Cave Story


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Genre Action-Adventure
Developer(s) PC
Studio Pixel
Studio Pixel, Nicalis
Publisher(s) PC
Studio Pixel
NIS America
Composer(s) Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Wii (WiiWare), Nintendo DSi (DSiWare), Nintendo 3DS
Release Date PC
JP December 20, 2004
NA March 22, 2010
PAL December 10, 2010
NA November 29, 2010
NA November 8, 2011
EU September 11, 2011
Mode(s) Single-Player
ESRB:80px-ESRB Everyone 10 .svg - Everyone 10 and Up
PEGI:60px-PEGI 7.svg - 7 and older
Content Mild Cartoon Violence
Mild Language
Fantasy Violence (3DS)
System Requirements Windows 98, 2000 or XP, DirectX 5.0+
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Cave Story is a freeware action-adventure video game released in 2004 for the PC originally. It was designed and programmed by Daisuke Amaya, art-name Pixel, in his spare time. The game is a homage to classic games that Amaya played as a kid, like Metroid and Castlevania. Cave Story slowly gained popularity as an indie game. Independent video game company, Nicalis, worked with Daisuke Amaya to bring Cave Story to the WiiWare and DSiWare platforms. This version has ben nominated for 2010 Nintendo Power Game of the Year. In 2011, NIS America confirmed that they will be publishing a 3D Cave Story game for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is a 3D version of the original and has a mode where the all the characters are in their original sprites but in a 3D world. It will take full advantage of the 3DS's abilities.