The first indie block of 2023
Nintendo is gearing up for a third-party spotlight on upcoming independent games. A new Indie World Showcase will air tomorrow, April 19.
Airing at 9 a.m. PT / noon E.T., the new Nintendo Indie World Showcase is expected to run for roughly 20 minutes. You can follow the stream here on YouTube or in the embed below:
A friendly reminder that this is an Indie World Showcase, meaning it will highlight specifically independent games for the Nintendo Switch. So don’t roll in expecting some new Tears of the Kingdom details or anything.
The indie world of Switch
Still, what can we expect? Well, Nintendo often uses these streams to highlight the interesting projects coming to its hybrid console from indie developers, which can really run the gamut. Previous showcases have featured A Space for the Unbound, Inscryption, and Rogue Legacy 2, for example.
I know there’s one giant hope that many Hollow Knight fans have for this showcase. Silksong will likely be spammed in the stream chat throughout the event. And I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in seeing that pop up, too.
Still, there are plenty of indie games slotted for 2023 that we’re waiting to hear some information on. The infectiously stylish Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is slated for a summer 2023 window right now, and would be a welcome surprise.
It’s always the ones that catch me by surprise that stick, though. Fingers crossed for some out-now reveals, surprising new titles, and some charming stuff to boot up on my Switch this weekend. The first Indie World Showcase of 2023 airs tomorrow, April 19, at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET.