Cave Story 3D Preview First Look

The indie hit that was five years in the making finds its way to the Nintendo 3DS.

Designed, programmed, composed, and drawn by Daisuke Amaya (aka Pixel), Cave Story has developed quite a cult following since its initial release on the PC nearly seven years ago. The game was released on WiiWare and DSiWare last year and is now making it to the Nintendo 3DS with the help of developer Nicalis and NIS America. NIS revealed the partnership at an event this evening and showcased what the game would look like in stereoscopic 3D.

In terms of gameplay and story, Cave Story 3D will have the same content as its 2D predecessor and will once again follow the amnesiac Quote as he explores the creepy cave that he finds himself in. The build that NIS had running at this point wasn't fully functional in 3D, but we did get a chance to see how the environments would look without the fancy effect. The game's art and levels have been designed to give you a feeling of depth and a 2.5D platforming feel. It's still a side-scroller, but at times you will feel the slight curve as you head into a door or move from one level to another. The goal is to keep Cave Story the way it is but give it a visual boost. It will be available on the 3DS as a cartridge sometime this summer.

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22 comments
packtop
packtop

@flyingman123 because the 3DS version will probably cost around 40$ that's why

blobulus
blobulus

I would rather have a sequel cuz the original was AMAZING!

Ovirew
Ovirew

I think this is a game I might be willing to buy on the 3DS, if they don't charge an outrageous price for it.

jumpy46
jumpy46

Rerealeses are good, but when will we see a sequel?

Cheez007
Cheez007

Just started playing the pc version, now I can't wait for this!

flyingman123
flyingman123

I love cave story so much but how come when this game was on the Wii they only added in curly mode and boss rush mode. But on the 3DS its going to have more things like improved graphics and polgons with new music. Now I suddenly feel scamed, I bought the wiiware verison for 5 dollares with barely anything new and now its on the 3DS with all this new stuff that is going to be amazing. Why were they so lazy with it the wiiware verison!

thps48
thps48

Does anyone ever fix the controls in any remake? Seriously, controls should be given moderate priority when it comes to classic game homages. I never played MM9, but it got good ratings 'cause the controls were fine, right? ...Also, I suppose some pieces of the environment could also use work, but overall, CS is already alright, I suppose. Just read an FAQ whenever you're walled off. Polish wherever you must though. :\

aras298
aras298

Not to ignore the awesome Cave Story, but it would be really cool if there was a 2D Metroid game with this kind of art style for the 3DS.

stEElyDaN909
stEElyDaN909

That art..... is beautiful. Those levels look incredible. I can't wait to see what the rest of the game is like! Package this new art style+new content+original CaveStory+low price=1st day purchase for me. I'm very impressed this small indie title went from a small but loved game into what it is now. Pixel FTW

_IronManDude_
_IronManDude_

Ahh, man, I never finished this. Forgive me, but it just got stupid hard in that desert, especially when you were looking for those dogs. Where the hell were those damned things?! Anyway, a new version for the 3DS sounds cool, and I'll definitely buy it.

Kiroiz
Kiroiz

i want only more 1 thing.... alternate router for Curly Brace!!!

shafe-man
shafe-man

This game was awesome on the PC and I can't wait to finish it on best ending... in 3D! (Again) I just hope I'll be able to do it again this time.... it was pretty hard to do it the first time, getting through the "hell" stages and whatnot with enough health to defeat that final boss. I hope they don't remove any of the tricks on the final (final) boss! (Like damaging yourself on the spikes, jumping onto his eye, and shooting/killing him. That's a *glitch* that's almost a necessity to defeat that last boss.)

Halloll
Halloll

wait, Balrog is not a toaster!

IPwnNooBs666
IPwnNooBs666

Awesome news. I loved Cave Story on the PC and I'm sure this version will be great as well.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

I didn't like Cave Story to be honest. However, I cannot doubt that this will sell somewhat well.

wes008
wes008

Ok, where do I pre-order!?!? @yoyou225 If you really want to show your fanboy-ism, you'll transfer that download AND buy CS 3D :)

yoyou225
yoyou225

I'll just transfer from the DSi download I got.

THA-TODD-BEAST
THA-TODD-BEAST

How many times are we going to receive a rehash of this game before they do something different?

gashoe13
gashoe13

Ah. I was secretly expecting it to be a 3D game, like Super Mario 64 or something, instead of 2.5D... If it's just the original but with better graphics, I think I'll pass.