/Everything we saw in the last Nintendo Switch World Showcase

Everything we saw in the last Nintendo Switch World Showcase

Nintendo Indie World’s latest showcase presentation arrived today, April 19. For a full 20 minutes, we got to enjoy new looks at the enchanting, exciting, and hopefully must-have upcoming games for Nintendo’s hybrid console. As you’ll see, Nintendo included a lot of games in today’s event. Keep scrolling for the details, or if you’d like to see the storefront for yourself, you can do it here.

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Mineko Night Market

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Mineko Night Market It looks like a fun adventure with wonderfully cute visuals and a mythological backdrop about a magical cat god who has since disappeared and entered fairy tale status. Perhaps you will unravel the truth while exploring the 2D world and a fantastic 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-chill board game simulator (and adorable cat, Darwin), which 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 them a hat that’s just too adorable.

Quilts and Calico Cats will be available this fall.

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. Each of the characters features their own story-based minigame 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 where you play with the space-time continuum.

time of crime arrives on June 30, 2023.

Tesla degree 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.

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. A physical release is expected this fall.

blasphemous 2

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 new methods to magnificently eviscerate your enemies.

blasphemous 2 coming this summer.

Oxenfree II: Missed Signals

Studio Night School / Nintendo

oxen freeThe sequel is set five years after the first game, and seems to contain some exciting and momentous supernatural mysteries set in its 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: cabinets and drawers downloadable content

Secret Mode / Nintendo

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

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

Shovel Knight’s Pocket Dungeon puzzle pack downloadable content

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 will be available for free this spring.

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 – that is, invites new people into your little community – but also gives you some new challenges, permanent and boss race modes, and new buildings to build around your enclosure.

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

paper trail

Novelty Games / Nintendo

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.

Apparently the Switch version is due in August.

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 by walking under their feet and steal 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? Seen in a quick sequence of upcoming indie titles that Nintendo released near the end, 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 “complete” edition is expected to hit Switch this fall.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach

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Coming to Switch later today, April 18, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach promises spookier things in otherwise innocent places. Whether flipping through security camera footage for anomalies or trying to dodge possessed animatronics, you can expect more of the same spooky atmosphere this long-running series is known for..

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. Today limited display of Cyberfunk Bomb Fever Featured Tricks on Skateboards, BMX Bikesand skates set in a cyberpunk city.

With so many flavors of games on display in this presentation, it’s hard to pick the standout favorites. One thing is for sure, we are all about to get very busy on our switches with some great indie titles. What caught your attention?