The developers behind Cave Story and La Mulana create a co-development and publishing partnership.
Recently, Nicalis and Nigoro confirmed that they have forged a co-development and publishing partnership. This deal allows games from both companies to be published and distributed in North America, Japan, and Europe.
Currently, Nicalis is developing Cave Story and Night Game for WiiWare, while Nigoro is responsible for independent games such as Rose & Camellia, Miracle Witch, and La Mulana.
The September issue of Nintendo Power has confirmed that an updated version of La Mulana will be released on WiiWare. The original PC version of La Mulana had an interface and a 8-bit graphics style found in a MSX game, while the WiiWare version will have 16-bit graphics.
NICALIS AND NIGORO FORGE CONSOLE DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLISHING AGREEMENT
Independent Game Developers Team Up for Exclusive Distribution Deal
LOS ANGELES, CA and TOKYO, JAPAN (July 23, 2009) – Nicalis, Inc. and Nigoro today announced an exclusive partnership to co-develop and publish an upcoming title that is currently slated for release in winter of 2009. This agreement is designed to facilitate distribution of future titles between Japan, North America and Europe.
Based in Tokyo, Japan, Nigoro is responsible for online games such as Rose & Camellia, Miracle Witch and the highly regarded PC game, La Mulana. From across the Pacific, Nicalis is currently in development with two console games, Cave Story and Night Game—both tittles have a strong indie fanbase being designed by Daisuke Amaya and Nicklas Nygren, respectively.
Shoji Nakamura, founder and president of Nigoro said, ”We’re very enthusiastic about our official entry into the North American market. A great deal of fantastic games are available in the US market; we want to impress players in the United States with our development techniques. Please look forward to our games!” Nigoro is known among indie fans in the US and Japan for its stylish art and polished design. More information to follow in the coming days.