Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ikachan Still Coming to DSiWare

Unless you're really into the indie game scene, you've probably never heard of Ikachan, though you've probably heard of the person who developed it. Ikachan was an earlier work by Pixel, the man most famously known for developing Cave Story. Earlier this year, Nicalis, the company responsible for bringing Cave Story over to consoles, announced that they'd be bringing Ikachan to DSiWare. We haven't heard anything more, at least until now.

The title is still coming, but Nicalis is dedicated to only releasing the title once it's a quality product. Not surprisingly, Pixel is slightly more skilled than he was when Ikachan was initially released back in 2000. With this in mind, they have decided to upgrade the the game to bring it up to Pixel's current standards, making it an Ikachan+, as the blog post describes it.

The title doesn't seem to be on aim for a 2011 release, but they assure it'll be out in 2012. Let's hope it's in the earlier part of the year rather than the latter.

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