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1:00 PM on 12.24.2011

Cave Story+ gets a Holiday Overhaul

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...

Jonathan Holmes

6:15 PM on 12.12.2011

Check this bubblicious Cave Story custom figurine

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...

Tony Ponce

12:30 PM on 11.10.2011

VikingGuitar makes the Cave Story soundtrack metal

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...

Conrad Zimmerman



Review: Cave Story 3D photo
Review: Cave Story 3D
by Jonathan Holmes

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 generate hype for a new (to retail) IP that, at first glance, looks like a game from the '80s or '90s.

Enter Cave Story 3D, a re-imagining of the original title, made specifically for Nintendo's newest portable console, utilizing the "newest"-looking graphics available on handhelds today. Supervised by Cave Story's Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya, the spirit of the original title remains fully intact in this enhanced port. In many ways, this is the version of the game that Amaya-san always wanted to make.

Any questions relating to Cave Story's quality have been answered several times here at Destructoid. The questions remaining to be answered in this review are: Is there enough new stuff here to warrant a re-purchase for those who already have the game? And out of all the available versions of Cave Story on the market, is this the best one to recommend to new players?

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9:00 AM on 10.08.2011

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

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 ...

Jim Sterling

9:00 PM on 09.28.2011

Cave Story 3D screenshots, now with 2D

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...

Fraser Brown

4:30 PM on 09.08.2011

Cave Story+ finds its way onto the Mac App Store

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...

Jordan Devore

4:20 PM on 06.27.2011

Cave Story 3D slides back to November

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...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 06.13.2011

Cave Story 3D interview and DS to 3DS comparison video

Now that I've actually seen Cave Story 3D in person, I'm totally confident with the game's visuals. The way that objects scroll both in the foreground and the background and the way the camera zooms in and out at strategic m...

Jonathan Holmes

8:00 PM on 06.10.2011

New Cave Story 3DS screens to get excited about

With E3 officially over, now is the time to get back to being excited over the games that are actually coming out in the near future. One of these games is Cave Story 3D. Releasing for the Nintendo 3DS on August 9th (only two...

Chad Concelmo





5:40 PM on 05.20.2011

Have a remixed track from Cave Story 3D

Was today's earlier exclusive nugget not enough for you? Need more Cave Story in your life? Good ol' Danny Baranowsky, who you may remember as the composer of Super Meat Boy, just tweeted a preview track from Cave Story 3D. S...

Tony Ponce

2:00 PM on 05.20.2011

Exclusive: Old meets new in Cave Story 3D

Here's an exclusive look at the Cave Story sprites as they'll appear in Cave Story 3D. This optional display of the game was revealed a few days ago, but this is the first time it's been shown to the outside world. Check out ...

Jonathan Holmes

5:00 PM on 05.15.2011

Cave Story 3D features 2D sprites, NIS surprise

So far, it seems fans are fairly split on Cave Story 3D. Some of you are all about buying the game again, for its new 3D display and promise of new areas, enemies, modes, and features. Others are so turned by the game's new v...

Jonathan Holmes



Your first look at Cave Story 3D's first cave photo
Your first look at Cave Story 3D's first cave
by Jonathan Holmes

[Update: Just spotted an image of Mimiga Viliiage in polygon form on Nicalis's Twitter and added it to the gallery.]

Cave Story 3D is one of my most hotly anticipated titles at the moment. The promise of new content, designed by Cave Story's creator, is enough to deserve my hard earned dollars. Beyond that though, I'm just curious to see how the game's visuals translate from 2D pixels to 3D polygons. If this exclusive sneak peak of the game's first area is an indication, the translation is a strange, yet wholly familiar success. The game's signature "home made" look is still in effect. It's just being expressed in a different language.

NIS America is having an event tomorrow to show off Disgaea 4 and Cave Story 3D, so if you want to see more of the game, you won't have to wait long. I also just got word that I'll be getting some time with the game at E3 next month, so stay posted.

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2:00 PM on 04.30.2011

Did you catch yesterday's secret in Cave Story WiiWare?

I'm guessing the answer is "no", because I've been scouring the internet all morning for some source or report on this. Sadly, I can't find anything. All I have to go on is an email I got from Tyrone Rodriguez from Nicalis (...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 PM on 04.28.2011

Cave Story 3DS gets August release in NA, September in EU

Finally, I know when my 3DS is likely to have some value to me as more than the sexy thing that sits in a cradle on my desk. NIS America has announced today that Cave Story 3D will be releasing on Nintendo's new toy in North ...

Conrad Zimmerman