Lots of indie games coming to Nintendo eshop

Nintendo released a large list of upcoming indie e-shoop games. It's a impressive list but somewhat sad that so many games have vague place holder release dates and not actual firm dates, but regardless a large amount of games is good news regardless. 

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Nintendo Reveals New Details about Upcoming Nintendo eShop Games

Don’t Starve: Giant Edition and Never Alone Coming with Exclusive Wii U GamePad Features; BOXBOY! Hits Nintendo 3DS this Spring

Nintendo is bringing a host of first- and third-party digital games, including some from acclaimed indie developers, to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in 2015. In addition to anticipated upcoming games like Affordable Space AdventuresRunbow and Swords & Soldiers II, the newly announced Don’t Starve: Giant Edition and Never Alone games will be coming to the Wii U console with exclusive GamePad features and functionality. For Nintendo 3DS, puzzle platformer BOXBOY! is set to arrive this spring, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars launches for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on March 5.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars launches for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on March 5. 

Don’t Starve: Giant Edition is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic from Klei Entertainment. In this definitive version of the game, which launches this spring, the Wii U GamePad controller can be used for Off-TV play and an easy-to-access in-game map, a much-requested fan feature. Created by E-Line Media in partnership with the Alaska Native community, Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer that explores the harsh and vibrant world of Alaska through the traditional stories of the Iñupiat people of the Arctic. The Wii U version of the game launches this June and features Off-TV play and “contextual insights” – detail about the history, culture and lives of the Iñupiat people – that uses the second-screen interface of the GamePad.

BOXBOY! for Nintendo 3DS lets players solve puzzles and traverse tricky landscapes by creating structures out of boxes across 173 stages as Qbby, the game’s angular main character. Developed by HAL Laboratory, Inc., the game is headed to the Nintendo eShop this spring.

“The Nintendo eShop continues to grow, offering consumers a vibrant and constantly expanding library of digital content on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS,” said Steve Singer, vice president of Licensing at Nintendo of America. “We’ve seen tremendous support from the ‘Nindie’ developer community, and can’t wait for fans to get their hands on the games we will soon be helping them to launch.”

In addition to these two game announcements, more levels, game play and characters were revealed for upcoming Nintendo eShop exclusive games like Affordable Space AdventuresRunbow and Swords & Soldiers IIAffordable Space Adventures, a development collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas, is a beautiful space exploration game for Wii U featuring multiple levels that can be cooperatively played with up to three people in a seamless drop in/drop out mode. The game launches exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U on April 9.

In Runbow, up to nine players can compete in fast-paced challenges featuring platforms and obstacles that appear and disappear as the background changes colors. This chaotically fun party game features catchy music, striking character and environmental art and hectic combat mechanics. 13AM Games also introduced a new female character, Val, and teased more playable characters to join the roster. Runbowlaunches exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in Q3 2015.

Like its predecessor, Swords & Soldiers II from Romino Games is a 2D side-scrolling strategy game for Wii U that allows players to acquire units, cast spells and build structures to overwhelm or outsmart opponents. In this sequel, players can play as three factions – The Viking Legion, the Demon Horde and the new Army of the Persian Empire. This new playable faction consists of mystic swordsmen, shadowy assassins and evil witches. Swords & Soldiers II launches exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in May.

In addition to the wide range of games coming soon to the Nintendo eShop from third-party developers, Nintendo is also launching the Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars game on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on March 5. The latest game in the fan-favorite puzzle action series lets players create and share custom stages with ease, using Miiverse to “tip” other players for creating enjoyable stages. Nearly all custom stages can then be played on either the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS version of the game. Additionally, those who purchase the Wii U version of the game will receive a download code for the Nintendo 3DS version of the game at no additional cost, and vice versa. More information on this special offer can be found at http://mariovsdk.nintendo.com/buy.

Below is a small handful of the quality digital content scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS this year:

Wii U

           Developer         Game     Release

  • 13AM Games   Runbow   Q3 2015
  • Ackk Studios LLC   Chromophore: The Two Brothers Director’s Cut   August
  • BeautiFun Games   Nihilumbra   Spring
  • Bedtime Digital Games   Back to Bed   May
  • Breakfall   STARWHAL   Q2 2015
  • Curve Digital   NOVA-111   Summer
  • Curve Digital   OlliOlli   March 5
  • Curve Digital   The Swindle   Summer
  • Curve Digital   Ultratron   May
  • Choice Provisions   Woah Dave!   Q2 2015
  • Choice Provisions   Shutshimi   Q2 2015
  • Digerati Distribution   Slain!   Q3 2015
  • Disparity Games   Ninja Pizza Girl   June
  • Flippfly LLC   RACE THE SUN   Q2 2015
  • Frogmind   BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition   Q2 2015
  • Frozenbyte   Trine Enchanted Edition   March 12
  • Hoplite Research, LLC   Space Hulk   May 2
  • James Montagna   Dot Arcade   March
  • Juicy Beast Studio   Toto Temple Deluxe   Q2 2015
  • KnapNok Games   Affordable Space Adventures   April 9
  • Klei Entertainment   Don’t Starve: Giant Edition   Spring
  • Mixed Bag   forma.8   Q3 2015
  • Nintendo   Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars   March 5
  • Nintendo   Art Academy   2015
  • PlayEveryWare   Elliot Quest   March
  • Prismatic Games   Hex Heroes   Q3 2015
  • Renegade Kid   Mutant Mudds Super Challenge   Q2 2015
  • Ronimo Games   Swords & Soldiers II   May
  • Saturnine Games   Antipole DX   Q3 2015
  • Super Icon   Life of Pixel   Q2 2015
  • THREAKS   Beatbuddy   Q2 2015
  • Tic Toc Studios   Adventures of Pip   May
  • Turtle Cream   6180 the moon   Q2 2015
  • Robot Invader/Unity Games   Windup Knight 2   April
  • Upper One Games   Never Alone   June
  • Wayforward   Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut   Q3 2015
  • Young Horses, Inc.   Octodad: Dadliest Catch   Summer    

Nintendo 3DS

Developer                            Game                    Release

  • Big John Games     Cube Creator 3D     Q2 2015
  • Big John Games     Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails     Q2 2015
  • Curve Digital     OlliOlli     March 5
  • Choice Provisions     Shutshimi     Q2 2015
  • Engine Software     Proun+     March 5
  • Image & Form     SteamWorld Heist     August
  • Nintendo     Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars     March 5
  • HAL Laboratory, Inc.     BOXBOY!     Spring
  • Renegade Kid     Dementium: The Ward     Q2 2015
  • Renegade Kid     Mutant Mudds Super Challenge     Q2 2015
  • Saturnine Games     Antipole DX     Q3 2015
  • Wayforward     Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut     Q3 2015
  • PUMO     DOOORS     Spring


Source: Nintendo Press Release