Despite originally being expected in late June, NIS America has just announced that Cave Story 3D will be hitting stores in North America on August 9th, with a European release expected in September. You can check out the press release below for more details.
NIS America is proud to announce today the official release date for the highly anticipated Cave Story 3D for the Nintendo 3DSTM console in North America! The European release will follow a month after in September, 2011!
Cave Story 3D embodies the unmistakable Cave Story feel in a new 3 dimensional form. The legendary game mechanics is now combined with cutting edge handheld graphics and a remix soundtrack to give a new life.
“This game is inspiring. It’s been a while since I played a game where I keep craving for more. Cave Story 3D has a mysterious charm, you will want to explore more and see what lurks deep inside the dungeon. Just be prepared, this game will refuel your passion towards video games once more” says Jack Niida, Producer of NIS America, Inc.
“We’re very excited to bring Cave Story to the Nintendo 3DS. Making the transition from 2D to 3D has been a challenge, but it has allowed us to further expand the Cave Story universe envisioned by Daisuke Amaya. I think fans will have a great time with the expanded world and characters brought to life in 3D” says Victor Rodriguez CEO/Executive Producer of Nicalis, Inc.
We'll keep you posted on any new developments with the game and we'll have a full review once the game releases in August.