Cave Story 3D was originally planned as a 3DS launch window title but was then delayed until August, and it looks like the game hasn't stopped slipping as publisher NIS America has announced that the game has been hit by yet another delay.
The press release reveals that the cause of the push back is due to gameplay improvements needing to be made in order to satisfy fans both old and new. Cave Story 3D will now launch in North America on 8th November.
As long as all the problems have been ironed out, we're sure gamers will be willing to wait an extra few months if it means we'll get a polished title on the 3DS. To help keep you occupied until November, find out what we thought of Cave Story 3D in our First Impressions: Cave Story article.
CAVE STORY 3D RELEASE DATE CHANGED TO 11/8/2011
Santa Ana, Calif. – NIS America announces today that its first Nintendo 3DS™ title Cave
Story 3D will be released on Nov 8, 2011 due to additional game improvements.
"We are currently undergoing improvements to enhance gameplay. Changes are in the
small details, but in order to satisfy both the fans and the new players we need to make
sure the game is done right. Please look forward to it this holiday season. Cave Story 3D
will be a blast," says Jack Niida, producer at NIS America, Inc.
ABOUT CAVE STORY 3D
Cave Story 3D is a side-scrolling action/adventure game inspired by the fan-favorite 2D
original. Now in a full 3D world, Cave Story takes the proven 2D action exploration into
stereoscopic awesomeness. You wake up in a cave with no idea who you are or where
you came from, but you know you must help a cute race of rabbit-like creatures beat the
crap out of some crusty old doctor. Our hero wakes up in a cave with no idea who he is
or where he comes from-what he does know is that a cute race of rabbit-like creatures
called Mimigas is in mortal danger at the hands of a maniacal scientist, and he's the only
one who can save them!
As you advance through the game, you'll learn the origin of the Mimiga world, as well as
your own. Like the critically acclaimed Pixel masterpiece, Cave Story 3D is a combination
of high-speed shooting action scenes with an emphasis on platforming, exploration, and
light puzzle solving, as well as an engrossing storyline.
For more information please visit www.nisamerica.com/games/