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Nicalis and Nigoro Join Forces

Posted by Corbie Dillard

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.

You can check out the full press release announcing the partnership below.

NICALIS AND NIGORO FORGE CONSOLE DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLISHING AGREEMENT

Independent Game Developers Team Up for Exclusive Distribution Deal

LOS ANGELES, CA and TOKYO, JAPAN (July 23, 2009) – Nicalis, Inc. and Nigoro today announced an exclusive partnership to co-develop and publish an upcoming title that is currently slated for release in winter of 2009. This agreement is designed to facilitate distribution of future titles between Japan, North America and Europe.

Based in Tokyo, Japan, Nigoro is responsible for online games such as Rose & Camellia, Miracle Witch and the highly regarded PC game, La Mulana. From across the Pacific, Nicalis is currently in development with two console games, Cave Story and Night Game—both tittles have a strong indie fanbase being designed by Daisuke Amaya and Nicklas Nygren, respectively.

Shoji Nakamura, founder and president of Nigoro said, ”We’re very enthusiastic about our official entry into the North American market. A great deal of fantastic games are available in the US market; we want to impress players in the United States with our development techniques. Please look forward to our games!” Nigoro is known among indie fans in the US and Japan for its stylish art and polished design. More information to follow in the coming days.

About Nigoro.

Established in 2007 with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and offices in Kyoto, Nigoro is a privately-owned developer specializing in Flash and mobile game development. Nigoro is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asterizm Corporation. For additional information regarding Nigoro visit http://www.nigoro.jp. Do it now!

About Nicalis, Inc.

Based in Southern California, Nicalis, Inc. is an independent developer and digital publisher with a proven track record for developing well-polished games with library of highly-acclaimed products for mobile. Founded in 2007, Nicalis continually seeks to enhance, and improve the quality of video games throughout the game industry. Nicalis, Inc. is committed to developing wildly creative and endlessly entertaining games that just happen to be affordable. More information on Nicalis can be found via the Internet at http://www.nicalis.com.

Well keep you posted on any developments regarding this newest partnership as well as the ongoing development of La Mulana for the WiiWare service.

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User Comments (20)

warioswoods

#2

warioswoods said:

I'll second that. But more on point, I hope this leads to more 2D platformer gracing our little download service, and please follow it with some 2D platforming on DsiWare, the field is wide open.

CorbsAdmin

#8

Corbs said:

I agree Knuckles, we spotted this one before it was even announced. :)

Stuffgamer1

#9

Stuffgamer1 said:

@DaVeMaN99: Come now, that's no reason those of us who DO have DSi's should miss out! :P

These are my kinda games, finally. WiiWare really needs more good stuff like this, and I welcome it wholeheartedly! DSiWare really needs at least SOME of this stuff too, so bring it on, people! :D

SmaMan

#13

SmaMan said:

Wow, is this a match made in heaven or what! It's like Water World on the Virtual Boy, of course that's more of a match made in hell but you get the idea.

Golgo

#15

Golgo said:

Hope this new venture means Cave Story release in imminent.
(When they originally said April, I note they didn't specify the year...)

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