Today’s Biggest Announcements from Nintendo’s Indie World Stream
Axiom Verge 2, Sports Story, and Dauntless' arrival on Switch were some of the biggest reveals during today's Indie World stream from Nintendo.
Nintendo held a brief, twenty-minute Direct-style stream today to highlight indie titles that are set to head to the Switch platform in the future. While this stream didn’t have one major thing to point to like past Indie World stream have had with announcements like Cuphead and Ori and the Blind Forest coming to Switch, it did have a variety of notable reveals that should surely excite many.
Here are the biggest reveals made during today’s Indie World showcase.
Nintendo kicked things off by announcing Sports Story, the sequel to 2017’s Golf Story. Sidebar Games is again the developer of this game and, as the title suggests, it will feature more sports to play other than just golf this time around. Sports Story is set to arrive in Switch in mid-2020.
Streets of Rage 4
DotEmu debuted a new trailer for the anticipated sequel Streets of Rage 4 during today’s Indie World stream, which showed off more classic brawler gameplay from the title. This new video also revealed Adam Hunter as a new playable character. In addition, a release window was also finally announced for the game and it’s not too far off. Streets of Rage 4 is set to land on the Nintendo Switch in the first half of 2020.
Perhaps the most intriguing game that appeared during this stream, Supermash is a new title that combines elements of two different genres to create a wholly unique game. The trailer for Supermash gives one such example of this by combining a platformer with a JRPG and then shows off the result of this meshing. Supermash promises to have countless mash-ups just like this and looks as though it could be endlessly replayable. It’s set to land on Switch in May 2020.
Developer Phoenix Labs has been hard at work on the Switch version of Dauntless for quite some time now, and as of today, it’s finally set to arrive on the platform. Yes, Dauntless will be going live on the Switch eShop later today. It’ll also be cross-play functional with the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of the game as well in addition to being cross-save. That means that if you want to take your progress with you on the go, you can now do so.
Have you ever wanted to kill enemies with a sword and then give your sword a big smooch right afterward? Well, Boyfriend Dungeon finally allows you to live out that dream. The part dungeon crawler part dating sim experience from Kitfox Games is now confirmed to be heading to Nintendo Switch when it arrives in 2020.
What happens when birds get a hold of skateboards? You get #SkateBIRD – a game about skateboarding birds who are just trying their best!
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 10, 2019
Tony Hawk might be dead (the video games, not the person) but fear not, as a delightful little bird is saving us. Skatebird is bringing back the skateboarding genre in a big way and is set to drop on the Switch in late 2020. Check out the new trailer attached above if you want to inject some cuteness into your day.
Taking place in the same world as The Escapists, Team 17 today announced The Survivalists. As the name suggests, this is a survival game where you must craft and build to stay alive on a strange island. The Survivalists will also be available for co-op play with up to 3 friends, too. It’s set to hit Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC in an undetermined window in 2020.
Axiom Verge 2
The “one last thing” moment of today’s Indie World stream resulted in the announcement of Axiom Verge 2. The game’s developer, Thomas Happ, said that this sequel has been in development for 4 years now and it seems to have a variety of new additions this time around. Axiom Verge 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s slated to arrive on Switch in 2020.