April may seem like a smaller month for Nintendo, but the indie games are booming! With this week probably one of the best ones of the year so far!
My Time At Portia
Earlier this year developer Pathea launched My Time At Portia on Steam and it was met with amazing succes. The game, which many compared to a 3D Stardew Valley, went on to receive critical praise across the board and this week it finally arrives on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.
Start a new life in the enchanting town of Portia! Restore your Pa’s neglected workshop to its former glory by fulfilling commissions, growing crops, raising animals, and befriending the quirky inhabitants of this charming post-apocalyptic land!
Our World Is Ended
Developed by Red Entertainment and published by PQube, Our World Is Ended is a new visual novel with a promising story and an intriguing cast. The Switch has plenty of Visual Novels, but not many are truly memorable that you will fondly look back to. This game might just be the one to take that spot.
Follow Judgement 7, a team of eccentric developers working on their latest game in Augmented Reality. On a summer’s day, their AR headset let them catch a glimpse of Tokyo in ruins. Could it really be the end of the world?
The no-brainer of this week is ofcourse Cuphead developed by Sutdio MDHR. The game was the surprise announcement during the previous Nindies Direct and one that many speculated would come to Switch even though it is a Microsoft published game.
Cuphead is entirely made of hand drawn animated characters that feel just at home in a 1930’s cartoon. This run and gun game can incredibly hard to beat and focuses primarly on boss fights. You can also play the game with a friend in co-op to increase the chances of winning slightly, but be prepared to see the game over screen quite often!
Katana ZERO might actually be the game that gets the best scores this week! Previewed at Pax East, the game is developed by Askiisoft and published by Devolver Digital and it will feature high octane 2D action where one hit can kill you, but you luckily have a reverse time feature and flexible ninja skills to deflect bullets coming your way.
Katana ZERO is a stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action and instant-death combat. Slash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past in a beautifully brutal acrobatic display.
With all these amazing indie games hitting the eShop and shelves this week, it really softens the blow that Nintendo gave us of not releasing many high profile names of their own brand this spring. Many more interesting games are coming, but that is for another week!