Devolver Digital is perhaps as well known for its wild E3 press conferences than it is for the massive amounts of well-crafted independently developed titles it releases into the world. According to a recent tweet, it sounds like the My Friend Pedro publisher is planning on teaming up with a console that’s been unexpectedly and happily opening its doors to indies.
We knew that stylistic shooter My Friend Pedro and puzzle-platformer Pikuniku were both coming to the Switch sometime in 2018, but apparently Devolver Digital has many more surprises up its sleeve, revealing that it will publish “over a dozen” titles for the Switch in 2018, including some classics from its back catalogues and yet-to-be-announced games.
Counting back catalog releases, new games, and unannounced projects we have over a dozen releases for Nintendo Switch still to come this year! More details soon… pic.twitter.com/yKSW92OShV
— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) July 5, 2018
So what are those titles? Obviously, we don’t know what the unannounced games will be, but we can pick-and-choose the most Switch-worthy titles from DD’s library.
The Hotline Miami games seem like obvious choices, maybe in the form of an ultraviolent double pack. Likewise, similarly bloody offerings like Ruiner, Broforce, and Not a Hero would feel right at home on the Switch. Top-down action-adventure titles like The Swords of Ditto, Titan Souls, and Minit seem like Nintendo games already, so we could definitely see those coming to Switch as well. Indie darling Downwell also seems like a fairly safe bet.
Personally, we’d love to see some of the stranger adventure games like Hatoful Boyfriend and Dropsy make their ways to Switch, too, but even those might be too weird for Switch. And don’t even get us started on Genital Jousting, which might be a little too phallic for a console that also lets kids play with cardboard toys.