NightSky

NightSky announced for 3DS eShop

NightSky announced for 3DS eShop

Cave Story dev's PC puzzler goes portable.

NightSky, the stylish PC side-scroller from Cave Story co-developer Nicalis, is destined for the 3DS eShop.

The developer made the announcement today on its Twitter feed, though didn't offer a release date or price.

The game, which tasks you with trying to roll a sphere through various silhouetted environments, was originally announced for WiiWare back in 2009.

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Download Games Roundup

Download Games Roundup

Surfacer! NightSky! SkyForce! Revolver! Path!

In a week when the gaming world's attention is firmly locked on what's coming next from Nintendo, its strategy for the 3DS felt like an odd collision of truly cutting-edge technology and dogged old-school thinking.

While Apple counts its ever-growing mound of cash built on the systematic dismantling of the need for physical, packaged entertainment, Nintendo marches on with a system which will largely rely on a catalogue of boxed product, retailing for as much as 40 a pop.

As excellent as the glasses-free 3D technology undoubtedly is (assuming you posses eyes capable of seeing the effect), I spent much of the time at the Amsterdam conference thinking, 'Yeah, nice but would I pay 40 for that piece of software?' The answer was nearly always 'probably not'.

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WiiWare: Coming Soon

Putting the indie into Nintendo.

Last month, Nintendo held an event in London to showcase the line-up of near-future releases for its twin downloadable gaming catalogues, WiiWare and DSiWare. The context was exactly as you'd expect: a plush venue with spectacular views of the capital; a marketing presentation with words of reassurance for retail, and an undertone of envy for Apple's success with the App Store; a smattering of news, a few names showing faces (David Braben, Kenji Eno, Dave Grossman) and a star turn from a slick sequel, LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias.