7 Upcoming Indie Games of 2018 // Nintendo Switch Edition

7 Upcoming Indie Games of 2018 // Nintendo Switch Edition


Hello! Welcome to Indieformer – your hub for everything
indie. With the Nintendo Switch quickly becoming
the one of the key places to play indie games, I thought it would be a good idea to run over
some releases slated for the platform in 2018. These games aren’t exclusive to the Switch,
they’re also coming out on Steam, where when released – I’ll get to look into them
with more depth. But for now, here’s a short overview of
7 Upcoming Indie Games that are coming out on the Nintendo Switch in 2018. The final chapter in the epic Shovel Knight:
Treasure Trove saga is coming out this year. In King of Cards you play as King Knight,
who’s on a Journey to best the Three Kings that rule over the land. And how does he do it? With bashing, bouncing and dashing of course! To go along with this – Plague Knight, Specter
Knight and King Knight are being released in an amiibo 3-pack. Unlocking another fairy companion, unique
armour sets for each character and additional challenge stages to name a few. Of course, in true Shovel Knight fashion,
you’ll get to experience all this in an 8-bit world once again. Tired of the endless runners, sloppy pixel
work and games filled with countless in-app purchases; developers Easy Trigger Games are
bringing a cyberpunk-ish retro platformer to PC and consoles. Huntdown is a handcrafted, old-school pixel
style arcade shooter that places you in the mayhem-filled streets of the future, where
you need to run, jump and take cover from the gangs that roam the roads. With local co-op, you get to kill the henchmen,
take their guns and Huntdown the leaders. You go through levels collecting bounties
and fighting your way to the final bosses. All hand-drawn, pixel by pixel, in a 16-bit
style, Huntdown looks like it’s going to be a winner. I can’t wait to revisit this when it fully
releases on PC. The king is dead at the hands of Viking invaders. Bad North is a charming yet brutal real-time
tactics rougelite where you need to defend your island kingdom against a horde of Viking
warriors. Having procedurally generated islands, you
can’t just use one tactic to defend your home. Each island will require you to look at every
nook and cranny to figure out the best defense plan. Coming to PC, Switch, Xbox One, PS4, iOS and
Android in the Summer of 2018 – there will be a way to get your hands on this game. The goal is to slam your friends into a pit
in the middle of the map. With five modes, 10 levels and an overseer
that’s sounds like it comes from Rick and Morty, SLAM LAND looks like it’s going to
have you and your friends in stitches. This couch fighting party game is pretty self
explanatory, the visuals do most of the explaining. If you think you’re ready to try and impress
the big blue man in the sky, SLAM LAND releases on the 7th of August. Embodying the rich and charismatic item of
a square, you need to survive the ever increasing challenge of everything trying to destroy
you. The goal is to get through some 300 handcrafted
levels to defeat 10 unique bosses and become a true hero. But the glory doesn’t need to be a lonely
experience, you can play with up to 4 friends in each of the modes. And if someone needs to leave you can just
drop-in or drop-out as you please. With unlimited survival modes, daily challenges
and a gamemode that pits you against your friends, Flat Heroes has a promising set of
features leading up to its launch on August 2nd. I just had to pick Wargroove to include on
this list. If you’re like me, you may have once played
a game called Advance Wars on the gameboy. Wargroove is the 2018 version. Differing in characters like a playable dog
commander, this looks like a casual turn-based strategy game that 4 players can enjoy. With over 12 commanders that you unlock through
the story mode, each have their own lengthy campaign where you get to explore their personalities
and motivations. There’s local online multiplayer with the
option of competitive play too. But with a release date yet to be confirmed,
it may be awhile before we see this one. As a demon army besieges his village, a young
ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. Packed with character upgrades, abilities,
hidden levels and many story arcs; The Messenger sounds like the next big 8-bit action platformer. But the unique thing about The Messenger is
it’s not just 8-bit. It begins with a simple story that transforms
into an epic time travelling tale revealing itself as a 16-bit Metroidvania packed with
plenty of replay value. Releasing sometime in 2018 to PC and the Switch,
I’m really looking forward to seeing this one. And there are some games that are coming to
the Switch, in 2018. If you think I should cover more indie games
on the Switch, let me know below. Or if you would like to see what else is coming
up this year let me know too. Thanks for watching, I’ll you next time
here on Indieformer.

18 thoughts on “7 Upcoming Indie Games of 2018 // Nintendo Switch Edition

  1. I'm a bit confused, I thought you guys were done with YouTube…???

    But I'm still glad to hear from this channel!!!!???

  2. You guys are back!! 😀
    Isn't the Switch amazing when it comes to indies? I'm basically only playing games on the Switch these days. My PC has gone back to being just a work machine, since nothing beats portability.

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