The Nintendo Switch is getting ports of three indie games: Super Meat Boy, Inversus, and Mutant Mudds. These were all announced via different official Twitter accounts, including Nintendo of America. No exact release dates have been published yet; so far, we only know that Inversus Deluxe will be coming out in the fall this year.
More and more indie games are finding a new home on the Nintendo Switch, to the delight of many fans of the hybrid console. The roster just keeps growing, and it will soon be richer for three new titles: Inversus, Super Meat Boy, and Mutant Mudds. All three announcements came from different Twitter accounts. The one for Mutant Mudds came from the developer, Super Meat Boy was announced by the game’s official Twitter page, and Inversus got a shout-out directly from the official Nintendo of America account. This is probably due to the fact that Inversus has a release window set for Fall 2017. As for the other two, we don’t know anything yet.
If you’re unfamiliar with any of these three titles, let’s get you up to speed. Super Meat Boy is a teeth-grindingly hard indie platformer, the first game from the mind of Edmund McMillen, creator of The Binding of Isaac. In the game, you play as a slab of sentient meat on a mission to save your girlfriend (who is made of bandages) from an nefarious fetus that lives in a jar and wears a tuxedo. No, you’re weird.
Mutant Mudds is a 2.5D pixelated platformer-shooter with a very old-school feel. I say 2.5D, because, even though it’s a side-scroller, you can jetpack between the background and foreground. You play as Max, who must use his water cannon to defeat the evil Mutant Mudds by blasting them and finding the legendary Water Sprites.
Inversus is more idiosyncratic than the previous two titles. It’s an inventive 2D shooter game that you can play in single player, but is way more fun in multiplayer. Basically, the battlefield has two colors, as do the “characters”. You can only move on tiles that are the opposite color of you. However, firing bullets flips the color of the tiles, allowing you to move further while attempting to trap your opponent in. It can turn into complete chaos, and it’s a ton of fun.
So, if any of these games sound like something you’d like, and you own a Nintendo Switch, be sure to keep your ear to the ground. Even better, come back here, ’cause we’ll be keeping you updated.