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VVVVVV confirmed for release on VVVVVVita

VVVVVV will be heading to Vita after all, Nicalis’ Tyron Rodriguez has announced. After teasing the possibility on Twitter earlier this month, on the PS blog Rodriguez went over the gameplay mechanics of the Terry Cavanagh title, but failed to provide a release date. Just know it’s official and it’s coming to PS VVVVVVita.

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Nicalis headlines

  • The Binding of Isaac Rebirth teaser trailer will give you nightmares

    The Binding of Isaac Rebirth is coming in 2014, and tide you over a new teaser trailer has emerged that will probably scar you for life and possibly make you fear cats.

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  • 1001 Spikes is a "cruel" and challenging platformer from Nicalis hitting Vita this year

    Nicalis has announced 1001 Spikes and its coming to Vita this year. The team used Spelunker and Challenger as inspirations, but don’t let the retro 8-bit art style fool you: this will be an “incredibly difficult platformer with very precise controls requiring pixel-perfect inputs,” according to the developer.

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  • NightSky dated and priced for Euro 3DS eShop

    Nicalis has announced a release date and price for the 3DS version of the gorgeous NightSky. The 2D platformer will cost €10 and hits the European eShop on February 21, the publisher said on Twitter. Australian and New Zealand release is expected not too far behind. Nightsky is the product of Kyntt Underground developer Nifflas […]

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  • Ikachan to release on eShop and DSiWare, Nicalis has announced

    Ikachan, the underwater freeware adventure title from Cave Story creator Daisuke “Pixel” Amaya, will be released on 3DS and DSiWare, Nicalis has announced.

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  • King of Fighters veterans behind Nicalis's Yatagarasu

    Yatagarasu is a fighting game destined for the European and US 3DS eShops thanks to Nicalis. Siliconera reports the brawler was developed by Circle Edge, a three-man team with serious fighting chops thanks to a history with the King of Fighters franchise. It boasts eight playable characters; training, replay and versus modes in addition to […]

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  • 3DS eShop, Wii U store appeal to independent developers

    Despite the poor reputation of existing services, developers seem genuinely enthusiastic about the 3DS eShop and the Wii U’s unrevealed digital storefront service.

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  • NightSky rated by ESRB for eShop, Aussie rating pending

    Nicalis has announced via Twitter that NightSky has been rated by the ESRB. The action-physics puzzler was released earlier this year by the developer on PC so fans could finally get their hands on the game while the console version was being sorted. Currently, the rating for Australia and New Zealand is pending. Hopefully, once […]

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  • La Mulana WiiWare shelving blamed on DLC, certification difficulties

    Director Takumi Naramura has said the cancelled western WiiWare release of La Mulana came about because of differing territorial expectations and Nigoro’s insistence on getting extra content in.

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  • Cave Story+ coming to 3DS eShop in the next month

    Nicalis’ Tyrone Rodriguez has said Cave Story+ will be heading to 3DS eShop within the next month or so. Rodriguez told Destructoid would be separate from Cave Story 3D and not an update, meaning past purchasers of 3D will have to purchase +. He further teased upcoming updates for the Steam version, noting: “How do […]

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  • La Mulana western WiiWare release cancelled, PC version still on the cards

    Nicalis has cancelled the European and US release of Nigoro’s WiiWare platformer La Mulana. The publisher told GoNintendo the “steep decline” of WiiWare sales coupled with long delays prompted the decision. A PC version is on the way, and Nigoro hopes to make an announcement soon, as it’s currently overwhelmed by requests for more information. […]

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  • VVVVVV finally releasing in Europe May 10 through Nintendo's eShop

    VVVVVV will finally release in Europe on 3DS, according to the game’s publisher, Nicalis. Those in the US have been playing the Terry Cavanagh title since last year. Expect it to land on the eShop May 10. Thanks, NintendoLife.

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  • 3DS and Wii U to receive remake of Aban Hawkins & the 1000 Spikes

    Nicalis have announced that a remake of the 8-bit homage Aban Hawkins & the 1000 Spikes is in the works for 3DS and Wii U, featuring all new visuals and sound.

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  • Cave Story DSiWare delayed in Europe

    Nicalis has confirmed that Cave Story for DSiWare has been delayed. The developer said on its Twitter in response to a fan that it went to certification, but that it failed to pass it “for some really minor crap with the manual.” It was noted that recertification would be attempted later on this month. The […]

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  • Rock-hard indie VVVVVV coming to 3DS

    Notoriously difficult indie platformer VVVVV is coming to a platform you could conceivably break in a temper tantrum.

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  • Quick Quotes: Nicalis on 2D sprites in Cave Story 3D

    “When we started on the project back in December, I really wanted to find a way to make 2D characters also work in 3D space. Being a Cave Story fan myself, I thought other fans would probably appreciate it too. Anyway, we’ve spent a lot of time testing and making sure it works right, but […]

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  • Cave Story 3D given June release date

    Cave Story’s WiiWare edition may have taken its sweet time on the launch pad, but the little-platformer-that-could’s 3DS conversion seems to be making up for that in a big way. Speaking with Siliconera, NIS America pegged the game with a June 28 release date. Pretty snappy, seeing as Cave Story 3D was only announced a […]

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  • Lovely indie platformer NightSky gets a demo

    Nicalis has released a demo for its gorgeous-looking 2D platformer, NightSky, in case you would like to try it out before you buy it.

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  • NightSky PC release bumped to satisfy fans

    The beautiful 2D platformer NightSky was fated for a console debut later this year, but developer Nicalis couldn’t resist the puppy-dog eyes of eager gamers. In what must be one of the year’s earliest launches, NightSky will release on PC this Thursday.

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  • Cave Story hitting EU WiiWare on December 10

    California-based Nicalis has confirmed its WiiWare platformer Cave Story will launch on December 10.

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