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DSiWare Cave Story Pulled from eShop

by Tyler Ohlew - October 3, 2012, 4:36 am PDT
Total comments: 4

Nicalis's DSiWare version absent in advance of Thursday's eShop release.

The DSi version of Cave Story has been removed from the eShop in advance of the release of the upgraded eShop version coming this Thursday. 

When announcing Cave Story's eShop port, Nicalis told Nintendo Power that they may remove the DSiWare version from the 3DS eShop

The original date it was taken down is unknown, but a search on the eShop reveals only the upcoming remake, and the retail release of Cave Story 3D. Cave Story is still available for purchase on DSi's through the DSi Shop for 1000 Nintendo Points, equal to what Nicalis is charging for the upcoming eShop version.

The eShop-specific Cave Story is an enhancement on what was presented in the DSiWare version, which is likely the reason behind its removal.

Talkback

AVOctober 03, 2012

How many damn versions of this game are going to come out ? It's time to make a sequel or move on .

xcwarriorOctober 03, 2012

I agree with Adolph, there needs to actually be a sequel, but $9 for the 3D version of Cave Story might finally get me to bite on it.

So many good games on eShop, not enough time or money...

Bman87301October 03, 2012

Quote from: xcwarrior

I agree with Adolph, there needs to actually be a sequel, but $9 for the 3D version of Cave Story might finally get me to bite on it.

It's actually $10, not $9. The DSiWare release is 1,000 points on the DSi Shop-- they apparently made a typo. The 3DS release will be $9.99 on the eShop.

tylerohlewTyler Ohlew, Staff AlumnusOctober 06, 2012

Quote from: Bman87301

Quote from: xcwarrior

I agree with Adolph, there needs to actually be a sequel, but $9 for the 3D version of Cave Story might finally get me to bite on it.

It's actually $10, not $9. The DSiWare release is 1,000 points on the DSi Shop-- they apparently made a typo. The 3DS release will be $9.99 on the eShop.

Nice catch, Bman. Made the correction to 1,000.


My feelings on the matter of Cave Story is mixed. On one hand, yeah, let's give it a rest. But I know that this title was made available for free for years, and Pixel deserves whatever he can get from it now. I'm sure Nicalis is moreso behind these porting decisions, but even still, I don't mind more people getting the chance to play CS. It's not a Street Fighter situation where you're getting an updated version of the game every few years on the same system.


It's Nicalis' Super Mario Bros. I suppose. I'll let them have it. Helps them fund other projects like Nightsky I suppose.

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