Nicalis is still putting the finishing touches to its WiiWare translation of La-Mulana, but it's already announced its next project, 1,001 Spikes for digital release on Wii U and 3DS.

Like La-Mulana and Cave Story, 1,001 Spikes is a retro-styled platformer that started life elsewhere, in this case as Xbox Live Indie game Aban Hawkins & The 1000 Spikes. It's got a Spelunky/Rick Dangerous sort of vibe to it, and Nicalis will do its thing and bring it to Nintendo formats with new art, graphics and sound, plus a four-player local multiplayer mode.

Nicalis says the game will come to the 3DS eShop first, but it's hoping to have the Wii U version ready in time for the system's launch later this year.