Massive list of Switch Nindie games [Up: Exclusive content detailed in OP]

Huge thanks to Endless for the above pic!

Full list:

Rogue Trooper Redux
The Fall Part 2: Unbound
sU and the Quest for meaning
Zombie Vikings
Mr. Shifty
TowerFall Ascension
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas
Enter the Gungeon
Cave Story
NBA Playgrounds
1001 Spikes
Unbox: Newbie's Adventure
Graceful Explosion Machine
Pocket Rumble
SteamWorld Dig 2
Little Inferno
Ultimate Chicken Horse
Runner 3
Neuro Voider
Kingdom Two Crowns
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
The Binding of Issac Afterbirth +
Duck Game
World of Goo
The Escapists 2
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
Blaster Master Zero
Toe Jam & Earl: Back in the Groove
Space Dave!
Tumbleseed: A Rolly Roguelike
Fast RMX
Has Been Heroes
Human Resource Machine
Flipping Death
Snake Pass
Stardew Valley
Hollow Knight
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
WonderBoy and the Dragon's Trap
Shakedown Hawaii
The Jack Box Party Pack 3
Hover: Revolt of Gamers
Away: Journey to the Unexpected
Portal Knights
State of Mind
The Next Penelope
Mutant Mudds
Battle Chef Brigade
Ittle Dew 2

// Mod Edit:

This details exclusive content and (by omission) non-exclusive content.

Nintendo said:
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Nintendo Switch system launches on March 3, and people can expect an exciting lineup of games on Nintendo eShop for day one and beyond. Nintendo has been working closely with independent publishers and developers to deliver a steady flow of unique and original experiences to Nintendo eShop.

”We're working with both mainstream and independent developers to make Nintendo Switch the destination for entertaining games and experiences."
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More than 60 quality indie games are confirmed for Nintendo Switch this year alone, and many games take advantage of unique Nintendo Switch features, including multiple play modes (TV mode, handheld mode, tabletop mode), flexible control options, local and online multiplayer* and innovative JoyCon functionality like HD rumble. In a Nindies Showcase video, Nintendo highlighted some of these games that are in development.

”Our Nindies Showcase gives fans a taste of some of the great content on its way to Nintendo eShop," said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America's Vice President of Publisher and Developer Relations. ”We're working with both mainstream and independent developers to make Nintendo Switch the destination for entertaining games and experiences."

To view the Nindies Showcase video in its entirety, visit Along with Nintendo Switch exclusives and timed exclusives, some of the highlights revealed in the video include:

  • Runner3 from Choice Provisions: Runner3 continues the joyous adventures of CommanderVideo from BIT.TRIP RUNNER and Runner2. Players will encounter quests, branching paths, item shops, new Retro Challenges, new character moves, new dance moves and a roster of characters that somehow manages to rival the strangeness of Runner2. The game is scheduled to launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch this fall.
  • SteamWorld Dig 2 from Image & Form Games: In the sequel to the award-winning original, you must dig deep, gain riches and explore an underworld riddled with danger. The game is scheduled to launch this summer.
  • Yooka Laylee from Team 17 and Playtonic Games: Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of shiny collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the big nose). The buddy-duo platformer is coming to Nintendo Switch soon, with multiplayer functionality perfect for the system.
  • Blaster Master Zero from Inti Creates: The same elements that made the original Blaster Master a hit are back, including side-scrolling vehicular combat, top-down adventuring and a huge sci-fi landscape, in addition to a host of new and improved gameplay systems. The game includes a two-player mode and will have numerous character cameos coming soon. Blaster Master Zero launches exclusively on both Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family systems on March 9.
  • Pocket Rumble from Chucklefish Games and Cardboard Robot Games: This deep 2D fighter makes players want to throw down, anywhere, anytime. The battles get even more intense with the inclusion of HD rumble: When players get hit by a weak attack, it'll feel very different from getting rocked by a strong one. The game is scheduled to launch as a console exclusive for Nintendo Switch in March.
  • Flipping Death from Zoink Games: Welcome to Flatwood Peaks, a small whimsical town with a problem – Death is on vacation. Play as Penny and help the ghosts with their peculiar problems on The Otherside. This puzzling adventure game is scheduled to come to Nintendo Switch later this year.
  • Mr. Shifty from tinyBuild and Team Shifty: Shift through bullets, and master lightning-fast takedowns in a new kind of action game. Mr. Shifty follows a teleportation-fueled heist to break into the world's most secure facility. Shift through walls, through bullets, cover huge distances and be everywhere at once. One shot kills. Survive on skills. HD rumble allows players to feel every punch, shot and crash. The game is scheduled to launch first on Nintendo Switch this April.
  • Wargroove from Chucklefish Games: This turn-based strategy game offers local and online matches for one to four players. The game is scheduled to launch later this year.
  • Stardew Valley from Chucklefish Games and ConcernedApe: Nintendo Switch will be the first console to support the game's new multiplayer feature. The open-ended, country-life RPG is scheduled to launch this summer.
  • Shakedown Hawaii from vBlank: This 16-bit spiritual successor to Retro City Rampage aims to be twice as good with twice the bits. From the boardroom to the streets, Shakedown Hawaii parodies big business and the white collar crimes that go alongside. Build your empire, monopolize the markets and collaterally re-zone the island's destructible sandbox. It's scheduled to launch first on Nintendo Switch this April.
  • Graceful Explosion Machine from Vertex Pop: Skillfully pilot the advanced Graceful Explosion Machine (GEM) fighter while blasting swarms of crystalline enemies with your ludicrously overpowered quad-weapon array. This side-scrolling arcade shooter features HD rumble support, which means players will really be able to feel those machines explode. The game is scheduled to launch first on Nintendo Switch this April.
  • Tumbleseed from aeiowu: A small seed heads up a mountain to save his home in this physics-based game. More than 30 unique upgrades help the seed overcome challenges and enemies. HD rumble means players will feel seeds traversing across the screen. The game is scheduled to launch on Nintendo Switch this spring.
  • Overcooked: Special Edition from Team 17 and Ghost Town Games: In Overcooked, players must journey through a variety of cruel and unusual kitchens on their quest to become master chefs capable of conquering an ancient edible evil which plagues the land. Play solo or engage in classic, chaotic couch co-op for up to four players in both co-operative and competitive challenge modes. The special edition features the original game, plus all of the DLC. HD rumble integration means they can feel every chop through a tomato and the slosh of soup in a pot. Overcooked: Special Edition is coming later this year.
  • The Escapists 2 from Team 17 and Mouldy Toof: The sequel to the hugely popular prison escape series supports drop-in/drop-out co-op for up to four players (additional accessories are required for multiplayer modes, and are sold separately). Players can tie together knotted sheets and use them to climb down high windows in new multi-level prisons, and find other new ways to make a break for freedom. The Escapists 2 is coming later this year.
  • GoNNER from Raw Fury and Art in Heart: GoNNER is a tough-as-hell, score-based, procedurally generated platformer with roguelike elements. GoNNER is also a story about friendship between Ikk, Death and a space whale named Sally. You will die. A lot. The console version of the game launches first on Nintendo Switch with additional content tailor-made for the system later this year.
  • Kingdom: Two Crowns from Raw Fury and Noio: In Kingdom: Two Crowns, attend to your domain, border to border, or venture into the wild to discover its wonders and threats. First revealed today, two players can come together in co-op mode to rule a kingdom. Their choices bring hope or despair to their subjects. The game is scheduled to launch later this year.
  • Dandara from Raw Fury and Long Hat House: Dandara has awoken to reshape the world. In this strange world of quirky characters, nothing is at it seems. In this bizarre, gravity-bending world with hidden beauty, it's up to Dandara, jumping from surface to surface, to restore order and direct a directionless world. The game is scheduled to launch on Nintendo Switch this summer with exclusive features and functionality, including HD rumble support.

To access Nintendo eShop, a system update that will be available on launch day is required. The system update downloads in the background, is designed to install quickly and doesn't disrupt gameplay.

After visiting Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch for the first time, gamers can also purchase Nintendo Switch digital games on Users can purchase the games on Nintendo's website and have them download automatically to their Nintendo Switch system at home or on the go, wherever there is a Wi-Fi connection.

Nintendo Switch launches March 3 at a suggested retail price of $299.99. For more information about the new system, visit

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TowerFall! Overcooked! Enter the Gungeon! Thumper! etc. etc. etc.

So many dream come true scenarios here.
It makes sense Nintendo is embracing indie developers so much this time around.

With the way the Switch is built, indies (and popular Japanese handheld franchises like Monster Hunter and SMT) are most likely the gonna be the bulk of support for this thing because lets face it, outside of some occasional ports like Skyrim, we most likely ain't gonna get a whole lot of western AAA games for this thing.

I know that upsets a lot of people and I can understand, but I don't mind too much. Wanna try out Snake Pass when I get my Switch.
List keeps growing and growing and growing...

Some are hard to make out, maybe Nintendo has a list somewhere. Still downloading the video to snap the 1080p pic.


If all DLC came tied to $13 figurines, I'd consider all DLC to be free
It's been along road coming from those early WiiWare and DSiWare days lol.

OK thats the second box checked for me. We know great first party content will be there, seem like I does are embracing the system as well. Now Japanese publishers need to stop playing around and announce some mayor content for the Switch and I'll be happy. Need those Monster Hunter and Level 5 announcements.

Switch could end up the perfect system for me.




When does it come out


Ridiculously good lineup of indies so far. This platform is off to a very strong start.

My wallet.. RIP.


Just what Nintendo do needed to do. Awesome. The Switch will definitely become my preferred platform for all games that aren't PlayStation exclusive or big AAA third party games. All else will be on Switch because why not when you have the ability to play in bed or take away with you.


Junior Member
Were there any announced day 1 launch games or all future stuff? Not able to watch the presentation right now.


Neo Member
What is NBA Playgrounds?
I'm hoping for some sort of return of NBA JAM, arcade style. That would be so amazing, play some quick games during lunch break at work with a coworker, looking forward to hearing more about it later.


That's a nice group of indies coming to the NS. I'm looking forward to The Fall 2 and State of Mind. Will check out a lot of stuff on the list, too. Gonna be awesome.
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