It may not be a Nintendo Direct, but Nintendo of Europe’s latest Indie Highlights is available now for viewing and it comes with some great news. Image & Form have another SteamWorld game in the works, Wargroove is out next week and Unruly Heroes is out today. Catch the whole thing here:
For those of you who want to skip to specific parts in the video however, be sure to take advantage of the following time stamps:
00:44 – Wargroove (Releases February 1, 2019 & available for pre-order now)
02:17 – Double Kick Heroes (Releases Summer 2019)
03:36 – When Ski Lifts Go Wrong (Out now on Nintendo Switch)
06:24 – Goat Simulator: The GOATY (Out now on Nintendo Switch, with all DLC released so far)
09:22 – Unruly Heroes (Out now on Nintendo Switch)
11:10 – CrossCode (Coming 2019)
12:44 – SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech (Coming 2019)
Only, we’re not done yet, so here’s an overview to each game showcased and a bunch of screenshots pertaining to each one:
This turn-based strategy game for Nintendo Switch offers local and online matches* for one to four players.
Each player takes control of an army and its commander unit to wage war on their enemies! Wargroove is extremely easy to pick up, with accessibility at the forefront of its design, and very difficult to master, with deep gameplay mechanics that complement strategic play.
- Choose from one of 12+ Commanders from the 4 warring factions – the Cherrystone Kingdom, Heavensong Empire, Felheim Legion and Floran Tribes**
- Strategically use your Commander’s unique “groove” ability to sway the battle in your favour
- Battle your way through the Campaign Mode to discover the story and motivations behind each faction
- Challenge your friends to local and online multiplayer skirmish modes with complete rule customization, as well as local and online competitive and co-op play
- Design your own battlefield with easy to use in-game map and campaign editors
Choose your Commander! – The Commanders are at the heart of Wargroove – a cast of exciting and energetic characters who each have their own distinct personalities and motivations. As well as acting as your avatars in-game, your Commanders will also be able to fight alongside your army as powerful units on the field. Be careful though – if they fall the battle is lost!
Get into the Groove! – Each Commander can use a special move called a groove, which can be activated once their meter has filled to 100%. Each groove is unique to the Commander, and changes up the battlefield in an entirely different way. For example, the Cherrystone Kingdom’s Mercia can use her groove to heal adjacent units, whereas Valder of the Felheim Legion uses his groove to conjure the undead, spawning a new unit.
Create your own Adventure! – Easily make the game your own, by crafting custom scenarios and maps using the in-game editors. There are endless possibilities, from creating your own story-driven missions with sub-quests, plot twists, ambushes and hidden secrets, to easily changing the rules of the game without any mods or external tools.
Battle the Elements! – Weather adds a degree of unpredictability to battles. Will favourable winds give you that extra push you need to reach an enemy, or will a blizzard bog your units down in snowdrifts? Weather forces Commanders to think on their feet when conditions change.
Merging face-melting heavy metal rhythm riffs with a high-octane zombie-crushing shoot ’em up, Double Kick Heroes is like no game you’ve ever seen before!
You must survive on the highway to hell by slaying monsters with your gundillac! Struggle through the 30 levels of total madness and escape from this nightmare! Only the power of metal can save your band!
It’s time to get carried away with the deliriously fun, bloody physics-based construction puzzler packed full of creative challenges, sports and bloody disasters!
In When Ski Lifts Go Wrong, you start in the rolling foothills and journey up to the jagged and exposed peaks. Puzzle over carefully designed scenarios to help every passenger reach their destination.
OVER 100 CHALLENGING LEVELS – Construct various facilities and infrastructures such as chairlifts, gondolas, jumps, bridges and ramps to guide the riders across over 100 hazardous levels. Build increasingly impressive structures as you progress through the varied campaign using your materials wisely. Cutting corners will save money, but it may compromise passenger safety with hilarious consequences!
ORIGINAL PHYSICS PUZZLES – Jump into the fabulous role of a mountain resort engineer and master the ropes physics; learn the stresses and strains that will impact all the different types of structures that you’ll build. Change between Build Mode and Simulation Mode whenever you want.
EXTREME SPORTS – After the construction – enjoy some sports! From Winter to Summer activity, try snowboarding, skiing, motorbiking, peddling and more…Take control of your rider and feel the mountain air to give them an extra nudge towards their destination and claim that coveted Number One leaderboard spot.
TOP OF THE ROPES – Keep an eye on your budget and tick off all the bonus objectives to be at the top of the online leaderboards. Grab all the trophies and enjoy puzzles from simple green to extreme black difficulty.
SANDBOX BUILDER MODE – Once you’ve mastered the slopes of When Ski Lifts Go Wrong, create your own in the easy-to-use level builder where your only limit is your imagination.
SOCIAL SHARING – Share your proudest or most disastrous replays, figures and creations with the community via the Nintendo Switch Capture button.
Forager is a 2D open world game inspired by exploration, farming and crafting games. Start small and improve your base, skills, equipment, network of friends (and enemies!) and build your future as you see fit!
Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology, bringing next-gen goat simulation to YOU. You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat your dreams have finally come true!
Goat Simulator is all about causing as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. It has been compared to an old-school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you’re a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff. Destroy things with style and you’ll earn even more points!
- Goat Simulator
- Goat MMO Simulator
- Goat Simulator: GoatZ
- Goat Simulator: Payday
- Goat Simulator: Waste of Space
Inmost is an atmospheric, story-driven puzzle platformer, following three playable characters within one dark, interconnecting story.
In an old abandoned castle, you’ll need to explore every nook and cranny, avoid detection, slice your way through enemies and spring deadly traps in order to escape the evil that lurks within…
The sacred scroll preserving harmony in our world has been torn up and scattered to the winds. Now, strange and terrifying creatures are sowing discord and chaos throughout the land.
Inspired by the famous Chinese novel “Journey to the West,” Unruly Heroes tells the adventure of four totally opposed, implausible heroes who must collect all the scroll fragments and travel to fantastical worlds to restore balance… or die trying!
Set in lush, lively environments, the game is a playful version of the tale, and features a mix of jumping, climbing, unexpected challenges, and intense combat as you face a horde of enemies and memorable boss characters.
During this odyssey, the gang has no choice but to join forces and finally understand what it takes to be a hero.
- Experience the legend of the Monkey King, solo or cooperatively with up to four players in local play.
- Master the combined strength of four different heroes by learning to use the best one for each new encounter and challenge.
- Test your reflexes against an assortment of challenging enemies and intimidating bosses.
- Possess your enemies to harness their strength and abilities.
- Explore different worlds spanning a colorful fantasy universe, solving puzzles and overcoming unexpected obstacles.
- Immerse yourself in spectacular art, animation, and sound.
- Fight against your friends in local or online PVP.
CrossCode combines 16-bit graphics with butter-smooth physics, a fast-paced combat system, and engaging puzzle mechanics, served with a gripping sci-fi story.
This 2D action RPG is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019, with a whole host of exclusive content!
Triumph over evil with the hand you’re dealt! In SteamWorld Quest, lead a party of aspiring heroes through a beautifully hand-drawn world and intense battles, using only your wits and a handful of cards. Take on whatever threat comes your way by crafting your own deck, choosing from over 100 unique punch-cards!
What awaits you is a luscious treasure chest filled with gold, dragons, vivid worlds, magic, knights in shining armor as well as XP, turn-based battles and all that good RPG stuff!
Out of this lot, I’m personally looking forward to SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech, how about you guys?
Source: Nintendo UK (YouTube)