There are a lot of big, flashy AAA video games coming out in 2023, made by big studios with hundreds of developers. But smaller, independent studios continue to lead the way in innovation with story, mechanics, and gameplay. This list is a compilation of 23 exciting indie games, across all genres, expected to be released in 2023.

A few of these games were included in the 2022 roundup but got delayed a year to get

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There’s a lot to love about the Nintendo Switch, not least of which is the abundance of titles with local multiplayer features, making it a great console for game night with friends or a casual play session with a roommate. We’ve collected some of our favorite titles that allow for good old-fashioned local play.

It’s also my preferred play style, as the last few years have given me more excuses to stay in and try

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Hi, it’s me, gaming editor Rebecca Spear for iMore here, taking you through today’s announcements and the follow-up reaction, as it happens!

Is this Fire Emblem? OMG it is! They’re showing characters from older games!

This looks like the character from those leaks that came out earlier this year. The main character’s hair is kind of like the original red and blue Switch Joy-Con colors.

It’s called Fire Emblem Engage!

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If you’re a newcomer to the Nintendo Switch, or perhaps you’re buying for someone who needs a boost to their game library, it’s always wise to snag the console’s best games when they go on sale, as they rarely do. Best Buy is listing several games that I consider to be must-play experiences for $20 off — both in physical and digital formats. Other retailers, like Amazon and Walmart, are honoring the price cuts, too.

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Amidst rumors of Super Mario Odyssey 2, more Mario games for the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, and Nintendo Switch OLED have been leaked by a couple of prominent Nintendo insiders and leakers. The first of these two games is a new Mario sports game. Pre Mario Tennis Aces and Mario Golf Super Rush, the words “new Mario sports game” would get everyone excited, but so far, on Nintendo Switch, the Mario sports

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An imagine promoting the Switch's cyber deals.

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Black Friday is awful, and we should all refuse to take part. But in other news, goodness gracious, there are a lot of amazing prices on Nintendo Switch just now. Publishers like Capcom, Ubisoft and EA have joined Nintendo’s own first-party titles in luring you toward the evils of capitalist convenience.

As Kotaku pointed out earlier this week, this year’s Thanksgiving festivities have seen Nintendo deliver a very rare range of

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A selection from GameStop's Nintendo Switch sales

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No one tell Doug Bowser, but GameStop actually has Nintendo games on sale for under $40. Shocking, I know!

With American capitalism’s darkest ritual just around the corner, GameStop has released their Black Friday deals and they’re genuinely pretty good. There are discounted games across every platform, but the store’s Switch selection is the real standout by boasting some of the lowest prices I’ve ever seen for first party Nintendo games.

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An N64 controller over a red background.

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In September, Nintendo announced that it would make N64 games available as part of its Nintendo Switch Online service. At the time, Nintendo withheld the pricing info, leading some to speculate about how steep it could be. Today, we get our answer. Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (official name) will run you $50 a year, or $80 if you opt for the family bundle.

Nintendo Switch Online, which typically costs

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Nintendo’s buoyant position in the video game market is good news for long-time fans of the Japanese company. After weathering the storm of the Wii U era, Nintendo’s refocused ‘hybrid’ strategy has paid off handsomely, with Switch still one of the hottest tech products on the market, even after more than four years on sale. This week, the company releases the Switch OLED, an iterative update that should bolster hardware sales as

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Pokemon Unite is a new MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game coming to Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS. It will be the first game in this genre set in the Pokemon universe. Pokemon Unite was first announced in June last year and has now finally received a release timeline. The game will arrive on Nintendo Switch next month and on Android, iOS in September. A short trailer was also shared on the game’s official YouTube

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