Blade Strangers - box

Nicalis is rocking it with these Switch boxes so far. Some really nice art on all of them. Certainly nice to feature in your Switch game collection!

The End is Nigh physical release teased for Switch

We know the game is coming to Switch, but this tweet from Nicalis would seem to indicate that a physical release is on the way. That's par for the course with Nicalis on the Switch so far, so I wouldn't be surprised!

Cave Story+ includes Nintendo-themed costumes for Halloween

All you have to do to see these costumes is set your Switch internal clock to Halloween! Thanks to CarefreeCaptain for the heads up!

Nicalis sharing a Cave Story-related surprise later this week

I've got no idea what this could be, but I'm looking forward to it. I've had a long-standing love of all things Cave Story, so I'm sure this will just add to it!

Your New Favorite Game, Cave Story+, In Stores Today

SANTA ANA, Calif., June 20, 2017—Nicalis Inc. has officially released the blockbuster Cave Story+ video game for Nintendo Switch in North America. With an MSRP of $29.99 ($39.99 in Canada), players can download a digital copy from the Nintendo eShop or acquire a physical Game Card from their favorite retail outlet.

An unforgettable, life-changing adventure, Cave Story+ puts the player in the shoes of a young hero who wakes up in a hidden wonderland of terrible danger and glorious reward. Unaware of his origin, his purpose or even his own name, the traveler soon encounters a race of rabbit-like creatures called Mimiga on the brink of extinction. Nearly every character he meets gives him another clue to piece together the story of the Mimiga’s oppression and the mystery of his own past.

A highly polished, finely tuned platform/shooting/exploration game, Cave Story+ uses the appealing visual aesthetic of classic 16-bit video games to draw players into a world deep with emotional storytelling. “It’s a big thrill to have Cave Story+ available on Nintendo’s newest game console,” said the game’s creator, Daisuke “Pixel” Amaya. “I hope everyone enjoys playing the Nintendo Switch version on the big screen and also on the go.”

At initial release, physical copies of Cave Story+ for the Switch will feature several fan-pleasing collectible bonus items in the case with the Game Card, including a full-color 32-page instruction manual and a free Cave Story+ Famitracks soundtrack mini-CD. Physical copies sold at GameStop will also include a “blind-bagged” chibi keychain featuring one of three Cave Story characters, randomly inserted. The PVC keychain comes in a branded microfiber drawstring pouch that doubles as a cleaning cloth to safely remove fingerprints from your Nintendo Switch screen without scratching it. The instruction manual/CD inserts and the GameStop-exclusive keychains will only be available in strictly limited quantities based on the game’s initial production run.

Developed and published by Nicalis, Inc., Cave Story+ is now available for Nintendo Switch for the suggested retail price of $29.99 ($39.99 in Canada). The game has been rated E10+ (for Everyone 10+) by the ESRB. Nicalis previously developed and published the Switch hit The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, a hugely popular Roguelike game, and has also announced plans to release several additional Switch games in 2017, including the futuristic anti-gravity racing game Redout, the sword-and-sorcery platform adventure Tiny Barbarian DX and the retro-inspired platformer 1001 Spikes.

GoNintendo Video - Cave Story+ unboxing

Wondering what's inside the gorgeous retail packaging for Cave Story+? Our friends at Nicalis let us take a sneak peek, which we showed off during yesterday's podcast!

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Cave Story+ - instruction booklet pics, more screens

Just got CaveStory+ early. It comes with a few goodies!

Once again, really nice work by Nicalis on the instruction booklet. Really nice to see this stuff in today's day and age, and even in color!

Cave Story+ - A look at portrait facial animations

It's funny how time plays tricks on you. I thought this was in previous versions, but obviously I'm wrong!