Nintendo has confirmed that it will add two more games and will be available as part of its line for the Switch’s launch. The two indie games are Fast RMX and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove which will both be available when the console launches on March 3.
Fast RMX is developed and published by Shin’en Multimedia. It is a racing game that has been compared to F-Zero. On the other hand, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is a complete version of the Yacht Club Games’ hit game that includes all of the post-release campaign content including Specter of Torment. These two indie games will join other launch titles for the Nintendo Switch which includes the highly awaited Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Nintendo has also announced in a recent press release that the company will soon be hosting an indie game focused event. The event will be called Nindies Showcase. This event is set to take place on Tuesday, February 28 and will be focusing on the upcoming slate of indie games that are downloadable. These games will be made available on the Nintendo Switch console this year. In 2017, there will be over 60 games available on the Nintendo eShop.
Although Shovel Knight is technically new, this is good news for Nintendo Switch fans that have concerns with the launch line up is weak. Shovel Knight being on Switch right from launch is still a huge win. Also, the futuristic sci-fi races of Fast RMX will offer players plenty to do as they bring the Switch with them on the go.
It is also encouraging to see that Nintendo is committed to indie games so early on. Other indie hits are making their way to the new Nintendo console. These games include Stardew Valley, Snipperclips, RIME, and Yooka-Laylee. It looks like Nintendo is encouraging creative titles to release on their new gaming platform as reported by GameRant.
Nintendo will be live streaming a sneak peek of the new indie games this coming Tuesday. The announcement also included some information about the Switch’s eShop. It also announced that Virtual Console games will not yet be available and that players have to perform a system update on the launch day to access the store as reported by CNET.