La Mulana WiiWare Port Officially Cancelled for European and North American Release

lamulanaAfter a long period of silence from publisher Nicalis, the anticipated WiiWare port of La Mulana has finally been canned for release in Europe and North America.

The title, which received rave reviews for the PC, was part of a surge of independent games that brought high quality retro graphics and music and implemented all-new IPs for the gamers of today. The title was released on WiiWare in Japan last year, with a port coming to western shores this year. Sadly, the developer stated that poor sales figures on WiiWare titles is the reason for the cancellation.

Tyrone Rodriguez, a representative from the publisher, spoke with GoNintendo.com about the status of the game, and why it was being cancelled.See the link below for the short interview.

It's funny, I was just talking to a friend of mine who introduced me to La Mulana, and we were both pretty pumped to see this released on WiiWare. Comment below to tell us how you feel about the loss of La Mulana.

(UPDATE: After some digging, I found out that the developer of the game, Nigoro, is actually shocked that Nicalis has passed on publishing the supposedly finished project. La Mulana's message boards have blown up with disappointed fans and people who have been waiting patiently while the game was plagued by pushbacks. Supposedly, the game has been sent into the publisher, Nicalis, and they then decided to pass on it. Check out the official Twitter account for La Mulana to see their "embarrassed" posting.)

Source: Nicalis explains La-Mulana cancellation, says state of WiiWare and development issues lead to decision

Link: La Mulana on Twitter


Last Updated ( 02 May 2012 )  

Michael "Miketendo" Levy

Raised on an NES, Saturday AM cartoons and sugary cereal, Michael Levy was your average 80's kid growing up. Despite having odd obsessions with bears, peanut butter, zombies and Tifa Lockhart, 'Miketendo' is also the creator of the YouTube review series: D.Y.H.P.T.G?! (Dude, You Haven't Played This Game?!)

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(Link to this comment) TheZenGamer 2012-05-05 11:32
Annoyance does not begin to cover how I feel about this piece of news. It is even more annoying when you consider that the game was finished and ready for release. Why anyone would walk away from an opportunity like that is beyond me.

It would seem like it is time to stop waiting for the WiiWare release and just get on with playing it on a PC instead. Pity, really. I was anticipating the release of La-Mulana for such a long time, all for nothing.
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