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Nintendo’s latest wave of Switch indies features Ooblets, Mini Motorways, and TABS

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For the first Indie World Showcase of 2022, Nintendo unveiled a colorful and sometimes violent line of independent games coming to Switch. The bigger titles coming to console include Agriculture/ pokemon-style adventure Ooblets and the crazy strategy game TABS (or Fully Accurate Battle Simulator), both of which will be released on Switch sometime this summer. (The Switch release before) Ooblets will coincide with the game’s 1.0 launch on PC and Xbox.)

There are also multiple titles launching later today, including the city sim Mini highwaysrhythm based dungeon crawler sound trapgraphic story Opus: Echo of Starsongand the nature adventure game Gibbon: Beyond the Trees

Other highlights include: Nama Takahashi’s clever puzzle platformer ElecHeadalready available on PC and coming to Switch this summer); the “tactical roguelike deckbuilder” wild frost (launch during the holidays); a Devolver published neo-noir side-scrolling action game called gunbrella (2023 on Switch and PC); a grumpy look dark souls called Another treasure of a crab (2023 on Switch and PC), where players fight through a polluted ocean; the dark underwater adventure sludge (June); the interactive musical biopic We are OFK (weekly episodes from summer); and Wayward Beacha branching narrative adventure set on an airship hospital (July 21).

and no, Hollow Knight extension silk song still doesn’t have a release date.

Meanwhile, Nintendo has largely solidified its lineup of first-party games for the coming months, featuring among others Xenoblade Chronicles 3 in July, Splatoon 3 in September, and a new one pokemon release later in the year.

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