With Gamescom 2018 only a day away it seems that no one can really wait to reveal their new goodies in tech and gaming to the public. We’ve already seen Nvidia reveal a new graphics card that will figuratively and quite literally (depending on which underground market you go to) cost you an arm and a leg. CD Projekt Red is teasing news on Cyberpunk 2077, and Dontnod Entertainment just announced a release date for Life is Strange 2 episode 1. So it’s honestly hard to imagine what kind of other amazing news is headed our way, one could say that the anticipation could be cut with a knife (or however that saying goes). But don’t worry I’m here to save all you Indie fans out there from the deathly unknown, with a quick Nindies update.

Early yesterday Nintendo shadow dropped a lengthy twenty-two minute Indie Highlights video. Featuring not only several unannounced release dates and windows, but also a few Indies releasing on the Nintendo Switch today. I know that not everyone wants to or even has the time to watch a twenty-two minute video, so instead I figured I’d summarize the video for you. But of course if you’re a hardcore Nintendo fan or just a crazy person you can watch the full video down below.   

Hard Release Dates

  • The Gardens between, September 20, 2018
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, November 6, 2018
  • WindJammers, October 23, 2018

Release Windows

  • Baba is you, Autumn 2018
  • Children of Morta, Early 2019
  • Everspace, December 2018
  • Moonlighter, Autumn 2018
  • Night Call, Early 2019
  • Slay the Spire, Early 2019
  • Streets of Rogue, Winter 2018
  • Terraria, 2019
  • This War of Mine, November 2018
  • Windjammers 2, 2019

New Release

  • Bad North
  • Morphies Law
  • Prison Architect

Writer’s Opinion:

I’ve been looking forward to so many of these Indies and I can’t believe my wait finally has an end in sight. But of course there’s a sour side to finding out that Children of Morta won’t be releasing until 2019, especially because early 2019 is already packed with so many high profile game releases. I’m always afraid that people will miss out or overlook an amazing Indie game because of a highly anticipated AAA title. But I guess I can now rest easy knowing that I can mark my calendar with some more game releases and further bloat my backlog (he says while crying on the inside). I would say the best news from this Indie Highlights video is the release date for Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom on the Nintendo Switch. I can’t put into words how much I loved the remake of Wonder Boy: the Dragon’s Trap that released in 2017 and Monster Boy seems to be a worthwhile spiritual successor to it’s mantle.

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Vaughn Hyde
I'm a Fanboy, an aspiring Writer of all things and a Crush orange soda enthusiast. You can follow me @HydeLegion on twitter to hear all about Indie Games and my weird fan theories. Icon created by @iHannavi

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