Nintendo is finishing off the year with one last Indie World Showcase with a look forward to 2022. Check out all the delightful, charming indie games coming to the Switch including a JRPG throwback, gorgeous puzzle games, and a critically-acclaimed RPG from a popular designer.
Check below for everything announced at the Nintendo Indie World Showcase for December 2021.
Sea of Stars
A JRPG-inspired prequel to The Messenger. Sea of Stars follows a Lunar Monk and a Solar Blade Dancer as they work together to stop an evil force. Developer Sabotage Studio is promising a deep classic RPG story and a freely traversable world. Plus music from Chrono Trigger composer Yasunori Mitsuda. Coming holiday 2022.
River City Girls 2
A sequel to River City Girls, there are now six playable characters joining the roster. Get ready to fight through new locations in a bigger city, and fight with new moves and techniques in this modern beat ’em up. Coming to Switch in summer 2022.
Developed and designed by artist Omocat, Omori is set between two strange worlds, each with friends and foes. Play through this story and uncover the mysteries behind your forgotten past. The critically-acclaimed RPG comes to Nintendo Switch in spring 2022.
Allisha – The Oblivion of Twin Goddesses
Taiwanese studios Underscore developed this 3D puzzle game that lets you control twin sisters either solo or in co-op. Aisha and Lisha must work together and exchange clues and operate different devices to help you explore deeper into the mysterious temple. Aliisha – The Oblivion of Twin Goddesses launches in spring 2022.
From Robust Games, a classic point-and-click adventure game set aboard the Royce Express. When there’s a murder, players must solve the mystery as a lawyer, undercover agent, and amateur detective as they work to prove themselves innocent when they become the prime suspects. Coming to Switch in summer 2022.
After Love EP
A modern-day story of music and love. After a young musician named Rama loses his girlfriend, he must work to regain himself in a game that combines a visual novel with a rhythm game. Multiple endings mean you can replay to try and complete your next EP. Coming to Switch in summer 2022.
A 2D side-scrolling action platformer where you play an undead Necro-Chef named Simmer. Hunt monsters to cook and eat, and then gain their powers. Mix-and-match ingredients to create about 100 dishes which will give you skills to suit your playstyle. Coming to Switch later today.
Figment 2: Creed Valley
In a rhythmic world, play through a human mind that is overcome by nightmares in this musical puzzle-adventure game. The sequel to Figment, players will solve environmental puzzles and face off against symphonic bosses. Coming to Nintendo Switch in February 2022 with a free demo available later today.
Let’s Play! Oink Games
A collection of board games developed by Oink Games. Play investor-themed board game Startups, or as a con artist in A Fake Artist Goes to New York. Oink Games can be played either locally or online and new titles will become available over time. Coming to Nintendo Switch later today.
Endling – Instinction Is Forever
An environmentally conscious game about a fox who navigates a post ecologically devastated Earth. Help your young animal friends avoid human and environmental dangers. As the last mother fox, you have to keep your three cubs alive in a game that blends stealth, survival, and adventure. Hunt other animals and teach your cubs new skills, but not every cub might survive. Coming to Switch in spring 2022.
Skateboard your way through trippy cool environments as you skate towards “Gnarvana” where you will battle in rank skates and work up the leaderboards. All in Radlandia. Coming to Nintendo Switch on February 8, 2022, with pre-orders starting later today.
Chicory: A Colorful Tale
The critically-acclaimed painting adventure game where you use your painting powers to solve puzzles and help the world is coming to Nintendo Switch later today.
A stealth puzzle game that controls like a media player. Use your abilities to see future events and plan your escape accordingly while sneaking past enemies and manipulating time. Timelie and a free demo are coming to the Nintendo Switch later today.
Don’t Starve Together
The gothic multiplayer survival game Don’t Starve Together lets players work together to unravel the mysteries of “The Constant.” Players can try the game for free from December 15 to December 21 and carry over your save when you purchase the full game.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.