The indie classic comes to WiiWare!

You might remember that Nigoro and Nicalis recently announced their new partnership. Well, these two companies have now officially announced their new WiiWare title La Mulana and have released the first trailer showing the game in action.

You can check out the brand new trailer below, along with the official press release announcing the game.

Nigoro, a division of Asterizm Co., today announced an all-new remade LA-MULANA, co-developed and published by Nicalis, Inc., to appear on WiiWare in late 2009. The original Windows version was inspired by the action-adventure games of the 1980s a visual style indicative of that era. In contrast, the all-new remake of LA-MULANA features stunning new graphics and gameplay.

Sealed since long ago the ruins of LA-MULANA are yours to explore. Assume the role of famed archeologist, Dr. Lemeza Kosugi and uncover the remains of an ancient civilization, the origin of man and all life as we know it. Developed in conjunction with Nicalis, Inc. the re-imagined LA-MULANA features a robust all-new game engine built specifically for LA-MULANA with vibrant hand-drawn artwork, original audio and special effects not seen in the original—which used a limited 16-color palette.

Additionally, the new console version of LA-MULANA will expand the mysteries of the ruins with downloadable content support including new gameplay modes (such as Boss Rush), special stages and more. From Japan to China, Europe and North America, Nigoro has gained a wide audience. Fans all over world have experienced games designed by Nigoro, “We want to develop more games for consoles and bring back that ‘excitement of classic games.’ It’s the concept for our games in the future, so thank you and bon appétit for the support!,” said Shoji Nakamura of Nigoro.

Pricing for LA-MULANA will be announced at a later time.

LA-MULANA Product Overview
Developer: Nigoro, Nicalis
Platform: Wii
Genre: Action Archaeological Ruins Exploration!
ESRB: Not Yet Rated
Estimated Completion Date: November 2009

For additional information please visit the Official LA-MULANA website.

We'll have more information on La Mulana as it becomes available, as well as a full review when the game hits the WiiWare service.