Nintendo has always had a good history with indie games; their consoles often serving as an appropriate place for weird and imaginative titles to find a fan base. This trend doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. After recent rumors regarding the game’s release on the Switch, Hello Neighbor will see a release on the signature Nintendo console.
In a recent event, Dynamic Pixels and Tiny Build announced the forthcoming release for Hello Neighbor, as well as five other small indie titles, for the Switch. No concrete release date was given – only that the titles will be released before the end of the year – but the publisher did give an idea of how much players would be paying for the games. Hello Neighbor will cost gamers $39.99 USD, while the other five titles will only be $14.99 USD.
Hello Neighbor was one of the most anticipated horror titles of last year, with its various trailers and marketing showing off something original and different for players to enjoy. All of this changed when the game was released on Xbox One and PC late last year. The indie title was meet with mainly negative reviews, with criticism geared towards its gameplay, mechanics, and overall technical performance. However, the game did receive some praise for its story and art style.
It’s also worth mentioning some of the other titles in the announcement. The first is ClusterTruck, a fast-paced platformer where players must jump from truck to truck driven by terrible drivers. Another is The Final Station, a story-driven side-scroller about trying to understand what happened to a post-apocalyptic world. Next is Punch Club, a throwback to the fighting games of old, where players are in search of their fathers killer.
Party Hard is also seeing a Switch release. The Hitman-like stealth game has players trying to shut down a noisy party at 3 am.
The final game comes in the form of Street of Rogue, which describes itself as “the worlds only shooter, RPG, action, roguelike, stealth brawler” and kind of needs to be seen to be believed. All the games can be seen in the video from Tiny Builds “Hello Switch” event below.
All of these game can only be good news for Nintendo Switch owners and Nintendo itself. For years third-party support for its consoles has been just out of reach, but the Switch seems to have changed all that. With games like Doom and Skyrim seeing Nintendo ports and games like Wolfenstein 2, Dark Souls, and maybe even the next Call of Duty on the way, it seems support for the Switch is only increasing. The question now becomes what’s next?
Hello Neighbor is available now for PC and Xbox One and will be released on the Switch sometime this year.