4 Indie games you should be excited to play

From 2D to 3D, slashers to platformers, here are four indie games you should be excited to play.

A variety of titles will launch in 2016, but most of the video games i’m excited for are title’s created by independent game developers. That said, I wanted to take a moment to highlight four independent video games that I’m dying to get my hands on in 2016. Without further ado, here they are:

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge – Renegade Kid

Ok, this game is tough as f*^! – I played it at E3 2015 -, but Super Mudds Super Challenge’s level of difficulty is what i’m looking forward to the most, which is why this title happens to land a spot on this list. Originally slated to release in 2015, video game development studio, Renegade Kid, has recently submitted the title to both Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe, which means it should be available for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS fairly soon.

When speaking to the game’s developer, Jools Watsham, at E3 2015, he mentioned the video game will support cross-buy for both Nintendo systems. This 2D platformer will certainly bring fans of the genre back to the way video games were played, back in the day, and will certainly have seasoned gamers, me especially, foaming at the mouth in anticipation for its release.

Arcadian Atlas – Twin Otter 

Although very little is known about this title, Video game developer, Twin Otter, already has my money – not literally of course; I’m just sold on it. With its beautiful art design and nostalgic appeal to tactical rpg enthusiasts, Arcadian Atlas has to be my most anticipated video game, overall, for 2016.

Even though this title is currently slated for a PC, Mac, and iOS release, I can only hope the development studio behind this title will bring it’s visually stunning video game to other platforms.

Yooka-Laylee – Playtonic Games 

Announced in May 2015, Yooka- Laylee is being developed by ex-Rare developers, which says a lot about the title, and places the video game on a rather high pedestal. This 3D platformer falls within the same vein as the Nintendo 64 classic, Banjo-Kazooie, from corky characters to hunky-dory music.

If all goes well, which I’m sure it will considering the title was fully-funded in roughly 41 minutes, Yooka-laylee is slated to launch some time in 2016 on a variety of platforms.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Inte Creates

It’s been quite some time since individuals have played a traditional 2D Castlevania video game. And with all the controversy and riff-raff surrounding Konami, I doubt fans of the franchise will be able play Castlevania anytime soon. Series developer, Koji Igarashi, has taken to Kickstarter and funded his latest title, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which happens to be a 2D platformer, similar to Castlevania.


Currently slated for a March 2017 release, Castlevania fans now have something fresh and new to look forward to, without the Castlevania name. What’s in a name, right?

Well there you have it folks, four incredible indie titles that you should definitely be excited for. Interested in any of these titles? If so, or not, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. And for more on everything video game related, you’re already in the right place, VG News Wire.

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