Nintendo 3DS

Cave Story Creator Bringing Two More Games To 3DS


Daisuke “Pixel” Amaya’s other games—the ones that aren’t named Cave Story—are headed to the Nintendo eShop for the 3DS as well. Nicalis will be publishing both games in the first quarter of 2013.


Ikachan features visuals similar to Cave Story but takes place in an underwater cave. You play as a squid named Ikachan who wakes up inside the cave and has to find his way out, going through a large underwater kingdom afflicted by earthquakes and famine. Ikachan will be released on January 31st.


Meanwhile, Guxt is a vertical shoot-em-up. The 3DS version will include the option to hold the system sideways, so that the the entirety of the top-screen can be used for a vertical display mode. Guxt doesn’t have a release date yet.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.