Nintendo Switch: an Indie World planned for soon?

News event Nintendo Switch: an Indie World planned for soon?

Is an Indie World being prepared behind the scenes at Nintendo? The event, dedicated to independent games playable on Nintendo Switch, could point the tip of its nose in the coming weeks: it is the words of a leaker who are the starting point of the rumor.

Nintendo Direct special indies: soon?

Three months after the Nintendo Direct in February, a special independent games event could take place in the coming weeks. On the forum Famiboards, a multi-page topic invites members of the site to speculate on an announcement regarding the next Nintendo Direct. This is the sentence of Emily Rogers that sets fire to the powder:

Are there any indie game fans out there?

An innocuous sentence but which quickly becomes the source of the rumor on the net. At the beginning of December 2021, she had predicted with great confidence, that a IndieWorld would take place the following week. Bingo, Nintendo announced the event and broadcast it on the 15th day of the last month of the year.

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Nintendo Switch: an Indie World planned for soon?

However, it must be recognized that the comments made this weekend are not exactly the same as those made last December. Where it said “that an Indie World would take place at 100%“, she only takes the temperature of the enthusiasm of the fans here. But it must be recognized that her comment allows us to be on her guard. With E3 canceled, Nintendo has still not communicated its summer plans even if many big games are expected in the coming days: Mario Strikers: Battle League Football (June 10), Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (July 29) or Splatoon 3 (September 9).

Dates of Nintendo’s various E3 announcements

  • E3 2015 – May 14
  • E3 2016 – April 27
  • E3 2017 – May 11
  • E3 2018 – April 26
  • E3 2019 – May 09
  • E3 2020 – Canceled
  • E3 2021 (Digital) – June 02

Speaking of which, what indie games can we expect to see as one of an Indie World? There is of course Hollow Knight: Silksong, but also Sea of ​​Stars: it is a pixel-art role-playing game, developed by Sabotage Studio. This is the second game from the Quebec studio, already known for the excellent The Messenger.

Silksong, Sea of ​​Stars and The Messenger.

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