Quantcast
La-Mulana devs comment on cancellation, future plans - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



La-Mulana devs comment on cancellation, future plans


6:30 PM on 05.05.2012
La-Mulana devs comment on cancellation, future plans photo



The recent cancellation of La-Mulana for WiiWare for territories outside of Japan stirred up a bit of brouhaha, and it was a long time coming. First the game's release was put in question. Then the developers at Nigoro let us know that they didn't know what the hold up was. Shortly after that, the game's publishers announced its cancellation, and then the fans got upset. When fans get upset, conspiracy theories, finger pointing, and general grumpiness are sure to follow. 

Thankfully, the good gentlemen at Nigoro are here to clear the air, and like true professionals, they're taking responsibility for the cancellation of their game. It sounds like the inclusion of DLC was a major issue in getting the game approved by Nintendo of America and of Europe. Due to the WiiWare file size constraints, DLC was the only way they could include all the features that they planned for the game. They knew that going into development of the game, but they gave it a shot anyway. The gambled and lost. God bless them for trying. 

It's not all bad news though. The game is still coming to PC, complete with all the content that was intended for the WiiWare version. Nigoro also sounds keen on bringing the game to the 3DS eShop or PSN, and they haven't ruled out working with Nicalis on that. I think the game would look great on 3DS, and judging by the popularity of Mutant Mudds, VVVVVV, and Might Switch Force, it might sell pretty well too. 

Nigoro interview: "Overseas Sales are Essential" for Developer's Future [IndieGames]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Indie

12:01 AM on 08.31.2014
Fire watch with me: Firewatch gets first, mysterious trailer

I am into this. It's a bit inscrutable, sure, but a mystery game needs to be mysterious. I was into Firewatch as soon as I heard of the talent involved. Artist Olly Moss, whose work we enjoy regularly, along with Mark o...more



3:00 PM on 08.30.2014
GoD Factory: Wingmen is a thing of beauty, now available on Steam

Nine Dots Studio's gorgeous-looking multiplayer space combat game GoD Factory: Wingmen is now available on Steam. Wingmen is a 4v4 competitive arcade-like title where the goal is to destroy the enemy's 13km carrier...more



8:30 PM on 08.29.2014
Super Meat Boy Forever is harder than the original

Team Meat's new project Super Meat Boy Forever made its first appearance today at PAX Prime in Seattle -- and it makes the original game look like a cakewalk by comparison. The newly revealed title is an a...more



View all Indie






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more