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15 Upcoming Indie Games For The Nintendo Switch In 2023

The Nintendo Switch is an excellent console and most of us already have Legend of Zelda, all the Pokemon games and Disney Dreamlight Valley on it. But if you’re looking for something new and a little more indie, this list of upcoming games is for you!


Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly

Toge Productions

Dust off your coffee machine and prepare your warmest smile to meet your customers again in the second episode of the much-loved coffee brewing and heart-to-heart talking simulator; Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly.

In a time where people are isolated from each other, Coffee Talk is a place where we can reconnect over a cup of warm drink. It’s time to revisit your favourite late-night coffee shop and reconnect with your fantasy friends over a warm drink or two. You are a barista, and your customers aren’t always humans, listen to their stories and influence their hearts with a warm cup of coffee or two.

Release Date: 20th April 2023



Aurogon Shanghai

Reveal the hidden secrets of a fantasy land in Afterimage. Explore the magnificent landscapes and ruins of an ancient metropolis, meeting mysterious colossal beings and adorable roaming spirits along the way.

Encounter fantastic creatures during your journey: giant beasts wandering in fire, and spirits lurking in the depth of complicated labyrinth. Learn about your new friends, and get to know their pasts and the agendas they hold. Venture forth and feel free to explore wherever you like as a brave adventurer. Find out the stories that link each area, and discover a concealed history and the truth of the world.

Release Date: 26th April 2023



Deadpan Games, Gaziter

The world has succumbed to the Wildfrost. Now only Snowdwell and its survivors stand as the last bastion against an eternal winter. Build up a deck of powerful card companions and elemental items, as you battle to reach the Sun Temple and banish the frost once and for all!

Take on the elements in Wildfrost, a tactical roguelike deck builder. Journey across a frozen tundra, collecting cards strong enough to banish the eternal winter.

Release Date: Q1 2023




Dordogne is a narrative adventure game in which you play as Mimi, a 32-year-old woman visiting the house of her recently deceased grandmother. As a souvenir of the childhood summers Mimi spent with her in Dordogne, her grandmother left her letters and puzzles to solve, to remind her to make the most out of life.
In this colourful region, full of wonderful scents and feelings, Mimi will immerse herself back into her childhood memories, and see once again through the eyes of the little girl who marvelled at everything.

Dordogne is set both in the present and the past. In the present timeline, Mimi explores the rooms in her grandmother’s home. In the past timeline, you’ll help a 10-year-old Mimi explore Dordogne and complete her quests, affecting the present.

Release Date: Spring 2023


The Garden Path


A slice-of-life sim about the joy of gardening, and the small pleasures that follow. Whether you’re fishing, growing, trading or just hanging with new friends, a wonderful and wistful adventure awaits when wandering The Garden Path.

The Garden Path explores the quiet moments of a life well lived, where your garden will grow to reflect both the passing of time and your own design. Time here runs in concert with the real world, and the passing of seasons heralds new encounters and a new story to weave. It is a game that celebrates the tranquil and the pensive, a tucked-away place to shape and grow as you like.

Release Date: Spring 2023


Hollow Knight: Silksong

Team Cherry

Hollow Knight: Silksong is the epic sequel to Hollow Knight, the award-winning action-adventure. As the lethal hunter Hornet, journey to all-new lands, discover new powers, battle vast hordes of bugs and beasts and uncover ancient secrets tied to your nature and your past.

Hornet is the princess-protector of Hallownest. Join her as she adventures through a whole new kingdom ruled by silk and song. Captured and brought to this unfamiliar world, Hornet must battle foes and solve mysteries as she ascends on a deadly pilgrimage to the kingdom’s peak.

Release Date: 12th June 2023


Tiny Thor

Asylum Square

Tiny Thor features 16-bit graphics and gameplay centred around using Mjölnir. Lead our Norse hero through challenging levels filled with all kinds of obstacles. Unleash the bouncy power of Mjölnir in this retro platformer. Use the mighty hammer and many other power-ups to travel the realms of Asgard. But watch out! Some mythical creatures will do everything to stop Thor from growing up.

Tiny Thor is filled with exhilarating boss battles which will test the son of Odin. Each realm features a set of almighty adversaries who want to stop Thor on his way to becoming a true god. You will need to make use of everything you learned along the way to beat them!

Release Date: Q2 2023


Sea of Stars

Sabotage Studio

Sea of Stars is a turn-based RPG inspired by the classics. It tells the story of two Children of the Solstice who will combine the powers of the sun and moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of fending off the monstrous creations of the evil alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.

Dozens of original characters and story arcs will take you on a captivating journey. Sometimes epic, sometimes silly, and other times emotional. Sea of Stars does its RPG duty of exploring classic themes of adventure and friendship, while also being chock-full of unexpected twists and events.

Release Date: 29th August 2023


OXENFREE II: Lost Signals

Night School Studio

Five years after the events of OXENFREE, Riley returns to her hometown of Camena to investigate mysterious radio signals. What she finds is more than she bargained for.

OXENFREE II: Lost Signals is the mind-bending follow-up to the critically-acclaimed narrative adventure game OXENFREE from Night School Studio. Play it as a standalone story or dive deeper by playing the original – it’s up to you. As you play, you’ll shape every step of the story through your choices. How you choose to deal with the supernatural events at hand will forever alter the future.

Release Date: 2023



Geometric Interactive

From Jeppe Carlsen, the lead gameplay designer of LIMBO and INSIDECOCOON takes you on an adventure across worlds within worlds. Master world-leaping mechanics and solve intricate puzzles to unravel a cosmic mystery.

COCOON is a unique take on the puzzle adventure genre, where each world exists within an orb that you can carry on your back. Wrap your head around the core mechanic of leaping between worlds—and combine, manipulate, and rearrange them to solve intricate puzzles

Release Date: 2023


Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus 

Squid Shock Studios

Bō: Path of the Teal Lotus is a hand-drawn 2D Metroidvania platformer based in a colourful world of Japanese folklore. Use your legendary bō staff to bounce and move fluidly through a delightfully-demonic East Asian fever dream. Use the tight movement and reset system to reach areas efficiently and gracefully or recover chaotically while floundering for footing.

Release Date: 2023


Cassette Beasts 

Bytten Studio

Welcome to New Wirral, a remote island inhabited by strange creatures you’ve only dreamed of, nightmares you hopefully haven’t, and a cast of brave folks who use cassette tapes to transform for battle. To find a way home you’ll need to explore every inch of the island, and record monsters to your trusty cassette tapes to gain their abilities.

Collect awesome monsters to use during turn-based battles in this open-world RPG. Combine any two monster forms using Cassette Beasts’ Fusion System to create unique and powerful new ones!

Release Date: 2023



Ewoud van der Werf

SCHiM is a game about jumping from shadow to shadow in a challenging and lively environment. This 3D platformer takes elements of light & animation and adds them directly to the gameplay, delivering an experience that you will only find in SCHiM.

What is a schim? A schim is the soul and spirit of an object, thing, or living being. Everything in the world has one. A schim should NEVER be separated from their thing! Can you get back to your human before it’s too late?

Release Date: 2023


Fall of Porcupine


Fall of Porcupine is a story adventure about the collision of work and daily life, and the troubles brought by an unhealthy healthcare system. The game tells an emotional story from the perspective of a young doctor in a lovingly illustrated world.

Meet the villagers of Porcupine, have a beer with them in the local pub, or take a trip to the nearby forest, where mysterious castle ruins are hidden. Or hang out with your colleagues, the other doctors, nurses and residents that populate the small town of Porcupine. Engage in funny, profound, and sometimes serious dialogues, in which you’ll be able to choose your answers and influence your relationships.

Release Date: 2023


Loco Motive

Robust Games

On the eve of a landmark speech by the wealthy heiress Lady Unterwald, a straight-laced lawyer, a crime novelist-turned-rookie detective, and an undercover spy find themselves embroiled in a murder, a mystery, and worst of all… an adventure! Now stuck onboard a luxurious steam train, within stabbing distance of a cold-blooded killer, the race is on to prove their innocence once and for all!

Play as Diana, Arthur and Herman to unwrap the mystery and put your point-and-click puzzle-solving skills to the test. Loco Motive is a slapstick adventure, packed full of deadly surprises, shocking twists and larger-than-life characters!

Release Date: 2023


Those are all 15 upcoming Nintendo Switch indie games that we’re looking forward to! Did we miss your favourites? Let us know in the comments below! And if there are more games that you’d like to see check out all our Top 10 lists here.