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1,001 Spikes nabs characters from Bit.Trip, Cave Story, and more

Nicalis showcases several recent additions to its remade, tough-as-nails platformer 1,001 Spikes in the trailer above, giving an early look at the game's expanded character roster. Newly playable in the enhanced version of Aban Hawkins and the 1,000 Spikes are Cave Story's Curly Brace, Command...

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This is VVVVVV on iPad, dev says mobile, Vita ports imminent

Gravity-twisting platformer VVVVVV should arrive on iOS and Android soon, after creator Terry Cavanagh said the mobile ports are "ready to submit any day now." According to Cavanagh, the Nicalis-developed Vita port is "imminent" too. Aside from its roaring chiptune soundtrack, VVVVVV is known ...

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Cave Story coming to European 3DS eShop on May 1, Australia eventually

European 3DS owners are still waiting for 2D action adventurer Cave Story to reach their 3DS eShop? Oh no, oh no, oh no! Nah, just kidding, it'll be okay - Nicalis tweeted a May 1 release date for the European eShop this week, along with the above homage to a conceptually-terrifying drink mascot. ...

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1,001 Spikes to feature characters inspired by Castlevania, Super Mario

When a group of friends accumulate deaths and treasure while traversing the trap-filled screens of 1,001 Spikes, they may channel some classic protagonists. NintendoWorldReport recently described a few of 1,001 Spikes' multiplayer elements, like 4-player co-op in the main game, a king-of-the-hill ...

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'90s Arcade Racer revving up for mid-2014 release

The '90s Arcade Racer publisher Nicalis details its latest development milestone in a recent status update, reporting that the Wii U port of its throwback racing game is shaping up nicely as it speeds toward a mid-2014 release. "Fidelity, image quality and a smooth framerate are our priorities,"...

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Indie fighter Legend of Raven takes the brawl to PS4, Xbox One

Circle Edge's one-on-one fighter Legend of Raven (formerly Yatagarasu) is gearing up for a digital release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year, publisher Nicalis announced this week. Nicalis revealed that Legend of Raven's online competition will be fueled by GGPO netcode, minimi...

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VVVVVV heading to VVVVVVita

Terry Cavanagh's challenging platformer VVVVVV is heading to PlayStation Vita, Sony announced during its PlayStation Indie Arcade event at PAX Prime. VVVVVV first launched on PC in January 2010, then showed up on the 3DS eShop in December 2011. No release date was given for the Vita version of t...

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Yatagarasu leaves 3DS for Vita, now called 'Legend of Raven'

Japanese indie fighter Yatagarasu was originally meant to find its way onto the 3DS, but will instead be released on the PlayStation Vita as Legend of Raven, publisher Nicalis has announced. Originally released on PC in 2011, a westernized 3DS port of Yatagarasu was announced just before last year'...

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Indie PC fighter Yatagarasu now available through Rice Digital

Indie 2D fighting game Yatagarasu, developed by ex-SNK alumni Circle Edge, is now available on PC through its British publisher, Rice Digital. Having first launched in Japan back in the stone ages of 2011, this is the first time Yatagarasu has been directly available to an English-speaking audienc...

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Studio Pixel's 'Gero Blaster' rescues cats this spring

Yesterday's BitSummit indie developer event in Kyoto proved its importance when Cave Story creator Daisuke Amaya unveiled his new game, Gero Blaster, an iPhone run-and-gun about a bipedal frog named Kaeru ("Frog") trying to save his cat girlfriend. It's due for iOS release in May; however, Nicalis...

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