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Cave Story Goes 3D!

Cave Story 3D is a side scrolling action adventure game inspired by the fan-favorite 2D original. Now in a full 3D world, Cave Story takes the proven 2D action, exploration into stereoscopic awesomeness. You wake up in a cave with no idea who you are or where you came from, but you know you must help a cute race of rabbit-like creatures beat the crap out of some crusty old doctor.

As you advance through the game, you’ll learn the origin of the Mimiga world and even your own. Like the critically acclaimed Pixel masterpiece, Cave Story 3D is a combination of high-speed shooting action scenes with heavy emphasis on platforming, exploration, light puzzle solving as well as a deep storyline.

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Posted by Corbie Dillard

Third dimension is the charm

When Cave Story was first released for the PC in 2004, players quickly fell in love with its simple visual design and action-packed gameplay. And while the game has generally retained that look and feel for its subsequent multiplatform releases in recent...

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Here is the latest gameplay trailer for Cave Story 3D showing the differences between the original Cave Story release and the new 3D update

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User Comments (9)



SilverBaretta said:

Man, the third time I'm buying a free game..... It's just that good. And if it fuels a sequel, then I'm all over this. :)



pixelman said:

Lookin' forward to this. Looks better each time they send out a new batch of screenshots. :3



FonistofCruxis said:

The backgrounds look decent but those sprites are really ugly, they give the impression that the game was rushed.
EDIT: After seeing some gameplay, the graphics look better than they do in the screenshots but it still doen't look like the best that the 3DS can do but I'm not a graphics whore and the gameplay looks awesome as well as it having new features, so I'll probably get this at some point after its release.



Rensch said:

Looks pretty cool... but in a remake I like it when it still looks familiar without making it look archaic. This is just a complete overhaul.

What appealed to me in the original were the simple-yet-charming sprite graphics. That's all gone here.



Samholy said:

just got it from the eshop. amazing game right from the start.
but i really enjoy the old school graphics. it gives it a nostalgia feeling that reminds me metroid or something. i hope it wont lose that strangeness with a 3d version.



SunnySnivy said:

A definite release day buy for me. I am loving Cave Story on DSiWare. I love the old school type graphics, but it looks good with modern graphics too.



Slayer said:

Why do they tempt us???
I STILL have Cave Story DSiWare, I am 3DSless, and THEY REMAKE IT?



Kolzig said:

It's a bit hilarious that this game can't be found anywhere in the shops anymore, was it ever really in the shops? I can't even hope for a eShop release of this 3D one since Nicalis just doesn't even have the capabilities to handle European releases for the other games like the normal Cave Story eShop game and Ikachan.

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