RECAP: April 2023 Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase List of Games and Release Dates

Nintendo’s first Indie World Showcase of the year aired Wednesday, April 19th with approximately 20 minutes of new announcements, DLC, and updates. If you missed it, no worries. We have the list of games presented below with release date/window and key words to help you find your next indie game!

Mineko’s Night Market

  • September 26th, 2023
  • Key Words: narrative adventure sim
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My Time at Sandrock

  • Summer 2023
  • A sequel to the My Time series, inspired by the Gobi dessert
  • Key words: Adventure, role-playing, simulation
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Plate Up

  • October 2023
  • Key Words: Roguelite, cooking, management
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Quilts and Cats of Calico

  • Fall 2023
  • Key Words: puzzle, board game, cozy, cats
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Rift of the NecroDancer

  • 2023
  • Key Words: Rhythm, lane-based combat, mini-games available
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Animal Well

  • Early 2023
  • Key Words: labyrinth, pixel, exploration

DLC Announcements or Updates:

  • A Little to the Left: Cupboards and Drawers: June 2023
  • Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Puzzler’s Pack: this Spring
  • Cult of the Lamb: Relics of the Old Faith: April 24th, 2023

Crime O’Clock

  • June 30th, 2023
  • Key Words: puzzle exploration game
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Telsagrad 2 and Telsagrad Remastered

  • NOW available
  • Key Words: physics based puzzles, Nordic folk lore, action-adventure
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Shadows Over Loathing

  • Digital launches later today, physical in Fall 2023
  • Key Words: sequel, stick drawing, slap-stick RPG
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Blasphemous 2

  • Summer 2023
  • Key Words: sequel, action-platformer
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Oxenfree II: Lost Signals

  • July 12, 2023
  • Key Words: sequel, paranormal, decisions
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Paper Trail

  • August 2023
  • Key Words: top-down puzzle adventure
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Little Kitty, Big City

  • 2023
  • Key Words: casual, sandbox, sim
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Chants of Sennaar

  • September 5, 2023
  • Key Words: exploration, puzzle
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  • 2023
  • Key Words: top-down arena shooter
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Escape Academy: The Complete Edition

  • Fall 2023
  • Key Words: puzzle, escape room

Five Nights at Freddie’s: Security Breach

  • NOW available
  • Key Words: first person, survival horror

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk

  • August 18th, 2023
  • Key Words: action-adventure, platformer, parkour
Credit: Nintendo

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