SteamWorld Quest, Wargroove, CrossCode and more announced for Nintendo Switch
Nintendo has revealed a bunch of new indie titles and release dates for Switch, including a new spin-off for the SteamWorld franchise.
In the company’s ‘Indie Highlights’ presentation, Image & Form Games revealed SteamWorld Quest: Hand Of Gilgamech – a turn-based RPG with deck-building mechanics which will be arriving ‘first to Switch’ this year.
Describing the game in more detail, Image & Form said players will ‘lead a party of heroic steambots through a beautifully hand-drawn world and intense battles’.
The developer is also promising over 100 unique ‘punch cards’ to battle with, alongside the humour and steampunk aesthetic the franchise is associated with.
Here’s a rundown of the other titles covered in the Direct.
Wargroove – 1 February
Turn-based strategy game Wargroove received a release date of 1st February on Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One.
As you can see above, it’s essentially a medieval remix of Advance Wars, from the developer of Starbound and the publisher of Stardew Valley.
Double Kick Heroes – Summer 2019
Combining death metal with a zombie invasion, Double Kick Heroes is described as a ‘rhythm metal shooter’ which packs 30 original songs with licensed tracks from French heavy metal band Gojira.
While the soundtrack might have a marmite reaction, mechanically it looks like a fascinating blend of rhythm action with a classic side-scrolling shooter.
Forager – Coming soon
This new 2D open world game looks like a blend of Minecraft and the Binding Of Isaac, featuring town-building elements with dungeon crawler segments.
Puzzles and touch-screen controls were also on display, in what looks like a promising blend of familiar styles.
CrossCode – 2019
Developer Radical Fish Games is set to release their 16-bit styled action RPG on Nintendo Switch later this year, after being released on PC to a hugely positive reception.
It looks inspired by classic RPG Secrets Of Mana, and is set to feature a bunch of Switch exclusive content when it arrives.
Inmost – 2019
Announced last year, Inmost follows three playable characters within one interconnecting story which sees you explore an abandoned castle.
In the official description, players will ‘need to explore every nook and cranny, avoid detection, slice through enemies, and spring deadly traps to escape the evil that lurks within’.
Other titles highlighted as available now include physics based construction puzzler When Ski Lifts Go Wrong, Goat Simulator: The GOATY which features all the wacky DLC, and four-player co-op title Unruly Heroes.