PAX West wrapped up earlier this week, and from it came a slew of game announcements. High among the highlights that caught my attention was Nintendo’s Summer Nindies Showcase, which featured several independent game titles that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. In a mere twenty minutes, Nintendo packed in a dazzling array of familiar names and new faces. Check out the full showcase below.
Now the only problem is that I don’t have a Nintendo Switch! So the question I have to ask is: does this sway me towards getting one? I have to admit that I’ve so far been in the “pass” camp when it comes to the Switch. Not only do I not need another game console right now, but Nintendo and I have been on the outs lately. I don’t have much need to play games on the Wii U these days, and any desire I once had to obtain Breath of the Wild for the console has long faded.
But the Switch…oh, the Switch. The more I see of it, the more tempting it becomes. And having portable access to smaller games such as the ones featured in the showcase is a definite draw. Plus, how nice it is to Nintendo take a sizeable step away from its Mario/Zelda safety net. It doesn’t hurt that Nintendo has provided players with solid outings for those franchises, but a kingdom can only go so far on the backs of princesses and plumbers. While I remain unready to invest in Nintendo’s newest experience, seeing them open up the console as they’re doing is enough for me to at least consider heading in that direction eventually.
If you’ve not yet jumped on the Switch bandwagon, do the “Nindies” or any of the console’s current games make you think about joining the team? Or does the console remain a “someday, maybe” or “never in a million years” purchase?
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