The other day, Nicalis updated their blog with a new layout and a new blog post. Included in this blog post, was an image that shows off upgraded sprites of characters from two of Pixel’s, the original developer of Nicalis’ Cave Story, other games.
Okay, the Ikachan sprite (Left) doesn’t look to much better than it does on the PC, but I can sort of tell it’s had some sprucing up, especially around the eyes. The ship from Guxt (Right), however, certainly looks done up. It has more colours than it does in the PC game, it’s more defined, and has a power up that I don’t recognise.
This could be a hint at an upgraded release for both Ikachan and Guxt, although it could just be something pretty to look at. Nicalis has mentioned several other projects in development other than Night Game, and since they already have a deal with Pixel, they could very well be heading to a Wii near you. Although, I think Ikachan and Guxt would be more suited to DSiWare than WiiWare, since they are much shorter and smaller games that Cave Story. Maybe a double pack for WiiWare?
Again, this is nothing but speculation. Keep hoping and checking back, though!