The Nintendo Switch is not planning to stop anytime soon. Reaching the end of the year, the console has received a number of excellent first party titles almost on a monthly basis. Indie games, baptized as “Nindies”, have also jumped into the catalog.

Quillswitch is our own monthly column in which we’ll highlight the upcoming indie games for the Nintendo Switch. Without further ado, here are the titles for December listed by date:

December 7

  • The Sexy Brutale

Developed by Deadlight and Rime developers, Tequila Works, The Sexy Brutale introduces itself as mystery solving game that connects a mansion, an interesting set of characters and a series of murders. We, as a silent witness, must try to understand each case, find clues and use powers such as bending time at our own will to unveil the truth. Take notice of the time of  each murder, listen to the whispers behind each wall and pay attention to each detail.

Studio: Tequila Works/Cavalier Game Studios
Publisher: Tequila Works
Price: $19.99 USD
Nintendo Store page: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/the-sexy-brutale-switch

  • Teslagrad

A game that has found its place on many platforms since its initial launch in 2013 is now heading to the Nintendo Switch worldwide, with a first release on the Japanese eShop. This steampunk-ed, minimalist narrative driven adventure takes an interesting take on magnetism as its key mechanic, in doing so the game has found a unique fan base that has stood by its side across the years.

Studio: Rain Games
Publisher: Rain Games
Price: $19.99 USD
Nintendo eShop page: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/teslagrad-switch

December 12

  • The End is Nigh

Edmund McMillen, the mind behind the cult indie games Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac is focusing heavily on the Switch. Isaac Rebirth + was one of the first “nindies” to arrive, and Team Meat has already announced Super Meat Boy Forever for the upcoming months.

The End is Nigh has a similar gameplay style to the one presented by our ol’ meaty friend, and it comes packed with a variety of levels, challenges and secrets. Aside from a digital release, The End is Nigh will also feature a physical edition with additional “goodies.”

Studio: Edmund McMillen, Tyler Glaiel
Publisher: Nicalis
Price: $14.99 USD
Nintendo eShop page: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/the-end-is-nigh-switch

  • Pinball FX3

Zen Studios has been really invested in bringing tons of content to Pinball FX 2 in the past few years; from brand new, originally crafted tables to some fine homages to movies, comics and video games thanks to license partnerships. It’s because of Pinball FX2 that I met World War Hulk’s arc – there were an insane amount of choices for everyone. Pinball FX 3 has proved to be a worthy successor, and it will be arriving on the Switch for free (following their past model, it’s certain that the additional tables will have to be purchased separately). Expect a single player challenge modes, more upcoming tables and many multiplayer tournaments.

Studio: Zen Studios
Publisher: Zen Studios
Price: Free (additional tables sold separately)
Nintendo eShop page: Not available yet

December 14

  • Yooka Laylee

The spiritual successor for Banjo-Kazooie will arrive on the Switch in just a few days from now. While its initial release did not meet the awaited expectations from the public, this version will have some exclusive features to enhance the experience alongside the portability granted by the Switch, like an inner achievements system and a manual camera mode that can be seen on the tweet above.

Studio: Playtonic Games
Publisher: Team 17
Price: $39.99 USD
Nintendo eShop page: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Yooka-Laylee-1205456.html

  • Bleed

Bleed introduced itself as a fast-paced platformer a few years ago, and now players will be able to experience its brutal difficulty on the Switch. The main character can slow down time and perform dodges in mid air while shooting all kinds of enemies. Did I mention it also features local co-op? Well, it does. At this moment, there is no official statement regarding Bleed 2, but the dev says he’s “trying to make it happen.”

Studio: Bootdisk Revolution
Publisher: Digerati, Ephilim Game Studios
Price: $14.99 USD
Nintendo eShop page: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/bleed-switch

  • Never Stop Sneakin’

Brought by the creator of Dust: An Elysian Tale, Never Stop Sneakin’ looks pretty much the opposite of the previous game. Introduced as almost a parody of the first Metal Gear Solid, Never Stop Sneakin’ remains like an absolute secret until this day. Sneak, fight and experience a hilarious story in a very stylish art direction.

Studio: Humble Hearts, HyperDuck SoundWorks
Publisher: Humble Hearts
Price: $14.99 USD
Nintendo eShop page: Not available yet

December 18

  • Enter the Gungeon

The fast paced mix between dungeon crawler and bullet hell genres finally has an official release date for the Nintendo Switch. A set of four different characters, a procedurally generated dungeon filled with enemies, mini games and secrets alongside a blasting soundtrack. In heart, Enter the Gungeon also features rogue like elements, and you’ll get to unlock new weapons and items that will later be added on the levels for you to find and experiment with. It also features local co-op on the same screen.

Studio: DodgeRoll Games
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Price: $14.99 USD
Nintendo eShop page: Not available yet

  • Mutant Mudds Collection

For the fans of both 8 bits and 16 bits classics, Mutand Mudds is one of the most well appraised games in the last few years. Slowly and silently, it grew a huge audience around, and is aiming to wide it even more now that is becoming to the Nintendo Switch. This collection includes the deluxe version of the original game, Mutant Mudds Super Challenge and an interesting spin-off called Mudd Blocks, which features a new take on the match three formula. Platformers on the purest form.

Studio: Renegade Kid, Atooi
Publisher: Atooi
Price: $14.99 USD
Nintendo eShop page: Not available yet

December 19

  • Crawl

Demons. Sacrifices. Blood. Rituals. And the worst enemies of them all: local co-op. The final version of Crawl launched on April, and after some months of tuning the game will finally arrive on the Switch. The premise? One player controls a human, while a group of friends control both the enemies and the traps of a creepy dungeon.

Get those joycons ready and sign a blood contract with your friends to avoid future complications. It’s just a game after all, right?

Studio: Powerhoof
Publisher: Powerhoof
Price: $14.99 USD
Nintendo eShop pagehttps://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/crawl-switch

  • Brawlout

Inspired by Super Smash Bros, Brawlout presents free for all matches with an interesting set of characters that have only one goal: be the one who stands on their feet after each battle. In order to survive (or destroy your friends) there are advance combat techniques, a rage mode to boost your damage and a variety of movements depending on who you take to the stage. Oh, and it’s also featuring two guest characters from Guacamelee! and Hyper Light Drifter. Brawlout features single players challenges and both local and online multiplayer modes.

Studio: Angry Mob Games
Publisher: Angry Mob Games
Price: $19.99 USD
Nintendo eShop page: Not available yet

December 21

  • The Deer God

A charming 2.5D adventure in which you embark a journey in the eyes of a deer is arriving on the Nintendo Switch. While it may seem as a simple platformer/side-scroller adventure, The Deer God presents interesting systems for the players. The animal we control, infused by the soul of a diseased hunter, can mate and reproduce along the story progresses. Also, the choices you make during the numerous quests throughout the game will shape your karma. Will you please the Deer God?

Studio: Crescent Moon Games
Publisher: Blowfish Studios
Price: $7.99 USD
Nintendo eShop page: Not available yet

Diego Argüello
Journalism student, frustrated bassist and Scott Pilgrim worshipper. I wanted to leave a mark in the world, so I became a writer. Learned English thanks to video games.

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