Cave Story, an indie PC game released over six years ago, is still winning new fans today following subsequent releases on the Wii and DS. Now it's being remade, in 3D, for Nintendo's newest handheld.
Cave Story 3D is a complete remake of the original platformer, with every character and every level transformed from its humble 2D, pixellated origins into "2.5D", which is a two-dimensional game giving the illusion of three dimensional space.
This is normally where I'd suggest this would be great news for fans, but I'm not sure. Part of the appeal of the original Cave Story (pictured left) was how lo-fi and simple its look was. The shot you see above makes it look more like a PS2 platformer, and while this won't affect how the game plays — and it played as good as it looked — it may put off some of its older fans.
Then again, those older fans have already played it. A full, retail release on the 3DS will only put it in the hands of thousands of new ones!
It's scheduled for the 3DS' "launch window", which could mean March, or could mean June.
While we're on the subject, in the same interview, Pixel mentions that, since it's been so long since the first Cave Story was released, "There's a very, very good chance we'll see a sequel". Exciting!
Cave Story remake announced for 3DS [Games Radar]