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News: La-Mulana 2 Emerges Through a Kickstarter Campaign

La-Mulana 2 Emerges Through a Kickstarter Campaign

Meaty Wii U and 3DS stretch goals included

La-Mulana was one of the last high-quality titles to grace the WiiWare service, undergoing delays and various issues before eventually hitting the service worldwide — it was a success-story on PC, notably, becoming the first Japanese game to be 'greenlit' on Steam. There are a number of vocal fans of the...

News: Feast Your Eyes on This New La-Mulana Trailer

Feast Your Eyes on This New La-Mulana Trailer

The game that very nearly didn't make it to WiiWare

Nigoro has released a new trailer for its long-awaited 2D adventure title La-Mulana. As you can see, it's quite similar to the Japanese trailer we saw a while back. Published by EnjoyUp Games - who stepped in at the last moment when the release of the game on WiiWare was looking all but lost -...

News: Nigoro: Still a Chance for La-Mulana on WiiWare

Nigoro: Still a Chance for La-Mulana on WiiWare

It's never too late

Japanese developer Nigoro has said there's still a possibility we'll see La-Mulana reach WiiWare in the West. The team said on its official blog: To be honest, we don’t give up WiiWare version for overseas. So, we want to let you know in advance, “There is a possibility to release WiiWare version.” It will be without the...

News: Nigoro Receives Offers to Publish La-Mulana in the West

Nigoro Receives Offers to Publish La-Mulana in the West

Keen to show strengths of Japanese indie scene

The recent news that Nicalis had cancelled its release of La-Mulana, from Japanese developer Nigoro, was disappointing for fans of retro-styled platformers and WiiWare. We had the opportunity to interview Takumi Naramura, director of the project, who confirmed that despite the setback the company was...

Interview: Nigoro on La-Mulana's Cancellation

Nigoro on La-Mulana's Cancellation

What happened?

Those waiting for La-Mulana's WiiWare release were left disappointed recently when publisher Nicalis cancelled the game's western launch. Nicalis cited problems with low sales of the WiiWare platform and a protracted development period, leaving no current route overseas for the 2D platformer and developer Nigoro. We spoke to...

News: La-Mulana Director Would Welcome Offers from Publishers

La-Mulana Director Would Welcome Offers from Publishers

Go ahead, make his day

Nicalis won't publish La-Mulana on WiiWare in the West, but that doesn't mean the game is entirely, 100% stone cold dead. We asked La-Mulana director Takumi Naramura if he and the Nigoro team would continue to pursue a western release through another publisher, to which he replied: The game is completed, we welcome the offer...

News: Nigoro Wants Your Input on a La-Mulana Soundtrack Release

Nigoro Wants Your Input on a La-Mulana Soundtrack Release

You get to decide what it should have

If you've been keeping an eye on the La-Mulana blog, you should be aware that Nigoro is very much in touch with its fans. When the game was still in development, the team asked its fanbase about music, potential censoring and many other things. With a USK rating in tow and a final lotcheck all that remains, the game's release should — at last — be with us..

News: Just Why Is La-Mulana Taking So Long?

Just Why Is La-Mulana Taking So Long?

Explained inside

La-Mulana on WiiWare: it's not a myth, it's a real thing. Despite believing the game would be out months — if not years — ago, we're still waiting on the adventure game here, even with its recent appearance in Japan. What's the hold up? It seems the game has fallen foul of the ratings boards here in the West, according to the...

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: La-Mulana Hits Japan On 21st June

La-Mulana Hits Japan On 21st June

Western release dates to be revealed soon!

It's been a while since we had any news related to Nicalis and Nigoro's La-Mulana, but the silence is broken today with the first release date for the game, and it's sooner than you might think. Japan will be getting the game on the 21st of June, which is in just a few weeks. The developers also state that...

News: Cave Story Hits DSiWare November 29th

Cave Story Hits DSiWare November 29th

And this time you can take it with you

Nicalis has just announced that the portable rendition of its WiiWare hit Cave Story is set to make its appearance on the North American DSiWare service on November 29th. Gamers can enjoy a little portable Cave Story goodness after they've woofed down their turkey on Thanksgiving. No word yet on a price, but...

News: La-Mulana Fails Nintendo Approval Process

La-Mulana Fails Nintendo Approval Process

Unlikely to make it this year

When we heard that La-Mulana was finished, submitted and out this year we did a little jump for joy at the prospect of playing the underground adventure before 2011 rolls around. Now that seems unlikely, as the game has failed Nintendo's submission process. LA-MULANA was said “No good” by Nintendo, then it has...

News: La-Mulana Finished, Submitted and "Out This Year"

La-Mulana Finished, Submitted and "Out This Year"

Bish bash bosh

The long and arduous wait for La-Mulana will soon be over: the game is complete and has just been submitted to Nintendo for approval, as revealed on the La-Mulana developer blog. The blog states that if the game passes the inspection with no difficulties it'll receive a release date, but the team seems confident that it will see a...

News: Expect La Mulana to be Really, Really Hard

Expect La Mulana to be Really, Really Hard

No Easy Mode in sight

La Mulana is coming to WiiWare – yes, we promise – with improved graphics but no alterations made to the game's notorious difficulty level. Designer Takumi Naramura has said there'll be no Easy Mode in the game, for one very simple reason: We made the game difficult so players can die. According to Naramura, it can take up to 30 hours to complete La Mulana, most of which..

Interviews: Takumi Naramura - La Mulana

Takumi Naramura - La Mulana

La Mulana creator talks about new WiiWare remake

Nicalis have already released one hit indie PC title on the WiiWare service with the release of Cave Story and are now putting the finishing touches on their second WiiWare release La Mulana. Since it's been awhile since we've heard any new information..

News: La-Mulana Test Play 5 Video

La-Mulana Test Play 5 Video

More of the WiiWare title in action

We just recently showed you the fourth Test Play video of La-Mulana and now Nicalis has just sent over yet another video of the game in action. You can check out the brand new video below and we'll keep you posted on any further developments.

News: La-Mulana Test Play 4 Video

La-Mulana Test Play 4 Video

More of the game in action!

Our good friend Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis has just sent over the newest test play video for their upcoming WiiWare action/platformer La-Mulana. You can see just how far along the game is in development in the many levels and boss fights that are shown throughout the..