Nintendo's Hosting Another Indie World Presentation Tomorrow

Nintendo's Hosting Another Indie World Presentation Tomorrow

It's not a Direct, but c'mon, you want to hear about these games too.

It's been about 6 months since the last general Nintendo Direct, and while Nintendo hasn't exactly been cagey about its current and upcoming releases since, it has left players anxious for more. Tomorrow, we'll be getting another Indie World showcase, promising 20 minutes of information on indie titles that are coming to Switch. It's not a Direct, but far from nothing.

The show will be Nintendo's first Indie World presentation of 2020, and will stream at 10 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET on March 17 at Nintendo's official website.

Back in December, Nintendo closed out its most recent Indie World showcase with a reveal of Axiom Verge 2, which creator Thomas Happ has been working on for the past four years. It was announced with a fall 2020 release window for the Switch, so it's certainly possible we'll be seeing a bit more of Axiom Verge 2's sort-of prequel, sort-of sequel story and gameplay on Nintendo's stream.

It's safe to assume that tomorrow's Indie World showcase will also feature a reveal or two, and you can make a safe bet that we might see more from prominent indies that have been revealed in recent months, like perhaps Yacht Club's roguelite puzzle spin-off Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon.

As for when we'll get our next Nintendo Direct that isn't dedicated to a specific game like Pokemon, Smash Bros., or Animal Crossing, well—we do know that Nintendo has committed to "other ways of keeping [its] fans up to date" in the wake of E3 2020's cancellation, but we don't yet know if that means it'll go ahead with a Direct presentation in June as expected or if we might see something new before then.

So, if you're eager to hear more about the Breath of the Wild sequel, hopefully tomorrow's selection of indies will be neat enough to help the wait feel shorter. Nintendo also has Animal Crossing: New Horizons coming out in a few days, so who knows; maybe we'll have such a bounty of indie titles and deserted islands to busy ourselves with that the next Direct will finally just sneak up on us.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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