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Details on Nicalis’ upcoming projects

Posted on November 2, 2012 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, DS, News

Nicalis has given updates on a bunch of its projects. New details on Ikachan, Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes, and Yatagarasu have been posted below. There’s also information about a possible free update for Cave Story on the eShop.


– Will be out on DSiWare and the 3DS eShop simultaneously
– New enemies, areas, and more
– New aspect ratio for the eShop version
– Aiming for December release

Cave Story (eShop)

– Nicalis wants to bring the Holiday-themed update to the game
– Would include the Christmas themed re-skin from Cave Story+ on Steam
– Not confirmed to be happening
– If it’s possible, it’ll be available for free before Christmas

Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes

– 12+ playable character in multiplayer vs. mode
– Aban, his sister, father, Commander Video from Bit.Trip, characters from Tempura of the Dead, and many more will be playable
– New multiplayer mode: two players compete to climb a tower and “save a maiden”
– Releasing next year
– Delayed since Nicalis keeps adding content


– Making adjustments to the game
– Backgrounds are being altered to optimize them for a 3D display
– May have online multiplayer
– For this to happen, there needs to be minimal lag and without other performance issues
– Local multiplayer lobbies are also a possibility


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