Nintendo used a YouTube-exclusive presentation on Tuesday to announce a few more popular indie games coming to its Switch system. If you’re looking for a summary, you could call it a few big checkmarks on the ever-increasing Switch-port wish list.
Strategy game (and FTL follow-up) Into the Breach concluded the presentation as a “one more thing” reveal. Its creators confirmed that the awesome Ars Approved game will be on Nintendo’s eShop later today for $15. Ahead of that, other Ars favorites like Wasteland 2, Bastion, Transistor, Hyper Light Drifter, and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP all received Switch launch windows between this September and October.
After the raging success of the momentum-based (and Ars Approved) platformer Celeste, its creators at Matt Makes Games finally confirmed something they had hinted at for a while: an expanded port of the incredible four-player battle game Towerfall. This Switch edition adds even more features, including support for six-player combat and new four-player co-op challenges (along with playable Celeste characters, if you’re into that sort of thing). This expanded version will launch on the Switch on September 27.
The rest of the presentation was littered with brand-new games, though nothing else that’s quite as headline-grabbing. Treasure Stack looks to combine the platform-puzzle mechanics of Wario’s Woods with the gem-matching and spell-casting of Puzzle Quest. This October’s Zarvot puts players in control of a bizarre cube that can slam against anything in its way. And Levelhead, coming in November, is an indie take on the likes of Super Mario Maker (thus beating Nintendo to that niche on the Switch), which even allows up to four people to collaborate on level creation together, either locally or online.
Check out the above video for more on those titles, along with the delightfully goofy Untitled Goose Game—which I guess is now the game’s official name—getting its own Switch confirmation for 2019. (Based on what I’ve already played of it, I can’t wait to see more.)
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