The recent news that Nicalis had cancelled its release of La-Mulana, from Japanese developer Nigoro, was disappointing for fans of retro-styled platformers and WiiWare. We had the opportunity to interview Takumi Naramura, director of the project, who confirmed that despite the setback the company was still hopeful of finding a publisher to take on the project for a worldwide release.

In its most recent blog post, Nigoro has confirmed that since conducting two interviews on the subject, one of which was our own, they've been approached by prospective publishers.

We decided that we will release remaked LA-MULANA for PC. However, we also hope WiiWare version is released overseas.Our intention may have gotten across. Some publishers have offered just after the interview was posted on the websites.

It goes on to say that despite a lack of support within Japan, the developer wants La Mulana to show that Japanese indie games can be published in the West, describing the country's smaller projects as an 'untouched vein of gold'. It seems that all hope is not lost for La Mulana arriving on WiiWare, though time will tell whether any formal agreements are reached.

Thanks to Lz for the tip.