Some regional release sagas roll on and on, with publishers on tight budgets or with limited resources sometimes deciding not to jump through the hoops for ratings and approval in Europe and Australia, particularly. One example has been running for so long that those asking for it gradually forgot to complain any more — Cave Story on the 3DS eShop. It arrived in North America on 4th October 2012, and now it has a release date for Europe.

As you can see in the tweet below, Nicalis has given a 1st May release date for the region.

Later in the publisher's timeline they were inevitably asked about Australia, and confirmation was given that a rating had been attained — no firm date given as yet.

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Pricing will be revealed soon, yet this does mean that arguably the best version of the game on Nintendo hardware is finally arriving outside of North America. Are any of you in Europe and Australia still hyped about this one?