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Nintendo kicks off Nindies Summer Jam eShop promotion

nindies titleNintendo seems quite proud of the progress they've made with indie developers recently, and to celebrate, they are kicking off a new #Nindies Summer Jam promotion with a number of high profile eShop releases.

The event kicks off with special pricing (10% discount) for a handful of games including Axiom Verge on September 1st, Jotun: Valhalla Edition on September 8th, Noitu Love: Devolution on September 15th, Severed on September 30th and finally Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 on September 30th.

There's more than that though, with a number of other games for both platforms planned as you can see in the release schedule below or at the official website.

Read on and also check out the Youtube preview.

Nindies Summer Jam:

As Nintendo prepares to show off a number of cool indie games at PAX West in Seattle, the video game maker is making sure that game lovers all across the country can get in on the action from afar: The esteemed “Nindie” community has come together to put the spotlight on independent games in Nintendo eShop on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Every Thursday in September, a new digital release will hit Nintendo eShop for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS or both at an introductory pricing promotion of 10 percent off during the first week of launch. Additionally, the featured developers will share video stories about their projects’ development in Nintendo eShop. The featured developers will also curate a shelf in Nintendo eShop highlighting some of their favorite games.

“Our Nindie partners have been hard at work creating amazing content for Nintendo fans,” said Damon Baker of Nintendo of America’s Publisher and Developer Relations. “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.”

The release schedule is as follows:

Sept. 1
Axiom Verge from Thomas Happ Games – 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. Available on Wii U.

Sept. 8
Jotun: Valhalla Edition from Thunder Lotus Games – 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. The game launches on Wii U first, and its GamePad features make this the definitive version. Impress the Gods!

Sept. 15
Noitu Love: Devolution from MP2 Games – 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… ? Available on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS with intuitive, touch-screen controlled gameplay.

Sept. 22
Severed from Drinkbox Studios – 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. Available on Wii U. Features include: Cross-Buy between Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Wii U Off-TV Play, in-game Achievements, HD graphical optimizations.

Sept. 30
Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 from INTI CREATES – 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. Available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS.

Check out all of these games, as well as a variety of Nindie games for the rest of the year and beyond in the list below or in the #Nindies Summer Jam Sizzle Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-IM7S4ByvM.

Wii U

Available Game Developer
Sept. 1 Axiom Verge Thomas Happ Games
Sept. 8 Jotun: Valhalla Edition Thunder Lotus Games
Sept. 15 Noitu Love: Devolution MP2 Games
Sept. 22 Severed Drinkbox Studios
Sept. 30 SteamWorld Heist Image & Form
September FAST Racing Neo – Neo Future Pack Shin’en
September Zarvot SnowHydra Games
September DubWars WOBBL3 Entertainment
October Ectoplaza Syndicate Atomic
October Soul Axiom Wales Interactive
October Antipole DX Saturnine Games
October Rocket Fist DanielSnd
October Shantae Half-Genie Hero WayForward/XSEED
December forma.8 MixedBag
December Hollow Knight Team Cherry
December Stardew Valley Chucklefish Games
Q1 World to the West Rain Games

Nintendo 3DS

Available Game Developer
Sept. 15 Noitu Love: Devolution MP2 Games
Summer Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure Mastiff
Sept. 29 Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 INTI CREATES
October Antipole DX Saturnine Games
October Punch Club tiny Build Games
December forma.8 MixedBag
Fall Severed Drinkbox Studios
Q4 Runbow Pocket 13AM Games

To find a full listing of games and game details, visit http://www.nintendo.com/games/nindies-summer-jam.

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