The Tomorrow Corporation confirms that three classic indie titles are set to be released alongside the Nintendo Switch when the console debuts on March 3.
One of the biggest talking points following the Switch reveal event earlier this month was the fact that outside of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the system’s launch library seemed a little sparse. However, three more games have now been confirmed for day one.
The Tomorrow Corporation has announced plans to bring three popular indie titles to the system, according to a report from Polygon. The developer will port two of its own games, Little Inferno and Human Resource Machine, as well as 2D Boy’s perennially popular World of Goo.
This isn’t the first time that Little Inferno has been on-hand for the launch of a Nintendo console, as the game was a day one release for the Wii U back in 2012. The game challenges players to experiment with a variety of objects and an open flame to see what kind of reactions they can conjure up.
Meanwhile, Human Resource Machine is a puzzle game based on the basics of programming, which was also released for the Wii U. Gameplay revolves around moving items between an inbox, an outbox, and storage areas to mimic concepts related to the assembly programming language.
Finally, World of Goo is all about using balls of goo to build increasingly complex structures. The game has seen great success on mobile platforms in recent years, thanks to the way touch controls benefit its core gameplay, but it was an early digital release for the Wii back in 2008.
All three games are set to come bundled with their original soundtracks when they’re released for the Switch. A brand new soundtrack mode has apparently been created, which will let players “explore” the music written for each game, as per a blog post published by the Tomorrow Corporation.
It’s unlikely that anyone will be lining up to buy a Switch based on these three titles alone. However, the fact that three more tried-and-tested games will be ready for launch day will be good news for anyone that’s worried about the prospect of a software drought.
It remains to be seen whether the Switch launch library will grow even larger over the coming weeks. It makes a lot of sense for Nintendo to put the spotlight on Breath of the Wild — but other developers may still have some surprises in store.
World of Goo, Little Inferno, and Human Resource Machine will launch alongside the Nintendo Switch on March 3, 2017.