Currently gauging level of fan interest
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 interested in purchasing.
Well then, would you like to acquire Daisuke Amaya's doujinisoft masterpiece on a cartridge? If so, make sure Tyrone Rodriguez et al. hear you loud and clear. It sounds like this will only happen if you really want it.