Nicalis: Would You Buy a Physical Version of Cave Story (3DS eShop)?

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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Nicalis has been hard at work on titles like 1001 Spikes, Yataragasu, and 90s Arcade Racer, but that doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten about Cave Story. And I’m not talking about the fact that Quote was featured in RUNNER2 DLC either. They posed a question on Twitter that I’m curious to hear your answers to.

Nicalis | Cave Story eShop - Physical Version

Between the version available on the 3DS eShop and Cave Story+ on Steam, you really can’t go wrong. I’m still waiting to hear an update about the super-awesome-looking Cave Story USBs they announced a while back. Knowing that there are many versions of Cave Story in the wild already, what would it take for you to buy a physical copy of the game? Do you think Cave Story 3D has that base covered already?

Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to let Nicalis know how you feel as well! If you’re looking for more Nicalis on oprainfall, we’ve covered NightSky, Ikachan, VVVVVV and some other odds and ends. And if you’re looking for more Cave Story… let’s just say I’ve got you covered. (Expect even more soon; is this the part where I tease an upcoming Building Character?)

If anything comes from Nicalis, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.


  • Trance

    Since I didn’t buy the digital version, I’d totally buy it.
    It would save memory on my SD card since a majority of the memory is taken up by Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

  • Kyle Emch

    I dunno. I’ve already got Cave Story on my PC and my Wii via WiiWare. I think I’m good.

  • Ronnie

    Am I missing something here, there is already a physical release of this game if I’m not mistaken.

    • Thomas Johnson

      Cave Story 3D is a physical release. Not the same game.

  • Thomas Johnson

    To be honest, I would love to have a physical copy for my Wii U collection, but I know that isn’t going to happen.

  • RagunaXL

    when it’s all said and done cave story 3d, is the only physical copy of the entire game ‘series’ that I know of. and while i’m sure there will always be a way to find cave story either legally or illegally somewhere in the annals of cyberspace, you can only be sure the game’s legacy will live on through hardcopy. I love digital games but I hope there will always be the physical option for those games you truly love!

  • christian

    U won’t be buying it because nicalis promised to release it on eshop in europe back in march and still nothing. And I’m done supporting nintendo because of the shitpile that is eshop. I wanted to give them my money but since they weren’t intrestead I’ve now hacked my 3ds so I can play the games I want.