On Aug. 30, Nintendo presented a Nindies Showcase video that covered 20 indie games coming to Nintendo Switch. The video can be viewed in its entirety here. The [email protected] event was an opportunity for several indie developers to speak to attending video game fans in more detail about their upcoming games. Some of these developers included Tommy Refenes from Super Meat Boy Forever, JonJon and Kid Koala from Floor Kids, Suda51 from Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, and Sean Velasco and Alec Faulkner from Shovel Knight: King of Cards.
Some of the game news and details emerging from the event includes the following:
Super Meat Boy Forever: The story of this sequel finds Nugget, the adorable baby girl of Meat Boy and Bandage Girl, kidnapped by the evil Dr. Fetus. Players will take control of Meat Boy and Bandage Girl through six chapters filled with randomly constructed levels that increase in difficulty each time they are ranked up. Once a level is completed, players can continue playing harder versions until that level is mastered. Further details were revealed at the event, including the design choice behind making levels random, and why the controls were built to use only two buttons. Super Meat Boy Forever launches for Nintendo Switch in 2018.
Floor Kids: This stylish rhythm battle game is inspired by the love of the culture of break and hip hop. Key design choices, such as the animation, pay respect to the physics of real moves. This also comes through in the unique way players control their characters in the game and allows them to find their own style of play – either using touch-screen or button control schemes. Scoring is inspired by real-life international judging standards of breaking, but with a twist on categories like Funk, Flow, Flavor, Fire and Flyness. Floor Kids launches first on Nintendo Switch this holiday season.
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes: This sequel to the original cult classic on the Wii console got started in 2007. Seven years have passed since the events of No More Heroes, and The Bad is determined to exact his revenge on Travis Touchdown. Just like the original, players will battle through multiple punk-rock levels and defeat over-the-top bosses. The game is inspired by indie roots and will have collaborations across different indie studios in different ways. Revealed in the livestream, the Death Drive MK-II phantom game console and the Death Glovewill play a very important role in the game and for the indie collaborations. There will be more details about this soon. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch in 2018.
Shovel Knight: King of Cards: Shovel Knight: King of Cards is the last campaign in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove saga and is sure to become the crown jewel of the series. Players shoulder bash, spin jump and swing their scepter as King Knight to greedily conquer bite-sized levels over four new worlds. In between stages, players demonstrate their strategic genius by competing against other knights in a new card game. By tapping three new amiibo figures* based on King Knight, Plague Knight and Specter Knight while playing Shovel Knight, players can unlock exclusive armor sets, new challenge stages and the ability to summon fairy companions to accompany players on quests. Shovel Knight: King of Cards launches on Nintendo Switch in early 2018. The launch date for the new amiibo will be announced in the future. The reveal video for the amiibo can also be viewed here.
A new Nindies sizzle reel also debuted during the livestream, which can also be viewed here.
Watch These Masters of the Martial Arts Punch Their Problems in the New Trailer!
If you're looking to dish out more damage while adventuring in the Yggdrasil Tree, you can't go wrong with having a Pugilist in the party. These masters of martial arts and bare-knuckle brawling are ready to punch some beasts in the face, so be sure to slot them in the front line and let them loose. Besides being able to inflict game changing binds and paralysis on enemies, Pugilists can sacrifice HP in order to deal out some very punishing attacks. It's never a bad idea to roll around with someone whose fists are considered deadly weapons.
Watch some beasts get beatdown in the new trailer below!
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth Launch Edition
They say that whoever reaches the top of the colossal Yggdrasil will have their greatest wish fulfilled. So what's so hard about hiking up a tree? Well, besides being a gigantic labyrinth, the Yggrasil tree is home to many nightmarish creepy crawlies and terrifying FOEs just waiting for a tasty treat to come waltzing by. But don't let that dampen your adventurous spirit because the Etrian Odyssey V launch edition contains many treasures that will strengthen your resolve!
Here's what you'll get when you pre-order or otherwise grab the limited launch edition of the game:
24-Page Art Book - Beautiful character art and concept sketches by the illustrious Yuji Himukai cover the pages of this magnificent art book. The unique explorers that will fill up your party are a wonder to behold.
6-Track Music CD - A grand journey is utterly droll without music, so get into the adventuring mindset with an enchanting soundtrack crafted by long-time series composer Yuzo Koshiro!
Outer Box - The Yggdrasil tree and eager adventurers adorn this colorful outer box which protects the precious treasures it holds within.
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth features:
A Choose-your-own-odyssey Feel - Starting with the creation of your party to exploring the uncharted labyrinth of the Yggdrasil Tree, Beyond the Myth is all about choosing how your own adventure unfolds. Test your survival skills by wisely navigating the winding floors of Yggdrasil, using shrewd tactics when battling gruesome beasts, making the right decisions during various "scenarios," and more. To meet these challenges, the home base city of Iorys is ready for all your buying/selling, recruiting, and information-gathering needs!
Gameplay Fit for a True Pathfinder - It wouldn't be an Etrian Odysseygame without the life-or-death need to map your progress. For those new to the series, the bottom screen of the 3DS displays a top-down, tile-based map that must be filled out while dungeon crawling. Players can use the map to mark the locations of treasures, doors, enemies, environmental obstructions, and more. Expect the unexpected at every turn--and then make a note on the map so it's not so unexpected next time!
Epic Turn-based Battles - There's a reason why no one has ever reached the top of Yggdrasil. Dangerous creatures and utterly terrifying FOEs--high-level mini-bosses, for you newcomers--roam the labyrinth on every floor, so prepare to test your mettle with challenging turn-based battles. Proper planning is a must and balancing strong party composition is absolutely crucial for success. You'll need the right team to unleash Union Attacks and level the playing field!
Expanded Character Creation and Customization - With four unique races, 10 distinct classes, more customization options than any previous game in the franchise, and a streamlined skill tree/class advancement, you can shape a party to whatever your heart desires.
A Magical Art Style and Score - Longtime series illustrator Yuji Himukai and renowned composer Yuzo Koshiro return to add their signature magic to the art and music in the game.
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth will release on Oct. 17 for the Nintendo 3DS™ system and will be priced at $39.99. The game has been rated T by the ESRB. For more information please visit the website: http://atlus.com/etrian5/.
The sequel to one of the most popular puzzle games of all time comes to mobile in the all new Puzzle Fighter. Developed by Capcom Vancouver from the ground up, the classic arcade puzzle game gets modernized with a new look and new features for free download on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The game will be coming soon for soft-launch in select countries and a global release is planned for late 2017.
Puzzle Fighter features an outstanding roster of legendary characters and stages from popular Capcom franchises. Fan-favorites such as Ryu, Ken or Chun-Li (Street Fighter), X (Mega Man), Morrigan (Darkstalkers), Frank West (Dead Rising) and more come to life with VO and cinematic special moves. Players pick one main character each with their own strengths and benefits, to face-off in explosive gem-crushing action. In addition, two assist characters can be chosen to further enhance the abilities of the main character.
Simple to learn but deep in strategy, this highly addictive puzzle game has players strategically building up gems and destroying them to unleash epic combos that can knock out their opponent. Thrilling real-time versus battles, rewarding single player options and an array of content to unlock await in this ultimate puzzle fight!
A new video is available below.
We’ll have much more information to share in the coming months, so please stay tuned to us or visit the official website www.puzzlefighter.com.
Fans in North America attending PAX West 2017 in Seattle are invited to stop by Capcom booth #2309, which will feature the first hands-on demo for the game.
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account.
Customers in the U.S. and Canada ages 18 and older can also link a PayPal account to their Nintendo Account to purchase digital games and content for the Nintendo Switch system both on-device and from the Nintendo website. Once the accounts are linked, users may also use PayPal as a payment option when buying digital content for the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems from the Nintendo website.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
eShop on Nintendo Switch
LEGO Worlds – The LEGO Worlds game is a galaxy of imaginative Worlds made entirely of LEGO bricks that lets players explore, discover and create together. Starter Worlds help players master the skills and tools they’ll need to unlock their true creative potential and explore myriad Worlds. LEGO Worlds will be available on Sept. 5.
League of Evil - Use your acrobatic skills to punch your way through levels filled with deadly traps and defeat your enemies.
The world is counting on you!
In this new version we bring you new features such as new exclusive levels and a level editor, that will allow players to create and share their own levels! You can even share levels with players all over the world! This works accross platforms, increasing the total amount of levels available.
140 challenging levels, divided into 4 chapters.
Amazing level editor to make your own levels, download new ones from the community and best of all, cross-platform level sharing!
Classic 8-bit style art style
Awesome one punch decapitations!
Rocking chiptune soundtrack.
Super fast and challenging gameplay
Each level has a briefcase to collect as a bonus challenge. Try to collect them all!
Beat the levels as fast as you can to receive the highest score!
Your breakout MLB season is on Nintendo Switch! R.B.I. Baseball 17 returns in the fourth edition of the classic franchise, developed by MLB.com. Fun, fast paced, high-octane baseball action bring back R.B.I's pick-up-and-play roots. Take control of your game with reactive pitching and batting systems that allow for in-the-moment decisions. R.B.I. 17 is packed with 30 authentic ballparks, advanced stat tracking, season game sims and roster updates throughout the season. R.B.I. Baseball is back, you gotta come ready to play!
Accessible, Fast-paced, Fun: Play a full nine-inning game in under 20 minutes with easy-to-use two button controls
Awesome Game Modes: Season, Postseason, and Exhibition modes, including season saving and siming capabilities.
Authentic MLB Experience: Play with all 30 MLB teams, 30 detailed ballparks and over 1,000 MLB Players with detailed attributes.
Your Team, Your Way: Modify your lineup or play classic R.B.I. Baseball rosters. Stay current with roster updates throughout the season.
Stats: Track your season stats by team, player and league leaders across multiple seasons.
Challenge a Friend: Dock your Switch and face off against a rival at home, or pop your Joy-Con controllers and play anywhere in Tabletop Mode
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Sept. 5
Gunvolt's supercharged saga strikes onto the Nintendo Switch!
Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack brings the electrifying 2D side-scrolling action games "Azure Striker Gunvolt" and "Azure Striker Gunvolt 2", which previously made their home on the Nintendo 3DS, onto the Nintendo Switch in one single package.
In "Azure Striker Gunvolt", you take control of Gunvolt's high-speed mobility and repertoire of electrical attacks to make short work of your enemies. As an "adept" who possesses supernatural "septimal powers," Gunvolt fights for the freedom of the nation from the tyrannical rule of the massive conglomerate known as the Sumeragi Group and the invasion of a super-powerful group of adepts known as Eden.
Azure Striker Gunvolt's deep storyline plays out both during breaks in the action and in the thick of battle too! Featuring a robust cast of characters that are fully voiced (in Japanese) and over 25 vocal tracks performed by characters in the game, the world of Gunvolt provides excitement at every turn.
The Nintendo Switch version also features a slew of upgrades from the 3DS version, including a 60 FPS upgrade, upgraded UI, high-resolution event graphics, the entire DLC catalog from the 3DS version pre-loaded into the game, a brand new vocal track from the character Lumen, AKA "The Muse," HD Rumble compatibility, and more (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
ACA NEOGEO ZED BLADE - "ZED BLADE" has been announced! Destroy the escaped giant fortress known as Yggdrasil!
"ZED BLADE" is a horizontal-scrolling shoot 'em up released by NMK in 1994.
With the ability to select aircraft weaponry, you can battle in a way that fits your play style.
Join Operation Ragnarok to destroy the giant runaway fortress Yggdrasil.
The "ACA NEOGEO" series has faithfully reproduced many classic NEOGEO masterpieces.
Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores.
Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games. (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Annihilation - A top down arcade shooter in pixel form! Blast waves of enemies and protect your base at all costs in Annihilation!
Annihilation is a top down arcade shooter. Defend your base from waves of enemies that spawn in random variations for endless fun. Try to earn high scores and go for perfect scores! Grab a friend and fight off waves of enemies together in a special Co-op mode. Prepare for the onslaught in, Annihilation. (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Choose a Special Hero for Your Army – Before the Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game launched, a Choose Your Legends event was held to determine the most popular Fire Emblem characters. Now special versions of the four winning Heroes can be summoned in game. Plus, to thank fans for their participation, we’re letting them pick whichever one of these four Special Heroes they like best for FREE (without using Orbs)! The one chosen will be summoned as a five-star Hero. Then, players can use Orbs for a chance to summon the other three Heroes. But act fast – this event ends Sept. 14 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
Voting Gauntlet – The top eight finishers from the Choose Your Legends event are going head-to-head. Get in on the action before it ends on Sept. 5 at 8:59 p.m. PT.
My Nintendo Rewards
Celebrate a month full of Pokémon games with new My Nintendo rewards. On Sept. 22, the fast-paced fighting game Pokkén Tournament DX lands on the Nintendo Switch console. On that same day, two of the most beloved Pokémon games of all time, Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version, arrive on the Virtual Console service for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. To help celebrate, My Nintendo is offering some great, themed Pokémon rewards. Redeem your points now and get the new September calendar to help you prepare for the big day.
Remember that Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch, http://www.nintendo.com/wiiuor http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
More Than 100 Indie Games in the Works for Nintendo Systems
REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 30, 2017 – The already robust library of Nintendo Switch games is about to get even more diverse. In a new Nindies Showcase video, Nintendo detailed 20 of the many indie games that are coming to the hit console. Some of these Nindies* include new games in the beloved Super Meat Boy and Shovel Knight franchises, as well as indie collaborations in games like Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes from Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture.
“We love the creativity, passion and amazing response that our independent developer community has already shown for Nintendo Switch,” said Damon Baker, Nintendo of America’s Senior Manager for Publisher & Developer Relations. “It’s great to see so many different developers creating new, unique experiences that take advantage of the hardware’s features. This is a win for fans, who will have access to an even wider selection of great indie content to take wherever they go.”
Fans who visit the Washington State Convention Center during PAX West can also visit the Nindies Arcade on the third floor in room 3B and play a select group of the same upcoming indie games. The Nindies Arcade hours are noon-9 p.m. PT from Sept. 1 to Sept. 3, and noon-6 p.m. PT on Sept. 4.
Super Meat Boy Forever from Team Meat: In this beefy sequel to the fan-favorite original game, players will once again leap off walls, dodge buzz saws and perform incredible feats of 2D platforming. In this game, though, levels get more challenging each time they’re beaten. With an updated control scheme, new ranking system and daily challenges, players are going to want to keep coming back for seconds. Super Meat Boy Forever launches for Nintendo Switch in 2018.
Shovel Knight: King of Cards from Yacht Club Games: This final adventure in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove saga is fit for a king! Travel through four new worlds and 30 new courses to discover how King Knight ascended the throne and became one of the Order of No Quarter. Shovel Knight: King of Cards launches on Nintendo Switch in early 2018.
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes from Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture: Seven years have passed since the events of No More Heroes, and The Bad is determined to exact his revenge on Travis Touchdown. Just like the original cult classic, players will have to battle through multiple punk-rock levels and defeat over-the-top bosses. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch in 2018. More details about the game will be revealed in the future.
Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition from Cardboard Computer and Annapurna Interactive: This haunting episodic tale is loved by many, and now it’s coming to Nintendo Switch. Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, which includes the debut of the long-awaited fifth and final act of the series, launches on Nintendo Switch in early 2018.
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. A new trailer for SteamWorld Dig 2 that debuted during the Nindies Showcase presentation revealed the game will launch for Nintendo Switch on Sept. 21.
Dragon: Marked for Death from IntiCreates: Go it alone or team up with three other friends in this side-scrolling action-RPG. With 30 enormous quests and four classes to choose from, players will have hours and hours of action to fight through. Dragon: Marked for Death launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch this winter.
Battle Chef Brigade from Trinket Games and Adult Swim: Orcs, elves and humans have one thing in common – a need to feed! Battle Chef Brigade is one part combo-based action game, one part match-three puzzler and an all-around feast for fans of 2D animation. Duel your way into the Brigade when the game launches first on Nintendo Switch this holiday season.
Golf Story from Sidebar Games: Most role-playing games are about slaying dragons or retrieving mystical crystals, but what about an RPG that lets players equip golf clubs instead of swords? In this golf RPG (yes, it’s a thing!), play through a dramatic story with a diverse cast of characters to meet, golf challenges to beat, upgrades to earn and equipment to collect. Golf Story launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch in September.
Floor Kids from MERJ: This rhythm-based action game lets players bust out fresh moves, earn respect and recruit dancers through a variety of locations. Play the game’s single- or multiplayer modes with either traditional or touch-screen controls. Floor Kids launches first on Nintendo Switch this holiday season.
Wulverblade from Fully Illustrated and Darkwind Media: Get nostalgic for the classic beat-’em-ups of the ’80s and ’90s with Wulverblade, a rich, hand-drawn 2D action game set in war-torn ancient Britain. The two-player co-op game launches first on Nintendo Switch in September.
Poly Bridge from Dry Cactus: Flex your engineering muscles in this bridge-building simulator that proves it’s just as fun to fix things as it is to watch them fall to pieces. Hundreds of levels and hours of physics-based puzzles will gear players up to create their own incredible bridges and puzzle levels to show their friends. Poly Bridge launches as a console exclusive on Nintendo Switch this holiday season.
Earth Atlantis from Pixel Perfex and Headup Games: As one of the last survivors of humanity, players must explore an underwater world and hunt down monstrous creature/machine hybrids in this side-scrolling shooter. Earth Atlantis launches first on Nintendo Switch this fall.
Next Up Hero from Digital Continue and Aspyr Media: Everyone dies in this community-driven online action game. But once one person dies, an echo is left behind. The next hero can then revive them as an AI companion. Choose from nine heroes and wield various weapons when Next Up Herolaunches on Nintendo Switch in early 2018.
Mom Hid My Game from KEMCO: Players must push their imaginations to the limit in this seek-and-find game about, well, seeking and finding a game! Mom Hid My Gamelaunches for both Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems later this year with exclusive stages.
Mulaka from Lienzo: Battle mythical creatures, solve puzzles and undergo magical transformations in this lush action-adventure, inspired by northern Mexico and the indigenous Tarahumara culture. Mulaka launches on Nintendo Switch in 2018 with exclusive features and functionality.
Yono and the Celestial Elephants from Neckbolt Games and Plug In Digital: Many adventure games have a distinct lack of elephants … but that’s all about to change. Yono is here, and he’s basically a one-elephant army that runs, opens chests with his trunk, head-butts bad guys, sprays water and throws explosives. You know, normal elephant stuff. Yono and the Celestial Elephant launches as a console exclusive on Nintendo Switch on Oct. 12.
Morphies Law from Cosmoscope: A new trailer that debuted during the Nindies Showcase showed off the uniqueness of this upcoming shooter. Morphies Law launches as a console exclusive for Nintendo Switch this winter.
Sausage Sports Club from Luckshot Games: Players looking for a physics-based sports game about adorable floppy-necked animals competing on a reality TV show are in luck. Sausage Sports Club features multiple game modes, arenas and playable characters. Plus, it can be played with up to eight players**! The multiplayer game launches first on Nintendo Switch this fall.
Light Fingers from Numizmatic: One to four players** manipulate a magical clockwork board in this turn-based multiplayer game featuring real-time challenges, devious opportunities for misdirection and, of course, lots of loot! With procedurally generated boards, players will never play the same game twice. Light Fingers launches first on Nintendo Switch in early 2018.
Nine Parchments from Frozenbyte: Everyone has heard of beat-’em-up games, but what about a blast-’em-up game? In this local and online* co-op game, up to four players battle strange creatures and mighty bosses while wielding an ever-changing arsenal of spells. Nine Parchments launches for Nintendo Switch this holiday season.
*Nintendo Account required. Online services and features, including online gameplay, are free until the paid Nintendo Switch Online Service launches in 2018.
**Additional accessories are required for multiplayer mode and are sold separately.
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