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New Indie Games Coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2022

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Dec. 15 2021, Updated 6:43 p.m. ET

2022 is shaping up to be a big year for Nintendo. After releasing its new Nintendo Switch OLED model, the company continued to see record sales for its games — and they're not done putting out new content.

Nintendo is bringing many new games to its platform in the new year. In a December Indie World Showcase, the company showed off just a few of the indie games coming to the platform this year.

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'Baby Storm'

'Baby Storm'
Source: Baby Corp.

Release date: Jan. 21, 2022

This party game puts you in charge of a trove of children — it's like babysitting, but for game night. Feed them, entertain them, and stop them from destroying everything in this title.

'OlliOlli World'

'OlliOlli World'
Source: Roll7

Release date: Feb. 8, 2022

While this colorful skateboarding title from Roll7 was expected to release in 2021, it's officially got a release date in early 2022. It's already promising to be better than its predecessors on aesthetics alone. Skate around, do cool tricks, and meet interesting characters along the way when this title launches on the Switch.

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'Figment 2: Creed Valley'

'Figment 2: Creed Valley'
Source: Bedtime Digital Games

Release date: February 2022

This 3D pixel-art perspective-shifting puzzle game will leave you baffled and entertained. Fez is a 2D creature who is introduced to a 3D world, navigating the various new dimensions set in front of him. A demo for the Switch is currently available.

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'Endling - Extinction Is Forever'

'Endling - Extinction Is Forever'
Source: Herobeat Studios

Release date: Spring 2022

This heartbreaking title has you playing as a mother fox trying to save her three young cubs. Navigate through the world and protect them from the dangers humans present as you try to take them to the one place they can't be harmed. If you make all of the right choices, all three cubs may make it to the end.

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'OMORI'

'OMORI'
Source: OMOCAT

Release date: Spring 2022

In this title, you'll travel between two worlds as you discover your forgotten past. Much of the game was crafted by the developer OMOCAT, which drew, produced, directed, coded, and wrote most of the title.

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'Don't Starve Together'

'Don't Starve Together'
Source: Klei Entertainment

Release date: Spring 2022

This multiplayer expansion to the original game gives you even more survivors to play as you uncover the mysteries of The Constant. You can also play with friends online in a private or public game with this new expansion.

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'Aliisha: The Oblivion of Twin Goddesses'

'Aliisha: The Oblivion of Twin Goddesses'
Source: UNDERSCORE

Release date: Spring 2022

This puzzle game takes you through a deserted temple as a pair of twin sisters. You can either play this game solo or as a co-op journey with a friend. There are multiple endings to unlock as you play through this title.

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'River City Girls 2'

'River City Girls 2'
Source: WayForward

Release date: Summer 2022

This sequel to the original River City Girls game features more of the features that made players love the original, including the option to play online with friends.

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'Afterlove EP'

'Afterlove EP'
Source: Pikselnesia

Release date: Summer 2022

From the creators of What Comes After and Coffee Talk, Afterlove EP follows young musician Rama as he grapples with the loss of his girlfriend after she passes away. This title will deal with some heavy themes, so be ready to grapple with love and loss while completing the EP. This is another title with multiple endings.

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'GRIME'

'GRIME'
Source: Akupara Games

Release date: Summer 2022

Use living weapons to attack (and take out) your enemies in GRIME, a title that has long been lauded as a favorite by fans. This fast-paced title is one you won't want to miss.

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'Sea of Stars'

'Sea of Stars'
Source: Sabotage Studios

Release date: Holiday 2022

This turn-based RPG is technically a prequel to Sabotage Studio's The Messenger, but you don't need to have played it to dive into this title. Follow two Children of the Solstice on their journey through this open-world game in one of the most anticipated indie titles coming to the Switch.

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See all of these games (and more) in action in Nintendo's latest Indie World Showcase.

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