/Everything we saw at Nintendo’s World Showcase 2023

Everything we saw at Nintendo’s World Showcase 2023

Nintendo Indie World’s newest unveiling arrived today, April 19, 2023. For 20 minutes, we’re treated to new looks at enchanting, exciting, and must-have titles on Nintendo’s hybrid console. There was a lot of content in today’s event, but don’t worry, we’re here to break down the highlights.

Mineko Night Market

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Mineko Night Market It looks like a fun adventure simulator with wonderfully cute visuals and a mythological backdrop about a magical cat god who disappeared and entered the fairytale state, but maybe you’ll find out the truth while exploring the world and a super fun night. market.

Mineko Night Market is released on September 26, 2023.

My time in Sandrock

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Are you looking for your next farming simulator? My time in Sandrock has you restoring a desert world, inspired by the developer’s visit to the Gobi desert. Here it is proposed to explore and find essential resources. Another entry in the My time series, the presentation promises more expanded gameplay and narrative opportunities, shown with intricate farm management in a desert community.

My time in Sandrock It arrives in the summer of 2023.

plate up

The characters serve pizza to customers.

Screenshot: Yogscast / Kotaku Games

A roguelite management simulator, plate up It has you taking on the role of a cute featureless chef tasked with the never-ending job of keeping a kitchen running, feeding customers, all while planning the future of your culinary business with various opportunities for expansion.

plate up hits the eShop in October 2023.

Quilts and Calico Cats

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The developers of Quilts and Calico Cats showed off his super relaxing board game simulator (and his adorable cat, Darwin) that adapt physical version from the game to the digital realm. You have the opportunity to sew a quilt while petting the cats in single or multiplayer games. There’s cat customization too, including the ability to give it a hat that’s just too adorable.

Quilts and Calico Cats is available this fall 2023.

Necrodancer’s Rift

Get Ready Games / Nintendo

This spin-off of Necrodancer’s Crypt It’s not just a rhythm game, but it also features lane-based combat. And there’s more: each of the characters features their own story-based mini-game with a variety of different rhythmic challenges.

Necrodancer’s Rift arrives in 2023.

animal pit

Shared memory / Nintendo

Yall, this looks like a trip. animal pit is a maze explorer with a bold and elegant visual style. The game promises freedom of exploration, with hidden items and deadly enemies, but also some friends!

animal pit lands on Nintendo Switch in early 2024.

time of crime

For Games Only / Nintendo France

Looking to solve some crimes as a cute humanoid rabbit? time of crime is a map-based crime solving adventure that sends you traveling through time, with your actions influencing events in different time periods. The concept seems a bit mind-boggling, but it seems suitable for any game that sends you traveling through time.

time of crime arrives on June 30, 2023.

Teslagrad 2 and Teslagrad Remastered

Rain Games / Gematsu

With physics-based puzzles and electrifying “Teslamancy” powers to implement in some engaging combat scenarios, degree tesla continues his norse-inspired adventures with a sequel set in beautiful environments. the first game, degree tesla, also gets a remastering treatment that improves the graphics and adds new challenges. will be available with Tesla degree 2 as a package, or separately.

Both Tesla degree 2 and Teslagrad Remastered hits the eShop later today, April 19, 2023.

shadows over disgust

Asymmetric / Nintendo

This stick figure-style, hand-drawn mystery solver is set in the 1920s and is described as a “slapstick RPG”. You’re tasked with helping with the operations of an antique store… but things don’t go as planned. You will have to fight various threats, including sensitive math (I think I do it every day) and other fearsome and mysterious enemies.

shadows over disgust is available digitally today, April 19, 2023. A physical release is expected this fall of 2023.

blasphemous II

The Game Kitchen / Nintendo

Oh hell yeah. BlasphemousThe macabre 2D action platformer is getting a sequel and it’s just like what we loved about the first, with three new weapons and methods to magnificently gut your enemies.

Blasphemous the summer of 2023 arrives.

Oxenfree II: Missed Signals

Studio Night School / Nintendo

oxen freeThe sequel is set five years after the first game. And it contains some exciting and momentous supernatural mysteries set in a beautiful 2D world. The narrative changes based on your actions, so don’t expect unraveling the universe’s paranormal secrets to be without consequence.

Oxenfree II: Missed Signals is released on July 12, 2023.

A little to the left: DLC cabinets and drawers

Secret Mode / Nintendo

If you long to return to a world where your only responsibility is to fix drawers and shelves, then a little to the leftNew downloadable content promises to offer even more of that. The expansion adds 25 puzzles with all-new scenarios.

a little to the leftThe DLC for is released as a paid expansion in June 2023.

Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Puzzler’s Pack DLC

Yacht Club / Nintendo Games

Shovel Knight’s Pocket Dungeon is also getting some new DLC, with two new playable characters and even more puzzle challenges. The expansion offers new hats and relics to further modify the challenge.

Shovel Knight’s Pocket Dungeons Puzzle Pack arrives this spring of 2023 for free.

Cult of the Lamb: Relics of the Old Faith Update

Massive Monster / Nintendo

So you have your little cult and you’re thinking: I need to recruit more members. Well, lucky you, because worship of the lamb is getting a new update that not only gives you brain tasks – I mean invites new people into your little community – but also gives you some new challenges, a permanent and boss race mode, and new buildings to build around his enclosure.

Cult of the Lamb: Relics of the Old Faith arrives free on April 24, 2023.

paper trail

A person lies on a bed in a colorful and swirling environment.

Screenshot: Novelty Games / Kotaku

what we saw of paper trail it was short, but still intriguing. With interlocking watercolor-style environments that can be moved and overlap each other, the themes of mood and color are appealing.

Little kitty, big city

A cat has a piece of bread in its mouth.

Screenshot: Double Dagger Studio / Kotaku

Sometimes you feel like the kid in the big city, or at least that’s the vibe. Little kitty, big city seems to be searching. Not much of this game was shown, but we can trip people up by walking under their feet and stealing their packages, so it’s definitely a win.

Songs of Sennar

A character approaches a mysterious door with hooded figures talking.

Screenshot: Rundisk/Kotaku Games

At first I got older Journey vibes from this quick look at Songs of Sennar, but then we are in a store buying shields and swords? This neat looking game seems to feature several puzzles, with a nice, almost minimalist art style that I look forward to seeing more of.


A character fights against multiple enemies.

Screenshot: Seaven Studio / Kotaku

How about a little shot? Another one of the brief previews of the upcoming independent titles that Nintendo released in the, sprout looks like another twin-suit shooter that we’d like to see more of.

Escape Academy: The Complete Edition

A board shows several options with a possible way to escape from a room.

Screenshot: Games Coinc Crew / Kotaku

We’re all trying to escape from something, I guess. So why not have a little fun with the theme? escape academy launched in 2022 on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles, but the full addition is expected to hit Switch this fall of 2023.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach

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Coming to Switch later today, April 18, 2023, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach promises spookier things in otherwise innocent places. Whether flipping through security camera footage or trying to dodge possessed animatronics, it all seems to present the same atmosphere we all love from this long-running series.

Cyberfunk Bomb Fever

A character does a somersault on a BMX.

Screenshot: Team Reptile / Kotaku

reptile team Jet Set Radio-like is coming to Switch on August 18, 2023. The limited presentation of Cyberfunk Bomb Fever it featured clever tricks on skateboards, BMX, and rollerblading set in a cyberpunk city.

With so many genres and possibilities on display in this presentation, it’s hard to pick the standout favorites. One thing’s for sure, we’re about to get very busy on our Switch with some great indie titles. What caught your attention?