Cave Story News
"Maybe, maybe not"
Cave Story is quite the tale of success. Developed over five years by one man, named Daisuke Amaya, it first saw release over ten years ago on PC. Since then, it's received universal acclaim, achieved widespread popularity and has been ported to numerous platforms. Taking inspiration from old school exploration and action games...
Yep, Europe has been specifically mentioned, too
How many copies of Cave Story does it take to fill up an SD card? Just one of each version released so far, probably. Some games are particularly memorable and brilliant, with Cave Story arguably a good example, so multiple releases are somewhat tolerated. On Nintendo systems alone Cave Story's been...
Europe says hi
Cave Story has been released four times in total, though that number drops to two if you live in PAL regions. We've had versions on WiiWare, DSiWare, a retail Cave Story 3D and most recently an excellent 3DS eShop version. The latter edition is arguably the best, incorp
Sneaking up behind you
The night is finally here, when legend tells of witches, ghosts and ghouls terrorising the people of the world for, well, some reason. It seems a little pointless to learn about the origins of Halloween as it's basically a cheap costume candy-fest, and that's just fine. Grown ups often spend the night watching grisly horror...
The wait is over, Cave Story is here!
It's been way too long of a wait, but one of WiiWare's greatest games has finally managed to cross over to Europe this week. It's accompanied by a handful of titles for the other services, including yet another VC game. WiiWareCave Story (Nicalis, 1000pts) – Does anything really still need to be said about this game? Regarded as one of the greatest indie..
December 10th for WiiWare release
Fed up of waiting for Cave Story to reach Europe? Well, your wait is nearly over: the game is Europe-bound on Friday, December 10th. The game's also set to be a little cheaper than its North American counterpart, launching at 1,000 Nintendo Points rather than the original 1,200 price, and will see a simultaneous release in New Zealand and Australia on the same day..
Cave Story DSiWare is here
A little delayed but still delicious, it's this week's Nintendo Download for North America and a cracking week it is too. Let's get on with it. DSiWare: Cave Story (Nicalis, 1000pts) – The portable version of WiiWare's top notch Cave Story, this can hopefully live up to the standard of its home console predecessor whilst...
Bugs in WiiWare platformer have been zapped
Owners of Cave Story might remember that the game had a few minor glitches in its original release, but the nice folks at Nicalis have addressed these issues and the game can now be updated via the Wii Shop Channel. Some of the issues addressed are: Menu..
And it won't cost you a cent!
That's right, the nice folks over at Nicalis have just released an amazing updated remixed Cave Story soundtrack and it's now available for download completely free of charge. You can click here to download the 3 disc zip file. We'll keep you posted on any new announcements regarding the upcoming European release of...
Spelunker down under
Attention: Australians! Put that boomerang away and throw some shrimp on the barby! Cave Story was just confirmed by its developer / publisher Nicalis via their Twitter feed. Also, apparently the company thinks that your country is a part of Europe. According to their post: Australia WILL have Cave Story on WiiWare along with...
Cult platformer getting prepped for overseas launch
We've just had word from Tyrone Rodriguez at Nicalis that the PAL version of Cave Story has started testing internally (not yet submitted to Nintendo) and has had some changes made that will be announced closer to release. We know Nintendo Life staffers based in Europe are keen to get their hands on this game (especially those of us that got to..
The lucky winner is finally announced.
After a fantastic response to our Cave Story Win a Wiimote Compo, we'd like to announce that Iain P. (Bakajin) is our lucky winner. The exclusive Cave Story Wii Remote should be on its way to you very soon. We'd like to offer our sincere congratulations to him and take this opportunity to thank everyone who...
Underground stories, street racing, tower defence and Game & Watch in this week's update
No love for the Virtual Console this week, but we hope that the retro-stylings of the long-awaited Cave Story will satisfy even the most jaded fans of Nintendo's classic gaming archive. Meanwhile on the DSiWare front we have a surprise street racing game with 4-player local multiplayer support, a space-themed..
Cave Story creator answers a few of our questions.
With the upcoming release of Cave Story from Nicalis on Monday, we thought we'd take a minute to speak to the creator of the game to find out what it was like to bring his much-loved PC classic to the WiiWare service. Pixel was kind enough to take a few moments to answer a couple of our questions...
Time to get those Wii Points ready!
Our good friend Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis has just informed us that Cave Story will cost 1200 Wii Points when it makes its North American debut on Monday. That means you'd better get those points ready to go and you'll even have enough for a nice Super Nintendo game left over. Not too shabby considering you're getting quite a bit of what was originally going to..
A little Cave Story swag arrives!
The kind folks over at Nintendo are trying to do a little extra to promote the upcoming release of Cave Story from Nicalis - so much so that they sent out a promotional kit today to various media sites. We were lucky enough to be one of the sites to receive this kit and inside we found an absolutely beautiful canvas painting featuring some very cool Cave Story..
The seminal indie game finally comes to Nintendo
Cave Story is like a Cinderella tale of indie game development, arriving at a time when the conventional wisdom was that the days of a lone programmer creating a complex and compelling game were behind us; it proved that the old spirit of the 8-bit era is still alive and well in the 21st century...
The long-awaited WiiWare release is finally dated!
Cave Story fans can now breath a sigh of relief as Nicalis has just announced that Cave Story will be released in North America on March 22nd. It seems the wait is finally over. You can check out the official press release below for more information and we'll have some new screenshots up soon...
Nicalis release some new information on the game.
The guys at Nicalis have just posted a new post on their official blog that gives a bunch of new details about their upcoming WiiWare title Cave Story. As many of you know, the game will now slip into 2010, but the game is now completed and ready to go when Nintendo decides to release it on the...
Cave Story and La Mulana publishers form a partnership!
You might remember that we ran a news story yesterday on the indie platformer La Mulana coming to the WiiWare serice. Well, we now know who's going to be responsible for bringing this amazing game to WiiWare. It seems that these two indie companies have joined forces to co-develop and publish the same La Mulana title we wrote about yesterday..
Developer ironing out some bugs.
Still waiting for the WiiWare version of Cave Story? Looks like the wait'll be just a little bit longer, but hopefully not too long. An update over at developer Nicalis' official blog via GoNintendo throws us a few morsels regarding the game's progress. Fortunately, it's looking good! We still have bugs that need to be fixed. Probably about two dozen or so minor..
Nintendo adds two new videos to their Nintendo Channel.
The nice folks at Nintendo were kind enough to send over two brand new videos of upcoming releases. These videos were just added to the Nintendo Channel as well, and more are on the way. The first video is of Ubisoft's Red Steel 2 with charismatic Creative Director Jason Vandenberghe on hand to give you some insight into their upcoming Wii..
New video of CS' Sand Zone to boot
Tyrone Rodriguez, producer over at Nicalis, house of Cave Story and Night Game, made a guest appearance on the most recent IGN Nintendo Voice Chat podcast. While he remained silently "concentrating" for most of the hour, he did let slip a few details about his studio's highly anticipated WiiWare titles. We've known for a good while that Cave Story would..
It's the Cave Story creator's birthday
Guess what? It's Pixel's birthday and the guys at Nicalis would like to request that game fans head over to their blog to wish him a Happy Birthday. For those of you who don't know, Pixel is the creator of the Cave Story games, and is currently working on the WiiWare title as we speak. He's also the guy who decorated the Wii Remotes we reported on recently. So..
Pixel turns standard Wii Remotes into works of art!
Pixel, artist extraordinaire and lead artistic designer on the upcoming WiiWare release Cave Story, has taken it upon himself to decorate a few Wii Remotes to make them a little more interesting. While the designs are black & white, they're certainly no less eye-catching. Nicalis plans to give these Wii Remotes away to fans at some point and..
Cave Story and others coming soon!
For the first time in, uh, well, forever, Nintendo of Europe has decided to give us a small glimpse of what we can look forward to in the next couple of months. Note that list is not complete - For example, Square Enix announced only yesterday that Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands and Crystal Defenders R1 and R2...
Judging from the newest entry in the Nicalis Blog, the WiiWare version of Cave Story seems to be nearing completion.
According to the blog, Cave Story fans will likely be playing the game by the end of April or early May if all goes according to plans. The team is currently putting the finishing touches on the game and the online manual that will accompany it when it's released on the WiiWare..
As usual, Nicalis is releasing Cave Story screenshots one at a time. This time we get a look at one of the graveyard shots of the game. Once again the game looks fantastic and our anticipation level for the game is at an all-time high.
Tyrone Rodriguez, of developer Nicalis, has recently flown to Kyoto to meet with Pixel about something top secret. While there's already been rampant speculation..
Things have been a bit quiet on the Cave Story development front for a while, so it’s good to find out that things are moving forward nicely in this blog post from Nicalis.
It seems that the guys at Nicalis are totally committed to making sure that this WiiWare port of the freeware classic is going to be of the finest quality. Who could argue at dropping some Wii points for this bad boy? We also..
In an entry yesterday on their official blog, Nicalis spoke a little bit about the progress on their upcoming WiiWare title Cave Story. They also let gamers in on a little surprise announcement regarding some additional content for the game as well.
You can check out the relevant quote from the blog entry below to find out exactly what this nice little surprise they have in store for WiiWare fans..
That's right, you saw it on the web here first. Nicalis has sent us a web exclusive screenshot of the actual WiiWare version of Cave Story in action for all to see. In the screen shot below you can see Quote and Toroko meet up with Misery the witch and Balrog for the first time. As you can see, the visuals have a very slick and glossy appearance, but the unique look of the original game is still intact as well.
And for those who missed it, you can also check out our exclusive Interview with Nicalis to get a bit more insight into this upcoming WiiWare title. We'll have more information on Cave Story as it..
The news that the legendary PC freeware game Cave Story is making its way to WiiWare has made many people very happy indeed - us included.
Created by Japanese programmer Daisuke Amaya (better known as Pixel), the game is being ported by Tyrone Rodriguez and his team at Nicalis. Keen to know more about the historic conversion, we tracked Rodriguez...
It seems that many diehard Cave Story fans have recently become divided over the slightly updated artwork that will be used in the upcoming WiiWare version of Cave Story. Many fans have already expressed their dislike of the more detailed look Daisuke Amaya has given Toroko, feeling that it takes away from the classic old-school look the game has always featured.
Nicalis recently provided a side-by-side comparison of both the old and new artwork to show these subtle differences. They blew the artwork of Toroko up 800 times to show these changes pixel by pixel. You can take a look at the picture below to see the differences...
It's only been a few days since the game's announcement, but the official site for Cave Story is now live.
At the moment, the site includes some screenshots, wallpapers, information, and even a blog which will be updated regularly with news about Cave Story and other things. The game's creator, Pixel, even responds to some of the blog posts in Japanese! The game is expected to be launched on..
When Cave Story was announced for WiiWare yesterday, a lot of gamers went wild with excitement - Others, however, were left puzzled as to why this news is so great. Let's take a look at the reasons you should be excited about this game coming to WiiWare.
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