Nintendo to Showcase New and Upcoming Independent Games at Los
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nintendo’s continued support for independent games and developers will
be on display Oct. 23-25 during this year’s IndieCade
festival. IndieCade is one of the nation’s largest celebrations of
independent developers and offers a unique opportunity for attendees to
play and preview a wide variety of the hottest games available this fall
in the Nintendo eShop. A selection of new and upcoming digital games for Wii
U from Nintendo independent developers (or “Nindies”) will be
featured at the booth, giving attendees the opportunity to meet with the
content creators themselves.
“Nintendo has always supported creative and innovative game designers,”
said Damon Baker, Nintendo of America’s Senior Marketing Manager of
Publisher and Developer Relations. “It’s an honor to collaborate with
IndieCade as an opportunity to not only showcase the quality games
available in the Nintendo eShop, but to also celebrate the
forward-thinking developers behind them.”
The indie games on display at Nintendo’s booth include the following:
from 13AM Games: Runbow is a Wii U-exclusive action game
for up to nine players. Platforms and obstacles appear and disappear
as the background color changes, so players have to think fast, stay
alive and make it to victory in Run mode, or take on co-operative
challenges in Adventure mode. The full version of Runbow is now
available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U with more modes, more
costumes and way more chaos!
Racing Neo from Shin’en: FAST Racing Neo
throws players into a futuristic racer with hyper-fast anti-gravity
vehicles. Up to four players can race against one another in
split-screen local multiplayer mode, with up to eight racers able to
participate in online multiplayer mode. FAST Racing Neo will
launch exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U before the end of
Jump from Graphite Lab: Hive Jump is a
fast-paced multiplayer action platformer for up to four players.
Players engage in run ’n’ gun combat with swarms of aliens, all the
while avoiding traps and collecting resources. The game will feature
amiibo support when it launches in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in
Knight from Yacht Club Games: Visitors to the
Nintendo booth can play the new “Plague of Shadows” DLC for hit game Shovel
Knight, featuring a new playable character, new relics, new
systems, new boss battles, level tweaks and a new story to adventure
through. The retail versions of Shovel Knight for Nintendo
3DS and Wii U hit store shelves on Nov. 3.
from Brainseed Factory: Typoman is a puzzle platformer with
a unique twist: Players use letters to alter the environment! The
beautiful, dark and surreal adventure launches in the Nintendo eShop
on Wii U in Q4.
Super Joy from Michael Todd Games and Broken Rules: Electronic
Super Joy is a challenging platformer set in a world of
pulse-pounding electronic music. Players run, jump, smash and fly
their way through more than 60 quirky and colorful levels with low
gravity, world rotation, giant monsters and swarming missiles. Electronic
Super Joy launches in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U on Nov. 5.
Half-Genie Hero from WayForward: Experience
Shantae’s first HD big-screen Wii U adventure! In Shantae
Half-Genie Hero, players explore action-packed worlds, conquer
diabolical bosses and belly dance to transform Shantae into powerful
new forms. Shantae Half-Genie Hero launches in the Nintendo
eShop on Wii U this winter.
from The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild: Tumblestone is a
casual puzzle and competitive multiplayer game with beautiful,
hand-drawn artwork. At first glance, Tumblestone may resemble
other Match-3 games, but it re-invents the genre into a deep and
cerebral puzzle-solving experience that players won’t forget. Tumblestone
launches in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in summer 2016.
Visitors to the booth also have the chance to meet and chat with the
independent developers from select games, including Hive Jump, Shovel
Knight, Tumblestone and Shantae Half-Genie Hero. The
Nintendo booth is located in the IndieCade village at 9300 Culver Blvd.,
Culver City, CA 90232, and will be open to attendees between the hours
of 12-6 p.m. PT on Friday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. PT on Saturday, Oct.
24, and 12-6 p.m. PT on Sunday, Oct. 25.
For more information about IndieCade, visit http://www.indiecade.com/.
Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let
adults manage the content their children can access. For more
information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu
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