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'Cave Story+' now available on Mac App Store, with new content


If you want to try out the updated version of Cave Story that hit WiiWare in 2009 -- but, like, on a computer -- you can do so right this second. Developer Nicalis has released Cave Story+ on the Mac App Store.

Of course, Cave Story was originally a freeware game for PC, so why buy a computer version, beyond the positive feeling of giving Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya some compensation for his delightful game? This version includes the (optional) updated graphics and music from the WiiWare release, as well as a new "Wind Fortress" level designed by Amaya, with promises of more content updates in the future. Wind Fortress is "kind of tough, but features new enemies no one has seen," Nicalis producer Tyrone Rodriguez told Joystiq.

A Steam version for PC will follow soon, the press release notes. And, of course, a fully 3D remake of Cave Story -- completely different from this 2D update -- is due for 3DS in November.

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The Indie Superhit Drops Even More Content

September 8th, 2011 - Nicalis, Inc., developer and publisher of rad indie games, is happy to announce Cave Story+ for the Mac App Store. Cave Story+ is available today, September 8th for $10. Previously launched as an upgraded console version, Cave Story+ features even more content--the first time made available to Mac players.

Again, Nicalis has teamed up with Studio Pixel to bring the action-adventure again. Cave Story+ features enhanced artwork, the official translation, a remastered soundtrack and a bunch of bonus modes.

PLUS! Play the never-before-seen Wind Fortress level, only available on Cave Story+! Wind Fortress is the first new, original Cave Story level designed from scratch by its original creator, Daisuke Amaya.

Cave Story+ is available today, September 8th for $10 on the Mac App Store. PC Players can expect some STEAMY Cave Story+ news coming soon!

Cave Story+ Features:
- Original (320x240) graphics and upgraded "HD" graphics
- Remastered music as well as the original soundtrack
- Mix-and-match new/old artwork and music!
- Six new play modes (including Wind Fortress, Boss Rush and more!)
- Over 20 epic boss battles through Mimiga Island
- 15 levels to explore in the vast world
- 10 unique weapons to find and upgrade
- USB controller compatibility
- Four unique endings
- Future content updates

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