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Nintendo Direct - the Wii U and 3DS indie lineup

Today's Nintendo Direct sent out so many indie games at a mile a minute that it was hard to keep up with all of them. Shacknews has helpfully recapped the games revealed.


If you blinked during today's Nintendo Direct, you may have missed one of the many indie games set to come to both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in the coming months. Nintendo has helpfully posted trailers for many of these games that are set to arrive soon.

The presentation started with Adventures of Pip from developer Tic Toc Games. This game puts players in control of a single pixel making its way through a treacherous 32-bit world. However, Pip can absorb the powers of his foes to grow into one of three more evolved states. Adventures of Pip is set to release in May on Wii U.

PC and PlayStation users are familiar with Young Horses' story of a suburban cephalopod, Octodad: Dadliest Catch. Now the game is set to hit Wii U with some new GamePad functionality and four-player co-op that sees each player control an individual limb. The game is set to arrive this summer.

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge is the sequel to the original Mutant Mudds game, adding 40 more challenges that require precision platforming and jumping from the background to the foreground. The game is set to hit both Wii U and 3DS this summer, with players getting both versions on a single purchase. Those that own the original Mutant Mudds will also get a discount on this newer game.

Speaking blasts from the past, here's Don't Starve: Giant Edition. This game includes the base game, as well as the Reign of Giants DLC. Where it sets itself apart from other versions is its invaluable Wii U GamePad functionality that allows players to conveniently manage their inventory. This iteration of Klei's survival game is set to arrive in May, with all purchases yielding an extra copy for a friend at no additional charge.

Other games briefly glossed over were forma.8, Dementium: Remastered, Affordable Space Adventures, Starwhal: Just the Tip, Never Alone, Ninja Pizza Girl, Antipole DX, Life of Pixel, Badland: Game of the Year Edition, Slain!, Runbow, Back to Bed, Space Hulk, Race the Sun, DOOORS, Dot Arcade, Swords & Soldiers II, Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails, Toto Temple Deluxe, The Bridge, Shutshimi, Nova-111, and Windup Knight 2. The full roundup video is available below. However, many of the full individual trailers have also been compiled below for your viewing convenience.

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