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Cave Story 2 folder spotted on Nicalis desktop at PAX South


Could mean nothing, or it could mean everything
Jan 24
PAX South is going on right now, and two of our most honey-loving sugarbears are in the fray as we speak, lapping up all that sweet golden joy. One of the games they're set to check out is Nicalis's Castle in the Darkness, a ... read
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Daisuke 'Pixel' Amaya tells all
Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya (Cave Story, Kero Blaster, Ikachan, Guxt) has a unique style that would be hard for anyone to convincingly counterfeit. His music, visuals, stories, and designs complement each other in ways that allow t... read feature

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On the road from Cave Story to Kero Blaster
[Kero Blaster art by Paul Veer] Cave Story is one of the most influential games to see release in the past ten years. It showed the world that one person can make a videogame that is as good if not better than works from... read feature

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Try not to croak
Kero Blaster stands directly in the shadow of not one but two other games by creator Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya. First is Gero Blaster, the original build of Kero Blaster which was announced back in early 2013. Gero Blaster was ba... read feature

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Cave Story Europe

Cave Story explores European eShop this May, Australia someday


Nicalis confirms Nintendo 3DS release in PAL territories
Apr 20
Cave Story makes its way to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Europe on May 1, Nicalis recently revealed. The publisher also confirmed plans to bring the title to Australian shores at some point in time. Daisuke Amaya's mag... read
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Kero Blaster!

Kero Blaster stars a frog businessman


From the developer of Cave Story!
Apr 15
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... read
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Kero Blaster

Kero Blaster coming to PC and iPhone in May


Formerly known as Gero Blaster, presently known as awesome
Mar 31
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... read
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Nicalis teases with Cave Story toys


Plastic stuff!
Dec 20
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 ... read
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Cave Story

Nicalis pondering physical release for Cave Story on 3DS


Currently gauging level of fan interest
Oct 29
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... read
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Good Friends Bundle

Good Friends Bundle now available on Steam


Includes six amazing games
Aug 02
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... read
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Bit.Trip Runner2

Cave Story and Psychonauts crossover coming to Runner2


Bit.Trip spin-off scores some hot guest stars
Jul 08
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... read
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Daisuke Amaya

Cave Story creator Daisuke Amaya delays Gero Blaster


Pixel prolongs publishing postliminary project
May 31
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... read
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Gero Blaster

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


Coming to iOS in May 2013, hinted for 3DS
Mar 08
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, ... read
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Cave Story WITH LYRICS

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


brentalfloss has finally seen the light
Mar 01
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... read
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Whoever drew that Falcor sprite is a genius
[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 podcas... read feature

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Sup Holmes gets spooky with Nicalis' Tyrone R.


Oct 28
[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... read
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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-spec... read feature

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Cave Story gets 3DS eShop release date


Sep 13
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... read
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Cave Story voxel figures are in the works


May 19
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... read
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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... read feature

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eShop to get Cave Story, Mighty Switch Force updates


Apr 24
[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... read
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Cave Story port guy says Kojima is 'terrible'


Mar 28
You can always count on an indie dev to say something outrageous about the bigger boys, and today the peanut gallery has Nicalis producer Tyrone Rodriquez to thank. The Cave Story port developer has accused Hideo Kojima ... read
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Ikachan DS first look, Nicalis working on Wii U/3DS title


Mar 03
[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. Download th... read
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Cave Story maker releases iOS game about saving(?) seals


Jan 11
Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya, the creator of everyone's favorite freeware-turned-paid-game Cave Story, has just released his first title on the App Store. Azarashi, an updated version of a quickie time-waster he made over a decade a... read
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Cave Story+ gets a Holiday Overhaul


Dec 24
I love talking about Cave Story, but with so many versions of the game out today, it's hard to know which one to recommend. The new backgrounds, soundtrack remixes, hidden areas, and 3D graphics of the 3DS version make t... read
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Check this bubblicious Cave Story custom figurine


Dec 12
Kodykoala, a.k.a. ekoala2002, is back with a non-zombie custom figurine. We have here the robot pair Quote and Curly from Cave Story recreating the iconic scene after the Core battle. Kodykoala has even included an air bubble... read
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VikingGuitar makes the Cave Story soundtrack metal


Nov 10
There are a lot of things I adore about Cave Story. The visual presentation, the pixel-perfect platforming, surprisingly effective characters; I could go on and on. The music is the aspect of Cave Story that I've spent t... read
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Cave Story is a modern classic. Sadly, many people still haven't ever played it, even though it's been released on WiiWare, DSiWare, and the iTunes App store. That's probably partly due to its retro look. It's hard to generat... read feature

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NIS: Stores don't want to sell non-AAA 3DS games


Oct 08
Cave Story is coming to 3DS, which is exciting news for fans of the cult smash platform title. However, publisher NIS America isn't exactly jumping for joy. President Haru Akenaga is worried about the game, claiming NIS ... read
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Cave Story 3D screenshots, now with 2D


Sep 28
Cave Story 3D was originally meant to come out this summer, otherwise known as the past. It's now scheduled to come out on November 8th in the United States. Perhaps these screenshots will tide you over. Feel free to stick th... read
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Cave Story+ finds its way onto the Mac App Store


Sep 08
Cave Story has seen -- and is still seeing -- quite a few releases, but it is one of those games worth playing by all. Beyond this, more content seems to be thrown in with each version, so you won't hear me complaining. The l... read
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Cave Story 3D slides back to November


Jun 27
With today's announcement that Cave Story 3D has been pushed back to November 8 in the United States, the holiday season for 3DS owners gets that much busier. Why the delay? "Additional game improvements." "We are currently u... read






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