7 new indie games coming to Switch today

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7 new indie games coming to Switch today

The Nintendo Switch’s indie catalog continues to grow in power.

At its Indie World showcase presentation on Wednesday, Nintendo announced fan favorites like Loop Hero and Tetris Effect will be making their way to the portable console in the future. However, you won’t have to wait for everything.

Chucklefish’s Eastward comes to Switch this September

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Chucklefish’s Eastward comes to Switch this September

Eastward, a charming adventure title from Shanghai developer Pixpil, will come to Nintendo Switch this September. The release was announced at Wednesday’s Nintendo Indie World showcase. Eastward was originally announced in 2018 and is planned for Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac.

The game takes place in a fantasy world where society is on the brink of collapse and the population is declining. The player assumes the role of protagonists John and Sam, and uses their unique abilities to explore cozy towns, mysterious lairs, and toxic wastes. The world is plagued by a toxic miasma, and humanity has fled underground. John and Sam — a miner and a mysterious young girl with a frying pan and kinetic powers, respectively — decide to see what has happened to the world outside of the underground sanctuaries and set out on a road trip across the rails.

Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon drops this winter for Nintendo Switch

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Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon drops this winter for Nintendo Switch

Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon, a falling-block puzzle adaptation of Yacht Club Games’ platformer series, launches sometime this winter on Nintendo Switch.

Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon got a breakout trailer during Wednesday’s Indie World livestream presentation from Nintendo. It’s the sixth sequel or spinoff in the franchise, which dates back to 2014. Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon, billed as a “roguelite puzzle game hybrid,” was announced in February 2020.

Metal Slug Tactics is bringing turn-based action to Nintendo Switch

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Metal Slug Tactics is bringing turn-based action to Nintendo Switch

Metal Slug Tactics is coming to Nintendo Switch. Nintendo announced that the latest game in the Metal Slug franchise is on its way to the platform during its August Nintendo Indie World event.

Metal Slug is known for its run-and-gun shooting, but the latest entry switches things up a bit with turn-based tactical gameplay. Metal Slug Tactics is all about approaching fights strategically and placing your troops in the correct positions for special bonuses. The game also adds roguelike elements to help keep each run fresh.

Axiom Verge 2 launches on Switch, PC, and PS4 today

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Axiom Verge 2 launches on Switch, PC, and PS4 today

And just like that, Axiom Verge 2 arrives today for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

Tom Happ’s long-anticipated sequel to his acclaimed 2015 Metroidvania will be available Wednesday in the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation Store, and Epic Games Store. Axiom Verge 2 was shown during Wednesday’s Indie World showcase with a new trailer (above).

Loop Hero is headed to Nintendo Switch

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Loop Hero is headed to Nintendo Switch

Developer Four Quarters’ Loop Hero will come to the Nintendo Switch this winter, the studio announced during Nintendo’s Indie World showcase on Wednesday. The game was originally released on Windows PC and Mac on March 4. Four Quarters did not announce an exact release date for Loop Hero on Nintendo Switch.

Published by Devolver Digital, Loop Hero has, you guessed it, and endless time loop. The card-based role-playing game puts a spin on classic RPG mechanics — the player uses a deck of cards to build out the looping dungeons, placing enemies and changing terrain. Completing loops means opening up new options for cards, classes, and bosses. For once, the player isn’t hero, but they’re still essential to them.

Jet Set Radio-inspired Bomb Rush Cyberfunk coming to Switch

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Jet Set Radio-inspired Bomb Rush Cyberfunk coming to Switch

Developer Team Reptile is bringing Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, the graffiti-skating adventure heavily inspired by Sega’s Jet Set Radio games, to Nintendo Switch. The studio announced Wednesday during Nintendo’s Indie World stream that Bomb Rush Cyberfunk will be a timed console exclusive for Switch when it launches in 2022.

In Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, players will grind rails, paint, and avoid the law in an effort to become an All City King. Players will recruit a crew of playable characters along the way, pulling off tricks to the beat of funky music. The game’s soundtrack will feature new tunes from Hideki Naganuma, known for his work on Sega’s Jet Set Radio, Sega Rally, and Yakuza franchises.

League of Legends’ new season will update dragons and add out-of-game challenges

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League of Legends’ new season will update dragons and add out-of-game challenges

Riot Games has revealed some of the changes fans can expect in next year’s League of Legends season. Riot released its preview post on Wednesday, which detailed changes to items and Elemental Rifts, and the new addition of out-of-game challenges for players to unlock.

The first new change that Riot previewed in its post relates to the dragons of Summoner’s Rift. The elemental dragons are sticking around, but their terrain changes are getting even more drastic. After the second dragon dies, and the map shifts to the element of the third dragon, the environments will change in even more varied and extreme ways than they do now.

Diablo 2: Resurrected beta starts this weekend

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Diablo 2: Resurrected beta starts this weekend

Diablo 2: Resurrected’s multiplayer beta begins this weekend, Blizzard announced on Tuesday. Players who pre-ordered the remaster of the 2000 dungeon crawler will get in on an early access weekend starting Friday afternoon, with the public open beta following the next weekend.

The early access period starts Friday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT, and is available to those with a pre-order for Diablo 2: Resurrected or the Diablo Prime Evil Collection (a special edition with some extra in-game stuff for $20 more).