News Ikaruga Will Be Dual-Phasing To Switch Later This Month
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...
News Code Of Princess EX Is Headed To Nintendo Switch This Summer
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...
News Nicalis Is Bringing The End Is Nigh To Switch Just In Time For Christmas
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...
News Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Is Getting A Physical Release On Switch
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...
News Ittle Dew 2+ Begins Its Switch Adventure Very Soon
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...
News VVVVVV Will be Defying Gravity on Switch This November
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...
News Nicalis Unveils Snazzy Website to Celebrate Its 10 Year Anniversary
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...
News Tiny Barbarian DX Gets Release Date and Retail Edition Goodies
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...
News GameStop Cancels Redout Pre-Orders Amid Release Date Confusion
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...
News Nicalis Teases VVVVVV and More for the Switch
Along with Code of Princess and 1001 Spikes (maybe!)
Good old Nicalis does like to keep us on our toes. A recent tweet following its time exhibiting at PAX has sent the interwebz into detective mode about which games it will be bringing to the Switch eShop, which hadn't previously been confirmed. Having ploughed through the NeoGAF thread, these...
News Nicalis Confirms Game Boy-Style Platformer Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San For Nintendo Switch
Save me, Mr. Tako!
Californian publisher Nicalis has announced the release of platformer / RPG crossover Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San on Nintendo Switch, due out in the fourth quarter of this year.. From 23-year-old French developer Christophe Galati and composer Marc-Antoine Archier, Tako-San is a love letter to both the Game Boy...
News Nicalis Would Love To Bring Night Trap To Nintendo Switch
"If Nintendo weren't such *****, LRG would have done it"
Publisher Nicalis has been doing a great job in bringing games such as Cave Story+ and The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ to Nintendo Switch retail. Collectors really appreciate physical releases such as this, and Nicalis clearly has a way of convincing Nintendo to relax its policies, as...
News Cave Story+ Receives Free Classic Graphics Update
Just like the good ol’ days
It’s a bit of an understatement to say that Cave Story has been released on a lot of platforms; Cave Story+ on the Switch is just the latest in a long line. Over the years, various iterations have tweaked and iterated on the original art style, and the new release did that yet again and offered a marginally different...
News Tiny Barbarian DX To Feature Lovely Box-Art By Beloved Famitsu Artist
We love some nice box art!
Nicalis is on a bit of roll at the moment, with several games headed to the Switch in retail packaging; one of these is Tiny Barbarian DX, which is now scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2017 with an MSRP of $29.99. A European release could happen further down the line via Headup Games, as...
News '90s Super GP Will Be Power Sliding On To Switch Soon
The game formerly known as '90s Arcade Racer
We were really looking forward to the gorgeous-looking 90's Arcade Racer landing on the Wii U eShop yonks ago, but it was not to be. Last year we reported that the game would no longer be coming to the Wii U and had been renamed as '90s Super GP. Thankfully we now have confirmation that Nicalis will...
News Cave Story+ Will Be Receiving Classic Graphics in a Free August Update
Gaming like it's 2004
Cave Story is one of those games that it seems will just never go away for good. The early 2000’s freeware game made big waves in the then fledgling indie scene, and has since been ported to just about every device that can reasonably run it. Throughout all those ports, incremental updates have been made that have improved...
News Nicalis Confirms Tiny Barbarian DX And Ittle Dew 2+ For Switch
Alongside Blade Strangers and The End is Nigh
Indie publisher Nicalis has confirmed that it is bringing Tiny Barbarian DX and Ittle Dew 2+ to the Nintendo Switch, as well as Blade Strangers and The End Is Nigh, both of which we already knew about. Coded by StarQuail Games, Tiny Barbarian DX offers "two-player coop
News Blade Strangers is a New Fighting Game Heading to Switch
Made by Nicalis and Studio Saizensen
Nicalis appeared today in the [email protected] stream, and confirmed a new fighting title that's coming to Nintendo Switch along with other platforms such as PS4, PC and arcades. Co-developed with Studio Saizensen - Code of Princess and Sayonara UmiharaKawase / Yumi's Odd Odyssey - and features...
News Nicalis Teases a Binding of Isaac amiibo
Shh, no tears
It's rather fascinating to think how far The Binding of Isaac has come on Nintendo platforms. After being initially denied from the Nintendo ecosystem a few years back due to controversial content in the game, it later went on to make an appearance on both 3DS and Wii U, with the most recent and complete edition making an appearance on...
News Headup Games is Bringing The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ to Europe as a Switch Retail Release
The start of a "strategic alliance" with Nicalis
Whenever we cover release details for Nicalis titles, in particular anything going to retail such as The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ and Cave Story+, 'in North America' should be an assumed add-on. The logistical challenges and realities of retail distribution has meant that early efforts from the...
News Switch Anti-Grav Racer Redout Could Be Making An Unscheduled Pitstop, According To Amazon
Pushed back to the end of the year
It looks like Switch racer Redout has been hit with a delay, as retailer Amazon has pushed its release date back to the end of the year. The game was scheduled for a Q2 release but we've not heard anything else since the launch of the console. Amazon now lists the North American release date as December 29th.
News Cave Story+ Launches on the Switch on 20th June
Digitally and physically
For quite some time now, Nicalis has been not-so-subtly hinting that Cave Story would be making its way over to the Switch. And while it may be the case that the game is available on loads of others platforms already—not to mention the fact that the game is literally available for free—it still stands to reason that...
News The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is Set for 17th March Release on Nintendo Switch in NA
Those cool little manuals are getting packed up
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ was initially expected as a Nintendo Switch launch game, but its release slid back to later in the month. The good news is that, in North America at least, the title is now set to arrive on the eShop and at retail on 17th March - it'll be $39.99 on the eShop. The...
News Nicalis Tweet Hints at Cave Story Port Coming to Nintendo Switch
Maybe even a physical release
Cave Story is one of those games that just doesn't seem like it'll ever be totally gone, but there is a reason: the game is pretty good. The game was originally developed in 2004 by one man—known as "Pixel"—and subsequently saw a release on dozens of platforms, many of which belonged to the Big N. There've been...
News Nicalis Seemingly Confirms 1001 Spikes And Cave Story For Switch, Then Deletes Post
"Isaac was lonely so we brought a few friends to keep him company"
Earlier today, Nicalis - which is already bringing The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ and Redout to Switch - tweeted a photo which showed one of Nintendo's new consoles proudly displaying icons for 1001 Spikes and Cave Story, two titles previously published by Nicalis on other...