Nintendo’s 5-Day Holiday Event Continues, More Indie Game News And Switch eShop Shadow Drops
Welcome back to the House of Indies, Nintendo Life readers! Nintendo has removed the second video of the week, showcasing some new indie titles coming to the Switch over the next twelve months.
Today, we’ve got two cloud drops and two 2023 games to share, including one, remastered popular indie title from a few years ago. What’s on Nintendo’s list?
• The Gecko Gods (out 2023) – an adorable puzzle platformer where you own a small gecko through a bunch of mazes. Just glance at the little fella! You can catch this next year on Switch, but for now, study the eShop page.
• The Captain (out now) – a narrative adventure game where one needs to make huge Mass Effect-like decisions that can affect who lives and survives in space. Participate in play battles and explore the galaxy for only $19.99 on the Switch eShop.
• Risk of Rain Rescues (out 2023) – 2013’s hit roguelike gets a remaster with brand-new modes and enhancements. The Multiplayer completely overhauled, and there will be brand new survivors to play. Check out the match on the eShop.
• The Punchuin (out now) – a new puzzle game from the developer Tourist and Fast RMX where you control a penguin who punches boxes. You can play on your own or get punched against a friend. The game costs $14.99 on the eShop right now.
• Nintendo has revealed a new festive indie developer-focused video series called inside the House of Indies Holiday Event. Over the next five days, the company will post a short video on its YouTube channel featuring information and updates for indie games, starting today with the video above.
• Every day until 23rd December, fresh video dropping at 17:00 GMT / 18:00 CEST / 9:00 PT / 12:00 ET. The report from the YouTube video
• Welcome to Inside the House of Indies: Holiday Event – Day 1! Join us from December 19th through December 23rd sharing updates, announcements, and more from our indie partners each day. Check out the first batch of indie games below sure to come back tomorrow at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET for a new video!
• As will see in the first video, day one features news on tactics titled Floppy Knights (available now on Switch eShop), puzzle-y narrative adventures Roman Sands RE Build (Summer 2023), first-person canine photograph-snapper Pupperazzi (coming Early 2023), and action-RPG Mortal Shell: Complete Edition (available now).
Nintendo has revealed a new festive indie developer-focused video series called inside the House of Indies: Holiday Event. Over the next five days, the company posted a short video on its YouTube channel featuring information and updates for indie games, starting today with the video above.
You’ll see in the first video, day one features news on tactics titled Floppy Knights (available now on Switch eShop), puzzle-y narrative adventure Roman Sands RE: Build (coming Summer 2023), first-person canine photograph-snapper Pupperazzi (coming Early 2023), and action-RPG Mortal Shell: Complete Edition (available now).
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Later announced, on July 19, 2022, the ability to purchase, download, and play new content Virtual Console games on the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS discontinued for the rest of the world on March 27, 2023, with the ability to add credit card ceasing. May 23, 2022, followed by the inability to add funds by August 29, 2022 (except for users who linked their Nintendo Network ID with their Nintendo Account, who can add funds until March 27, 2023). Redownloading previously purchased content and/or updates will remain available.