The Nintendo Switch is only days away from launch, but Nintendo has more surprises. There are more games to be bundled with its release. This gives players more options to choose if they buy the hybrid console.
It is not as if the Nintendo Switch is not revolutionary as it is. The hybrid device puts tech geeks at a loss of words – because what is the Switch? It is a combination of a handheld and a console. Interestingly, this is exactly what players should expect of the device. It can let fans play games on the go, and connect it to a larger screen.
However, it seems Nintendo has bigger goals for the Nintendo Switch. Fans may already be aware that the company has partnered with at least 70 third party developers to make games for the Switch. It seems these plans are coming to fruition, as two more titles were added to the device’s launch arsenal.
Nintendo Switch: Launch Bonanza
This news came courtesy of a press release from Nintendo. According to Game Rant, the games Fast RMX and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove can be purchased alongside other launch titles this March 3. This adds two more games to a lineup comprised of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and 1-2 Switch among others.
Fast RMX is a fast-paced racing game often compared to F-Zero. Players can choose a variety of vehicles and tracks to race to. Meanwhile, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is a complete “set” version of the hit platformer. This has all the games’ post-launch content, including another expansion called Specter of Torment.
However, perhaps what is more interesting is that the games themselves were indie titles. This means they are not produced by very huge publishers such as Ubisoft or Activision. These are made my developers who are now just setting a mark in the industry. It seems Nintendo has more plans to expose them and their genius.
More Indie Games
This will be elaborated in an event called “Nindies Showcase,” to take place on February 28. According again to the press release, this will focus on the state of downloadable indie games in the market. A focus will be placed on games that will be available for the Switch.
The event implies that more titles will be available for players to enjoy throughout the Switch’s release year. This actually coincides with Nintendo’s response on its rather lackluster range of launch titles. According to GameSpot, company president Tatsumi Kimishima said that the launch titles are “few” because they plan on releasing games frequently throughout the years.
A few indie titles that may arrive on the Switch are Stardew Valley, Snipperclips and even Yooka-Laylee. This does not mean big titles are being neglected, though. In fact, big titles such as FIFA 18 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as well as Skyrim are about to make their way to the Switch as well.
Players who want to try out the Switch can buy one when it launches on March 3.