A Buttload of Indies Are Coming to the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop This Year


Steam and PlayStation platforms get all the pub for their constant supply of independently developed games, but quietly Nintendo has been building a strong relationship with indie game makers for some time now. Today, Nintendo took to the press wires to tout its support for the indie scene, revealing an impressive list of upcoming titles planned for eShop releases on 3DS and Wii U, along with a six pack of trailers to really get the company’s indie love affair the hype and attention it deserves.

Indie headliners on the eShop horizon include the likes of Retro City Rampage: DX from VBlank Entertainment, Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games, Siesta Fiesta from Mojo Bones, Wooden Sen’SeY from Neko Entertainment and Upper Byte Studio, and Moon Chronicles and Treasurenauts from Renegade Kid.

Here is a list outlining some of the fun indies currently available or coming soon to Nintendo’s digital marketplace.

Wii U eShop:

– Unepic (Available Now)
– Knytt Underground (Available Now)
– CastleStorm (Available Now)
– Ittle Dew (February/March)
– Ballpoint Universe (March 18)
– Armillo (March 24)
– Nihilumbra (March)
– Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails (March)
– Squids Odyssey (March)
– Monkey Pirates (Q1)
– Teslagrad (March/April)
– QUBE Director’s Cut (April)
– Assault Android Cactus (Q2)
– Wooden Sen’SeY (February)
– Shovel Knight (March 31)
– 1001 Spikes (Q1)

3DS eShop:

– Jett Rocket 2 (Available Now)
– EDGE (Available Now)
– Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Q1)
– Retro City Rampage: DX (February 6)
– Siesta Fiesta (March)
– Moon Chronicles (March)
– Treasurenauts (May)
– Shovel Knight (March 31)
– 1001 Spikes (Q1)

Now let’s take a closer look at some of these games in action!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out the Super Indie Connection Sale for great deals on games like Toki Tori 2+, Mighty Switch Force, and Giana Sisters before the promotion ends on February 13th.

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