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News: Off-TV Play Coming to 1001 Spikes on Wii U

Off-TV Play Coming to 1001 Spikes on Wii U

The fun of Spikes! In your hands!

Tough-as-nails platformer 1001 Spikes has earned its share of die-hard (and often) fans. However, a seemingly consistent criticism of the Wii U version among players, and also mentioned in our review, is the lack of off-TV play. But publisher Nicalis has been listening, and have tweeted that a free update in the...

News: Cave Story is Finally Coming to the 3DS eShop in Europe and Australia

Cave Story is Finally Coming to the 3DS eShop in Europe and Australia

It's time

Some regional release sagas roll on and on, with publishers on tight budgets or with limited resources sometimes deciding not to jump through the hoops for ratings and approval in Europe and Australia, particularly. One example has been running for so long that those asking for it gradually forgot to complain any more — Cave Story on the...

News: Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo to Approve The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo to Approve The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

We have no objections...

Some may remember that, way back in 2012, Nintendo rejected The Binding of Isaac, a title developed by Edmund McMillen who is well known as one half of Team Meat. The rejection was due to "questionable religious content", though when talking about an improved version of the game in development shortly after McMillen...

News: Nicalis Would Like To Bring Monaco or Spelunky To A Nintendo Console

Nicalis Would Like To Bring Monaco or Spelunky To A Nintendo Console

Fez is "not even a consideration"

Phil Fish caused a bit of a stir over the weekend when he took to Twitter to say he felt Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate was more suited to the PlayStation Vita than the trusty 3DS. One game that has never made it to a Nintendo console is Fish's biggest creation, Fez. We here at Nintendo Life decided to find out how many...

News: Don't Worry Europe, You'll Be Getting NightSky Soon

Don't Worry Europe, You'll Be Getting NightSky Soon

November to be exact

To everyone's surprise, Nicalis announced over Twitter earlier today that NightSky will be coming to the EU eShop 'sometime in November'. The indie developer revealed that the game has already been approved by Nintendo of Europe. The game releases stateside this coming Thursday (25th October). The full tweet reads: Hey EU,...

News: Nicalis Bringing The Fight to eShop With Yatagarasu

Nicalis Bringing The Fight to eShop With Yatagarasu

Cue custom rock music

Nicalis is one of the most well-known publishers on Nintendo's download services, and has already weighed in on the 3DS eShop with indie classic VVVVVV, which we voted as our favourite eShop game back in June. The developer and publisher is also well known by Nintendo download enthusiasts for producing three separate versions...

News: Got Room for One More Version of Cave Story?

Got Room for One More Version of Cave Story?

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...

News: VVVVVV's European Release Gets Flipping Nearer

VVVVVV's European Release Gets Flipping Nearer

PEGI approve, after dotting the i's and counting the v's

When VVVVVV hit the North American eShop just before the New Year, European gamers could only look on with envy. The platform puzzler that started life as an indie PC game received an excellent 8/10 in our VVVVVV review, adding to the growing list of high-quality titles on the 3DS download...

News: Nicalis: "The eShop Has Turned Things Around for Nintendo"

Nicalis: "The eShop Has Turned Things Around for Nintendo"

Full steam ahead

Nintendo Download favourite Nicalis is happy with the eShop so far, with president Tyrone Rodriguez telling Destructoid he feels the eShop is a great stride forward for the company. Speaking on the decision to feature particular games and themes instead of give all games equal billing, Rodriguez said: The eShop, I feel, has really...

News: VVVVVV eShop Release Date Revealed for North America

VVVVVV eShop Release Date Revealed for North America

Price too

VVVVVV lands in the 3DS eShop across North America next week for $7.99. Terry Cavanagh's retro-styled action platformer lands on the service courtesy of Cave Story publisher Nicalis, and arrives with its original stages, music and art style all intact. Nicalis also promises "future content updates" — could this be the first 3DS...

News: Brand New Cave Story 3D Gameplay Trailer

Brand New Cave Story 3D Gameplay Trailer

Old versus new

For those of you out there who are anxiously awaiting the release of Cave Story 3D on 3DS, the folks at NIS America have been kind enough to send over a brand new gameplay trailer of the game in action. In this newest video, you'll get to see just how far the game has come with its brand new 3D visual makeover. There's even some new...

News: Nicalis Announces VVVVVV for 3DS eShop

Nicalis Announces VVVVVV for 3DS eShop

VVVVVVery good news

In the wake of its success bringing Cave Story to DSiWare, Nicalis has announced it's bringing VVVVVV to the 3DS eShop later this year. The gravity-flipping retro platformer has been around the indie scene for a while and is generally regarded as an innovative and very enjoyable ride: it's less about jumping and more about...

News: NightSky Coming to 3DS eShop

NightSky Coming to 3DS eShop

Long-awaited WiiWare release heads to 3DS

For those who don't know (or possibly forgot), NightSky was originally planned for release on Nintendo's WiiWare service. And while the game did recently see a release on PC, we haven't seen any new information on the WiiWare version for some time. Thanks to a Tweet by @Nicalis this afternoon, we now know...

News: La-Mulana DLC Announced

La-Mulana DLC Announced

If you like difficult levels, it's for you

The game has still not been released in Europe and North America, but details of the upcoming DLC for La-Mulana have now been revealed. Downloading the 300 Nintendo Point package will unlock a boss rush mode, which comes with a timer so you can try to beat your best times on it. But any La-Mulana veterans will know that the next feature's the most..

News: Cave Story 3D Hit with Another Delay

Cave Story 3D Hit with Another Delay

August it is no more

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..