Top Ten: Most Anticipated Indie Games

There are plenty of indie games coming out soon, but which ones stand out above the rest?

By Anthony Vigna. Posted 11/26/2013 09:00 3 Comments     ShareThis

When 3DS had no games at launch that interested me, the Nintendo eShop became a godsend with its captivating and unique digital titles. Games like Sakura Samurai, VVVVVV, and Mighty Switch Force caught my attention during the online shop’s earliest stages, and gave me a reason to finally fall in love with my handheld. These early titles sparked a revolution on the eShop, causing independent developers to become attracted to the service and helped the service grow tremendously. The number of downloadable titles is also continuing to grow with the inclusion of the Wii U eShop, as Nintendo has gathered an immense amount of independent support for the console.

Some of my most anticipated Wii U and 3DS games are indie games, but I feel like they’re not getting the attention they deserve. There was a brief mention of these games in the past Nintendo Direct, but even that was over in a blink of an eye. Not only that, but they missed out on a couple of key titles that are going to be launching soon! So, I decided to compile a list of indie games that I am really excited for and are coming out within the next few months. While there are plenty of indie games, like Mighty No. 9, that are coming out far down the line, I wanted to solely focus on games that are coming out soon to give them the exposure that they deserve. With that said, all of the listed dates are tentative and are subject to change.

Here are my top ten most anticipated indie eShop titles!

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3 Responses to “Top Ten: Most Anticipated Indie Games”

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    PanurgeJr says...

    Two things. First, if they were further along in development I’d add the Kickstarter projects Hyper Light Drifter and Paradise Lost–and fairly high up–but since they’re really still at the stage of hopeful we can just keep them in mind for a similar list this time next year. Second, if you made a list of the top ten anticipated major studio games, I’d be hard pressed to say which I’d rather play, especially if you excluded games like Zelda U and X, which are similarly not far enough along (so far as we know). I hope that says more about indie gaming than it does the major studios.

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    Robert Marrujo says...

    Really anticipating Two Brothers, that game has a lot of potential and makes me happy to see a developer showing appreciation for Game Boy’s graphical stylings; GB games are often unceremoniously slammed for their graphics, which is a real shame.

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    ejamer says...

    Interested in 5 out the 10 listed… including a couple that I hadn’t heard of before this article. Not bad!

    Lots of indie games don’t live up to the hype, but there have been enough really *really* good ones to make up for any disappointment. 3DS eShop has been by far the best part of that console for me, and it looks like Wii U has a lot of great content coming before long too. Awesome!

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