Category Indie

Switch Too Indie Focused, Mega Man 11 Hype, Most Desired Switch Online Features | NPP Ep. 79

Nintendo Switch has one of the healthiest indie game markets in the world, and if that wasn’t clear before September, it’s certainly clear now have two straight weeks with Indie style “directs”. Mega Man 11 is also on the horizon and we learned some important details for the next game featuring the blue bomber. We also dive deep into our most desired features for the Nintendo Switch Online Service that we totally are not going to be getting.


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Crazy Justice, a Battle Royale Game, is Now Fully Running on Switch

Watch out Fortnite and Pubg, a new kid on the block is getting a big jump out on the only platform those two mega hits are currently not released on. While Fotnite and Pubg focuses in on capturing the smart device audience after huge success stories on home consoles and PC, Crazy Justice by Black Riddles Studio is getting a jump on the Nintendo Switch platform.

Featuring 100 player battles, , destructible environments, 20 classes, crafting, upgrades, turrets, and build-able defenses – the game looks to capture some of the recent Battle Royale crowd while offering something fresh to the market. You can pre-order a copy for yourself right here for just $15.

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Damon Baker (from Nintendo) Guests on Kinda Funny Gamecast Detailing How Indie Games Come to Switch

Damon Baker, who heads up Nintendo’s indie efforts, recently guested on an episode of the Kinda Funny Podcast. The full hour is certainly worth your time if your interested in Nintendo’s digital future. Check it out below:

Here’s a breakdown of what we feel were the most interesting parts of this interview:

  • Wii U and 3DS is when they allowed self publishing
  • Switch has a closed dev environment due to demand.
  • Plan to open up the dev environment eventually
  • They manually review every pitch for a dev unit to bring indie games to Switch
  • group decision on how games are ordered in nindie showcases
  • they do read forums and reactions by gamers, youtubers, comments, etc
  •  Nindie name came from a fan on twitter
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Undertale is Coming to Switch in 2018

One of my favorite announcements from the March 8th, 2018 Nintendo Direct was Undertale coming to the Switch.  Undertale is an emotional roller coaster of a RPG with multiple variations to the story.  Will you choose the path of destruction, peace, or somewhere in between?  Even though during the Direct it said that the game will come out “eventually”, Nintendo of Japan has confirmed that Undertale will release this year allowing you to make your choice of play style.

In case you are curious here is the reveal trailer for Undertale.


Source: Nintendo

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Games To Be Released This Week on Switch and 3DS (10/16/17-10/20/17)

The most popular game releasing this week is Fire Emblem Warriors. This is the latest entry into the Warriors series. This is a mix of Fire Emblem with Warriors. If you played Hyrule Warriors and liked it, then you also will probably like this game.  There is also the popular JRPG series, Etrian Odyssey with Etrian Odyssey V:Beyond The Myth. There is also a wide selection  of indie games that are releasing this week.

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond The Myth will be available on 10/17/2017 for Nintendo 3DS for $39.99.

There is a currently a demo available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

Journey beyond the myth and discover what awaits you at the top of the Yggdrasil Tree!

Etrian Odyssey V chronicles the quest of a new adventurer as he or she attempts to reach the crown of the towering Yggdrasil Tree...

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Games To Be Released This Week on Switch (10/9/2017-10/13/2017)

This week, Nintendo is adding more wonderful indies and niche titles to the Nintendo Switch. These games range from platformers, action, adventure, fighting, survival, arcade and puzzles.

88 Heroes-98 Heroes Edition will be available on 10/10/2017 for Nintendo Switch for $29.95

With 88 levels between you and Dr. H8, only 88 seconds to complete each level and the 88-minute Doomsday clock already ticking, lead a unique band of heroes – each with their own special abilities – on a platform-hopping, enemy-smashing, danger-dodging mission to save Earth from complete destruction. And with ten extra heroes and a new mode featuring eight of the toughest challenges yet, 88 Heroes – 98 Heroes Edition for Nintendo Switch has everything you need to defeat evil once and for all!

Tiny Barbarian D...

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Reminder: Overcooked Releases on Switch July 27th

Overcooked is an acclaimed multiplayer game involving cooking was released last year for other consoles and is now arriving on the Nintendo Switch. This game will release July 27 on the eShop and will cost $19.99. The game will come with the DLC packs The Last Morsel and Festive Seasoning. These DLC packs were previously released for other consoles.

Overcooked: Special Edition contains:

  • 44 campaign levels which can be played solo or couch co-op with up to 4 players
  • 9 versus levels to play head to head locally with either 2 or 4 players
  • 22 different chefs to play as. Choose a human, racoon, dinosaur, French bulldog, robot or even a reindeer in your quest for culinary greatness!
  • A range of crazy kitchens to play across with different recipes to master – cook soup, burritos, burgers, fish a...
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Snake Pass is on Sale on Switch, Tease of Future DLC

Snake Pass has been one of the more popular Indie titles released on the Nintendo Switch. This is the description that Sumo Digital has given of the game:

When the tranquillity of Haven Tor is interrupted by a mysterious interloper only the unlikeliest of heroes can save the day! Meet Noodle the Snake and his hyperactive best friend, Doodle the Hummingbird, who together must reunite the missing Keystones with the magical gates that give Haven Tor its mythical power. A unique, physics-based puzzle platform game, Snake Pass challenges players to ‘think like a snake’ as they tackle precarious puzzles as only a snake can. Slither through long grass, coil around bamboo and climb out of trouble in the latest game from award-winning independent studio Sumo Digital!

With 15 mind bending levels...

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Redefining The Definition of Casual, Core, and Hardcore Gamer

Are you a casual, core, or hardcore gamer? What does this even mean? There are so many definitions of these terms floating out there that I felt it was extremely important to define how we define these terms as a reference point for future conversations here at Nintendo Prime. Here’s how we put it:

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Full Nintendo Switch Indie Showcase & Complete Indie Game List for Switch

Earlier today, Nintendo held a Nindie showcase revealing a ton of exclusive titles and timed releases that heavily favor Nintendo Switch from the indie community. Have a nice look at that showcase above. More than that, Nintendo has given us a massive list of all confirmed indie games for Nintendo Switch below:

  • Rogue Trooper Redux
  • The Fall Part 2: Unbound
  • Treasurenauts
  • sU and the Quest for meaning
  • RIME
  • Zombie Vikings
  • Mr. Shifty
  • TowerFall Ascension
  • Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas
  • Thumper
  • Splasher
  • RIVE
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Cave Story
  • NBA Playgrounds
  • 1001 Spikes
  • Redout
  • Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure
  • Graceful Explosion Machine
  • Pocket Rumble
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Little Inferno
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse
  • Runner 3
  • Neuro Voider
  • Kingdom Two Crowns
  • Pankapu
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
  • The Binding of Issac A...
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