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Got Room for One More Version of Cave Story?

Posted by James Newton

Nicalis hopes so

How many different variations on Cave Story do you own? It's been released on WiiWare, DSiWare and had a retail release on 3DS, but Nicalis isn't done yet, as it prepares another version for the 3DS eShop.

Nintendo Power (via Nintendo World Report) states the publisher is preparing an eShop version, but it's not a digital release of the 3DS retail version. Instead it's more like Cave Story+, with that version's Boss Rush and Wind Fortress modes plus widescreen and 3D display modes. It'll also feature a jukebox mode, customisable controls, Curly Story, Hell Time Attack and Nemesis Challenge.

One further rumble however: the DSiWare version of the game may be removed when this eShop release hits. That's no problem for European fans though, who still haven't got the DSiWare release.


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User Comments (60)



fchinaski said:

Even though I live in Europe, my DSi XL is North American, so I got the Dsi version. Had loads of fun with it, but never managed to kill that Ballos bastard. God, how I hate him.



Shotgunryugan said:

I have the Wiiware game since last year,i was going to get the DSi version,but i might as well wait for this one



RevolverLink said:

Given all the features this latest version will have, is there really any reason to drop 40 bones on Cave Story 3D?



Kagamine said:

SWEET! but now I'm torn between this and the retail version. I think I'll go with this though, that way i don't have to go search the cart whenever i want to play it!



3DS_Supporter said:

I hope this DOES NOT come out tomorrow, but in the next few weeks. Nintendo has to have a VC for TOMORROW!



Samholy said:

last milking permitted for cave story. after that, ill lose faith in that...



BalrogtheMaster said:

This just makes me angry. I dished out $10 last week for the DSiWare version that I had to rebuy, since my old DS stopped working. Then in January, I dished out $40 for the 3D version, which I guess is now an inferior port.

Sigh...that's the last straw, Nicalis



Pikachupwnage said:

I have the dsi version but this adds alot of content.

And wow cave story sure is milked. Still its forgivable considering it WAS freemium but it certainly deserves to make money. Amazing game.

And dang nicalis is a big E-shop supporter ain't it?

We have VVVVVV

And these annouced

Nightsky 3D
Spikes 1001
Cave story 3D

I love indie games



Aviator said:

Capcom: So yeah... we're releasing Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (third release).

'Yeah of course you're gonna Crapcom. All you do is re-release games. Why buy this when I can buy Super Ultra Mega Gaga Street Fighter IV Arcade Collectors Edition.

Nicalis: So. We're gonna release Cave Story for the fifth time, (sixth if you count the PC re-release.) Enjoy.

"Thank god this is coming out!!"



RevolverLink said:

@battLeToaD If you don't already own the WiiWare version or Cave Story+ (is Cave Story+ available in Europe? I'm unsure of how Steam handles indie games in other regions), absolutely get this version if/when it comes to Europe. It's one of the very best games of the past decade, for any system.

@fchinaski I know that feeling. I can get through Hell in my sleep at this point, but I'm lucky if I last two minutes against Ballos.



LztheQuack said:

So the downloadable version is better than the full-priced retail version? And I thought Capcom was scamming its fans!



Yrreiht said:

Wow... again?.... Nicalis really doesn't have any other ideas? Geez, this is the 5th time they release Cave story, do they want to beat Capcom in number of "let's release the same game with a little more content" ? =/



japzone said:

What the heck? There is already a Cave Story +. I got it in the Humble Bundle a while back. You'll have to call this "Cave Story 3D +" or "Cave Story 3D download".

Cave Story + included all the WiiWare features plus some bonuses. It is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac.



WolfRamHeart said:

Well, I already have this game on WiiWare but I was considering picking up the 3DS retail version. I think that I will pass on that one and just get this newly updated version instead. Or maybe I should just wait for the next version that will probably be coming out next year.



shonenjump86 said:

I'll stick with the WiiWare game. Kinda surprised Nicalis has not put this game on Xbox Live and PSN already.



FonistofCruxis said:

I still haven't played this game so I'll get this at some point unless Nicalis release another version that's better than this one on a Nintendo console before I get round to buying it.



komicturtle said:

Why do people think this is a remake? Cave Story 3D is the only remake.. Nicalis is just poring the game to many platforms, is all :/



JustAnotherUser said:

This is great for me!
I've been wanting to buy Cave Story 3D but haven't been able to due to low stock.
It's a bonus that we get features from Cave Story+



shimage said:

@kkslider5552000 Well there's VVVVVV and that old WiiWare game where you play as some sort of Greek winged creature. I'm sure they've done other stuff, too, but you're right that they seem to get most of their revenue from Cave Story ports. If people keep buying it, there isn't much reason to stop making it.



Chris720 said:

Cave Story... GO AWAY! I've seen the same game on so many platforms now its ridiculous... as soon as you buy one version they're immediately selling another version. For crying out loud... just stop!



RevolverLink said:

Cave Story is clearly the only way Nicalis can make money right now, considering Nintendo won't allow them to publish anything else. I'm sure they would've liked for us to play La-Mulana and NightSky by now too.

Sheesh, how long have those two games been out on Japanese WiiWare and Steam, respectively, already? It might be 5 years until we see 1001 Spikes or the Ikachan remake hit the eShop.

EDIT: Oh, I suppose they have published the 3DS version of the excellent VVVVVV too. Without the level editor.



LittleIrves said:

My patience has finally been rewarded! I've been waiting to buy the WiiWare version forever, but I've loved the simple 3D parallax backgrounds of games like Kid Icarus (3D Classic) so I think I've just found my winner.
And to all you complaining to Nicalis because you bought the game a handful of times already... um, that's not their fault?



ScreamoPichu said:

They better have an update to the eShop version from the DSiWare version for people who bought it on their 3DS (Me). Especially, if they're taking it off the eShop.



OldBoy said:

Finally. I've been wanting this for ages. I only played a little on PC and have been eagerly awaiting the EU DSi version ,to no avail! The 3DS version does not appeal to me at all so I'm well chuffed with this news.



Marioman64 said:

the jukebox mode with the unlock-style music selection was the biggest thing that made the DSi version my favorite. I may have to get this one as well ^.^



japzone said:

It would have been dificult to have the Level Editor in the 3DS version since there would be no way to share the Created Levels. They'd have to put considerable effort into making an online sharing platform or a QRcode system(Not very practical considering the complexity of the Levels). Both would be alot of work and in the end not worth it for a simple port.



emayer said:

If this were any other game, I'd say it was ridiculous. But Cave Story is so good that I don't mind owning it in every way possible...



HandheldGuru97 said:

I will NOT buy this one because I have the 3DS retail version AND the DSiware one. Bring on Cave Story 2, please.



EddieEddieEddie said:

Wow, what a bunch of bull. I already bought the regular version a while ago, but then they release this? c'mon, that's just stupid. Then there's Cave Story 3D... don't get me wrong, I really liked this game but releasing different versions all the time gets old. Why they didn't release the game with all that stuff from the beggining? that would have been so much fair.



GuardianKing said:

Has everyone forgotten one of Nicalis (Nifflas)' finest work; Within a Deep Forest?! That game was so awesome, and he intended for it to have a sequel.



DarkEdi said:

but i have already Cave Story 3d.

So this is CS 3D plus the wiiware extras and more? I pay a lot for my 3ds version and now it will be downloadable damn´it



kdognumba1 said:

Does this game REALLY need this many versions? If anything by now they should of brought the game to the other systems.



ATDI said:

I have it for both Mac and PC and I got Cave Story 3D. B)
By the way, Cave Story + is on Steam and nobody needs it.



Moonhillwat said:

I'm perfectly fine with my DSiWare version. By the way, have you Europeans gotten it yet?

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