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Nintendo Switch gets sequels to beloved indie games including Axiom Verge 2

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In its final update for 2019, Nintendo has revealed a host of new indie games headed to its Nintendo Switch console. And tucked in among the ports included a few follow-ups to some of the most highly-rated indie titles ever.

Headlining the 'Indie World' showcase were sequels Axiom Verge 2 and Sports Story.

Axiom Verge 2 is the second in the pixel art series of explorative shooters, taking its cues from the Metroid series – a much-needed stop-gap while Nintendo works on its own Metroid Prime game. Little was revealed, however, beyond a late 2020 release date.

It's set to be joined by Sports Story, the sequel to the excellent and hilarious RPG Golf Story, which expands upon the original's top-down sports adventure by introducing a whole host of other activities to the game, such as tennis and cricket. It'll be a Nintendo exclusive in mid 2020.

An impressive line-up

The Nintendo Switch has swiftly made a name for itself as a home for indie-lovers, and the rest of the presentation was equally jam-packed with top indie titles.

Switch owners will also soon be able to enjoy Streets of Rage 4, The Talos Principle Deluxe Edition, The Escapists spin-off The Survivalists, and Dauntless, a free-to-play Monster-Hunter-alike which has already picked up a huge following on PS4, Xbox One and PC and become instantly available on Switch following the conclusion of the showcase.

In addition, Nintendo released a Japanese version of its presentation, which revealed a few other games coming to the console. While the majority were titles already available on Switch for western gamers, it did reveal that the much-loved narrative RPG To The Moon would be coming to the Switch in January.

Watch the full Japanese presentation below:

Gerald Lynch

Gerald is the Executive Editor for TechRadar, taking care of the site's home cinema, gaming, smart home, entertainment and audio output. He loves his gaming, but don't expect him to play with you unless your console is hooked up to a 4K HDR screen and a 7.1 surround system. Based out of TechRadar Towers, London, Gerald was previously Editor of Gizmodo UK. He dreams of the day when he can pop on a VR headset and meet Lawnmower Man-era Pierce Brosnan. Sadly, Pierce doesn't share the dream.