The fine folks at Nicalis are bringing the definitive edition of indie darling Cave Story to the Nintendo Switch on June 20th in both physical and digital formats. In a PR e-mail received earlier today, the official price is set at $29.99 for either version.
So what makes this release “definitive?” Similar to The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (also published by Nicalis on the Switch), the Nintendo Switch version, appropriately dubbed Cave Story+, will contain more levels, challenges, options, and gameplay enhancements, free future content updates, and “subtle graphic improvements.”
For those interested in the physical release, Nicalis tweeted that all GameStop pre-orders will include a free Cave Story blind box with a game-related keychain inside.
I never managed to finish Cave Story during its initial run, so I’m more than excited to dive back into the Metroid-inspired platformer on Nintendo Switch. Plus, look at that box art. That needs to be on my shelf, pronto.