La-Mulana Dev Talks PC Release, Has "No Idea" When WiiWare Version Will Launch
Developer Nigoro broke a months-long silence today, revealing that a PC version of its La-Mulana remake has entered testing, and that development is almost complete.
Nigoro also expresses uncertainty regarding the long-delayed WiiWare version of La-Mulana. Though it premiered as a downloadable Wii title in Japan almost a year ago, a localized version of La-Mulana has yet to appear in North America or Europe.
“The master data for NOA and NOE was handed to our publisher, Nicalis,” Nigoro notes. “After that, we haven’t received any reports. So, we have no idea when the release date is determined.”
Nicalis previously published an upgraded WiiWare version of Cave Story after numerous delays, and recently announced that it will produce a Wii U remake for the XBLIG platformer Aban Hawkins & The 1000 Spikes.
Given that consumer demand for new Wii releases has cooled significantly since La-Mulana’s initial announcement, Nicalis could be delaying the release to coincide with the Wii U’s launch. Nicalis has not commented regarding its current publishing plans, however, nor has it issued a firm release date.
Nigoro itself plans to handle worldwide publishing duties for the PC version of La-Mulana, and assures that an overseas release is in the works.
[via @andore7, @VonRosceau]