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12:00 PM on 04.15.2014

Kero Blaster stars a frog businessman

So Kero Blaster is apparently pretty much finished, despite Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya (Cave Story) originally scrapping the entire project (known as Gero Blaster) and doing the whole game over. It stars a businessman frog and hi...

Steven Hansen


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9:30 PM on 03.31.2014

Kero Blaster coming to PC and iPhone in May

A couple of days ago, we showed you the first trailer of Kero Blaster (formerly known as Gero Blaster), the new game from the creator of Cave Story. It turns out that trailer was leaked so we were asked to take it down, like...

Jonathan Holmes

3:00 PM on 12.20.2013

Nicalis teases with Cave Story toys

This ought to perk up the ears of Cave Story fans. The Twitter account for Nicalis recently posted the above image showing toys based on characters from the indie darling and asking if people would like to have a set of ...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:00 AM on 10.29.2013

Nicalis pondering physical release for Cave Story on 3DS

Nicalis is considering a physical release for Cave Story, it seems. The studio posed a question to fans yesterday, inquiring as to whether a corporeal copy of the Nintendo 3DS eShop version is something folks would be in...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 PM on 08.02.2013

Good Friends Bundle now available on Steam

Steam now has the Good Friends Bundle on sale for $24.99, and if you've been living under a rock, you may want to get in on it. Some of my favorite PC games of all time are a part of the bundle, including Bit.Trip Runner 2 (w...

Chris Carter

5:30 PM on 07.08.2013

Cave Story and Psychonauts crossover coming to Runner2

Gaijin Games have announced a game-changing load of DLC for their latest masterpiece Bit.Trip Presents: Runner2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. Seven "well-loved" videogame characters will make their way into the game this Th...

Jonathan Holmes

5:00 AM on 05.31.2013

Cave Story creator Daisuke Amaya delays Gero Blaster

Sad news, Cave Story fans. It might be a while longer before Daisuke Amaya delivers his next game, Gero Blaster. The prolific Japanese indie developer has announced the sidescroller is being delayed to make the game "mor...

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 PM on 03.08.2013

Gero Blaster: The new game from the creator of Cave Story

Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya has new game coming out in a matter of months. That news alone is sure to give fans of the illustrious one-man development team a strong case of the vapors. His latest creation is Gero Blaster, ...

Jonathan Holmes

3:00 AM on 03.01.2013

Sing along to the Cave Story theme... WITH LYRICS

Recent rumblings indicate that Internet funnyman brentalfloss has only just discovered the magical indie darling Cave Story. How dare he not be 100% on top of every major gaming wave the second it breaks! Revoke his Internet...

Tony Ponce



Exclusive: Cave Story+ O'ween, Aban Hawkins update & more photo
Exclusive: Cave Story+ O'ween, Aban Hawkins update & more
by Jonathan Holmes

[Update: Added a very special Halloween illustration by Nicalis artist Linzb0t.]

Due to some technical issues, we may have some trouble getting you the full re-run of last Sunday's Sup, Holmes any time soon (though the podcast version is on iTunes.) It's a shame too, as our guest Tyrone Rogriguez, President of Nicalis, was quite generous with the exclusive news drops. At the very start of the show, we got the first official announcement of the Cave Story+ Halloween update/sale for Steam, which is literally the greatest thing ever.

Every character and background has been redrawn to celebrate the holidays, with redesigns that range from the appropriately spooky (knife wielding frog-man becomes Chucky from Child's Play) to the appropriate (Cthulu becomes... Cthulu) to the unexpected (fishing Mimiga becomes Darth Vader, ) to videogame related (Curly Brace becomes Samus Aran). There are too many horror film, videogame, and Halloween related references here to even begin to list, but if you really want to get spoiled, check out some of the sprite sheets provided by Cszuslik and see for yourself.

Not one, but two Darkstalkes references? Amazing. 

That was just the beginning of the news cavalcade. We also got to hear about potential updates for Cave Story eShop, the latest on the development of Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes (now planned for more consoles!), Cave Story creator Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya's new project, the chances for Yatagarasu going online, a launch window for the DS/3DS version of Ikachan, and more, all provided for you below in convenient bulletpoint form. 

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2:45 PM on 10.28.2012

Sup Holmes gets spooky with Nicalis' Tyrone R.

[Destructoid's Director of Communications Hamza Aziz asked Jonathan Holmes to make a show called 'Sup, Holmes?' so that Destructoid could later sell a t-shirt that says 'Sup, Holmes?' on it. This is that show. Subscribe...

Jonathan Holmes







Review: Cave Story (3DS eShop) photo
Review: Cave Story (3DS eShop)
by Jonathan Holmes

For those of you who have lost count, this is the third time that I've reviewed Cave Story, and the second time I've reviewed it on the 3DS platform. That may sound like a lot, but I've actually been slacking. This eShop-specific version of the game marks the fifth time that publisher Nicalis has put Cave Story (WiiWare, DSiWare, Steam/iTunes, 3DS retail, eShop) up for sale.

The more cynical among us may scoff and say that Nicalis is just milking Cave Story for the big money it brings in. That's not the case. Nicalis could get a lot more potential profits from spending time on publishing games that people don't already have access to.

No, the reason that Nicalis keeps re-releasing Cave Story is that the company's CEO Tyrone Rodriguez really loves Cave Story. I think he wants to marry it. For real.

There's good reason for that. Cave Story is one of the most re-playable, continually enjoyable games I've ever encountered. This new release is among the best, if not the best, version released yet.

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11:00 PM on 09.13.2012

Cave Story gets 3DS eShop release date

Even though the entire day seems to have been dedicated to the Wii U, let's not forget about the last piece of hardware the Big N dropped on an unprepared world. Games will still be coming out for it, don't worry. Like Cave S...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:00 PM on 05.19.2012

Cave Story voxel figures are in the works

Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis seems to be one of those guys that always has at least 10 projects going at one, and it's anyone's guess as to which one will be completed first. The only constant is that it always seems to come b...

Jonathan Holmes



Nicalis comments on Wii U, Cave Story+ on the eShop photo
Nicalis comments on Wii U, Cave Story+ on the eShop
by Jonathan Holmes

It wasn't that long ago that Tyrone Rodriguez (Janitor of Nicalis) announced on Sup Holmes? that he's working on a titles for the 3DS and the Wii U. Since that time, Tyrone had reportedly stated that the Wii U "was Nintendo's most powerful console," and that he could see it lasting for "five to ten years."

I don't know Tyrone well enough to read his mind, but I knew that sounded a little weird. I emailed him to expand upon and clarify those comments, and now it all makes sense. I also asked him what he could tell us about the upcoming release of Cave Story+ on the 3DS eShop. It's some bad news and some good news.

Brace yourself for a combination of hype and hurt.

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10:00 PM on 04.24.2012

eShop to get Cave Story, Mighty Switch Force updates

[Cave Story art by glitcher, Mighty Switch Force art by Genzoman] Two of the better games on Nintendo's downloadable service are about to become even more awesome, according to fresh tidbits straight from Nintendo Power. Cave...

Tony Ponce