Indie World Showcase 4.14.2021
Nintendo presented a brand new Indie World Showcase today. New titles to look forward to from the indie scene were unveiled with some fun surprise releases. To wrap things up Nintendo also announced the Indie World sale. Keep reading for a list of games I will be looking forward to and the highlights of the Nintendo Indie Showcase April 2021.
Road 96 is a procedural narrative-based adventure game. Players make choices along the way that change the story on the fly. With a supposed 100k+ possible paths to take. Embark on a road trip that is sure to meet you with interesting environments and “unusual people”. Road 96 is set to be released in the summer of 2021 but the price was not yet announced at the time of writing.
Ariel_Knight’s Never Yield
Normally I wouldn’t look forward to a runner to be honest. Ariel_Knight’s Never Yield is different though. The art style is great and the 3D space of the runner appears to be executed well. Players will dash through par core style courses taking place in a futuristic Tokyo-based Detroit. Never Yield will cost $14.99 and will be released on 3/19/2, the demo was released today on the Nintendo eShop.
Labyrinth City: Pierre The Maze Detective
In Labyrinth City player control Pierre working to solve puzzles and navigate mazes on a mission to capture Mr. X who has stolen the magical stone. The art style is reminiscent of the Where’s Waldo books and directly reflects that of the book series the game shares a name with and is inspired by. Labyrinth City: Pierre The Maze Detective will be released in Spring of 2021.
The follow-up to the side-scrolling OlliOlli looks to expand upon the concepts of the 2014 release. Roll7 has come a long way with the title. The art is leagues better. The level design well calculated. The trick variation, “enough to make a pro struggle to learn them all”. OlliOlli World is positioned to be the sequel OlliOlli deserves, featuring a more developed story and a world with diverging paths and side quests. OlliOlli World will be available winter of 2021.
In The Longing, players play as a servant to the former King of an underground kingdom. The King has gone to sleep for 400 days to regain his powers. Players are tasked with controlling the servant to explore and solve puzzles as they wait for the king to awake. As soon as play beings a clock starts ticking; a real-time clock. Players “win” once 400 days have passed. How you decide to play (or not) play during those 400 days is up to you. The Longing was released today at a cost of $14.99. I will definitely be picking this one up today (you can expect a review on May 19, 2022).
Nintendo Indie Showcase April 2021 – The Longing
There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension
There Is No Game is a point-and-click adventure. But, not your typical point and click. This one promises to be full of spunk as players work their way through “mini-games” and “puzzles” navigating their way through different gaming universes on a journey to find their way home. Expect much ridiculousness, tomfoolery, and shenanigans. There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension was made available today for $12.99 and is another one I will be sure to pick up (you can expect the review much sooner this time though).
The House of the Dead: Remake
If you were anything like me and were a big fan of the Dreamcast (ok, so you probably weren’t) then this little surprise will be as big of news for you as it was for me. The arcade classic title returns with upgraded visuals, gameplay, and controls. Relive (or play for the first time) one of the best “fast-paced rail-shooters” of the ’90s. The House of the Dead: Remake comes out later this year. Again there was no price available yet.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
TMNT is back and in true classic fashion. Shredder’s Revenge is a brand new gaming experience with the aesthetic and gameplay style of the classics like Turtles in Time. The new entry takes the old formula and expands upon it with upgraded visuals, gaming mechanics, and controls but manages to stay true to all the things that made the old games so great! If they make this game online multiplayer it may just end up being my favorite game on Switch (Sorry BOTW and Gerald). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge will be released later in 2021.
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Indie World Sale
During the Nintendo Indie Showcase April 2021 the Indie World Sale was also announced – taking place from today through 4/25/21. Some of my favorite titles included are “Hades” ($19.99), “Ori and the Will of the Wisps” ($23.99), “Terraria” ($14.99), “Dead Cells” ($14.99), “Katana Zero” ($8.99), “OlliOlli” ($2.99), “Bloodroots” ($13.99), and “Lost Souls” ($2.99).
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