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Nicalis showcases several recent additions to its remade, tough-as-nails platformer 1,001 Spikes in the trailer above, giving an early look at the game's expanded character roster. Newly playable in the enhanced version of Aban Hawkins and the 1,000 Spikes are Cave Story's Curly Brace, Commander...

May 26th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Gravity-twisting platformer VVVVVV should arrive on iOS and Android soon, after creator Terry Cavanagh said the mobile ports are "ready to submit any day now." According to Cavanagh, the Nicalis-developed Vita port is "imminent" too. Aside from its roaring chiptune soundtrack, VVVVVV is known for...

April 28th 2014 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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European 3DS owners are still waiting for 2D action adventurer Cave Story to reach their 3DS eShop? Oh no, oh no, oh no! Nah, just kidding, it'll be okay - Nicalis tweeted a May 1 release date for the European eShop this week, along with the above homage to a conceptually-terrifying drink mascot....

April 19th 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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The '90s Arcade Racer publisher Nicalis details its latest development milestone in a recent status update, reporting that the Wii U port of its throwback racing game is shaping up nicely as it speeds toward a mid-2014 release. "Fidelity, image quality and a smooth framerate are our priorities," N...

February 4th 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Circle Edge's one-on-one fighter Legend of Raven (formerly Yatagarasu) is gearing up for a digital release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year, publisher Nicalis announced this week. Nicalis revealed that Legend of Raven's online competition will be fueled by GGPO netcode, minimizin...

November 8th 2013 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Terry Cavanagh's challenging platformer VVVVVV is heading to PlayStation Vita, Sony announced during its PlayStation Indie Arcade event at PAX Prime. VVVVVV first launched on PC in January 2010, then showed up on the 3DS eShop in December 2011. No release date was given for the Vita version of the...

August 31st 2013 at 12:44am 0 Comments
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Japanese indie fighter Yatagarasu was originally meant to find its way onto the 3DS, but will instead be released on the PlayStation Vita as Legend of Raven, publisher Nicalis has announced. Originally released on PC in 2011, a westernized 3DS port of Yatagarasu was announced just before last year'...

August 23rd 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Indie 2D fighting game Yatagarasu, developed by ex-SNK alumni Circle Edge, is now available on PC through its British publisher, Rice Digital. Having first launched in Japan back in the stone ages of 2011, this is the first time Yatagarasu has been directly available to an English-speaking audience...

April 4th 2013 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday's BitSummit indie developer event in Kyoto proved its importance when Cave Story creator Daisuke Amaya unveiled his new game, Gero Blaster, an iPhone run-and-gun about a bipedal frog named Kaeru ("Frog") trying to save his cat girlfriend.It's due for iOS release in May; however, Nicalis p...

March 9th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The '90s Arcade Racer is a game by Pelikan13 meant to recreate the feeling of classic Sega racing games like Daytona USA and Scud Race. With six days left on its Kickstarter drive, it's exceeded its modest £10,000 goal.It's also picked up a publisher: Nicalis, best known for Cave Story. Nical...

February 12th 2013 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Ikachan is a perfect snack-sized game. Coming in at around two hours, it offers a concentrated dose of pure Studio Pixel exploration.A precursor to Cave Story, It's the same kind of lovingly pixelated subterranean e...

January 30th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments