Nintendo has made a lot of progress in the indie department this year. Originally hesitant to partner up with smaller developers, it appears the publisher is actively seeking them out these days, using the titles to further flesh out the console’s already strong first year lineup of titles. Just a few weeks ago, Nintendo even hosted a Direct video presentation completely dedicated to the indie scene, including the likes of the recently launched Golf Story, Super Meat Boy Forever, the latest chapter in the Shovel Knight series, Kentucky Route Zero, Nine Parchments and No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again. And that’s only a sampling of the games presented during that showcase. Put all of that alongside the likes of upcoming first party games like Super Mario Odyssey, Fire Emblem Warriors and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and it’s clear Nintendo’s console is heading into 2018 very, very strong.