Nintendo has released a new video, full of “turn-based, role-playing
The first game on the list is Wargroove, a new indie turn-based strategy game by Chucklefish. In Wargroove, up to four players wage war on lovely pixelated battlefields in online or local multiplayer. Each player chooses a commander that comes with its own army and a special “groove attack” that can sway the results of any battle.
There’s also a full single-player campaign, and a map editor that lets you create your own adventures, complete with cutscenes and scenarios.
Wargroove is coming to Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One on February 1.
Double Kick Heroes merges “face-melting heavy metal” with a zombie shooter – both things I love. It has been in Early Access on PC for a while now, and in our Early Access preview, Meitav said that “Double Kick Heroes looks like a fun and witty game, aimed primarily at metal fans.”
Now, the kickass rhythm game is getting ready to rock the Switch very soon. You can even use the Joy-C
When Ski Lifts Go Wrong is a physics-based construction puzzle game designed for peak mayhem, by Hugecalf Studios. You build crazy ski lifts, ramps, and bridges, and watch adorable little figures trying to complete your track in one piece. Naturally, things get to go horribly, and hilariously wrong.
The game supports both Joy-Con or
Forager is a 2D open world game by HopFrog that looks like a zany version of Stardew Valley with a touch of The Legend of Zelda and maybe The Bind of Isaac (although that just might be the look of the character). You explore the world, fight monsters, collect resources, and go back to your base/farm to develop it as you see fit.
This game does seem to put a lot more emphasis on combat, dungeons, and talking turnips. The base you can build also appears to be rather big, even by farming and crafting games’ standard.
You all know the madness that is Goat Simulator, and the GOATY edition (Greatest Of All Time… Yodel? I don’t know) is all that insanity combined. It’s all about creating as much chaos and destruction as a goat; or a giraffe, ostrich, camel, and t-rex. I think I even saw a walking microwave.
This edition contains all the DLC released so far, including Goat Simulator, Goat MMO Simulator, Goat Simulator: GoatZ, Goat Simulator: Payday and Goat Simulator: Waste of Space.
The smooth pixel art is beautiful, and enough to capture the attention of every fan of the style. The developers claim that “each pixel is placed with love” and it shows. The bleak atmosphere and the graphics are right up my alley, so this is one of my favorite indie games on this list.
If you’re looking for a co-op indie game, Unruly Heroes should answer that need. It’s a re-telling on the famous Journey to the West novel, four players take the role of Sanzang, Wukong, Kihong, and Sandmonk and try to reassemble the pieces of the sacred scroll. In their way is an army of strange creatures, intimidating bosses and lots of pits with spikes.
While you can play the game solo, my time with the game so far taught me that playing it in local co-op is much more fun; it is gorgeous though.
CrossCode is inspired by classic RPGs like Chrono Trigger but with real-time, fast-paced combat. The devs over at Radical Fish Game promise anywhere between 30 to 80 hours of adventure across 7 unique areas with 7 massive dungeons. There are also over a 100 quests to complete, so I’m sure you’ll find plenty to do in this beautifully retro game.
After watching the trailer, I have to admit I’m hooked on the game’s soundtrack. The idea of a “gripping sci-fi story” also sounds intriguing, so if you’re into the whole retro RPG scene, this one should make your wishlist.
CrossCode is coming soon to Nintendo Switch, but it’s already available on PC. There’s even a demo out on Steam if you want to try before you buy. However, the new Switch version will have exclusive content.
Finally, we have SteamWorld Quest, probably the biggest reveal of this Nintendo Highlights video. As the name suggested, it’s a role-playing card game in the steamy word of SteamWorld.
It features turn-based combat the revolves around collecting cards and using them to unleash various attacks. According to the game’s official description, there are “billions of potential decks to build, tongue-in-cheek humor, a storybook-inspired art style
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That is it for the latest Nintendo Nindies presentation. There sure are quite a few interesting indie games heading to the console soon, with plenty already available. The Switch continues to prove it’s a great home of indies, and for the game’s who love them.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.