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Nindies Spring Showcase featuring Cuphead, Nuclear Throne, Cadence of Hyrule and more!
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March 20, 2019, 18:45:23
 
Some of the notable Switch games:
Cuphead
My Friend Pedro (Switch console exclusive)
Rad (new Double Fine game)
Super Crate Box (Vlambeer)
Nuclear Throne (also Vlambeer)
Blaster Master Zero 2
Cadence of Hyrule (basically it's a new Crypt of the Necrodancer with the Zelda license & music, AWESOME)

Some of those are OUT NOW. There is also a sale on current eShop games like Firewatch, Yoku's Island Express, Night in the Woods, etc.

You can watch the whole thing here:


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Posted: 03/20/19, 18:45:23  - Edited by 
 on: 03/20/19, 19:08:53    
 
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I'm a bit curious if My Friend Pedro is being toned down for the Switch or if that was just for this video. The developer hangs out on an indie dev group I am a part of and has been posting regular updates so I've seen tons of footage of it and it is a VERY violent / bloody game, but the footage in this video is all clean.


Posted by 
 on: 03/20/19, 18:44:27  - Edited by 
 on: 03/20/19, 20:23:46
I really liked Crypt of the Necrodancer but I had it on PC and thus never played it as much as some other games. Was tempted to try it again on Switch but maybe I'll just wait for this one.

Either way I'm 100% getting this. My body is ready.



Posted by 
 on: 03/20/19, 20:06:57
Wow, Cuphead! WOW, CADENCE OF HYRULE!!

Vlambeer Arcade could be very cool! I've been curious what those guys have been up to since Nuclear Throne!

Overland has never stood out to me, but people have been hyping it up for years, so I'm guessing it's pretty great. And My Friend Pedro looks hilarious.


Posted by 
 on: 03/20/19, 20:12:28
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Damn, that was awesome!

It seems like Nintendo has been ending every presentation with something Zelda-related. But it works every freakin' time! That music just instantly puts a smile on your face.

It dragged a bit for me during the more narrative focused stuff, but there was so much awesome procedurally generated/action goodness!

Fuck, YES, Blaster Master Zero 2, available right now for 10 bucks, with a crazy new parrying system! Yaaaay, Nuclear Throne, also available right now! Cuphead still looks absolutely amazing, and made for a great WTF moment. That isometric roguelike apocalypse game and the top down roguelike horror survival game both have a lot of promise. Katana Zero looks fucking awesome, that action pinball game seems super fun, and My Friend Pedro still looks awesome. The Doublefine game is intriguing, but choppy. OH, and that Power Stone-esque brawler with the wolf guy looks incredible! Even that weird Iditarod game looked kind of neat. And we have a huge indie sale coming up!

Kirk Scott had a great energy, too! Loved iiiit.

I kind of don't care anymore that the third-party support is so shitty. Switch indies are absolutely on fire. That said, where's my Spelunky?!


Posted by 
 on: 03/20/19, 20:43:55
Cuphead! I bet it'll look gorgeous on the tiny screen. I wasn't as enamored with it as most, but it's a solid get for Switch.

Iditarod game doesn't seem like my cup of tea gameplay-wise, but it's certainly pretty.

Katana Zero looks pretty good. Like a 2D action-platformer take on Hotline Miami.

Creature in the Well is certainly an interesting take on top-down action. Pinball! I like these weird kind of fusions.

Blaster Master Zero 2 looks great! The first game was high quality but hampered by the fact that it was basically a remake of the original. No such limitations here, and it looks like they're expanding upon the formula in great ways. Cool surprise that it's available today, too.

eShop sale! I'll most likely pick up Iconoclasts, and possibly Yoku's Island Express.



Wait, what's that music? It sounds like...!!!!




A Necrodancer/Zelda crossover?! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/19, 00:19:01  - Edited by 
 on: 03/21/19, 00:20:30
While I'm not necessarily interested in this indie Zelda game, I'm very interested in the fact that Nintendo is now willing to lend their IP to indie developers. The possibilities are endless with that. So they're going to let Inti Creates make a Zelda II style Zelda game like they wanted to, right?


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/19, 03:54:07
Ugh, too much good stuff. More stinking games to buy and play for a few minutes. Iím a moron.


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/19, 04:34:01
@Hinph Yeah, I hope this is a sign of things to come from Nintendo-indie partnerships and not just a one-off. Nintendo has a ton of great IP going unused that indie developers could do justice. And crossovers like Cadence of Hyrule are a great way to lure indies to Switch exclusivity and help them stand out in an eShop that is getting overstuffed with great indies.


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/19, 04:48:19
@Hinph
Did they want to?? I would 100% endorse that.


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/19, 05:52:21
@Anand

Yeah, CEO of Inti Creates said "I would love to make a new The Adventure of Link for the modern era!"

Seems very much in the realm of possibilities after today.

On another subject, I bet the new Battletoads game will come to Switch after Cuphead. Microsoft is doing some interesting things lately.


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/19, 06:18:30
@Hinph
A port of the Perfect Dark remaster would go down REALLY nicely. Splitting a 5-inch screen into quarters for an FPS would bring back those GoldenEye memories.

And, to be honest, Halo has tons of potential, in terms of co-op and competitive multiplayer via splitscreen, local LAN, or online. It would fill that big, gaping hole in the lineup.


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/19, 08:28:33  - Edited by 
 on: 03/21/19, 08:32:02
I thought The Red Lantern looked really cool. That, Cuphead, and Cadence of Hyrule were my most exciting announcements. I also liked that one that seemed to be a post-apocalypse exploration game. Even with what seems like a fixed camera it looked neat.


Posted by 
 on: 03/21/19, 11:58:54
A Night In The Woods is on sale, eh? Maybe itís time I finally check that one out.


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 on: 03/22/19, 13:22:58


Posted by 
 on: 03/22/19, 14:48:56  - Edited by 
 on: 03/22/19, 14:49:14
@Zero

Fine. Geez! I bought it last night.


Posted by 
 on: 03/23/19, 14:39:02
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