By Spencer . February 10, 2011 . 10:00pm
Cave Story will get its first retail release and NIS America is publishing it. Cave Story 3D is a 2.5D remake of Cave Story with polygon environments and characters.
Here’s what the first cave looks like…
… and concept art for the Nintendo 3DS version.
Mimiga Village before…
… and in 3D.
This is the original egg corridor…
… and what the area looks like on the Nintendo 3DS.
Since this is a full remake, Quote is being redesigned as well. Each character has orthographic concept art approved by Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya. From top left to bottom right we have Quote, Curly Brace, Igor, and Misery.
Nicalis has been working on Cave Story 3D for quite some time. In fact, the game is targeted for the Nintendo 3DS launch window in North America. We’ll have more about Cave Story 3D’s development and an interview with Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya tomorrow.