Nintendo eShop’s Nindies Summer Jam kicks off on September 1

The Nindies are coming! The Nindies are coming!

Nintendo has announced that they’re ending this Summer with a bang… or more specifically, a Jam. The Nindies Summer Jam will kick off on September 1 and that means that Nintendo fans will find a new “Nindie” game on the eShop for the 3DS or Wii U (or sometimes both) every Thursday. All Nindie Summer Jam titles will receive a 10% discount during their first week of availability, and you can find the full lineup right here:

September 1
Axiom Verge (Wii U)

In this retro-style action-platform-exploration game, use the Wii U GamePad as your map, a way to easily swap between weapons or for Off-TV Play. A failed scientist dies in an accident, only to awaken in a mysterious, alien world. Where is he? How did he get here? And why do the fundamental laws of reality appear broken? Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It’s a thin line. It’s Axiom Verge.

September 8
Jotun: Valhalla Edition (Wii U)

Jotun is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Norse warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Jotun: Valhalla Edition features Valhalla Mode, a boss rush mode with even fiercer versions of the already challenging jotun. Exclusive to the Wii U version, the map is always displayed on the GamePad and God Powers can be activated using the touch screen. Impress the Gods!

September 15
Noitu Love: Devolution (3DS and Wii U)

The year is 2288. The city is protected by an organization called “The Peacekeepers League” and everything is swell except that it’s under attack by a robot army lead by professor Darnacus Damnation! Or is it… ?

September 22
Severed (Wii U)

Take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, who wields a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Features include Cross-Buy between Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Wii U Off-TV Play, in-game Achievements, HD graphical optimizations.

September 30
Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (3DS)

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 is a 2D action-platforming game in the style of the Japanese classics of yesteryear. The great controls, crisp graphics, unique play mechanics and epic boss battles from the first installment are all here, along with a host of new features.

“Our Nindie partners have been hard at work creating amazing content for Nintendo fans,” said Nintendo of America’s Damon Baker. “The Nindies Summer Jam promotion not only makes it easy for fans to check out all the latest and greatest indie games on Nintendo eShop, but to also learn more about the developers that have worked so hard to create them.”

Nintendo also plans to add more than a dozen other Nindies to the Nintendo eShop throughout the Fall. That schedule is available after the break.

September

  • FAST Racing Neo: Neo Future Pack (Wii U)
  • Zarvot (Wii U)
  • Dub Wars (Wii U)
  • Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure (3DS)

October

  • Ectoplaza (Wii U)
  • Soul Axiom (Wii U)
  • Antipole DX (Wii U)
  • Rocket Fist (Wii U)
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (Wii U)
  • Antipole DX (3DS)
  • Punch Club (3DS)

December

  • Forma.8 (Wii U)
  • Hollow Knight (Wii U)
  • Stardew Valley (Wii U)
  • Forma.8 (3DS)

Fall 2016

  • Runbow Pocket (3DS)
  • Severed (3DS)

Early 2017

  • World to the West (Wii U)
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