Has returned.

LA-MULANA was said “No good” by Nintendo, then it has returned to us.

So, we are going to resubmit after fixing it.
Will it be released in this year?


  1. TheMaverickk says:

    People shouldn’t be offended. This is just a part of the process. At least they have game testers playing through the game alongside Nigaro as part of the submission process to assess any problems and issues.

    One of the biggest problems in the video game industry today is the rate in which video games are released. A lot of times a game hasn’t even had enough time to be properly tested to the highest standard. I mean it’s why so many of even the best titles are released with glaring bugs. Which then only become fixed with a patch later on. So what would people find more irritating… waiting a little longer? or playing a game with some issues in it.

    All of you whining and complaining and taking personal offense to this news need to take some insight into the process. It would be a greater disservice to Nigaro if the game was approved without being checked over thoroughly.

    Also those saying it should be released immediately for PC… if you want, play it now for free. If you didn’t know it’s already out there to play. Just not in this new jazzed up form.

  2. Xander says:

    Independent game development on Nintendo Platforms.

    Now with 100% more snow-balling?

  3. Leon says:

    I want to let you know La Mulana is the n.1 game I want for my Wii
    Hope the development team keeps entousiastic to make a great release

  4. MojaMojaKumasan says:

    Have you guys considered publishing the game on PSN and XBLA? I can’t wait for it to be released on the Wii, but I’d love to have it on the PSN with trophies!

    Course…getting the game finished and approved comes first! 🙂

  5. meij says:

    “No good”?? La-Mulana is a better game than most of what Nintendo had put out in the recent years!

  6. @Kapow:
    Then again, Cave Story Wii was patched last month. All those things were fixed.

  7. That sounds a lot like my early career as a student. Teachers graded me down and gave me demerits on my written papers. Did they give me reasons as to why they did? Any way I could improve or correct these alleged mistakes? Did they do anything besides put commas and question marks all over my papers? I’m left to believe I received C’s on my papers because of some punctuational errors.

    Then you submit La-Mulana to Nintendo; and they throw it back at your face. Did they say why? Did they point out where you could improve on it? Did they even talk to you at all? “No, you failed. If you have to ask, you’re not ready to know yet.”

  8. Kapow says:

    In Cave Story Wii, using the mini-map in Outer Wall crashes the entire system (you have to unplug it), the old music doesn’t loop right, and the drums are broken on ALL of the new music. There are reports of random graphical glitches, like NPCs being replaced by green boxes. I heard Nintendo had rejected it a couple times, possibly for even worse bugs.

    Anyway, back to La-Mulana, how bad were the problems that Nintendo found? Any estimate on how long before it’s fixed and resubmitted?

  9. Vetus says:

    Just like MGassailant mentioned, I hope it’s about bugs and glitches and not about stuff it has to be censored or changed at the graphics or the story according to the Nintendo’s standars.

    As about Cave Story I have played the WiiWare version and I haven’t noticed any bugs or glitches (but then again even high-acclaimed games like Zelda – Twinlight Princess and Donkey Kong Country have few notable glitches if you have played them a lot).

  10. Oops!

    I hope Nintendo are as helpful as they can be in pointing out why it failed approval. Better luck next time!

  11. Aww, that’s too bad, but don’t fret! From what I hear, hardly any game can pass Nintendo’s approval process the first time.

    And for those wondering, most of the time, these inspections merely check to see how well the game plays along with the Wii’s internal hardware, not so much because of gameplay bugs or content.

  12. JasonPaul:

    Indeed. Wasn’t it Miyamoto-san himself that said ‘a delayed game is eventually good, a rushed game is bad forever?’ or something very similar (Since it was probably in Japanese, I mean. :P)

    Also I don’t think it was censorship, cause from what I heard the game already got classified an E10+.

    Hoping this is only a minor speedbump and the game makes it out this holiday 2010!

  13. JasonPaul says:

    You know what, I don’t care. Take all the time you need to perfect this game. I’ll accept it being late if it means you have everything fixed.

  14. Nightgazer says:

    Dissappointing, but I’d rather everything be fixed now than get the game and be forced to wait another year for a patch the way Cave Story did. Hopefully any needed changes will be simple enough that this can be resubmitted quickly.

  15. MGassailant says:

    I hope the problems are minor, like bugs and glitches. Not something serious like censorship!

  16. @lordcyber:
    Are you so sure that they passed the first time? Remember how long it was delayed.

  17. Barrylocke says:

    yeah, I’d rather that you find out what needs fixing now for a better quality first release, than find out later from fans and need to make a patch. It sucks, but at least I have other games I want to play in the meantime.

  18. This isn’t entirely unexpected. Few developers can pass lotcheck the first time. Nintendo’s approval process is very strict. At least NIGORO now knows exactly what needs fixing, and will have a better chance of passing next time.

  19. ippity says:

    Why did they reject it? I can’t believe it was severely broken for them to reject it. Please provide some incite into this approval process.

    It makes me wonder how garbage Wiiware titles such as Dragon Master Spell Caster and Family Glide Hockey get approval.

  20. TheGameSquid says:

    SON OF A…! What are the exact reasons for disapproving it? How long would it take to fix the issues?

  21. lordcyber says:

    Now I am curious to know what is wrong in this game.Cave story had problems and was aprroved.Did La-mulana have bigger problems or a set of simples bugs (to Nintendo’s standard) that forget to fix them?
    Well it’s better to know the errors early than the late.This game will have a delay,but will be in a better shape.

  22. WRuddick says:

    Need to know the reasons it was declared “no good”… mostly so I know who to be upset with :p

  23. Lozmaster says:

    So you tried to submit a game that assumedly doesn’t work properly? Taking lessons from nicalis are you?

  24. Abster says:

    *Cornette Face*

  25. Brinik says:

    Screw Nintendo. Release it for the PC, where your fanbase is. Every person reading this blog obviously has a computer. Just put it up on steam. That will also get rid of the stupid 64 MB limit so you can release Hell with the full game. I can understand choosing Nintendo because of the higher “retro” demographic, but honestly, you should have expanded your market. PC is definitely the way to go.

  26. LaMulanite says:

    This is the single saddest piece of news I’ve heard all year.

  27. azul120 says:

    But it got rated. Are they just awaiting final fixes for final approval?

  28. Maybe they couldn’t beat it.

  29. Brent says:

    Better luck next time!

    Hope to get to play it this year.

  30. DaMan says:

    Wait, what exactly was the problem?

  31. Sergio says:

    Noooooooo! What were the reasons?

  32. DaMan says:

    OH GOD NO!!!!!!!


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