Runbow and Sportsball lead Nintendo indie lineup for 2015

Nintendo has outlined its slate of indie games set to hit Wii U and 3DS in the next year, filled with some old favorites and some newer interesting games to keep an eye on.

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While Microsoft and Sony have upped their game in courting indie developers in recent years, Nintendo certainly hasn't been sitting on the sidelines. The Wii U and 3DS are also in line to receive a slew of indie games over the coming year and Nintendo has outlined much of what's coming in the future.

Nintendo sent out the following list of indie games, along with their developers, along with a release window:

  • Runbow from 13AM Games (Wii U) – 2015
  • Chromophore: The Two Brothers Director’s Cut from Ackk Studios LLC (Wii U) – Winter
  • Citizens of Earth from ATLUS (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS) – Winter
  • Nihilumbra from BeautiFun Games (Wii U) – Winter
  • The Swapper from Curve Digital (Wii U) – Nov. 6
  • Thomas Was Alone from Curve Digital (Wii U) – Nov. 25
  • Proun+ from Engine Software (Wii U) – Winter
  • Trine Enchanted Edition from Frozenbyte (Wii U) – Winter
  • Chariot from Frima Studio Inc. (Wii U) – Winter
  • A.N.N.E. from Gamesbymo (Wii U) – Winter
  • Gunman Clive 2 from Hörberg Productions (Wii U) – Winter
  • SteamWorld Heist from Image & Form (Wii U) – Spring 2015
  • Affordable Space Adventures from KnapNok Games (Wii U) – Q1 2015
  • Gone Home from Midnight City (Wii U) – Winter
  • High Strangeness from Midnight City (Wii U) – Winter
  • forma.8 from MixedBag (Wii U) – Winter
  • A World of Keflings from NinjaBee (Wii U) – Nov. 13
  • Tengami from Nyamyam Ltd. (Wii U) – Nov. 13
  • Treasurenauts from Renegade Kid (Nintendo 3DS) – Q1 2015
  • Xeodrifter from Renegade Kid (Nintendo 3DS) – Q4
  • Swords & Soldiers II from Ronimo Games BV (Wii U) – Winter
  • Beatbuddy from THREAKS (Wii U) – Q1 2015
  • Sportsball from TOO DX (Wii U) – Nov. 6
  • 6180 the moon from Turtle Cream (Wii U) – Winter
  • Rive from Two Tribes (Wii U) – 2015

Followers of the indie scene will notice that a handful of these games, like The Swapper, Trine, and Thomas Was Alone, are already available on other platforms. However, there are also some notable original games built for Wii U, like Affordable Space Adventures and Runbow. For a look at those games, you can check out our roundup from this year's IndieCade.

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