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Nicalis Expects VVVVVV to Reach Europe in Early May

Posted by James Newton

NightSky in summer

The anguished cries ring out all over Europe. "When will we get VVVVVV?". Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez says "soon".

Speaking at the IDEAM event in Spain — the same event where he announced 1001 Spikes for 3DS and Wii U — Rodriguez said European 3DS owners should get VVVVVV in "early May". North American gamers, you may remember, got the game on 29th December last year.

What of Nicalis' other upcoming platformer, NightSky? The studio's aiming for a release in June or July. Fingers crossed.

[via blogocio.net]

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Kagamine

#2

Kagamine said:

Good for European Gamers. I love this game to bits, glad you'll be able to finally enjoy it on your 3ds.

chiptoon

#3

chiptoon said:

Bought this as part of the humble indie Christmas bundle (I think), but have been resisting playing it because I know I will enjoy it far more on 3DS. Thank goodness its finally coming!

ThomasBW84Admin

#4

ThomasBW84 said:

That's good news indeed. Along with Mutant Mudds this is my most anticipated eShop game. You lucky North Americans!

Gavin_Rozee

#5

Gavin_Rozee said:

Not sure whether I'll download it. Don't want to support half a year delays in Europe in 2012.

BenAV

#6

BenAV said:

Good to hear.
Now we just need Mutant Mudds and Sakura Samurai (and anything else good that I might be forgetting that America has and we don't).

edhe

#8

edhe said:

@Gavin_Rozee

I seem to remember you declaring you wouldn't buy Cave Story because it took so long to arrive. Did you ever get round to buying that in the end?

On the other hand, this is a Nicalis published game as well, so that may explain why it would have taken so long.

ejamer

#9

ejamer said:

@Gavin_Rozee Meh. I still think that VVVVVV is overrated. Good game, just not great.

BenAV has a good point. If it doesn't sell then they won't bring the games over at all. Would you rather have a 6 month delay or never play? Your choice I guess. Nicalis is a small publisher with very limited resources after all.

On the other hand, if sales in Europe outpace North America then maybe you'll get it first next time...

Zantagor

#10

Zantagor said:

And what about La Mulana? I think this is one of the games people are really waiting for. Seriously, I'm starting to think of Nicalis as some of the worse publishers out there for indie devs. Sure, they release good games, but their public figures are quite lacking. La Mulana was supposed to be done, complete, ready, and sent to Nintendo back on Dec 26 2011..... we are now April 17th 2012. La Mulana's blog hasn't been updated since 2011, Nicalis are completely ignoring any inquiries about the game. What the hell is going on with it?

Radixxs

#13

Radixxs said:

Pleeeeeaaaase NightSky, please. At the very least the mentioning of he game is encouraging.

Odnetnin

#14

Odnetnin said:

NightSky is the best. Well not as good as VVVVVV and Cave Story, but still better than the majority of everything on Nintendo platforms.

DraculaX

#15

DraculaX said:

Finally a release date for NightSky (I'm not much of a PC gamer, so I've been waiting for the 3DS version). Does anyone know how much it will cost?

DraculaX

#16

DraculaX said:

Finally a release date for NightSky (I'm not much of a PC gamer, so I've been waiting for the 3DS version). Does anyone know how much it will cost?

Odnetnin

#17

Odnetnin said:

The PC version is $10 normally, so I would assume that Nicalis will probably price it around $8, like VVVVVV. I hope they don't charge any more than $8.

RetroGBHippie92

#19

RetroGBHippie92 said:

Ugh this is annoys me, why? because it doesn't confirm that VVVVVV is coming to Australia. Yes I know that most of the games europe gets, my region gets, but that ain't always the case, especially when we didn't get Pyramids or Shantae on DSiware, nor have we gotten the DSiware version of cave story as doniewhalberg mentioned. We haven't got many 3DSware games as america does, which sucks, but then again we have more VC games.
I've already sent Nicalis two emails about Cave story and they haven't replied to a single one. i'm still not JUST satisfied with the Wiiware version, I'm a handheld gamer and they promised the DSiware version at least 1 1/2 years ago, still nothing :(

Magikarp3

#21

Magikarp3 said:

@retroGBhippie92, I'm in aus too and I contacted Nicalis about VVVVVV and Cave Story about two months ago; they replied in a day saying that they were preparing VVVVVV's Australian release soon. Then again, they didn't mention Cave Story in the reply so I dunno about that one

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