This week Cave's five dollar platformer came out on XBLA. Nin Nin Jump is an interesting release from the shooter heavy developer. Most of Cave's releases are non-purchases for me due to the limited playability of the genre. But seeing as this is a platformer, I'll buy this one. It's five dollars people. Brad and I got in a discussion the other day about how it was originally thought that Cave was able to make a business plan work with only selling 10,000 copies on XBLA. It was later revealed by a Cave employee during an interview that if they knew beforehand that a title would only sell 10,000 copies, they would cancel it. This made the conversation awkward and made us a little fearful for Cave's future. Here's the trailer for Nin Nin Jump, expect me to play it on the feed next week.
The other big release this week is Outland. Brad had good things to say about the title after PAX last year and it's similarities to Ikaruga. Again it's a platformer so there's not really many reasons for me not to get it. There's also Co-Op so I'm definitely game. Check out the trailer.
Both games got some pretty unique visuals. Hopefully they'll be able to live up to my 2-D expectations.