Nintendo Announces 18 New Games Coming to Switch – Including a Highly Rated Surprise


Nintendo has recently unveiled an exciting showcase featuring 18 new games that will be coming to the popular Switch console. The announcement, made during the November showcase, included several surprises that have left fans buzzing with anticipation.

Exciting Lineup

The Nintendo Indie World Showcase showcased a diverse range of games set to launch on the Switch. Four of these games were released on the same day they were announced, giving players an immediate opportunity to dive into the action.

Among the impressive lineup are some standout titles, including the highly rated Braid, which boasts a score of 93, as well as the well-received Outer Wilds, with a rating of 85.

What to Expect

Here's a quick overview of all the games announced at the Nintendo Indie World Showcase, along with their release dates:

Out Now

  • Howl – A turn-based tactical melee game.
  • Backpack Hero – An inventory management-style, dungeon-crawling roguelike.
  • Enjoy the Diner – A point-and-click adventure game.
  • Passpartout 2: The Lost Artist – A game where you draw and sell your art.

Coming in 2023

The following games are set to be released in 2023:

  • A Highland Song – A narrative platformer set in the Scottish highlands, launching on December 5.
  • Outer Wilds: Archaeology Edition – An exploration-based RPG arriving on December 7.

Early to Mid-2024 Releases

These games are slated for an early to mid-2024 release:

  • Heavenly Bodies – A wacky space explorer taking flight in February 2024.
  • Braid: Anniversary Edition – An upgraded version of the popular puzzle platformer coming on April 30.
  • The Star Named EOS – A narrative adventure puzzle game launching in early 2024.
  • Blade Chimera – A Castlevania-style side-scroller set to debut in early 2024.
  • Moonstone Island – A unique blend of roguelike deck-building and life sim genres, coming in early 2024.
  • Planet of Lana – An atmospheric platformer arriving in early 2024.
  • The Gecko Gods – A charming adventure featuring gecko protagonists, launching in early 2024.
  • Core Keeper – A multiplayer survival game scheduled for a mid-2024 release.

Other 2024 Releases

These games are set to be released in 2024:

  • Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution – An eagerly anticipated game in the Shantae series.
  • On Your Tail – An animal-based detective game.
  • Death Trick: Double Blind – An investigative visual novel with a free demo available now.
  • Urban Myth Dissolution Center – A gripping murder mystery adventure.

If you're curious about how Nintendo has fared this year, be sure to check out The Game Awards 2023 round-up for more details. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from Nintendo and the world of gaming!

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.

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