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First Cave Story DSiWare Trailer Rocks

Posted by James Newton

And we've got it inside, of course

The announcement that Cave Story is coming to DSiWare was pretty awesome news all around, and now we have the first footage of the game in motion to share with you.

We'll also be bringing you more exclusive screenshots in the near future so check back soon for more Cave Story DSiWare coverage.

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User Comments (27)

Denkou

#1

Denkou said:

wait.... during one part i saw one of balrogs lines.... WHERE IS THE HUZZAH!?!?!?!? HE SAID OH YEAH!!!!!!! HES BALROG, NOT THE KOOL-AID GUY!

theblackdragonAdmin

#2

theblackdragon said:

you're a little late on that one, smashbrawler331 -- people have been complaining about the updated translation ever since the WiiWare version hit NA. :3

LuWiiGi

#3

LuWiiGi said:

I know I say this all the time, but why can't I view videos on NL, but I can on other websites?

warioswoods

#5

warioswoods said:

Use the bottom screen! How hard is it to put a map, some gameplay stats, or something worthwhile down there? It's such an opportunity to be creative, and yet most devs fail to use it.

Tethers

#6

Tethers said:

Because there is still no release date for Europe for the WiiWare version of Cave Story, I'm definetly not hyped... :(

Axoloth

#7

Axoloth said:

I'm starting to think they simply don't want to release this in the EU.
It can't be laziness, not when the game is already done and bugs are fixed and they even have time to make a DSiWare version.
There are Europeans sitting with their wallets ready, willing to pay for a game that's free for download on the net ffs; what other reasons could there be?

Kid_A

#9

Kid_A said:

@warioswoods
Yeah, I know! I actually could have sworn that they said they were going to use the bottom screen for a map, but I guess I was wrong.

James

#10

James said:

The screenshots show the bottom screen used for a map and inventory.

@Axoloth The European release date for this game is nothing to do with Nicalis. Nintendo of Europe assigns release dates, and comments like "they don't want to release this in the EU" are just daft, tbh. Of course they want to release it but it's out of their hands.

irken004

#11

irken004 said:

@warioswoods They said the map will be placed on the bottom screen. They probably removed it for the sake of the trailer.
EDIT James beat me to it :D

HipsterDashie

#12

HipsterDashie said:

@James Newton

Considering NoE's release schedule doesn't include Cave Story, Shantae or BIT.TRIP, I think they really need to get their act together. Is it fate that we're always getting the short end of the stick? :(

warioswoods

#13

warioswoods said:

I see, thanks for pointing that out. I don't see why the trailer blanked out the bottom screen, but I'm not longer concerned after looking at those screenshots.

On a related note: I may be alone in this, but I find the screenshots galleries here terribly inefficient to browse, which is why I rarely have the patience to view the images. On your non-game articles, your images load with a lightbox / shadowbox effect that is much more useful and immediate, but based on the way you've set up game galleries, they take you to an entire second page for the image, and an entire separate page for the thumbnails. Given that the site isn't the speediest in the world to load, that makes it a bit irritating to browse images. I'm sure that could be easily remedied with just a little code to make the image links on game articles have the same lightbox effect. (Then again, many sites do it your way to get more ad views, so I suppose I can stand it if it's necessary on that level.)

Rensch

#14

Rensch said:

This one of the few DSiWare games I'd like to play. Cave Story is perfect for a handheld.

Axoloth

#15

Axoloth said:

@James I realise Nicalis isn't the ones calling the shots on that one, which is why I said "they". If you replace "they" with NoE, you'll see the rest of my rant doesn't make as much sense. :P I was sorta referring to both Nicalis and NoE, I don't even know anymore _
But my point still stands; there's no valid reason (that I've heard/know of) for not having released this in the EU yet. Of course, if there is a reason/excuse, feel free to enlighten me. Or don't; I was just blowing of steam anyway, so it's really whatev'. I'm more interested in FATE at the moment. :3

WoottWinds

#16

WoottWinds said:

Still don't know why they refuse to add back in "huzzah!"... It's such a simple fix, Balrog has been pretty much recognized by it from the original english translation, and it's something I know a lot of fans were kinda ticked at Nicalis about when they changed it for the Wii version. "Oh yeeeah!" just seems way to cheesy to me... I know it shouldn't matter too much, but for me personally, it just took away a little part of what made Cave Story (and Balrog in particular) really hilarious, and replaces it with a lame Kool-Aid reference. Instead of getting excited for his in-game appearances like I used to, I now just kinda groan when playing the Wii version. Definitely has left a slightly bitter taste in my mouth, but I guess there is nothing I can do other than complain/rant about it on the internet! Oh well.

KrazyKain

#17

KrazyKain said:

kind of makes me glad i never got the wiiware game, because this NEEDS to be portable :)

Odnetnin

#20

Odnetnin said:

@19 *Hopefully going to be released before Halloween. This trailer makes me think soon after, though.

Warioware

#24

Warioware said:

Wish whoever's behind the delay in releasing this in Europe would sort it out because I'm coming close to just downloading the freeware version now.

chiefeagle02

#25

chiefeagle02 said:

Trailer looks good. Still waiting on a price point and a release date (I have 800 points left...and Zenonia looks tempting right now).

Pod

#27

Pod said:

Nicalis ARE working to get CaveStory out in Europe.

Last twitter is about them await the final go-ahead from NOE.

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