# Nintendo Indie World Showcase November 2023: Discover the Treasures Coming to Switch
## Celebrating Indie Excellence with Nintendo’s Latest Showcase
Happy Indie World Day! Nintendo’s recent Indie World Showcase has brought to light more than a dozen indie games slated to hit the Nintendo Switch in 2023 and 2024. The lineup exceeded expectations with stunning reveals including a long-lost Shantae game, the anticipated arrival of Outer Wilds, and a plethora of other indie gems.
If you weren’t able to attend the live event, fear not! Here’s a comprehensive rundown of the highlights from the showcase.
### Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution Returns from the Vaults
WayForward, the creator of the beloved Shantae series, took us on a nostalgic trip back in time. Unearthing a piece of gaming history, they are reviving Shantae 2: Risky Revolution, once conceptualized in 2001 for the Game Boy Advance. Although it never saw completion or release, the original team is back to finalize what is now Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution. With a contemporary restoration, fans can anticipate its launch in 2024, along with a brand-new four-player local battle mode.
### Exploring the Depths with Core Keeper
Set in a mysterious underground realm, Core Keeper is a charming top-down sandbox adventure. Having garnered an early following on Steam, this game is carving its path to the Nintendo Switch with a full release anticipated in 2024. You won’t be exploring these depths alone, as it includes online multiplayer for up to eight participants.
### On Your Tail: Animal Antics and Detective Work
Invoking an Indie World curiosity, On Your Tail blends life simulation with detective gameplay in a coastal town populated by anthropomorphic beings. Dive into city exploration, entertaining mini-games, and attempts to unveil the enigma behind a curious masked figure. Fans of mysteries can look forward to this timed exclusive making its Switch debut in 2024.
### Howl: A Sonic Plague and a Silent Prophet
Howl transports players to a medieval world afflicted by a bizarre sickness called the “howl.” Amidst the turmoil, a deaf prophet emerges as humanity’s beacon of hope, determined to find a cure. This turn-based tactical game weaves a folktale narrative and launches today, offering an immediate escape into its unique world.
### A Lyrical Journey in The Star Named EOS
In The Star Named EOS, photography and puzzle-solving intersect, crafting a narrative-driven exploration that delves into the protagonist’s mother’s disappearance. Expect to capture memories and unravel mysteries in the spring of 2024.
### Organizing for Battle in Backpack Hero
For those with a penchant for inventory management, Backpack Hero promises a roguelike experience that will test your packing prowess. Balancing item acquisition and strategic organization, this game transitions from a 2022 early access on Steam to the Nintendo Switch, available today.
### Blade Chimera: Sharp Action and Time Bending
Blade Chimera emerges as a thrilling 2D side-scrolling action venture. Wield the sword Lumina to fend off demonic forces and manipulate time to restore structures. This console-exclusive is set to protect your screens in the spring of 2024.
### Melodic Adventures in A Highland Song
From the creative minds behind 80 Days comes A Highland Song. Set against the backdrop of Scottish highlands, this narrative adventure is driven by the paths you choose and the rhythms you follow. Immerse yourself in a blend of platforming and music, launching on December 5, 2023.
### Capturing Spirits in Moonstone Island
Already a hit on Steam, Moonstone Island introduces an enchanting world of celestial isles to the Switch. This life simulation features creature collecting and card-based combat, inviting you to forge friendships, farm, craft, and explore in the spring of 2024.
### Unmasking the Mystery in Death Trick: Double Blind
When a star magician vanishes, two detectives must decipher their fate. Death Trick: Double Blind invites players into an investigative world set in a circus environment. Employ your point-and-click expertise to solve this visual novel’s puzzles in 2024.
### Outer Wilds: Archaeologist Edition Unearthed
The Archaeologist Edition, enriched with Outer Wilds and the Echoes of the Eye expansion, launches on the Switch on December 7, 2023, with a physical edition in the pipeline.
### Indie World Showcase: A Montage of Upcoming Titles
The showcase concluded with a teaser of additional anticipated games for the Switch:
– Enjoy the Diner – available today
– Heavenly Bodies – arriving in February 2024
– The Gecko Gods – launching in spring 2024
– Passpartout 2: The Lost Artist – on sale today
– Urban Myth Dissolution Center – releasing in 2024
– Braid: Anniversary Edition – hitting shelves on April 30, 2024
Indie titles offer a universe of diverse, innovative gaming experiences. Nintendo Switch players can look forward to a treasure trove of indie games stretching the imagination and challenging gaming conventions through 2023 and 2024. This Indie World Showcase has solidified once more that creativity and passion are at the heart of indie development.