Nintendo's lineup of independent games for the Switch is full of welcome surprises - including a 'Stranger Things' game
- Nintendo recently announced nearly 20 independent games coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year.
- "Cuphead," "Stranger Things 3," and an unexpected music game based on "The Legend of Zelda" lead an interesting list of upcoming releases.
- The Switch has become a popular console for indie developers thanks to its portability and large user base.
Nintendo has bolstered the lineup of the Switch with a healthy slate of indie games in its first two years, and independent developers are finding new opportunities with the portable hybrid console.
During a special "Nindies" presentation on Wednesday, Nintendo showed off more than a dozen upcoming indie titles for the Switch, including a new "Legend of Zelda" spinoff and a tie-in to the next season of Netflix's "Stranger Things." The Switch will also welcome some high profile indie ports from other platforms, like Studio MDHR's "Cuphead" and Vlambeer's "Nuclear Throne."A 25-minute presentation broadcast on Wednesday featured footage from nearly 20 upcoming indie games.
"Top indie developers look to Nintendo Switch to showcase their games to a broad audience," Steve Singer, Nintendo of America VP of publisher and developer relations, said in a statement. "The diversity of indie content we discussed today demonstrates how Nintendo Switch players can find quality indie games of nearly any type."
Here's the full breakdown of the indie titles coming to the Nintendo Switch this year.