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Cave Story Promotional Painting

Posted by Corbie Dillard

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 artwork. The piece was painted by Rey Ortega and is even painted on an actual canvas complete with wooden backing.

We thought we'd display this extremely nice piece of artwork for all to see, at least until it goes on the wall here at Nintendo Life towers for some lucky staffer to steal for themselves. (I'm not naming any names)

You can check out the scan of the painting below for a more detailed look at it and we'll have a review of Cave Story shortly after its release next week. The wait is almost over!


UPDATE: As it turns out, quite a few recognized artists are responsible for the various Cave Story paintings that have been making the rounds at various media outlets. Click Here to see some of them.

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Aviator said:

It wouldn't surprise me if this had the NL curse. Whenever a game gets hyped it usually gets a bad review.




So where's the competetion to let the people who support the site get a chance at winning the painting?


Nevermind then.



Sean_Aaron said:

I'm not sure who's reviewing this, but after playing the preview I cannot imagine this game getting a bad review unless it turns out to be horribly broken after the first couple of hours. Oh, and man is that a cool freebie!

It went from being a game I had a passing interest in to one I'm avidly looking forward to (I will be waiting for the European release unless I get tapped to review).

And can I also say that Nintendo shouldn't just be hyping this and other quality WiiWare games (of which there are many) to media outlets, but directly to the public via roadshows like the ones they've been doing in shopping malls for Wii Fit, Wii Sports Resort and the newest Pokemon games on the DS.



Popyman said:

If you guys give it less than a 10 I'm not ever coming back.

And I might just be serious.

(probably not though...)



theblackdragon said:

that is really, really cool. i hope if other places also got paintings, they show them off as well :3



cheapogamer4life said:

@ Corbie
Liked the painting in the thread you made but now that I can really see it, just WOW:O
Good move as alot of people would have missed out if it was left in the thread.



Vinsanity said:

At least we're down to within a week before release. This game has been a looooong time coming (for a downloadable title).



Kid_A said:

Christ that looks gorgeous. I've been pumped for this game since it's innitial announcement (as I'm a huge fan of the original). Unfortunately I probably won't be able to get it day one with WarioWare DIY coming out just a few days after, but I still am overwhelmed with anticipation



Sushie said:

I haven't played this game in a long time. Definitely going to buy this!



WiiLovePeace said:

Yeah Nintendo Life, do your readers some service! Don't let an evil staff member steal it, give it away to us via a competition of some sort

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