Posts with ‘Nicalis’ Tag

Trailers A-Go-Go

By: Derek Yu

On: April 11th, 2009

The extremely weird first-person brawler Zeno Clash is coming to Windows April 21st.

Here’s some WiiWare Night Game gameplay for you. (Source: GregWS)

Old-school run n’ gun action from Teknogames, creator of Armed Generator Doom Machine – this one’s called Action Fist. (Source: AuthenticKaizen)

Oh, Curly~!

By: Derek Yu

On: March 20th, 2009

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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.

Nicalis Update

By: Derek Yu

On: January 23rd, 2009

Cave Story Wii

Nicalis has updated their website. I like this new screenshot, posted on the blog, which shows off a lot of the new high-resolution sprites, including a close-up portrait of Toroko (the image above is cropped and blown up). It looks very cohesive.

Cave Story Wii Interview and Trailer

By: Derek Yu

On: October 14th, 2008

Here’s an interview with Tyrone Rodriguez, the producer of Cave Story Wii, where he discusses the game and their partnership with Pixel. Big reveal: Nicalis is aiming for a holiday 2008 release, and a 500-1000 point (EDIT: $5-$10) price tag. More videos on the blog.

Um, for those of you who haven’t played the game, the interview is slightly spoilerish. Yes, I’m talking about you, Dan and Maria Branowsky of New Jersey. You’re the last ones. Get to it, already!

Cave Story Wii: Toroko Old and New

By: Derek Yu

On: October 11th, 2008

Cave Story Wii - Toroko

Posted at Nicalis’s Cave Story Wii blog, a side-by-side comparison of the original Toroko versus the new one, also drawn by Pixel. Fun! As much as I love the first game, I’m glad they’re updating the graphics and audio. (The final game will allow players to play with the original assets, or mix and match old and new.)

Cave Story Wii Website Live

By: Derek Yu

On: October 7th, 2008


The Cave Story Wii website is now live, and features some downloadable wallpapers, and a message from Pixel, where he states that it is “like a dream to have the opportunity to see one of my games appear on the market.” Awwwwww…

Be sure to check out GoNintendo’s interview with Tyrone Rodriguez, who is producing the game at Nicalis. In the interview, Tyrone reassures fans that everything, including the music, is being approved by Pixel. And even though Cave Story Wii will feature some new graphics and a re-arranged soundtrack, it will be possible to play with classic graphics and music, if you prefer (or a mix of both).

Also, I just noticed that the official unofficial Cave Story fansite, hosted at, has been redesigned, and even has its own domain. It looks great!

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