99 posts tagged nicalis
Here’s ’90s Arcade Racer’s Wii U version ⊟
Looks super Sega-blue-skies and fun, and runs at 60fps in 720p, according to Nicalis’ latest blog post. The game is expected sometime in mid 2014!
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Circle Entertainment, Renegade Kid eShop games on sale ⊟
A bunch of games from under-the-radar publisher Circle Entertainment will be on sale until an. 8. I don’t have details of the sale prices right now, but these games are already pretty cheap! Here’s what’s discounted (for NA and EU):
I’m pretty curious about Witch & Hero, myself! And whoa, Sweet Memories Blackjack! “Simply face your friend, and the memories will return. The time you spend playing blackjack together, increases the connection between the two of you, and you will find out that she is the perfect match for you.”
In more familiar games, Renegade Kid’s games are also on sale! Half off until Jan. 2. Check out that Bomb Monkey! Great old-school puzzle game that is, at the moment, officially hella cheap.
Nicalis also has Cave Story ($6.99), VVVVVV ($4.99), NightSky ($4.99) and Ikachan ($2.99) on sale until January 3, too.
New Legend of Raven trailer ⊟
Now with PlayStation 4 (cross-buy with the PS Vita edition) and Xbox One versions! And online play!
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Are you pringles enough to commentate Legend of Raven? ⊟
Nicalis is building in-game color commentary into its PS Vita fighter Legend of Raven, and that color could be yours. Through September 20, the publisher is holding auditions for commentators. Here are their instructions for how to enter:
- Be awesome.
- Record your mind-blowing color commentary over the provided gameplay footage here: http://youtu.be/DL2U_msibuw or https://app.box.com/s/cstmiatj4aewqxlhdsli
- Upload your video to youtube and make sure it’s unlisted.
- Email us a link to your youtube video with the color commentary to: email@example.com
Scoops! Scoops, Haagen-Dasz! Sorry, I’ve watched very, very little fighting game footage in my life outside of that one. I’ve never had time to watch or participate in “streams.” So this game, with its simulated live commentary, will be something of an educational experience for me!
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Another four indie games join the PS Vita list ⊟
We’re going to run out of indie developers to make games for the PS Vita by the end of the year at this rate — especially now that Sony has formed a Third Party Production group tasked with bringing new IPs, ports, and localized products to PlayStation systems. The PS Vita edition for Borderlands 2 is the first of that team’s projects.
Here are those four interesting games that were just announced for PS Vita this PAX weekend:
- The first is Cosmic Star Heroine, which we have the trailer for here. We don’t have gameplay footage, but we know it’s a “Retro Sci-fi RPG” from Zeboyd Games, maker of Cthulhu Saves the World. There will be a Kickstarter for the PS Vita/PS4 project in the near future.
- We also have a Nicalis port for Terry Cavanagh’s gravity-flipping puzzle-platformer VVVVVV. It’s great on the 3DS eShop and PC, so I’m sure it will be great on PS Vita.
- And there’s yet another roguelike! This time a puzzle hybrid called Road Not Taken from Spry Fox (Realm of the Mad God, Triple Town). Watch the trailer at that link. Very interesting!
- Hitbox Team’s sweep’em up platformer Dustforce is also making its way to PS Vita courtesy of Capcom.
You guys said you wanted more indie and PS Vita coverage…
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2D fighter Yatagarasu jumps from 3DS to PS Vita ⊟
Remember how Nicalis was going to bring Yatagarasu, that new and original 2D PC fighter from a few ex-King of Fighters/SNK developers, to the 3DS eShop? Yeah, scrap that, the publisher now plans to release it to PS Vita via PSN under the name Legend of Raven later this year.
It really is a shame — I played the PS Vita version at E3, and it was really fun, and the animations/sprites looked superb (it’s hard for anything to look bad on that system’s screen, though). I asked Nicalis head Tyrone Rodriguez what spurred the change, and he said it just made more sense considering the PS Vita’s hardware and community.
This news comes shortly after Nicalis announced The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth for PS Vita. Team Meat’s game was supposed to come to 3DS before, but there were issues on Nintendo’s end due to “questionable religious content” (though the publisher claims there’s still a chance the game will come to 3DS). That doesn’t mean Nicalis has abandoned Nintendo systems, however — it still has Aban Hawkins & the 1001 Spikes and other projects on the way.
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More Grinsia details ⊟
Nicalis officially announced its remake/port of Kemco’s RPG Grinsia today, revealing plans for Windows, Mac, and Linux versions in addition to the 3DS eShop version. That’s why the above screenshots are so… singular.
There’s more to this new version than a simple port: the press release announcing it touts “complete re-localization, all new SNES-tastic soundtrack, dual-screen support (3DS only), enhanced controls, and more!” Well, I would hope the controls would be enhanced…
If you want to play it on iOS as a preview for this enhanced release, it’s 99 cents right now.
Grinsia coming to 3DS eShop ⊟
Nicalis has informed Nintendo Force magazine about its plans to port the iOS/Android RPG Grinsia to 3DS. That’s right, Kemco is back (or still around?) and has quietly been churning out mobile RPGs!
The treasure hunt story features different storyline elements based on playable characters: “Each character reacts differently to each event, so by changing the members of your party, you can play the game again and again, enjoying the different reactions of the members.”
Sounds neat! And I’m always up for a new downloadable RPG. The ability to take a few turns or whatever when I have a moment makes me way more likely to play one.
Cave Story USB drive
So I don’t know what Nicalis is teasing regarding this super cool Machine Gun USB drive – the developer says only “What could this be?” Hopefully the plan for this awesome little device is “send to JC’s house,” followed, I suppose, by “let other people get one somehow or whatever.”
1001 Spikes has multiplayer
And CommanderVideo! That ninja fellow also looks familiar?
Nicalis’ update/sequel of 8bits Fanatics tricky, trap-laden Aban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes features 1-4 player multiplayer on (if I’m reading Nicalis’ tweet correctly) PS4, Vita, 3DS, and Wii U.
I’m interested in how this game, which is all about one player beset at all times by the environment, will translate into multiplayer. Deathmatch like Spelunky, or somehow more cooperative?
Want a free download code for the new eShop edition for Cave Story? We have a couple to give away to two North American Nintendo 3DS owners!
All you need to do is answer one of these two trivia questions in our comments. Make sure to use your real email address, so we can contact you!
They’re pretty easy to answer if you follow our site, or are familiar with the silliness of Cave Story! Big ups to Nicalis for providing us with the codes — don’t forget about NightSky releasing to eShop on October 25.
[Update: Well, that ended quick… Thanks to everyone who kept a close eye on the contest, and to @Nicalis!]
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See also: More Cave Story posts
[Image via Sakaki]
Balrog is a toaster. As shown here by this short CG animation from Cass Carpendale. The 3DS eShop version of Cave Story releases this week, in case you forgot.
Our own JC Fletcher has played the game and posted his impressions, calling it “the best way to experience classic Cave Story in a handheld setting.”