The Best From The Latest Nintendo Indie World
When Nintendo announced a new Indie World video would be making the rounds this morning, everyone assumed we’d see a trailer for the highly anticipated Hollow Knight sequel, Silksong. We did….not get that, because whenever these trailer compilations happen, it’s NEVER the thing you want. We did, however, take home a swell consolation prize…the first real look at Sea of Stars and a release window for it.
There was a Kickstarter campaign for this game last year. It’s by Sabotage Studio, creators of The Messenger, and set in the same world (but we’re told you don’t have to play the earlier game to “get” this one). While The Messenger was a tribute to action-oriented 8-bit platformers, Sea of Stars is an RPG that takes its inspiration from 16-bit epics like Chrono Trigger. And thanks to the lucrative campaign and its stretch goals, Yasunori Mitsuda, who did the music for the Chrono games, is composing tunes for Sea of Stars too! It’s due out about a year from now.
Chicory: A Colorful Tale casts you as a dog with a giant paintbrush that can add color to his sketchy black-and-white world. You don’t have to wait for this one — it’s on Switch effective immediately. The game is also available for Playstation and PC.
Explore a strange world full of colorful friends and foes as you uncover a forgotten past that will determine your fate… when @OMORI_GAME by @_omocat comes to #NintendoSwitch in Spring 2022! #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/FLZ3jt1tMP
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 15, 2021
There have been plenty of indie games inspired by EarthBound, and a few that took inspiration from the cult horror game Yume Nikki, but what would happen if you combined them both? You’d get Omori, coming to Switch next spring. Don’t let the cutesy visuals fool you — this one gets dark!
In Loco Motive, there’s been a murder on the Orient — I mean, the Reuss Express. As the prime suspect, you’d better track down who really did this before you get a bum rap. The point-and-click adventure will be out on the eShop next summer.
River City Girls 2: what more do you need to know? Summer 2022.