How many copies of Cave Story does it take to fill up an SD card? Just one of each version released so far, probably.
Some games are particularly memorable and brilliant, with Cave Story arguably a good example, so multiple releases are somewhat tolerated. On Nintendo systems alone Cave Story's been on WiiWare, DSiWare, the 3DS eShop — albeit with a wait of over 18 months in Europe — and as a retail remaster on 3DS. Some particularly like the 3DS eShop version due to the inclusion of additional content and lovely stereoscopic 3D pixels, though the retail version with new visuals also has its fans.
Originally released at retail way back in late 2011, publisher Nicalis has reminded everyone on Miiverse that Cave Story 3D will be arriving on the eShop in both North America and Europe by the end of the year.
PSA: Reminder, Cave Story 3D is headed to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America and Europe later this year! Get your Polar Stars ready!
There could be more, too, as last year Nicalis was even querying with fans whether they'd like a physical release of the 3DS eShop version. Have mercy!
In any case, this '3D' version's download début means there'll be three versions of the game available via the 3DS eShop — only two in Europe, as the DSiWare iteration never arrived in the region. Choose wisely.
Thanks to Ryan Millar for the tip.