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Cave Story 3DS confirmed - first screens

One of the best WiiWare games ever coming to new handheld

Cave Story, one of the best Wii games of 2010, has been announced for 3DS.

Cave Story 3DS will take the form of a remake of the original WiiWare game but, as you can see from the first screenshots on this page, it will also boast improved visuals and character designs.

Cave Story developer Daisuke Amaya told our colleagues at Games Radar how this new 3DS version will improve on the original.

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"The difference between the original Cave Story and Cave Story 3D is going to be the environments are going to be in full 3D, but we will keep the original style of the game, which is a 2D scrolling action game," he said.

Unlike the original, this won't be a downloadable title and the publisher NIS America is keen to explain why it will justify the increased price tag that comes with a boxed game.

"We've gone to a level of detail that probably is unheard of compared to what we did for the original WiiWare version.

"And now, as you said, you'll see characters are fully 3D. The main character's really cute - he's got a scarf, he's got this really great hat, and we've modelled him, along with the accompanying cast, as well as the enemies. The weapons are in full 3D, all the items, everything you see in the world has this level of depth that you'll be able to really utilise with the 3DS's stereoscopics."

He added that some secrets and Easter eggs will be included in the new game and it will be even longer than the original.

Want to know more about the Wii original? Here's ONM's Cave Story review.

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