Earlier this year porting company and publisher Nicalis announced that it would be bringing the definitive version of Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya's cult classic platformer Cave Story to Nintendo Switch. This recent edition launched last month in North America with some new features like extra stages, new items, and a planned local co-op mode to be added later this summer. However, some diehard Cave Story fans, like our friends over at USgamer, considered this Switch release to be a step back from the PC version of Cave Story+ that allowed players to switch between the game's updated graphics and its original "classic" aesthetic.
Cave Story+ publisher Nicalis has given a first look at the game's new local co-op mode, due to be made available as part of the forthcoming Switch version.
Cult classic metroidvania Cave Story is coming to Switch on 20th June as the definitive Cave Story+, publisher and port developer Nicalis has announced.
Acclaimed retro platformers Cave Story and 1001 Spikes will be coming coming to Nintendo Switch.
Japanese indie adventure Cave Story has seen a lot of iterations over the years with relatively straight ports on WiiWare and DSiWare, a full 3D remake on 3DS, and a spruced up Steam release with extra content called Cave Story+. This final - and arguably definitive - rendition of Cave Story was released on 3DS in North America way back in October 2012, but its European version has been MIA for a year and a half. Now, publisher Nicalis has revealed on Twitter that the long delayed product will reach European shores on 1st May.
Cult-classic indie darling Cave Story looks to be headed to XBLA and PSN, if its ESRB rating is anything to go by.
The new - and arguably definitive - version of Cave Story is coming to 3DS via the eShop on 4th of October for $9.99, publisher Nicalis has announced.
The recent Steam version of classic indie platformer Cave Story is coming to the 3DS' eShop, publisher Nicalis has revealed.
More than a year after it was released in the US and Japan, there's still no sign of a European release for the DSiWare port of revered indie platformer Cave Story.
Cult side-scrolling platformer Cave Story has seen its Nintendo 3DS release pushed back until November.
The 3DS revamp of cult indie platformer Cave Story tunnels its way into European stores this September, publisher NIS has announced.
US gamers will get the game first, with a 9th August release date confirmed there.
It's the same basic game as you might have played as a free PC download or upscaled WiiWare title, though with new 3D visuals (which you can inspect below) and a remixed soundtrack.
PC and WiiWare indie darling Cave Story will be re-imagined for 3DS.
The new game will be boxed for shops, and the major difference belongs to the presentation - Cave Story is going to the digital barbers. There will be new art and designs for characters and environments, introducing 3D depth, dynamic lighting and crucial snazziness.
"We've gone to a level of detail that probably is unheard of compared to what we did for the original WiiWare version," producer Tyrone Rodriguez told GamesRadar.
A WiiWare remake of stunning platformer Cave Story will be released in the UK on 10th December.
Acclaimed homemade platformer Cave Story is heading to DSiWare, according to a hint in the new issue of US mag Nintendo Power.
What the hell kind of a name is Cave Story, anyway? Come on, sex it up a little, leverage the IP against your core demographics. At least stick a subtitle in there, and let everyone know that you're building an international franchise. Try this on for size: "Tunnel Assassin HD: The First Descent." It's like I'm printing money over here.
But solo developer Daisuke Amaya doesn't want my advice. He decided to name his magnum opus Cave Story, because that's all this unassuming game is. A simple, wonderful, touching story (that takes place in caves, naturally) about a race of bunny-like people called Mimigas and the boy robot who tries to save them from a horrific end. That may sound obnoxiously adorable, but while Cave Story is indeed cute, it's not overly so. In fact, nothing in this game is overstated, and that's the heart of its charm.
Originally released by Amaya as PC freeware in 2004, this old-school platformer's fit and finish have been polished a bit for WiiWare by indie dev Nicalis, without ruining the chunky, retro vibe of the original. The game's structure, which sends you on a winding voyage through a floating island, has often been described as a "Metroidvania"-type romp. That gives an accurate sense of the run-jump-shoot action while implying that Cave Story is a game of exploration. It isn't, really. You can come and go as you please between about a dozen cavernous worlds, but you'll rarely find cause to backtrack and re-explore what you've already seen.
I've just got back from an exciting four-hour holiday in Germany. I went to Frankfurt, where I was guided into a room full of televisions and allowed to play some of WiiWare's upcoming titles.
Nintendo has released a list of WiiWare games due out between now and July, as well as a list of DSiWare games due "in the coming months".