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Cave Story+ will add local multiplayer exclusively on the Nintendo Switch

by Ron Duwell | May 5, 2017May 5, 2017 5:00 pm PST

I’ve been looking for a reason to quadruple dip into Cave Story for the upcoming Nintendo Switch re-re-release, and I might have just found the perfect one. Porting company Nicalis has confirmed that this latest version will play directly to the Nintendo Switch’s portable nature by adding local co-op mode.

Nicalis hinted at the addition to the game’s story mode through its Twitter account.

No word on if Cave Story+ will be getting the update on the other platforms it is available for, most notably the PC version.

Co-op is the Nintendo Switch’s greatest strength

I’m not even sure how co-op will add to the Cave Story experience, a tale of lonely travels on a floating island fortress. All I know is that I want to try. Now that I can bring my gaming console of choice with me wherever I go, I am more inspired to play games with my friends. An internet connection simply can compete with being in the same room as an ally or an opponent.

Cave Story+ will be available on the Nintendo Switch on June 23. The local co-op will come with an update later in the summer.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...