses
Next, developer Underscore’s Aliisha – Forgetting the Twin Goddesses, a heavily local co-op puzzle game in which two sisters attempt to navigate a deserted temple. While Aliisha’s challenges can be completed solo, two players can each take on a sister, each using a noticeably different control scheme – one deploying motion controls or JoyCon and the other using the screen. tactile. This one arrives in the spring of next year.
Fans of classic point-and-click adventure have something new to watch out for in the form of Loco Motive, a comedic murder mystery set aboard the Royce Express. Players take control of three separate characters – lawyer Arthur Ackerman, aspiring detective Herman Merman, and secret agent Diana Osterhagen – who are all, rather troublesome, also the suspects, which means they’ll have to make some detectives not so serious for to clear their name. Expect puzzles, japes, and a fully voiced script when Loco Motive arrives in the summer of 2022.
Afterlove EP is the latest game from Mohammad Fahmi, the creator of the famous Coffee Talk, and is described as a story of music, loss and lyricism. Set in today’s Jakarta, it tells the story of a young musician, Rama, who comes to terms with the death of his girlfriend. Developer Pikselnesia calls Afterlove EP a “unique blend of dating sim, rhythm game, and storytelling adventure,” and players will be able to experience its delicate charms when it launches next summer.
Dungeon Munchies is certainly odd, serving up a slice of 2D side-scrolling action platformer that presents players as a freshly deceased adventurer who awakens in a vast underground facility, strangely undead. There’s combat, exploration, and a special culinary twist, courtesy of your companion, Necro-Chef Simmer. The bottom line is that players can hunt down any monsters they encounter, then cook and eat them, gaining new abilities. Dungeon Munchies is available today on the Switch eShop.
Figure 2: Creed Valley
Figment 2: Creed Valley is, believe it or not, the sequel to the much-loved Figment from 2017. Like its ancestor, Figment 2 has a distinct musical side, bursting into song with each boss fight captivating the eyes (and possibly ears) as players explore a world ravaged by nightmares within a human mind. There’s a confusing exploration – situated between two switchable world states, Open-Minded and Closed-Minded – plus a two-player local co-op mode. Figment 2: Creed Valley will launch next February and a free demo is available on eShop from today.
Let’s play! Oink games
Board game fans may already be familiar with the acclaimed series of tabletop creations from Japanese publisher Oink Games, and its new Let’s Play offering of four of its best-known – Deep Sea Adventure, Startups, A Fake Artists Goes to New York, and Moon Adventure – with more to add in the future. Both online and local multiplayer are supported and it’s available today on Switch as an exclusive timed console for £ 17.99.
Endling: extinction is forever
Endling: Extinction is Forever, from developer Herobeat Studios, looks a little teary-eyed, making players the last mother vixen in a world ravaged by mankind. The objective is to traverse the desolate landscape in search of safety with your three young cubs in tow, with players having to hunt animals on their journey, and to teach the cubs new skills to make them less vulnerable. to predators – with decisions made along the way, influencing which cubs get to the end. Expect this one to arrive in the spring of 2022.
OlliOlli World – the ambitious new entry in developer Roll7’s famous skateboarding series – was re-released during Nintendo’s latest Indie World showcase – with a new gameplay trailer highlighting its platform. – an action-infused skateboarding form, this time set in the decidedly bizarre world of Radlandia, a realm forged by the skateboarding gods. It continues to look wonderful, but the most important news is that OlliOlli World now has a release date and will arrive on Switch on February 8 of next year.
river town girls 2
River City Girls 2, the retro-style sequel from developer WayForward, announced in June, also resurfaced during Nintendo’s showcase, offering a first trailer focused on the four additional playable characters joining Kyoko and Misako on this new adventure. . New moves, enemies, areas, items, and branching paths are promised, and there’s also cooperative play – local and online – for two players. River City Girls 2 is set to arrive next summer.
And with all of that out of the way, Nintendo took a moment to slip into the now-traditional cut, showcasing a number of other titles coming to Switch over the next year. There is the wonderful prehistoric park management simulation from Washbear Studio Parkasaurus and cooperative survival in Don’t starve together, both coming in the spring, plus an adorable adventure Chicory: a colorful tale, available today on Switch.
baby storm Coming January 21, Surreal Action-Adventure RPG Dirt is scheduled for next summer, and Gerda: a flame in winter – a story-driven adventure set during WWII – arrives in 2022. A gripping stealth puzzle adventure Timelie is now available (and a demo is also available), and Behind the frame: the most beautiful landscapes – a “living and interactive fiction about an aspiring artist about to complete the last piece of her gallery submission” – is released in the spring.
And finally, there’s the famous Omori, a weird and baffling turn-based RPG that Eurogamer has previously described as “part childhood fantasy and part waking nightmare.” It’s a game that tackles difficult topics – depression, anxiety, and suicide – but received a lot of praise when it was first released last year. It’s coming to Switch in the spring of 2022.