Indie Platformer VVVVVV to Appear on Nintendo 3DSby Craig Getting on October 7, 2011 12:27 AM EST
Terry Cavanagh’s gravity-bending platformer VVVVVV will be coming to Nintendo’s 3D handheld, thanks to a recent publishing deal with Nicalis.
VVVVVV was released last September and quickly garnered attention for its cute retro graphics and incredible difficulty. You control a lost space captain out to rescue his missing crew. The game’s selling point is its simple control scheme. There’s no jumping, just a single button for reversing gravity. Frequent and forgiving checkpoints make each dastardly platforming challenge a one-time-only affair, but I'm still certain I wound up with a few gray hairs after my harrowing journey through VVVVVV.
The 3DS version, which will feature a 3D perspective mode and a real-time map on the second screen, will be distributed digitally by Nicalis in the Nintendo eShop. This isn’t the first indie gem Nicalis has brought to a Nintendo console. They’re also responsible for several iterations of Cave Story and the WiiWare version of NightSky.
No word yet on price or release date, but a demo of the original VVVVVV is available on Steam. You can also purchase the full game for a mere $4.99. I strongly suggest you give it a try.