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12:30 PM on 05.20.2014

Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam

Do you know Toribash? It has existed as a free-to-play game for a while now on Mac and PC, and it even came to WiiWare several years ago. The turn-based, muscle micromanagement fighter starring Vectorman's cousins may now ga...

Darren Nakamura

4:00 AM on 05.20.2014

1001 Spikes' multiplayer gets everyone in on the dying

If you can be certain of one thing for the upcoming Aban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes, it's that dying is an inevitability -- an inevitability that will happen time and time again. This trailer shows some of the ways that ...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Cave Story explores European eShop this May, Australia someday

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...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 PM on 02.15.2014

Aban Hawkins goes Street Fighter, Castlevania and more

Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes is almost ready for release, with a total of 18 playable characters currently ready to go. We've already heard about Commander Video (Bit.Trip), Nyx (Nyx Quest), Thompson, Sugimoto, and...

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

2:30 PM on 11.07.2013

Indie fighter Legend of Raven soaring to PS4, Xbox One

Legend of Raven is now fluttering over to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Nicalis has announced. A new trailer for the upcoming fighter reveals the PS4, Xbox One, and PS Vita versions will all employ lag-reducing GGPO netco...

Kyle MacGregor

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



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HUGE: Download a full copy of NightSky right now
by Niero Gonzalez

Have you played NightSky yet? We've got Steam codes for all of our members right now, courtesy of our friends at Nicalis.

Destructoid's Jonathan Holmes gave it an 8/10, calling NightSky a "physics-focused puzzle platformer that alternates between soothing the fuck out of the player and stressing them out with deceptively simple-looking obstacle courses."

To claim your code simply access your HUGE Perks page to grab your code and claim it on Steam. If there is a surplus of codes after members get dibs, we'll of course make the rest public.

Destructoid HUGE is a new way of supporting what we do: it offers you ad-free browsing, a better mobile and tablet experience, a 1080p and work-safe sneaky "Googtoid" page design, 25% off Destructoid Shot Glasses and Shirts, automatic entries to all of our contests, and funds cool new podcasts like The Core, and two unannounced shows we will be launching in the coming weeks (get hype!).  Check it out and thanks for reading us!

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10:30 PM on 10.03.2013

Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes adds dead tempura

Nintendo fans, remember how much you wanted to love Subspace Emissary? It's a crying shame. The slightly busted co-op, the sluggish, fudge-y platforming and generally uninteresting level design did a lot to mar Super Sma...

Jonathan Holmes

1:30 PM on 09.22.2013

Nicalis on VVVVVV PS Vita, platform preference, and more

Hidden away among all the other PAX announcements was word that the PC and 3DS classicVVVVVV is headed to the PS Vita. No price point or talk of potential new content has been put out yet, but from m...

Jonathan Holmes





7:30 PM on 09.13.2013

Nicalis on Raven's jump to Vita, new color man and more

In a hidden red room just outside of the main PAX show floor, many wonderous new videogames could be found. Nicalis was showing Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes, VVVVVV, and Legend of Raven (formerly known as Yatagarasu) on...

Jonathan Holmes



Here's the new cast of Aban Hawkins & the 1001 Spikes photo
Here's the new cast of Aban Hawkins & the 1001 Spikes
by Jordan Devore

Jonathan and Tony were able to play some Aban Hawkins & the 1001 Spikes at PAX Prime 2013, including testing out guest characters in the new cooperative mode. The original release on Xbox 360 was tremendously fun in that familiar masochistic way, and based on how this video went, I'm utterly convinced co-op will be the way to go.

There's fun to be had, even in death. Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez was there to tell us about the new characters -- there are going to be more than a dozen in the final version, with varying abilities -- and offer a bit of moral support. Eventually, they brought Tyrone (and PlayStation's Shane Bettenhausen) on to show us all how 1001 Spikes is done. Dibs on Nyx of NyxQuest fame, is all I can say. Or maybe President Thompson -- I adore Tempura of the Dead.

The game's coming to Wii U, 3DS, PlayStation Vita, and PS4, so no excuses. We need to play this.

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8:30 AM on 09.01.2013

VVVVVV is coming to the PlayStation VVVVVVita

One of my favorite games of this decade so far (funnily enough it arrived just at the start of the decade in 2010), VVVVVV, is coming to the PlayStation Vita, publisher Nicalis has announced. It doesn't sound like a...

Chris Carter

1:00 AM on 08.20.2013

Nicalis publishing Kemco RPG Grinsia on 3DS

[Update: Added new 3DS specific trailer!] Working for a magazine is different from writing for a blog in a lot of ways. Probably the biggest difference is reading the exclusive news from your publication at the same time the...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 PM on 07.11.2013

Play Aban Hawkins & the 1001 Spikes with friends

Well now, isn't that something? A handful of us here at Destructoid are pumped for Aban Hawkins & the 1001 Spikes, a Nicalis-published revamp of the brutal Xbox Live Indie Games platformer. It's a blast to watch as tensio...

Jordan Devore

11:15 AM on 02.13.2013

Nightsky 3DS is finally coming to Europe

Remember Nightsky? That pretty awesome game by Nicalis that hit the 3DS eShop last year? Well it looks like Europeans are finally getting the chance to experience this whimsical puzzler on February 21st, for €9.99. I can...

Chris Carter