Nintendo announces over 60 indie games for the Switch

Nintendo Switch on table

With the Switch just three days away from its official launch, Nintendo has announced a large list of indie titles set to hit the console over the course of 2017.

With third-party support still a significant question surrounding the system, Nintendo seems intent on quelling those fears with a wash of indie games.

Nintendo Switch indie lineup

Many of the announced titles are ports from other consoles, but releasing its 2017 indie plans is a step in the correct direction towards turning the console into the industry’s go-to indie device.

Indie highlights set to hit the console in 2017 include games like the Harvest Moon inspired Stardew Valley and Yooka-Laylee, a game created by members of the original development team behind the iconic Banjo Kazooie series.

Nintendo has created a dedicated internal independent developer management team with the goal improving relationships with indie developers and publishers, an initiative the Japanese gaming giant actually started with the Wii U. News stemming from this year’s GDC indicates that Nintendo has smoothed out the publishing process for Switch titles considerably. Switch development kits are also reportedly cheaper than previous dev kits for Nintendo consoles.

Find the full list of indie games set to hit the console below:

  • 1001 Spikes
  • Away: Journey to the Unexpected
  • Battle Chef Brigade
  • Blaster MasterZero
  • Cave Story
  • Celeste
  • Dandara
  • Duck Game
  • Fast RMX
  • Flipping Death
  • Gonner
  • Graceful Explosion Machine
  • Has-Been Heroes
  • Hollow Knight
  • Hover
  • Human Resource Machine
  • Ittle Dew 2
  • Kingdom: Two Crowns
  • Little Inferno
  • Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom
  • Mr. Shifty
  • Mutant Mudds
  • NBA Playgrounds
  • NeuroVoider
  • Oceanhorn: Monster of the Uncharted Seas
  • Overcooked: Special Edition
  • Pankapu
  • Perception
  • Portal Knights
  • Redout
  • Rime
  • Rive
  • Rocket Rumble
  • Rogue Trooper Redux
  • Runner3
  • Shakedown Hawaii
  • Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
  • Snake Pass
  • Space Dave!
  • Splasher
  • Stardew Valley
  • State of Mind
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • sU and the Quest for Meaning
  • Terraria
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †
  • The Escapists 2
  • The Fall Part 2: Unbound
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 3
  • The Next Penelope
  • Thumper
  • Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove
  • Towerfall Ascension
  • Treasurenauts
  • Tumbleseed
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse
  • Unbox: Newbies Adventure
  • WarGroove
  • WonderBoy: The Dragon’s Trap
  • YookaLaylee
  • Zombie Viking