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Nintendo Indie World Showcase August 2021 Recap: Tetris Effect, Slime Rancher, Necobarista, Garden Story And More

So many great titles and heaps dropping today!

I love Nintendo Indie World Showcases as they tend to contain a great variety of games from all genres and I invariably want to throw my money at a number of titles afterwards. Here is our recap of the August 2021 Indie World Showcase:

  • The first cab off the rank is a hip skating title with some slick beats. Bomb Rush Cyberfunk sees you building a crew in a funky metropolis to make a name for yourself as you graffiti and grind your way around. Releasing in 2022.
  • Next is TOEM, a photo adventure with a cute hand-drawn sketch-like art style. Coming out this Spring.
  • In Loop Hero, instead of playing the hero, you craft adventures for a hero by playing cards. Releasing in Summer 2021.
  • From the creators of FAR comes another game in the same universe, FAR: Changing Tides. A puzzle-solving adventure where you captain your own vessel in a post-apocalyptic world. Releasing early 2022.
  • Necobarista: Final Pour has flavoursome storytelling with great characters in an expanded director’s cut of the original Necrobarista. Releasing as a timed console exclusive on Nintendo Switch later today.
  • Garden Story, the super cute RPG, is releasing later today as a timed console exclusive.
  • In Boyfriend Dungeon, couples that slay together stay together. Dropping later today.
  • Axiom Verge 2 is releasing today as well.
  • Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon is a puzzle game within the Shovel Knight universe. You can play as ten different heroes and you can even play with a friend. Exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version is a feature that allows you to call in a fairy friend using any of the Shovel Knight amiibos. Releasing summer 2021.
  • Islanders: Console Edition is a procedurally generated strategy game where you can create the city of your dreams over and over. Available as a timed console exclusive later today.
  • Metal Slug Tactics is a fresh Metal Slug title with the classic explosive action and tactical gameplay. Releasing in 2022.
  • Tetris Effect: Connected is coming to Switch! It’ the iconic puzzle game you know, but on another plane of enlightenment. Play on your own, locally or online in cross-platform multiplayer. Releasing October 8, 2021.
  • Some quick-fire announcements: Astroneer (Jan 2022), Hundred Days – Winemaking Simulator (Summer 2021), Slime Rancher: Portable Edition (Later today!!!! FINALLY!), LumbearJack (2022),  Curious Expeditions 2 (Later today), Gang Beasts (Spring 2021).
  • Last but not least, an update on Eastward by ChuckleFish, finally. This beautiful looking pixel art game is releasing on September 16 as a timed console exclusive.

Wowza that was awesome! I don’t know about you guys but there were so many things in this Indie World that I have been wanting for ages. How many of the titles releasing today are you going to pick up? Check out the awesomeness for yourself below:

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When Eleanore isn’t trying to figure out how the Earth works she’s trying to pay off her loan in Animal Crossing, complete her Pokedex or finishing one more RPG or platformer. She is a lover of great characters, cute or creative art styles and awesome game soundtracks.




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