Cave Story 3DS now due Nov. 8

For the second time, NIS pushes US release date for the 3D debut of Nicalis' side-scrolling action game.

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Anyone excited for the August 9 launch of Cave Story 3D will have to cool their jets for a while. Today, publisher NIS America announced that the 3DS game has been pushed back until November 8. The extra time will be used to make "additional game improvements," according to the US arm of Nippon Ichi Software.

Cave Story 3D is now set for a fall release.

"We are currently undergoing improvements to enhance gameplay. Changes are in the small details, but in order to satisfy both the fans and the new players we need to make sure the game is done right. Please look forward to it this holiday season," NIS America producer Jack Niida said in a statement.

Today's delay marks the second time that Cave Story 3D has been delayed. In April, the game was pushed to its aforementioned August 9 release window from its previous June 28 berth.

Cave Story 3D will feature glasses-free stereoscopic 3D graphics but will still play like the 2D side-scrolling action adventure that inspired it. As the title's diminutive protagonist, players will find themselves in a cave with no recollection of the past but assurance that they must aid a group of adorable rabbitlike critters.

Originally known as Doukutsu Monogatari, Cave Story was first released as a free-to-play PC game in 2004. Developer Nicalis adapted it and released it as a WiiWare title last March, with a DSiWare edition following in November. Nippon Ichi has said it hopes the new 3DS version will "bring new life" to the game and make it accessible to expanded audiences.

For more on Cave Story 3D, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

Discussion

11 comments
poncho174
poncho174

hard to argue because it is to make the game better but in my mind i am yelling at them right now lol

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

Nintendo is always doing things that jump.

She_Gamer
She_Gamer

@atopp399 I completely agree with you on this. This is what happened last year, with Donkey Kong, Kirby, GoldenEye, and Epic Mickey.

atopp399
atopp399

It is unfortunate Nintendo has so many decent games being bunched up during the holiday. I think it is going to hurt overall sales. I know for me if this game was released in August as scheduled I would pick it up but the fact it is releasing now at the same time as some of Nintendo's first party games(Mario 3DS, Mario Kart, Kid Icarus to name a few that are apparently coming in Q4) means I probably will not get it, at least not new.

Ovirew
Ovirew

I've waited this long... I guess a few more months isn't much longer. Hopefully they are adding new content to the game.

Flint247
Flint247

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Superzone
Superzone

Dang, looks like RE: Mercenaries 3D tomorrow might be my last 3DS game purchase for the rest of the summer now....

shimmyzmizz
shimmyzmizz

It's almost time to return to the island. The demon crown, Curly, the Mimi..., Oh wait, November 8th. Too bad. 4 more months until the return to the island. The demon crown, Curly, the Mimigas. This is going to be great!

flashn00b
flashn00b

They should make an HD version of this for PS3, 360, and Steam.

sagelund
sagelund

How many relaunches does this make this? I understand it's a good game, but it's gone out so many times in such a small window of time...

LJELLZ
LJELLZ

Was really looking forward to this...guess I can wait a bit longer.