Nintendo held the latest installment of its Indie World Showcase series today, December 15, and the company had plenty to show from its third-party development partners. We got a new look at upcoming games like Figment 2: Creed Valley and River City Girls 2, as well as a few games that are actually available starting today. Unfortunately, both Sports Story and Hollow Knight: Silksong are still missing in action, but there were still some very impressive titles on display. These were the biggest announcements and games shown at the Indie World Showcase.
Sea of Stars
A prequel to The Messenger from Sabotage Studio, Sea of Stars isn’t an action-platformer like its predecessor. Instead, it’s a 16-bit-style role-playing game paying clear tribute to Chrono Trigger, and it even features compositions from Chrono Trigger composer Yasunori Mitsuda. The Lunar Monk and Solar Blade Dancer protagonists must save the world, naturally, which can be freely explored in between turn-based combat sections. It launches in Holiday 2022 for Nintendo Switch, and was previously announced for PC.
Figment 2: Creed Valley
This sequel from Bedtime Digital Games is a musical action-adventure with puzzle elements that can be played solo or through local co-op. The big kicker in Figment 2 are the boss battles, which are “symphonic showdowns” that will test your rhythmic ability as well as your combat prowess. The game’s music is absolutely stunning, with an Americana element despite the development team being Danish. A demo is out today in the eShop and the game hits Nintendo Switch in February 2022.