News Cave Story's Secret Santa Is Available Now On Switch, But Only In Japan
Available for a limited time only
If you're looking for something to help get you in the festive mood, then Cave Story's Secret Santa might be just the ticket. Developed by Nicalis in cooperation with Cave Story creator Studio Pixel, Cave Story's Secret Santa is “a bite-sized side story of stealth and puzzle-solving, with familiar characters and...
News The Binding Of Isaac: Repentance Arrives On Nintendo Switch This Week
Out November 4th
Following on from the announcement The Binding of Isaac: Repentance would be coming to multiple platforms, it's now been confirmed the game will be released in North America this week on 4th November. Repentance is described as the "ultimate entry" in the series - taking the Binding of Isaac to new heights with new and updated...
News South Korean Developer Pixelian Studio Brings Critadel To Switch Next Month
A futuristic action game with "GBA-inspired graphics"
Last month Nicalis revealed it would be bringing Critadel by Pixelian Studio (a small three-person development team based in Seoul, South Korea) to the Nintendo Switch at some point this year. It's now locked in for a release on 13th October and will be priced at $19.99 USD. If you missed our...
News Critadel Mixes 2D Run-And-Gun Action With Roguelike Elements
Hits Switch later this year
Publisher Nicalis has announced that it is bringing Pixelian Studio's Critadel to Switch later this year. Described as a "futuristic platformer/shooter/roguelike", Critadel sees players climbing up a giant mechanical tower as they face off against the evil Forces of Noah, an organisation that has taken control of the...
News The Binding Of Isaac: Repentance Will Come To Switch This Summer
Including a physical release
The final chapter in The Binding of Isaac saga is almost here, and it's getting a physical release on Switch. The horror roguelike takes inspiration from the biblical story in which Abraham is asked by God to sacrifice his son, Isaac, with the mother of similarly-named Isaac attempting to sacrifice him as a symbol of her...
News Delisted Switch Title Save Me Mr Tako Will Return Better Than Ever, Says Creator
Rebalanced and retuned for 2021
Remember Save Me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San? This Game Boy-style adventure was given a glowing 8/10 review by us in 2018 and seemed destined to receive a lovely physical edition at one point. But sitting here right now, in The Year of Our Lord 2020, it's currently impossible to purchase
News Nicalis Is Issuing DMCA Takedown Notices To Free Versions Of Cave Story
"Do not support Nicalis. Do not buy Nicalis games"
Update: Ema – who worked on a fork of the CSE2 version of Cave Story – has gotten in touch to clarify some points: 1. This DMCA is strictly for CSE2, the fanmade decompilation of the original freeware version of Cave Story. Said freeware version is unaffected by the takedown, and can be...
News Nicalis Releasing Physical Switch Edition Of Redout On 27th March, Pre-Order Now
First 1,000 copies include a mini CD soundtrack
If you're looking for a fast fix on the Switch, one game worth checking out is Redout. It's a high-intensity low-gravity futuristic racing experience that is similar but different to games like FAST RMX, Wipeout and even the F-Zero series. In the latest news, Redout's publisher Nicalis has announced a...
News Physical Copies Of Ikaruga For Nintendo Switch Are Now In "Active" Production
Get ready to shoot 'em up
Publisher Nicalis has been teasing a hard copy of Treasure's sublime shmup Ikaruga for Switch since it showed off a gigantic Switch game case at PAX West 2018. It sent fans of this iconic game – first published as an arcade title in 2001 – into an absolute frenzy. Roughly a year later, Nicalis officially
News Nicalis Investigation Reveals Tales Of Ghosting, Slurs And Mistreatment Of Staff
"It’s a small industry. Actions have consequences"
Nicalis is a company that will need no introduction to Nintendo fans. It has been responsible for bringing some amazing titles to Wii, 3DS, Wii U and Switch, including Cave Story+, Blade Strangers, Crystal Crisis, Ikaruga, VVVVVV,
News '90s Super GP Is Still Alive, And Will Now Include Online Play
One game we feel like we've been waiting a lifetime for is '90s Super GP. This arcade-style game, formerly known as 90's Arcade Racer, started out as a Kickstarter campaign and was originally targeting a Wii U release. In 2017, we received
News Blade Strangers Gets Three New Characters To Celebrate Its One-Year Anniversary
And much more
One of the fighting games on the Switch that perhaps deserves some more attention is Blade Strangers by Studio Saizensen and Nicalis. When it arrived in August last year, we said it was the most accessible 2D fighters we had played in years. If you've been looking for an extra reason to try it out, there is now a free update for the...
News Nicalis Brings Umihara Kawase Fresh! To North America and Europe This July
From the Japanese developer Studio Saizensen
Publisher and developer Nicalis, Inc. has announced it is teaming up with Japanese developer Studio Saizensen to bring Umihara Kawase Fresh! to the Switch in both North America and Europe. The game will arrive on 9th July and will also receive a physical release in the US for $39.99. The latest entry in...
News Umihara Kawase Joins The Crystal Crisis Roster As The 20th Character
Out this May
In case you forgot, last May, Nicalis announced a new game called Crystal Crisis would be coming to the Switch. This crossover puzzle-fighter was scheduled to arrive this April and is now actually due out
Feature Whatever Happened To The Sega-Style Racer '90s Super GP?
The title formerly known as '90s Arcade Racer has slipped off the radar
Hey, remember '90s Arcade Racer? This Sega-inspired speed-fest first slid into our collective consciousnesses way back in 2013, when it hit Kickstarter and was quickly
News Development For Switch Anti-Grav Racer Redout Close To Completion
With no signs of a new F-Zero game on the horizon, the upcoming anti-gravity racer Redout looks to be a promising alternative. After experiencing multiple delays on its way to Switch, the title was finally rated by the ESRB in September. So, what's the current status on development? Speaking on Fra
News Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San Might Get A Physical Release If eShop Version Is Played
Show your support
Yesterday, Nicalis announced the platform / RPG crossover Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San would be released on the Switch eShop on 30th October. In a recent interview with GoNintendo, the game's developer Christophe Galati spoke about the possibility of a physical release: There’s always hope! P
News Game Boy Inspired Switch Title Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San Arrives On 30th October
Resolve the conflict
Last year, Californian publisher Nicalis announced the platform / RPG crossover Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San was headed to the Nintendo Switch. The title channeling old-school releases started development way back in 2014 and was designed as a tribute to the original Game Boy. Nicalis has now revealed t
News Nicalis Publishing "Infinitely Replayable" South Korean Side-Scroller Dungreed On Nintendo Switch
American publisher Nicalis, best known in recent times for releasing an array of physical games on the Switch, has today announced the South Korean-developed title Dungreed is coming to Nintendo's hybrid platform. A launch date has not been confirmed. Developed by Team Horay in Seoul, Dungreed is a 2D side-scrolling action game...
News Repentance Will Be Final DLC For The Binding Of Isaac, According To Creator
Drawing the curtains
Edmund McMillen - the creator behind The Binding of Isaac - has taken to Twitter to announce the indie roguelike game, first released in 2011, will receive its final sizable DLC pack for r
News Nicalis Teases Ikaruga Physical Release With World's Largest Nintendo Switch Case
Not exactly subtle
Nicalis has made a name for itself in recent times publishing an array of physical titles on the Switch and also handling the release of Treasure's sublime shmup Ikaruga on the eShop. Teasing its attendance at PAX West 2018, the American publisher recently tweeted a photo of a gigantic game case with Ikaruga plastered...
Random NieR: Automata Game Director Explains How He Was Inspired By Ikaruga
Total respect for Treasure's shmup
In celebration of the recent re-release of Ikaruga on multiple platforms including the Switch eShop, the Japanese publication Famitsu sat down with Yoko Taro - the director of the highly praised NieR: Automata - to discuss how exactly Treasure's sublime shmup has influenced his own work over the years...
Feature Nicalis On The Timeless Allure Of Physical Games And Bringing More Treasure Titles To Switch
"We're always listening to fan requests"
American publisher Nicalis has been around for longer than you might think, and has recently gained recognition for its efforts to publish physical versions of Switch games with extra treats for fans. Such goodies often include delightful trinkets such as soundtrack CDs or retro inspired instruction manuals;...
News Code Of Princess EX Launches On 31 July In The West
EXpect good things
The 3DS has had its fair share of beat ‘em ups over the years, but one of the standout releases was found in Code Of Princess, a spiritual successor to Treasure’s Guardian Heroes. Bringing high intensity action and a bizarre and humorous plot, it was a memorable release that we quite liked when we originally reviewed it. A few...
News Cave Story And The Binding Of Isaac Go Head-To-Head In New Puzzle-Fighter, Crystal Crisis
A new crossover title from Nicalis
Nicalis has just announced a new crossover title, the puzzle-fighter mashup that is Crystal Crisis. Bringing together characters from Cave Story+, The Binding of Isaac, Tezuka Productions, Code of Princess EX and 1001 Spikes