Today's Indie Highlights presentation cooked up lots of information on some of the games destined to reach the Nintendo eShop in the near future, with two titles instantly launching on the console. Yes, these two games featured below are available to download right now!
Check out their trailers and information, lovingly provided below, and then let us know if you'll be trying either of them yourself.
Bad North is described as a "charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite". Players must defend their idyllic island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders, commanding their loyal subjects to take full tactical advantage of the unique shape of each island. Everything is at stake here; if you fail, you'll be watching the blood of your subjects stain the ground red.
Players control the broad strokes of the battle, giving high-level commands to your soldiers who try their best to carry them out in the heat of the moment. Simple player inputs aim to mask a dynamic combat simulation to make it inviting to new players, while simultaneously challenging veterans.
Here are some of the game's features:
- REAL-TIME TACTICS ROGUELITE: Position and relocate your troops to fend off the Vikings, who each have their own counters to the threats you pose. Pick your battles and plan your evacuations carefully! Lose a commander and they're gone forever; lose everything, and it's game over!
- INTELLIGENT UNIT CONTROLS: You command the broad strokes of your defenses and monitor positioning — your soldiers do the rest, navigating and engaging intuitively in response to the situation at hand.
- PROCEDURALLY-GENERATED ISLANDS: Each island is both stylistically charming and unique in its layout. Plan your strategies around every nook and cranny, for you only get one chance to save them from the enemy invasion
- UNLOCKABLE UPGRADES AND COLLECTIBLES: A stronger, smarter defense leads to greater rewards. Use these to develop your subjects from a ragtag militia into seasoned warriors.
The game is available to download right now for £13.49 / $14.99.
Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition
Prison Architect is a BAFTA award-winning 'prison construction and management game'. Acting as both an architect and a governor, Players must look after their inmates by building a secure lockup, taking care of their needs, keeping them safe and healthy, and helping rehabilitate them into productive members of society. If you treat them poorly you'll end up with a riot on your hands, so it's definitely within your best interests to keep things running smoothly.
You'll be controlling every detail of your prison - from building new cells and facilities to hiring staff and creating reform programs - all while dealing with informants, contraband smuggling, gang warfare, full-scale riots, and more.
Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition is a premium edition which includes two expansions: All Day And A Night and Psych Ward, letting you up the challenge with new wardens and maps, as well as a new security class – the criminally insane. The 'Escape Mode' DLC, will also arrive on Switch later this summer.
The game is available to download right now for £24.99 / $29.99.
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