As if to apologize for the lack of content during The Game Awards 2021, Nintendo went up and decided to host one last showcase for the year. The Indie World Showcase, which aired on December 15, featured a number of new titles and updates on games announced a few months ago.
Below is a full list of everything announced during the Nintendo Direct Indie World Showcase in December 2021.
sea of stars
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Sea of Stars is a turn-based retro RPG featuring music by Yasunori Mitsuda, a composer of notable JRPGs such as Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Chrono Cross. It will be released during the holidays of 2022.
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It's no secret that babysitting is one of the most chaotic jobs around, and Baby Storm will let you experience that experience tenfold. In fact, it has a four-player co-op mode to help divide up the chores. It will be released on January 21.
Chicory: a colorful tale
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Chicory is a unique adventure game where you color cards to solve puzzles. Previously only playable on PlayStation and PC, but is now available for purchase from the Nintendo eShop for $19,99.
Aliisha: The Oblivion of the Twin Goddesses
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Aliisha is a co-op puzzle adventure where you take control of Aliisha and her twin sister Lisha, as they explore the temples of the world. It can be played alone, but it is recommended to do so with a friend. It will be released in the spring of 2022.
Endling: extinction is forever
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Endling is a side-scrolling adventure game where you play as the last mother fox in a world where foxes are on the brink of extinction. It is developed on Unreal Engine 4 and will be playable in the spring.
Figure 2 : Creed Valley
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Creed Valley is the sequel to the beloved action/adventure game Figment, this time inviting players to delve into the human mind. You play as Dusty, the "courage" of the spirit to fight the nightmares that plague his lands. It will also be released in 2022.
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OlliOlli World was first revealed in April, although it now has a full gameplay trailer and a February 2022 release date during the Direct. This colorful skateboarding action platformer is the third game in the OlliOlli series.
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The developer of heart-to-heart conversation simulator Coffee Talk comes up with this new half-sim, half-rhythm game title called Afterlove EP. Join Rama in modern Jakarta as he finds new love and learns to move on. Afterlove EP is out in the summer of 2022.
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Loco Motive is a comedic point-and-click puzzle where you play as train passengers who must prove their innocence after a murder. Just like Afterlove EP, it will be released in the summer.
river city girls 2
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River City Girls is a side-scrolling brawler that has become so popular that it won a cross-platform release in 2019. River City Girls 2 will bring back all the playable characters from the first game and add new ones. It will be released in the summer.
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It sounds like a nice side roll, but Dungeon Munchies tells the story of an undead looking to get out of a bizarre facility. The goal is to hunt down creatures, eat them to gain abilities, and stay safe. It's already available to download from the Nintendo eShop for $16,99.
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Grime is a ruthless Metroidvania RPG set in an anatomical horror world. Prepare to destroy grotesque enemies with living weapons…and then consume their remains. As a highly rated game on Steam, it is now set to release on Nintendo Switch this summer.
Let's play! Oink Games
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Let's play! Oink Games is the indie industry's Jackbox Party. It is a game consisting of several unique board games (Oink) that you can play. There are four confirmed titles, including Startups and Deep Sea Adventure, but more will be added. The game is currently available for $21,99.
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OMORI is a Psychological Horror RPG Maker MV that launched on PC in December 2020. However, by popular demand, it is also coming to Nintendo Switch in the spring.
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Timelie is a stealth puzzle adventure game that won Game of the Year at the 2020 Digital Content Festival, which is the biggest digital content in the country. Just like OMORI, they ported it to Switch due to demand. You can download it now for $19,99.
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Don't starve together
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If you're familiar with the critically acclaimed wilderness survival game Don't Starve, Don't Starve Together is its equally critically acclaimed sequel. The game has been out since 2016, but will be available for Nintendo Switch in spring 2022.
Gerda: a flame in winter
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Gerda: A Flame in Winter is a narrative RPG-lite game inspired by real-life experiences and events during World War II. You play as Gerda, a woman who lives in a small Danish village. It will be released sometime in 2022.
Behind the frame: the most beautiful landscapes
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Behind the Frame is a beautifully written puzzle game that tells the story of an aspiring painter about to complete her magnus opus. It's already available on PC, but the developers have revealed that it will also be available for download on Nintendo Switch in the spring.
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Parkasaurus is a construction and management simulation game where you play as a dinosaur tycoon who builds the ultimate dinosaur theme park. Much like Behind the Frame, it's been available on PC for a while but will get a Nintendo Switch port in the spring.
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