'Among Us,' 'Spelunky' and More Indies Coming to Nintendo Switch

The latest Nintendo Indie World Showcase just concluded, and it gave Nintendo Switch owners a taste of which independent games are coming to the console in the final days of 2020 and beyond.

Some of these indies are world-premiere titles from indie developers, while others like Among Us and the Spelunky series are ports coming to the Nintendo Switch. Both titles are some of the best games of 2020; Among Us from Innersloth has become enough of a cultural phenomenon that even Congresswoman Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez plays it.

Here's a rundown of every independent game headed to the Nintendo Switch that was announced during the December 15 Indie World Showcase. The descriptions come courtesy an official Nintendo press release.

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Among Us

"Discover which of your friends is a secret imposter in Among Us, the survival social-deduction game that has taken outer space by storm. Work together to complete tasks on a spaceship before the imposter sabotages or takes out the other players. Think a crewmate is acting strange? Call for emergency meetings and discuss who the suspected imposter is ... but make sure you're confident before you vote to eject someone into the cold reaches of space. Among Us launches on Nintendo Switch later today featuring cross-platform play!"

Prep the airlock and join your crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal!!#AmongUsGame by @InnerslothDevs is available today on #NintendoSwitch! #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/RTrsLS02tV

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 15, 2020

Spelunky and Spelunky 2

"With Spelunky and Spelunky 2, brave your way through treacherous tunnels and caverns, outfitted with the survival supplies you find along the way. Featuring dense worlds teeming with secrets, surprises and slapstick hilarity, each time you play promises danger and delight. Watch out for leprechauns, ghosts, flying fish and galloping turkeys as you explore the unknown. Plunge into Spelunky and Spelunky 2 when both games launch on Nintendo Switch in summer 2021."

Stock up on ropes and get ready to explore the everchanging underground worlds of #Spelunky and #Spelunky2 from @mossmouth and @BlitWorks!

Both games are coming to #NintendoSwitch in Summer 2021! #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/QYnlYk7qap

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 15, 2020


"CAPY's hit puzzle-battler Grindstone smashes its way onto Nintendo Switch. Clobber creeps to rack up huge combos and earn precious Grindstones. Cash in your grindstones to craft new gear and overcome devious enemies, obstacles and boss encounters as you conquer Grindstone Mountain. With more than 200 brutal levels to tackle, get ready to rise, grind and repeat when Grindstone gets its console launch on Nintendo Switch as a timed exclusive later today."

Crush creeps, collect loot, and take your Stonegrinder through 200+ levels in the hit puzzle-battler game #Grindstone from @CAPYGAMES, available today on #NintendoSwitch! #IndieWorld

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— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 15, 2020


"Magical girls, cat cafes and cuddly animals — what more do you need in life? Fill a cozy café with cute creatures, charming furniture, festive decorations and yummy pastries. It's the purr-fect way to spend a day! You can begin relaxing in Calico when it launches on Nintendo Switch later today."

Super Meat Boy Forever

"The highly anticipated sequel to Super Meat Boy has arrived! In Super Meat Boy Forever, Meat Boy and Bandage Girl's adorable baby girl, Nugget, has been kidnapped. You'll get put through the grinder as you jump, slide, punch and kick through several worlds containing thousands of hand-constructed levels that are randomly smashed together to create a unique gameplay experience with each save game. With bosses, secrets, dying, awesome music, vibrant art and even more dying, prepare to face some intense challenges. Super Meat Boy Forever squishes onto Nintendo Switch on December 23 as a console launch exclusive."

With thousands of levels to play through and millions of saws to avoid, #SuperMeatBoyForever will put your platforming skills to the ultimate test when it comes to #NintendoSwitch on Dec. 23! #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/HtL1L6zWCA

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 15, 2020

Cyber Shadow

"Dash, slice and leap your way through futuristic levels as you take down more than a dozen apocalyptic bosses in this action-platformer ninja game. The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey. Nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity, leap past traps and defeat the techno hordes. You can even scan an amiibo of a Shovel Knight series character for a little help from a familiar friend. Unlock the secrets to your ninja clan's ancient powers in Cyber Shadow, coming to Nintendo Switch on January 26, 2021."

Dash, slice, and leap through masterfully designed levels with hand-crafted sprites, a pulse-pounding soundtrack, and all the ninja platforming action you can handle when #CyberShadow from @MekaSkull and @YachtClubGames releases Jan. 26, 2021 on #NintendoSwitch. #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/PJH9XVhBRp

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 15, 2020


"Tunche is a 2D beat-'em-up game with breathtaking hand-drawn art, set in the Amazon Rainforest. It can be explored with one of five heroes, each with their own distinctive skills and abilities, including Hat Kid, the protagonist from the 3D platformer A Hat in Time. Unravel the rainforest's secrets in search of a mythical beast, the Tunche. Enjoy a unique experience every time you journey into the jungle, traversing different paths and facing fantastic creatures. With charming hack-and-slash combat, local co-op play and a pinch of shamanic witchcraft, you'll experience a magical tour of Peruvian legends and folklore. Venture into the jungle when Tunche arrives first on Nintendo Switch in March 2021."

Fight through the Amazonian jungle with one of five heroes, including Hat Kid from A Hat in Time, and unravel the secrets when #Tunche from @leapgamestudios and @HypeTrainD arrives on #NintendoSwitch in March 2021. #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/Q45XCuiRWN

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 15, 2020

Very Very Valet

"Get behind the wheel to pick up, park and return cars in over 20 locations. Up to three other players can join you in this frantic and fun party game. Very Very Valet accelerates onto Nintendo Switch first as a timed exclusive in early 2021."

Pickup, park, and return cars with up to 4 players and prove you’re the VIP of valets when the frantically silly party game #VeryVeryValet pulls up to the #NintendoSwitch in early 2021! #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/MhD77ZYxo1

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 15, 2020


"Watch out — these kittens have claws! In this physics-based party game featuring fierce felines, you'll need to whack and pounce your way to victory. Turn the playroom into a battleground by smacking into objects and launching them across the room. Experience the pinnacle of cat-tussling fun by proving your wobbly cat is the best cat. Take the competition locally at launch, with online multiplayer coming in a post-launch update. The paw-sibilities are endless! Fisti-Fluffs gets frisky first on Nintendo Switch in spring 2021."

Break out the catnip and see which furious feline fighter will become best cat in the physics-based party game Fisti-Fluffs from @PlayfellowGames and @Rogue_Co!

Clawing its way onto #NintendoSwitch in early 2021. #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/l4JVbauALY

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 15, 2020

Happy Game

"Solve unnerving puzzles, endure a few unsettling songs and survive face-to-face encounters with suspicious smiley faces. Earn your sweet dreams in spring 2021, when Happy Game launches on Nintendo Switch."

Get ready to get weird and solve deeply disturbing puzzles when #HappyGame by @Amanita_Design, creators of CHUCHEL, creeps its way onto #NintendoSwitch in Spring 2021! #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/gRS3bVQHpK

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 15, 2020

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

"The award-winning studio that created Monument Valley is delivering a new open-world experience — Alba: A Wildlife Adventure. In this game, even the smallest person can make a big difference. Join Alba as she visits her grandparents on a Mediterranean island, ready for a peaceful summer of wildlife exploration. But when she sees her beloved Island in danger, she realizes that she needs to do something about it! Recruit volunteers for your cause, help heal sick animals, clean up the wilderness and ultimately save the island. A visually stunning season of exploration awaits in Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, coming to Nintendo Switch in spring 2021."

Help Alba save her beautiful island and all the creatures on it when @WildlifeAlba from @ustwogames and @PIDPublishing, the studio behind Monument Valley, comes to #NintendoSwitch in Spring 2021! #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/rZ809WAjka

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 15, 2020


"In this one-of-a-kind sci-fi adventure game, a spaceship is overtaken by aliens who can take the form of humans. Meet an eclectic cast of characters and help unravel their mysteries in a fascinating narrative spin on the social-deduction genre where you play against up to 14 NPCs. Overcome your fears when Gnosia launches on Nintendo Switch in early 2021."

A mysterious lifeform threatens the crew of a spaceship by posing as one of their own.

It’s up to you to reveal the secrets of the lifeform - and your crew - when #GNOSIA from @playismEN arrives early 2021 on #NintendoSwitch. #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/FQbj78Zc5R

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 15, 2020

What did you think of the latest Indie World Showcase? Which game are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments section.