Ikachan in action

Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya, the developer behind the much-loved Cave Story, will have two new games in the 3DS eShop this quarter: Ikachan and Guxt. As with Cave Story, both games will be published by Nicalis - the same company behind VVVVVV.

Ikachan sees you take on the role of a squid who swims through an underwater realm, looking for a way out after a series of earthquakes that have left the kingdom ravaged. Originally down for a 2012 release, it will now be available in the 3DS eShop in North America on 31st January for $4.99.

Guxt will also be making an appearance at some point too; there's no definitive release date yet but it will arrive before the first quarter is out. Unlike Ikachan, Guxt bears little resemblance to Cave Story and instead features a lot of vertical shoot-em-up action. It's a simple fast paced blaster and gives you the option to hold the 3DS sideways, so you can use the top-screen as a vertical display mode.

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[source siliconera.com]