Oh, Curly~!

By: Derek Yu

On: March 20th, 2009


[Watch in High Quality]

Curly Brace

An article in The Escapist reveals that the Cave Story Wii team is aiming for an April release of the game. Nicalis is interested in adding DLC to the game in the months following the release, possibly including a Boss Rush Mode and other fan-requested modes.

“It’s really exciting, and I do my best to keep it all in. But I’m a little bit anxious with all the expectation behind the game,” [Pixel] admits. “I’m really grateful to be able to bring it to a console. And I’m really happy that Tyrone found the game when he did and decided to put the effort to make it come to WiiWare.”

But this post was mostly an excuse to post the epic Cave Story Anthem video that Annabelle Kennedy made, as well as the Curly Brace fan art by Niklas “Arne” Jansson.

  • http://0xdeadc0de.org/ Eclipse

    wow Annabelle, that video was awesome, was that your synthetized voice? or are you a robot too?

  • Jer

    Thank you for finding an excuse to post that epic anthem. Great work, Annabelle.

  • Dominic White

    That was a Vocaloid doing the singing. Miku, I believe.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-1-xDWfFnk&fmt=18

  • gerry

    Awesome! I think the voice is actually Hatsune Miku.

  • Not Nicolas/Nifflas/Niklas/Neeklars

    So many variations of the same phonetic.

  • http://metanetsoftware.com/blog raigan

    yeah, I’d love to know how that voice was made, it’s pretty awesome!

  • Peevish

    Pretty sure it’s a vocoder. Also, pretty sure it’s fuckyeah awesome.

  • http://www.b-mcc.com/ BMcC

    Sounds like vocoder to me, yeah. Autotune may be involved.

  • BeamSplashX

    Don’t you see? Annabelle IS Hatsune Miku!

  • Leroy

    Sorry, song was awful. Awful voice, too.

  • Annabelle

    I’m sorry you didn’t like it Leroy.. I hope i do better next time!

    And the Vocaloid I used wasnt Miku, i used Luka.

  • Anonymous

    Boss rush and bonus modes are going to be DLC? I was hoping that they would be bundled into the Cave Story Experience√ā¬© and not added after the fact.

    In fact, wasn’t there some kind of vague mention that the Wii mode would be the base game with better music, better graphics, and That Little Bit Extra?

  • http://attractmo.de Adam

    That was a lot of fun. Nice job, Annabelle!

  • falsion

    Vocaloid is a TTS synthesis program that can simulate singing.

    You basically type what you want it to say, and give it the notes to sing. It’s available in several voices, including anime voices as well.

  • Garbled

    You can tell Ms. Vocaloid is Japanese. She turned “the” into “za”.

  • Tyrone

    The video and Niklas’ Curly are awesome.

  • http://metanetsoftware.com/blog raigan

    thanks to everyone for identifying vocaloid!

  • Josh

    Amazing stuff Annabelle! I love it! I grabbed the MP3, but there was no ID3 tag! You should always try to tag your mp3s so that you get proper credit when things get virally spread across this world wide webs, as I’m sure this mp3 is about to be (:

  • Deacon Blues

    Ugh. You can’t get any more obnoxious than vocaloid music.

  • Johan

    I think the video is *perfect* – at once majestic and heartwrenching. The imperfections of the Vocaloid song are essential in setting the mood. Super job!

  • Johan

    I mean, “we have to go the ex-tra mile” brings me somewhat close to tears.