from nintendo independent world showcase aired last night, showcasing over a dozen interesting indie titles coming to Nintendo Switch during 2023. The name is in the name when it comes to what was shown; independent titles.
So if you’re looking for a bit of hope that Hollow Knight: Silksong is happening this summer, sadly I have to tell you, no, it didn’t show up at the showcase. That being said, many other games shown can help you until finally, one day, we get an update on Silksong.
You can check out the Indie World Showcase on Nintendo’s website, but for those who’d rather read a summary, I’ve got you covered.
My time in Sandrock
An adventure RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world (the same world as My Time At Portia), My Time At Sandrock is finally being ported to the Nintendo Switch. You take on the role of a farmer and general repairman within a charming community, and you can dive into Switch during the summer of this year.
Quilts and Calico Cats
You can’t go too wrong with a game about cats and cozy blankets. Quilts and Cats of Calico is an adaptation of the Calico board game, which tasks you with putting together your own quilt. You can also hang out with adorable cats and you can play this game in single or multiplayer when it launches on Switch this fall.
The showcase gave us a closer look and a more concrete release period for Blasphemous 2. The game is coming to Switch sometime in the summer of 2023, thrusting us back into the never-ending cycle of life, death, and resurrection. It features a gorgeous pixel art style and plenty of terrifying enemies.
Cult of the Lamb DLC
Amidst all the game announcements, Indie World Showcase also took a moment to announce that one of the best indie games of 2022, Cult of the Lamb, is getting some brilliant DLC. The Relics of the Old Faith DLC arrives on April 24 with a new post-game story, deeper combat, revamped enemies, and more.
RELICS OF THE OLD FAITH – APRIL 24
A huge FREE major content update for Cult of the Lamb is almost here!
📖 New post-game story
🔪 Deeper combat
🐛 Revamped bosses and enemies
💀 More replayability
📸 Photo mode
💓 Many requested features
🧵 Check out how much we’ve added below! pic.twitter.com/VAgW7Ylyse
— Cult of the Lamb 🐑👑 (@cultofthelamb) April 19, 2023
Mineko Night Market
The Mineko Night Market seems to be very capricious. A narrative-driven social adventure celebrating Japanese culture, this is another indie title with a lot of cats. What more can you need? Playing as Mineko, you embark on an adventure to unravel a moving tale of friendship, lore, and intrigue. The game will come to Switch during 2023.
Rift of the NecroDancer
Rift of the NecroDancer is a rhythm game spin-off of Crypt of the NecroDancer, headed to Switch during 2023. The trailer shows off some sick riffing, but also some yoga and burgers. I’m interested to see how this one turns out!
Cyberfunk Bomb Fever
Coming to Switch in summer 2023, Bomb Rush Cyberfunk will bring you all kinds of fun in New Amsterdam. You can dance, paint graffiti, perform various tricks and even fight with the police if you feel like it.
shadows over disgust
Shadows Over Loathing seems like a silly game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The black and white RPG is made up of stick figure characters and silly doodles, and is a sequel to West of Loathing. You’ll be solving the mystery of your missing uncle in this one, but it seems like there’s a lot more to it than that. You can now download it on Nintendo Switch!
time of crime
Coming to Switch on June 30, Crime O’ Clock will let you prevent and solve crimes in a unique context. A black and white mystery game, you have 40 cases to solve; What’s better, your decisions in one case may have a knock-on effect in another. Good luck, time detective!
Little kitty, big city
Yes, there is another cat game on this list. Little Kitty, Big City is what it sounds like; You are a little cat trying to get home, while you explore what this great city has to offer. Allow yourself to be distracted like a curious kitten while trying to get back home.
Oxenfree II: Missed Signals
You can now pre-order Oxenfree II: Lost Signals on Switch for a discounted price, and it will launch on July 12. Oxenfree II takes place five years after the original game, with Riley returning to his hometown to investigate some strange goings-on. As always, she’s bound for more than she bargained for with this trip home.
Escape Academy: Complete Edition
Escape Academy is how to get your escape room fix on the Nintendo Switch. You will be required to solve puzzles, master lockouts, hack servers and meet the people around you. The Complete Edition of the game also includes the Anti-Escape Island DLC, where you try to escape from an island that really doesn’t want you to leave. Escape Academy: Complete Edition launches in Fall 2023 for Nintendo Switch.
Other games to look forward to
Yes, that’s right, there are even more games coming to Nintendo Switch this year. Here are the other titles you can expect to see on the console.
- paper trail – From August 2023
- Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach – Available now
- Tesla degree 2 and Teslagrad Remastered – Available now
- sprout – Coming soon 2023
- Songs of Sennaar – Coming soon 2023
- animal pit – Coming soon winter 2023
- PlateUp! – From October 2023
- A little to the left: DLC cabinets and drawers – From June 2023
- Shovel Knight Pocket Edition: Puzzler’s Pack DLC – Next spring 2023
What games are you most excited to see? For me, it has to be the Mineko Night Market! Let us know what you think of the Nintendo Indie World Showcase below.