2021 has been a rough year in many areas, but it’s been very good for indie games released on the Nintendo Switch. Now, Nintendo is giving these titles one last hurrah by placing select Switch indie games on sale as part of the Indie World Holiday Sale. This sale comes at the heels of the Nintendo Indie World Showcase held last week, which may encourage gamers to investigate the offerings.
There’s an ever-increasing selection of indie games available on Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo has decided to put 30 of them on sale up to 75% off. The list includes both well-known titles and relatively obscure ones and tackles a variety of genres, from psychological horror to beat-em-ups to party games.
The Indie World Holiday Sale features titles including the action-adventure platformer Axiom Verge 2, the creepy Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!, the blockbuster roguelite Hades, the hand-drawn adventure game TOEM, and the spooky life sim Cozy Grove, all of which are currently available for under $20 USD. The indie classic Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is listed at a price of $21.99 and Streets of Rage 4 is listed at a price of $14.99. Also on sale is the stylized 3D visual novel Necrobarista – Final Pour, which was heavily inspired by film and anime, and is listed as costing $15.39.
A two-pack of Subnautica and Subnautica: Below Zero is listed on the Nintendo Switch eShop as being $35.98, while the brightly-colored beat-em-up River City Girls is currently priced at $20.99. Gamers looking for something to play with friends may be inclined to snap up The Jackbox Party Pack 8 at just $22.49, while solo gamers may take an interest in The Longing for $11.20 or Sea of Solitude: The Director’s Cut for $9.99. The role-playing sports game Dodgeball Academia is also discounted during the sale period–it will cost $19.99 until the Indie World Holiday Sale ends on December 31 at 11:59 PM PT.
Gamers on a budget may be interested to hear that a number of the discounted indie games are under $10 USD–and some are even significantly cheaper. The list of cheap Nintendo Switch indie games includes the social deception juggernaut Among Us, the supernatural thriller Oxenfree, the peaceful adventure platformer A Short Hike, and the strategy game Islanders. The somewhat controversial dating sim/roguelite Boyfriend Dungeon is also discounted to $16.99, so now may be a good time for curious gamers to investigate the title.