The lights are on
Last week we learned that the lauded indie title Cave Story will be released for the Nintendo 3DS in close proximity to the hardware’s debut. While gameplay and story will remain the same, a massive graphical overhaul is underway to take advantage of the 3DS tech.
We’re still short on specifics about the retooling, but a handful of new concept pieces are quite telling – particularly those that highlight Mimiga Village and infamous Egg Corridor.
Check out a handful of character sketches and some 3D environment art below, in addition to a few 2D levels from the original release for reference sake. Click the image above for a side-by-side comparison.
I am all about sharing the Cave Story experience with as many people as possible, and as such am excited for a 3DS release. That being said, I was quite partial to the pixel presentation of the original game. How about you? Which style do you prefer?
I actually like both. The 3D versions look absolutely awesome. The color and the lighting makes it really feel like you're underground.
I enjoy both of these styles. I like the pixelation for nestalgia's sake and I think the 3d looks really great too. The feel of playing this game is what I like about it most anyways so I am good either way.
I agree with waffle, I definitely dig both styles.
I would love to see some of my favorite NES games get this, zelda or possible zelda II...25th anniversary
I like them both, but since we already have the 2-D pixel style I wouldn't mind seeing a 3D overhaul.
I'm liking the new graphics honestly, but you forgot that this game has three styles of graphics now. You should have posted a triple comparison.
it looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why is that Yeti wearing a tie??????
that looks sweet, but I think I like the pixel presenttion better because I like feeling nostalgic
WOW, killer app?
Wow, I really like the 3D presentation. More please.
I prefer the original pixel graphics (and Wii enhanced graphics), but these look awesome too. Nintendo is really giving the 3DS some quality games for its launch window.
Aw man, that's SO much better :)
Don't get me wrong, I don't mind the sprite art (although I found it to be too minimalist. Many, MANY SNES games look better), but I already played through Cave Story on Wiiware and I wanna see something new. Barring a true sequel, a 2.5D game, a la Sonic Colors or DKC Returns, seems like it's just fresh enough to inspire another purchase :)
Although I won't be picking up a 3DS at launch. Really gonna wait a year (at least), because a 3DS Lite is forthcoming. It always is with Nintendo. Just a matter of time...
Definite buy for me. I'd love for it to have the original graphics as a choice, too. If not, then I'll buy this and the DSi ware version. lol
updated graphics ftw
I'm not even going to use the 3D. Why can't there be a regular ds version :(?