Nintendo features upcoming indies during day 1 of E3

Following an E3 tradition, Nintendo has showcased some independent games coming soon to Wii U and/or Nintendo 3DS. First up is Severed:

This RPG-lite game puts you in the shoes of Sasha, who has to traverse a world full of nightmarish monsters to find her family. The catch? She’s missing an arm. Thankfully, she obtains a “living sword” that she can use to fight monsters, exploit their weaknesses, and sever their limbs, after which she can use their body parts to strengthen her own body and equipment. The game will come to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, complete with a cross-buy feature, sometime this year.

Axiom Verge also received some attention today:

The game is well-known for being developed by a one-man team. It’s a love letter to classics from the 8- and 16-bit eras such as Metroid and Contra. The game’s human protagonist must fight his way through an alien world teeming with dangerous creatures to “find [his] role within it.” It’ll be out on the Wii U eShop sometime this year.

An exciting announcement for fans of Runbow comes next:

A portable way to play the game is coming in 2016 for the New Nintendo 3DS. The local and online multiplayer modes will be intact, plus a StreetPass feature that will allow players to swap stats will make the handheld version unique. Yet another costume will be added to both versions of the game when Shantae joins the action as a free update.

Finally, Jotun: Valhalla Edition is joining the Wii U library this summer:

A game set in Norse mythology, Jotun has you in control of a warrior named Thora, who must prove herself to the gods after dying without honor. The Valhalla Edition features Valhalla Mode, which will test players’ skills, putting them through “the ultimate challenge.”


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Site Manager/Editor - Holly's favorite hobby is playing new or different games. She believes there is no other medium that can offer such weird and wacky things as the gaming industry can. Her Nintendo Network ID is Aeroweth.