Co-Optimus - Video - Nindies Showcase Spring 2019 Recap Post

Cadence of Hyrule

  • Couch Co-Op: 2 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign
Nindies Showcase Spring 2019 Recap Post
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Nindies Showcase Spring 2019 Recap Post

Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up... it's Zelda time!

Nintendo held another of their "Nintendo Directs" yesterday, this time focused on all the independent video games coming to the Switch in the near future. There were a number of new single-player titles they revealed that look interesting, but we're all about the co-op here and one title in particular caught our eye.

The full video can be found below and I've included the co-op titles along with timestamps below that.

  • Cadence of Hyrule (24:16) - 2 player couch co-op. This was the biggest surprise, for me, of the whole Direct. Seeing Cadence moving around in a different art style was cool, and once a few particular melodic threads weaved their way into those beats, I got very stoked. Crypt of the Necrodancer was one of my favorite games back in 2015/2016 and this particular twist of that formula looks great. Plus, Zelda no sells a behind the back magic explosion. Sign me up!

  • Cuphead (0:16) - 2 player drop-in/drop-out couch co-op throughout the campaign. The gorgeously animated and incredibly difficult Cuphead is making its way to the Switch next month, which feels like a good fit. I never played the game a couple years ago when it first came out, but will definitely be checking it out now.

  • Nuclear Throne (18:06) - 2 player couch co-op. Vlambeer's popular twin-stick shooter rogue-lite is now available on the Switch.

  • Stranger Things 3: The Game (22:13) - 2 player drop-in/drop-out couch co-op throughout the campaign. A 16-bit, isometric, action/adventure game that follows the events of "Stranger Things" 3rd season. You and a buddy can play as 1 of 12 characters from the show, but personally, I'm here for Joyce and her swinging bolt cutters of doom.

  • Super Crate Box (17:51) - 2 player couch co-op. Vlambeer's first game is also headed to the Nintendo Switch and it's getting a couch co-op mode. This a fairly straightforward title where you try to collect as many weapon crates as possible while fending off an endless horde of enemies. Straightforward is not the same as easy, though.

  • Swimsanity! (19:12) - 4 player local, 4 player online. This title first popped up as a Kickstarter project 5 years ago and even though it missed its funding goal, the development team at Decoy Games pushed on. Now, the game will be released on the Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game features a competitive mode with a variety of different game types (such as Deathmatch and Last Man Standing), and 2 co-op modes: Adventure and Survival.

Some fun/good looking games on the horizon for the Nintendo Switch, and I'm sure we'll be seeing/hearing about even more in the next couple of months as we approach E3.