Are you a Nintendo Switch owner that’s worried about a lack of games? Well fret no further, Nintendo is bolstering their line-up with a slate of new titles to be announced at their Nindies Summer Showcase livestream on August 30th.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 28, 2017
Kicking off at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m.ET, the latest livestream broadcast from Nintendo will focus on some of the more anticipated indie games coming to the Switch. Fans are eagerly awaiting news on indie favorites such as Rocket League and Stardew Valley, and I for one can’t wait to see what new properties are awaiting gamers prior to the holiday season. Other games that have been rumored to make an appearance include the Switch port of Yooka-Laylee, the latest in a string of retro-gaming inspired Kickstarter failures, and the sports game Golf Story, a pixelated golf game rife with RPG elements. While there have not been many physical releases for the Switch during its six-month lifespan, the console has become home to a variety of popular indie titles with much more on the horizon. These games often highlight the portability of the switch and bring fresh ideas to the new platform, often launching ideas and mechanics that are often transitioned to first-party games. To watch the livestream go to the Nintendo website or check out the video below that will become active at the start of the showcase.
In other news, Nintendo has announced that the Miiverse will be entering retirement after a tumultuous run on the Wii U. Acting as a social gaming platform for sharing game footage, player-created levels, and hand-drawn posts, the Miiverse unfortunately never found its footing much like the Wii U itself. While this news may not bring tears to your eyes, there is one important question that Nintendo is not putting front and center: how does this affect the games? Well, for you gamers that enjoy sharing levels this will definitely be a kick in the pants. It looks the shuttering of the Miiverse will affect nearly 100 Wii U games with the biggest victims being Super Smash Bros., Dues Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut, Affordable Space Adventures, and Mario Kart 8. Most of the inconvenience comes from level and video sharing, so if these options are your cup of tea then you’ll most assuredly be disappointed. Be sure to transfer any posts or screenshots to your PC before Nintendo pulls the plug on the Miiverse.
What are you most excited about seeing during the Nindies Summer Showcase? Does the end of the Miiverse put a wrench in your gaming plans? Comment below and stay tuned to the GWW for more Nintendo news.