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Nicalis Updates Cave Story Progress

Posted by Corbie Dillard

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 was.

Yes, we’ve been MIA for a bit. No, I’m not dead. And, no, Cave Story for Wii hasn’t been killed. Truth be told we did try to make it in time for Christmas, however, we weren’t able to do so. We’ve taken more time to make sure everything is perfect.

We’re still working away at Cave Story trying to make sure it’s faithful to Amaya-san’s original while adding a few things for the console release. One of these new additions, I’m happy to announce is Download Content. I think we received enough e-mails demanding it that we’re doing our best to include some new surprises in the WiiWare release. You’re going to have to wait for more info on that.

The game is obviously not finished yet, so those gamers who have been constantly holding their breath for a WiiWare release week after week can finally relax for a bit. On the good side of things, at least the prospect of some additional downloadable content is a nice surprise.

We'll have more information on Cave Story as it becomes available, as well as a full review of the game once it hits the WiiWare service.

SOURCE: Nicalis Blog

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WiiMan192

#1

WiiMan192 said:

Cave Story FTW! :D
First Post! :)

Can't wait for this one. Never played the original but I'm definitely downloading the WiiWare version :)

Supermarioman

#2

Supermarioman said:

One of the few things comining to WiiWare that dosen't (an I know) isn't shovelware.....AWSOME GAME!

Crazynoodle

#4

Crazynoodle said:

I have no idea what this game is, from my idea it is a platforminggame with a large story line. I always love DLC, because it adds som much more life to the game, such as endless modes, new levels, possible level editors, and so on. It alows the develepers to keep improving and adding to the game.

tatemon555

#5

tatemon555 said:

Me want Cave Story!!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!?!!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously, now I'm disappointed that it's not being released for a while.

DJGOYO

#6

DJGOYO said:

This game seem very fun. Is a cousin of megaman XDDDD

My hype is very big.!!!!!!

Bahamut_ZERO

#7

Bahamut_ZERO said:

Good to know he's not dead, but seriously, DLC? As long as its free I dont mind, but Im seriously sick of paying for an extra level that easily could have been put into the final product.

Twilight_Crow

#8

Twilight_Crow said:

Both, the fact that the game is going to take a while and the announcement of DLC are great news for me, Cave Story rules!

Cthuloops

#9

Cthuloops said:

I don't know what brought this up in my mind, but I've been wondering how does everyone here know english? I mean I see tons of people from the likes of Finland, Spain, Holland, and Germany, but I never knew how all of you guys know english. Is english a required course in your respective countries or was it optional?

Sorry for that. Anyway, Cave Story. Yeah, I'm lookin' forward to getting it.

megacody

#10

megacody said:

Cave story is my favorite game currently, I've beaten it numerous times already. I didn't care if they released it on the holidays, my only worry is if the game will get updated in America.

mojo25

#12

mojo25 said:

I agree with everyone who thinks the DLC should be free. I don't want to pay for extra levels if they are part of the storyline. If they are just levels that don't have anything to do with the story, then fine with me.

Bahamut_ZERO

#14

Bahamut_ZERO said:

@beastman: .................................

Yeah, how does that work? But I'm pretty sure English is required (its the most used language in the world. Chinese is second), so that would give them limited knowledge, but as for the fluent speakers, I have no idea. I've been taking Spanish for years and I'm not close to fluent yet.

Cthuloops

#15

Cthuloops said:

@Bahamut ZERO
How many years have you been taking spanish? I've been taking it for only 2 years and I'm not that good, to put it bluntly. :D

Rawk_Hawk

#16

Rawk_Hawk said:

I hope this game is the killer game of 2009. Looks good so far
I watched some gameplay videos and I like what I see.

Kenryoku_Maxis

#17

Kenryoku_Maxis said:

Everyone and their mom were telling me to play this, but I never had time. And I don't play games on PC anymore.

But I'm definitely always looking for ways to utilize my Wii. This is a perfect announcement.

shadows262

#20

shadows262 said:

i cant wait for cave story its my most anticipated game on wiiware and right now its shaping up pretty good

Cthuloops

#21

Cthuloops said:

@Bahamut ZERO
Es facíl. Usted dice, "¿Comó llegar a la gasolinera?" :P
Wow 6 years...is that off and on studying or regular studying?

slambert215

#22

slambert215 said:

@ Beastman and Bahamut
Spanish for the win!

As for CS, I can't wait to get this, it looks really great.

Kaeobais

#24

Kaeobais said:

Looks fun. I tried downloading the original, but it wouldn't work on my comp. Does anyone know what the price is on this one?

MisterSmith

#26

MisterSmith said:

If it means more money for pixel, than I'm sold. As long as it's actual content (levels, items, or whatever) and not something like a different skin or something. If it's free, I'm sure I won't mind whatever it is regardless. The main game is my main concern anyway.

Twilight_Crow

#27

Twilight_Crow said:

@Zaphod Beeblebrox
Relax man, the point of DLC is that you get what you want to DL and avoid the rest, that can save you some space and, sometimes, money, after all the complete game would cost more if it had all this content already (unless the content is free of course).

@beastman93
"usted dice" how polite :P.
Actually you say "¿Cómo se llega a la gasolineria?" I know verb conjugation is hard, keep it up ;)
I studied english 3 years before I got fluent, it's supposed to be obligatory around here but you only get the basics at the course, to get it right you need a private school.

Pablo17

#28

Pablo17 said:

I am really looking forward to this game. I actually thought it would be out by now but reading the article, it makes it sound like it still may be a while. I am sure it will be worth the wait.

MrPinguy

#32

MrPinguy said:

@beastman93
English is a required course here and in most countries in Europe.
And in countries like Portugal where games aren't usually translated, English is a must.

DLC! Great :D
I wonder if we can play with Curly! XD

Wiiloveit

#33

Wiiloveit said:

Funkey - I'll wait to see how the game reviews before I purchase it, not because I think it looks naff (I don't), but because I'm still unsure whether or not it's for me. Can't wait to find out, though.

lockelocke

#34

lockelocke said:

He said DLC, he didn't say pay to play. There's still a possibility the DLC works like Alien Crush Return's. So, no need to get your panties in a bunch.

CanisWolfred

#35

CanisWolfred said:

Yes, I can't wait! In the mean time, I'll be enjoying the PC version, which in itself is totally awesome. I just hope they do a better job on the translation, the fan-translation for the PC one is kind of weak, seems really awkward most of the time.

Cthuloops

#36

Cthuloops said:

@MrPinguy
Thanks for the information! :)

@Twilight Crow
Whoops! I forgot about pronouns like se...

Can't wait for this game. Hopefully it lives up to the hype everyone is putting around it!

Bahamut_ZERO

#37

Bahamut_ZERO said:

@beastan: Wait....... isn't leggar "to arrive"? So "I arrive at the gas Station"? Shouldn't there be a "Donde es" in there for "wher is"?

If your right, then the school system taught me nothing (It's been 6 years in school. Not private lessons, I'm still in High School :P ).

Kaeobais

#38

Kaeobais said:

Will this be a whole new game or just a port? I'm fine with either as I've never played it.

Kaeobais

#41

Kaeobais said:

@soniczelda dude: Neat avatar! Love that game ... Actually I just love sonic games in general including Secret Rings and Unleashed, though secret rings is fackin hard. Cool, either way I'm probably gonna buy this, I love pixel games. I can see you're not thinking the same thing, as you added a :( at the end of the message.

Objection

#42

Objection said:

@soniczeldadude-You can play with the original graphics if you so choose.
@beastman-In most countries, English is a required course because it is often the No.1 2nd language. We aren't required and/or aren't taught foreign languages very well which is why very few of us Americans can speak foreign languages our parents, etc. didn't teach us sufficiently.
ARTICLE: I hope they do the DLC like ACR did, but I just pray they don't overprice it like MM9

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