LA-MULANA is a 2D game.
Now, only few 2D games are still being released (in comparison to 3D).
They have a disadvantage under the advertising when compared to 3D games.
First, 2D games are viewed as “old”, and will usually lose against flashy 3D games.
However, we know there are players who want to buy La-Mulana and who don’t worry much about the flash in 3D games.
They can still identify a fun game, regardless of its looks, but even then we still try to provide screenshots on magazines and assets that can hopefully match up to 3D games.
Basically, La-Mulana for the Wii is a remake of the original version.
There are a few changes, but the basics are the same and you can feel that La-Mulana’s graphics are much prettier with the new Wii version.
It may be that we’ve become pickier because something we created is now spreading around the world.
That’s why we added increased the production values by implementing art such as dust flying up when Lemeza jumps, flying sparks when hitting the wall with metal, and large amounts of dust appear with shaking display when something large falls down.
These are not changes that would necessarily make the game more fun, but these small things decide La-Mulana’s impression to the eyes of the players so, for as much as time allows, we want to add these special elements.