Nintendo Announces Indie World Showcase
Nintendo welcomes the holidays with a new Indie World Showcase.
Nintendo was surprisingly absent from this year’s Game Awards with few announcements or updates other than a handful of Switch ports and Sephiroth joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They did, however, have a quick ad slot celebrating the many indie games that are on their platform. Today, it was announced that we’re due for another Indie World Showcase before the end of the year.
A tweet from the official Nintendo of America Twitter account says that we can expect a new Indie World Showcase on Tuesday, December 15 at 9 a.m. PT. The tweet goes on to say that the showcase will last roughly 15 minutes and will feature new independent games headed to the Switch from Nintendo’s global partners.
Ring in the holidays with a new #IndieWorld Showcase on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 9 a.m. PT!
Tune in for roughly 15 minutes of updates and new announcements on indie games coming to #NintendoSwitch from our global partners.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 14, 2020
This will be the third Indie Showcase of the year, the other two happened in March and August. While this might not be the Nintendo Direct that many fans are craving, Indie Showcases from earlier in the year have previewed excellent, game of the year nominated titles such as Hades, Spiritfarer, and I Am Dead.
Nintendo recently won some awards at the 2020 Game Awards. In addition to being nominated for Most Anticipated Game with the highly anticipated Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel, Animal Crossing: New Horizons won Best Family Game and was nominated for Best Multiplayer Game and Game of the Year. For a full breakdown of what games won which awards, make sure to check out our writeup of the event right here.
You can watch the official Indie World Showcase right here:
For more on Nintendo’s Indie World Showcases, make sure to check out our tag to keep up to date with all the most recent indie game news. If you’re excited for Sephiroth to be in Smash, you can also look at this great fan art of what Kirby might look like after absorbing Sephiroth’s powers.