Today he brought us the asobu Indie Showcase, which serves as a rather enjoyable preparation for BitSummit, the Kyoto-based online exhibition and event. It was an excellent video showing over 60 games, 20 of which were BitSummit selections, and pleasantly quite a few of them were Switch projects.
In this article we have focused on new or lesser known games that were showcased; Although it is a program focused on Japan, the English support aims at the broader goal of allowing more of these developers and their games to be shared globally. For each game, we have shared some brief details and some relevant images; We think there are some pretty cool titles in the mix.
Without further ado, here are 12 games that are on their way to Nintendo Switch.
DEFEAT! TALK! – Fall 2021
Potentially the most niche and Japan-specific game on the showcase, this is a rhythm game designed to help those learning English master the rhythm of speaking the language. This may not be released globally, but it was an intriguing project to see in the showcase.
NeverAwake – June 2022
A shoot ’em up in which a girl fights her nightmares; The visual style combines a 3D game character with enemies and artistic hand-drawn backgrounds.
OR – 2021
This is a game that aims to “challenge the player’s preconceptions about what an adventure game can be”, as it tells the story of a boy who explores a mysterious and constantly changing world; the images are certainly eye-catching, and with multiple languages supported Steam Page We are hopeful to see this on Switch globally.
Slumhack – 2021
A game that touches on recent global events, you play as a girl trapped at home trying to make her way through various establishments and locations. You will combine 2D platforms with puzzles to tell your story.
This is a particularly stylish ‘rogue-lite’ action game, combining hack-and-slash with beat-em-up mechanics from a top-down perspective. It promises an interesting story along with the action, and some of the stages shown and the boss fights seem like a lot of fun, definitely one to watch.
An undoubtedly atmospheric 2D exploration puzzle game, it clearly has a heavy focus on immersing us in the world and unraveling mysteries, with ‘out of body’ mechanics set to be a key part of the experience.
Crystal Story: Dawn of Dusk – 2021
A follow up of a launch of itch.io, this is a debut professional project from Bred Frown Games, an action RPG with a strong 16-bit influence.
It is an “action RPG” that aims to combine beat ’em up game with elements of precise fighting games; It will be interesting to see how development progresses.
This shoot ’em up is now available on the Japanese Switch eShop, offering its dizzying’ 90s-era take; We hope it makes its way to Nintendo’s hybrid system in the West.
Afternoon Fading – September on Steam
The developer yeo is well known for its older versions, Ringo Ishikawa’s friends and Arrest of a stone Buddha, who are often praised for their approaches to storytelling. This latest title puts you in the role of a middle-aged yakuza who just got out of prison; It will feature beat ’em up action, a city to explore, minigames to discover, and multiple endings.
UnMetal – October 1
From the developer of Unique, this is a ‘2D stealth action adventure’ that pays homage to and satirizes some classics of the genre, with the older Metal Gear titles clearly being a huge inspiration. It looks like it could be very entertaining.
This is a game where the goal is simply to destroy cities and objects as efficiently as possible. Hey, trashing things can be fun!
Those are the top titles that were recently confirmed or showcased for Switch; Let us know which ones stand out for you in the comments!