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 release this year, though it doesn't specify in which territory.

Start practising your old-school platforming skills, as designer Takumi Naramura claims the game will be very hard indeed.