Nintendo Switch Indie World Showcase November 2022: All Announced - IGN

Nintendo Switch Indie World Showcase November 2022: All Announced – IGN

Nintendo shared another look at the future of indie games on Nintendo Switch thanks to today’s Indie World Showcase. In this approximately 25-minute presentation, Nintendo shared updates on previously released titles, some exciting ports, and brand new surprises.

From Sports Story – the sequel to Golf Story first announced in 2019 – finally getting a month out, to indie darling Inscryption making its way to Nintendo Switch, here’s everything that happened during the Indie World Showcase today.

Sports Story is coming to Nintendo Switch in December

The long-awaited sequel to 2017’s Golf Story is finally coming to Nintendo Switch next month. Sports Story is much more than golf, and even more than sport. The wacky trailer showed golf, tennis, soccer, BMX, volleyball, and cricket. But when you’re not competing, you’re exploring dungeons, hanging out at the mall, or solving mysteries.

Rogue Legacy 2 is available on Nintendo Switch today

The esteemed roguelite Rogue Legacy 2 is coming to the Switch eShop later today. The Switch version includes the Fabled Heroes update, which includes dozens of new subclasses and items.

Rogue Legacy 2 launched earlier this year, and we rated the game amazing in our examsaying, “Rogue Legacy 2 is a transformative sequel that essentially rebuilds the extraordinarily influential 2013 original into a modern roguelite that almost stands neck and neck with the best of the genre.”

Pepper Grinder is a new action-adventure from Devolver Digital

Treasure hunter Pepper has been shipwrecked and robbed, forcing her to use her trusty grill to take back what’s hers. This gorgeous pixel art action-adventure features lightning-fast action with fluid combat. Along the way, you’ll collect treasure and other riches and use them to upgrade Pepper or unlock more paths on the world map.

Pepper Grinder is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2023.

Have a Nice Death: Roguelike with the Grim Reaper Hits Switch Next Year

This roguelike impressed us last year before its PC release, and now Have a Nice Death is coming to Nintendo Switch. The game features the reaper himself, with a corporate twist. Death is an overworked CEO who must restore the work-death balance in his company by battling his own subordinates. It has crazy fast hack-and-slash combat with combos and spell and weapon upgrades.

Have a Nice Death is coming to Nintendo Switch on March 22, 2023.

Explore the French countryside in the Dordogne

From French indie studio Un Je Ne Sais Quoi, Dordogne is an immersive narrative experience starring Mimi: a woman who returns to her late grandmother’s home where she used to spend every summer. You play as Mimi of yesterday and today, while uncovering family secrets and exploring the French countryside.

The Dordogne is coming to Switch in the spring of 2023.

A Space for the Unbound is about a young love in rural Indonesia

This slice-of-life adventure game is set in late 1990s rural Indonesia. A Space for the Unbound tells the relationship of a boy and a girl with supernatural powers, who are forced into action when a mysterious power threatens the existence of their town. The gameplay is largely about exploring the city and meeting the townspeople to uncover secrets about the city and each other.

A Space for the Unbound comes to Nintendo Switch on January 19, 2023.

Once Upon a Jester Brings Improv Theater to Nintendo Switch

Once Upon a Jester attempts to infuse the world of improv theater into a video game. It features best friends Jester and Sok, who have hatched a scheme to steal a royal diamond. To do so, they must be admitted to the Royal Theatrical Spectacle. It takes them to a bizarre realm where anything can happen, and no two performances in the game are the same.

Once Upon a Jester will be available on Switch later today.

Desta: Memories Between Dodgeball Features in Your Dreams

From the creators of Monument Valley, Desta: The Memories Between takes the isometric viewpoint of its well-known mobile game and adds dodgeball elements to it. In this game, players compete in a metaphorical ball game during their dreams, where perfect throws and clever shots can change the course of the narrative. With a focus on story and conversations, the game also features a full voice cast.

Desta: The Memories Between is coming to Switch in early 2023.

Goodbye World talks about the struggles of developing a video game

Goodbye World is about as meta as it gets, as it’s a video game about two friends trying to come up with the perfect idea for their next video game. While following the daily struggles of the characters, you’ll also play a retro-inspired puzzle platformer on a handheld that looks like a Game Boy.

Goodbye World is coming to Nintendo Switch later this month.

Aka takes players on a journey to find inner peace

Aka puts players in the shoes of retired warrior Aka, who seeks inner peace on a remote island paradise. In this cozy open-world game, you can tend a garden, build a shelter, feed baby dragons, or lay on a giant capybara. Aka can also embark on quests to meet characters and confront the ghosts of their past.

Aka is coming to Nintendo Switch on December 15.

White is a textless co-op adventure featuring a fawn and a wolf cub

Also featured in May 2022’s Indie World Showcase, White is a textless co-op adventure starring a fawn and a wolf cub. Two players must coordinate and use their individual abilities to navigate the snowy landscape. The game features both online and local co-op.

Blanc is coming to Nintendo Switch on February 14, 2023.

Solve herbal puzzles and tend a garden at Botany Manor

Botany Manor is all about gardening. You play as Arabelle Green, a retired botanist who lives in a historic 19th century mansion. As you solve plant-based puzzles, you’ll preserve a collection of forgotten flora and take care of the mansion’s garden. Players will need to inspect the mansion for clues, newspaper clippings and more to help develop their own gardening skills.

Botany Manor is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2023.

Cook delicious South Indian dishes at Venba

Venba is a wholesome narrative cooking game set in the 1980s, where an Indian family recently immigrated to Canada. You play as the mother of the family, who seeks to reconnect with her heritage by cooking a variety of South Indian dishes. Branching conversations tell a story of love and loss, and the game’s soundtrack is inspired by Indian musicals.

Venba is coming to Nintendo Switch in Spring 2023.

Oni: Road to be the Mightiest Oni is a 3D action-adventure

Oni: Road to be the Mightiest Oni is a 3D action-adventure game with an art style somewhat reminiscent of Dragon Quest. You play as a vengeful demon warrior who teams up with a spirit to battle ancient demons. Both characters are controlled simultaneously using a single Joy-Con controller. But you’ll have to be careful, because some demon enemies are invincible, and your only choice will be to run.

Oni: Road to be the Mightiest Oni is coming to Nintendo Switch on March 9, 2023.

Organize everyday objects in A little left, today

If you like to organize your household items so they’re as neat as possible, A Little to the Left is the game for you. There are over 75 puzzles to solve, where you arrange household objects into satisfying arrangements. Many puzzles have multiple solutions. And, there’s a cat that will interrupt your planning sessions, which I can tell you from personal experience is extremely realistic.

A Little Left is available on Nintendo Switch today.

Coffee Talk Episode 2 has even more original characters to meet

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly is a sequel to the 2020 indie game Coffee Talk. As the barista of a late-night cafe, you meet quirky characters ranging from an opera-singing banshee to an orc developing video games. You’ll listen to their stories while finding the perfect cup of coffee for each customer, all set to a relaxing, lo-fi soundtrack.

Coffee Talk Episode 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch in Spring 2023.

Nintendo Indie World showcase features a reel of upcoming games, including Inscryption

Nintendo also shared a sizzle reel of indie games coming to Nintendo Switch. Here is a list of the games that were featured:

  • WrestleQuest, May 2023
  • Wobbledogs console edition, November 17
  • Storyteller, March 23
  • Horror World, Summer 2023
  • Curse of the Sea Rats, early 2023
  • Registration, December 1

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over six years of gaming industry experience with signings at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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