"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,
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
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...
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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...
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...
"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;...
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...
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
No more teases, only shmup bliss
Treasure has teamed up with Nicalis to bring at long last (after some cruel teasing) legendary Arcade/Gamecube/Dreamcast cult classic Ikaruga digitally to the Switch on the 29th of May. The complete experience - featuring local co-op along with online leader boards and Switch TATE option - will set you back $15 in...
An action-packed hack-'n'-slasher from Nicalis
Action-RPG Code Of Princess is getting a makeover in the form of Code Of Princess EX, and it's headed straight for Nintendo Switch this summer. The remastered version will include HD graphics, a local co-op option and numerous other gameplay additions and enhancements. These improvements...
What are you hoping Santa will bring you for Christmas this year? If you are lucky perhaps you will get the cheerily-titled The End Is Nigh, which Nicalis is bringing to Switch as a physical release on 12th December. For those not in the know, The End Is Nigh is the latest game from award-winning designer...
Thanks to Nicalis
We absolutely adored Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap when it landed on the Switch eShop earlier this year; Lizardcube's retro remake took the Sega Master System classic and improved on it in every way possible. Of course retro gamers love nothing more than collecting boxes and game cards, so having this game as a download only...
With a neat retail version in North America
Some of you may recall Ittle Dew by Ludosity, which saw release on the Wii U eShop and a range of platforms. It was once pitched as a Legend of Zelda game to Nintendo, but eventually forged its own identity and arrived as a rather good game. The re-jigged version of its successor, Ittle Dew 2+, is...
I hope you're happy now
Nicalis has been a prolific publisher in the first year of the Nintendo Switch, in some cases with retail titles. It's dipping more into affordable downloads now, however, and another to add to the list will be VVVVVV; it'll arrive on 17th November priced $9.99USD or 9,99€ in Europe. Originally developed by Terry...
Promises "some very cool announcements" in the coming months
Nicalis was a familiar name to Nintendo gamers in the Wii, Wii U and 3DS eras, but it's risen to prominence in the short lifespan of the Switch. It's been active in bringing out budget retail titles in particular, with the physical editions for the likes of Cave Story+ and The Binding of...
Colour manual! Keychain! Pouch!
Nicalis is establishing itself as a premier 'indie retail' publisher on the Switch, releasing games that include attractive extras in early runs of physical copies. It's now confirmed that its next release along those lines - Tiny Barbarian DX - will arrive in North America on 10th October. The box art by Susumu...
Will it ever reach the finish line?
Anti-grav racer Redout was one of the first third party games to be confirmed for Switch but it's still yet to see release on Nintendo's console; not so long ago we reported that its release date was very much up in the air and it would seem that the situation hasn't changed all that much since. People who have...