Developer and Nicalis CEO Tyrone Rodriguez has announced that Cave Story+ will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Cave Story+ is apparently a remake and a completely separate game from Cave Story 3D which was released on Nintendo DSiWare.
A version of Cave Story+ launched on Steam, but Rodriguez says that this iteration is different. The 3DS version of Cave Story+ can’t handle the ‘Steam HD art’ or new music, but the sprites will be rendered in 3D. The game will feature the originals soundtrack.
“I fought really hard to try to get it to be just a ‘simple’ update; I feel that Nintendo wanted the same thing too, but the logistics behind it are pretty huge. The good thing is that if you already bought the DSiWare version on your 3DS and ever delete it, you’ll still be able to download it. The update won’t stop you from playing the prior version of the game.”