Things are looking great for gamers that own a Nintendo Switch and don’t want to go outside for the rest of the year. That’s because during the Nindies Showcase Summer 2018, Nintendo announced a whole slew of independent game favorites that are being ported to (or were already secretly ported to) their system.
Some of these are cult PC hits like Into the Breach’s mech-based puzzle combat, while others were more stylized takes on traditional swords-n-sorcery like Hyper Light Drifter: Special Edition. TowerFall, along with the very cute and very cat-centric Mineko’s Night Market, are among the other games heading to the Switch later this fall. Into the Breach has already hit the Nintendo store, while Hyper Light Drifter (along with its Switch exclusive outfit and weapons) is available for pre-order.
Nintendo also added that it will be starting a new indie game-focused news channel for its console’s gaming news app. Whatever Nintendo’s problems attracting third-party game producers in the past, the Switch seems to have assuaged any fear.
Another thing calming some worried gamers is the new trailer for Destiny 2’s third large expansion, Forsaken. The expansion promised an overhaul in everything: gameplay, plot, power — everything. So it’s exciting to see that Bungie is putting so much effort into fleshing out the world well enough that the change feels like growth rather than instability.
Take a look:
That’s a lot of plot. Uldren Sov is back, he’s killed Cayde-6, and it’s time to get some revenge. When the trailer’s Titan speaks (standing in for the player character, no less), it’s some much-needed agency for the game’s protagonists.
Forsaken - and the hunt for Sov - launches on Sep 4.