Nintendo eShop Spotlights #Nindies Summer Jam for Month of September

A New Independent Game Launches Every Week on Nintendo Platforms

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As Nintendo prepares to show off a number of cool indie games at PAX
West in Seattle, the video game maker is making sure that game lovers
all across the country can get in on the action from afar: The esteemed
“Nindie” community has come together to put the spotlight on independent
games in Nintendo eShop on the Wii
U
and Nintendo
3DS
family of systems. Every Thursday in September, a new digital
release will hit Nintendo eShop for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS or both at an
introductory pricing promotion of 10 percent off during the first week
of launch. Additionally, the featured developers will share video
stories about their projects’ development in Nintendo eShop. The
featured developers will also curate a shelf in Nintendo eShop
highlighting some of their favorite games.


“Our Nindie partners have been hard at work creating amazing content for
Nintendo fans,” said Damon Baker of Nintendo of America’s Publisher and
Developer Relations. “The #Nindies Summer Jam promotion not only makes
it easy for fans to check out all the latest and greatest indie games on
Nintendo eShop, but to also learn more about the developers that have
worked so hard to create them.”

The release schedule is as follows:

Sept. 1
Axiom
Verge
from Thomas Happ Games – In this retro-style
action-platform-exploration game, use the Wii U GamePad as your map, a
way to easily swap between weapons or for Off-TV Play. A failed
scientist dies in an accident, only to awaken in a mysterious, alien
world. Where is he? How did he get here? And why do the fundamental laws
of reality appear broken? Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream.
Nightmare. It’s a thin line. It’s Axiom Verge. Available on Wii U.

Sept. 8
Jotun:
Valhalla Edition
from Thunder Lotus Games – Jotun is a
hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun,
you play Thora, a Norse warrior who died an inglorious death and must
prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Jotun: Valhalla Edition
features Valhalla Mode, a boss rush mode with even fiercer versions of
the already challenging jotun. Exclusive to the Wii U version, the map
is always displayed on the GamePad and God Powers can be activated using
the touch screen. The game launches on Wii U first, and its GamePad
features make this the definitive version. Impress the Gods!

Sept. 15
Noitu
Love: Devolution
from MP2 Games – The year is 2288. The city is
protected by an organization called “The Peacekeepers League” and
everything is swell except that it’s under attack by a robot army lead
by professor Darnacus Damnation! Or is it… ? Available on both Wii U
and Nintendo
3DS
with intuitive, touch-screen controlled gameplay.

Sept. 22
Severed
from Drinkbox Studios – Take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha,
who wields a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in
search of her family. Available on Wii U. Features include: Cross-Buy
between Wii U and Nintendo
3DS
, Wii U Off-TV Play, in-game Achievements, HD graphical
optimizations.

Sept. 30
Azure
Striker GUNVOLT 2
from INTI CREATES – Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2
is a 2D action-platforming game in the style of the Japanese classics of
yesteryear. The great controls, crisp graphics, unique play mechanics
and epic boss battles from the first installment are all here, along
with a host of new features. Available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS.

Check out all of these games, as well as a variety of Nindie games for
the rest of the year and beyond in the list below or in the #Nindies
Summer Jam Sizzle Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-IM7S4ByvM.

Wii U

Available     Game     Developer
Sept. 1     Axiom Verge     Thomas Happ Games
Sept. 8     Jotun: Valhalla Edition     Thunder Lotus Games
Sept. 15     Noitu Love: Devolution     MP2 Games
Sept. 22     Severed     Drinkbox Studios
Sept. 30     SteamWorld Heist     Image & Form
September     FAST Racing Neo – Neo Future Pack     Shin’en
September     Zarvot     SnowHydra Games
September     DubWars     WOBBL3 Entertainment
October     Ectoplaza     Syndicate Atomic
October     Soul Axiom     Wales Interactive
October     Antipole DX     Saturnine Games
October     Rocket Fist     DanielSnd
October     Shantae Half-Genie Hero     WayForward/XSEED
December     forma.8     MixedBag
December     Hollow Knight     Team Cherry
December     Stardew Valley     Chucklefish Games
Q1     World to the West     Rain Games
       

Nintendo 3DS

Available     Game     Developer
Sept. 15     Noitu Love: Devolution     MP2 Games
Summer    

Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure

    Mastiff
Sept. 29     Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2     INTI CREATES
October     Antipole DX     Saturnine Games
October     Punch Club     tiny Build Games
December     forma.8     MixedBag
Fall     Severed     Drinkbox Studios
Q4     Runbow Pocket     13AM Games
       

To find a full listing of games and game details, visit http://www.nintendo.com/games/nindies-summer-jam.

Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental
controls
that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu
and http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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