Cave Story+ | Characters

Normally I’m not necessarily a fan of definitive editions of games. Just tacking a HD onto the end of a title and tweaking the graphics doesn’t impress me very much. That said, sometimes the definitive editions of games do live up to their hype, and of late Nicalis has proven they are very skilled at remaking and repackaging their products in nice definitive editions. They certainly did as much with Afterbirth+ on the Switch, which is why I’m tentatively excited about the prospect of Cave Story+ on the Switch.

Cave Story+ | Egg Room

Set to release both digitally and physically on June 20th, this definitive edition of the classic Cave Story game is set to offer fans the ultimate version they have craved. I enjoyed Cave Story 3D, but this version looks to improve upon what that earlier release accomplished, with graphical tweaks, new content and even future updates for absolutely free. Cave Story+ is slated to sell for $29.99, and for any fan of the game, I’d make sure to stake your claim on the physical version, which will no doubt have some special swag. To see more details about Cave Story+, check out the full Press Release below.

Cave Story+ Springs Onto Nintendo Switch™ June 20th
Explore a Magical World With the Beloved Indie Superhit

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 7, 2017—Game publisher and developer Nicalis, Inc. today announces the definitive version of the 2D action game Cave Story+, coming to Nintendo Switch on June 20th, 2017, both at retail and digitally via the Nintendo eShop.

Like The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (also developed and published by Nicalis, Inc.), Cave Story+ on Nintendo Switch represents the definitive version with new challenges, gameplay options and enhancements. Switch players can also look forward to more levels and additional subtle graphic improvements, future free content updates as well as a few bonuses that are yet to be revealed.
With its striking blend of platforming action, shooting and exploration, Cave Story+ offers plenty of “twitch” for the Switch. But storytelling is a huge contributing factor to its international success. Through a series of brief and often emotional conversations with various characters, players gradually learn the tragic history of the game’s cast as well as its amnesiac adventurer, whose athletic ability and weapon skills are much more advanced than his appearance would suggest.

Developed and published by Nicalis, Inc., Cave Story+ will release on Nintendo Switch on June 20. Pricing is set at $29.99. Nicalis, Inc. is also the developer and publisher of the definitive roguelike The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ and publisher of the hyperspeed racing game Redout on Nintendo Switch. All three games will be available in physical form at retail and digitally via the Nintendo eShop in 2017.

Josh Speer
Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.