A solid week for Nintendo fans brings Undertale, Wasteland 2, Bastion, and a slew of other Nindies (indie games) to the Switch.
It’s an indie kind of week
Yes, this week is mainly indies (or Nindies if you’re so inclined) hitting Nintendo’s Switch. They’re pretty great though, and some of what’s coming up could probably be considered fairly big time.
Take indie hit Undertale for example. That game has been out on other platforms for some time, and seems to have a great fanbase. The same could be said for Wasteland 2, the game from the team that originally created Fallout’s universe. And for that matter, you could throw Bastion into the mix as well, since that game was a smash on mobile handsets.
Past all that, there are a lot of smaller releases as well. Scribblenauts, Surgeon Simulator, Siegecraft Commander, and the intriguing Shadow Fight 2 all look cool. Wow, that’s a lot of ‘S’-games.
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- Undertale – Indie RPG Undertale comes to the Nintendo Switch system. Fall into the underworld and explore a hilarious and heartwarming world full of dangerous monsters. Date a skeleton, dance with a robot, cook with a fish woman … or destroy everyone where they stand. The future is yours to determine. Undertale is available on Sept. 18.
- Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut – From the producer of the original Fallout comes Wasteland 2, the sequel to the first-ever post-apocalyptic computer RPG. The wasteland’s hellish landscape is waiting for you to make your mark … or die trying. With more than 80 hours of gameplay, you will deck out your Desert Ranger squad with the most devastating weaponry this side of the fallout zone, test the limits of your strategy skills and bring justice to the wasteland.
- Bastion – Bastion is an action role-playing experience that redefines storytelling in games, with a reactive narrator who marks your every move. Explore more than 40 lush, hand-painted environments as you discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world. Wield a huge arsenal of upgradeable weapons and battle savage beasts adapted to their new habitat.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – New DLC is releasing for owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass. Buy the Expansion Pass to gain access to titanic content, including the Challenge Battle Mode and additional Rare Blades. Expansion Pass owners will receive the Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country content on Sept. 14, one week earlier than the launch date of Sept. 21.
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country – Guide a group of legendary warriors on a prequel journey to the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game. Defend yourself from Malos and his forces using all the fury of a refined battle system that allows you to fight as both the artificial lifeforms known as Blades and their masters, the Drivers. For full patch notes, please visit the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Support site.
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- Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Splatoon 2 Crossover Event – Every day is a new day in the Animal Crossing: Pocket Campsmartphone game. Starting today, the Splatoon 2 Crossover Event begins. You can get Splatoon 2 inspired gear from in-game events to make your camp drip with freshness! This two-part event kicks off with Blitz Clam Scavenger Hunt at 11 p.m. PT on Sept. 13, which runs through 10:59 p.m. PT on Sept. 25. The second event, Fishing Tourney #6, begins at 11 p.m. PT on Sept. 19 and runs through 10:59 p.m. PT on Sept. 27. To celebrate the Crossover Event, Splatoon 2 Cookie Packs are now available for purchase at the Tommy’s shop in the Market Place. Check out the game site for more information about the event.
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