La Mulana WiiWare canceled in EU/USA

par snout on 07-05-2012, 17:36
Sujet: MSX Related
Étiquettes: La Mulana, Nintendo Wii

Source: Go Nintendo

Sad news for Nigoro and Nintendo Wii-owning MSX fans around the world as Nicalis, the publisher of the English version of La Mulana has suddenly decided to cancel this WiiWare release. Unfortunately MSX fans will never be able to play this great game, that celebrates the history of Konami MSX games, with current poll leader Maze of Galious in particular.

In an interview with Go Nintendo, Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis explains the reasons for pulling the plug on the project. Initially the game was to be released much sooner, but a (failed) attempt of Nigoro to get permission from Nintendo to add downloadable content to La Mulana pushed the release back by 2 years. Now, only a fraction of the potential WiiWare customers are left on Nintendo's dated digital download platform.

The good news is that Nigoro has announced an international PC version of La Mulana, which is almost ready to be released. With that, it appears that Nigoro are going back to their roots, as La Mulana initially started as a PC game, which first got noticed on MSX Resource Center 10 years ago.

Relevant link: Nicalis explains La-Mulana cancellation on Go Nintendo

Commentaires (6)

Par Jorito

Mr. Ambassadors (1763)

Portrait de Jorito

07-05-2012, 18:42

Awww, too bad!

I hope they port the game to other systems than Windows tho. A nice cross-platform download on Steam would do the trick just fine!

Par Konamito

Paragon (1034)

Portrait de Konamito

07-05-2012, 23:55

Bad news! But at least we can enjoy the game on PC very soon...

Par benedick

Resident (36)

Portrait de benedick

08-05-2012, 04:16

Sad news! It's a great game with or without MSX references. It could be great title for many platforms but... an MSX/MSX2 version is much needed.

Par Huey

Prophet (2657)

Portrait de Huey

08-05-2012, 09:09

Ah... We still got the original La-Mulana. Nothing wrong with that one.

Par viejo_archivero

Paragon (1395)

Portrait de viejo_archivero

08-05-2012, 11:30

/me likes Huey's comment

Par JohnHassink

Ambassador (5492)

Portrait de JohnHassink

08-05-2012, 17:40

benedick wrote:

an MSX/MSX2 version is much needed.

Why? Question