1001 Spikes Releasing for Wii U and 3DS Despite Technical Issues


Nintendo faithful rejoice! The absurdly difficult platformer 1001 Spikes is scheduled to release on June 3rd for the PS4, PS Vita and Steam, but a Joystiq post has confirmed that it’ll also be heading to the Wii U and 3DS! Awesome, right? Let’s actually hold the applause for now, because it’s not all good news.

According to Joystiq, the game’s publisher ran in to some last minute technical issues with the Nintendo versions, but rather than delay the title they’ve decided to release it on schedule in its potentially broken state.

Publisher Nicalis, Inc. told Joystiq “Our fans want to play the game and we don’t plan to leave our Nintendo fans behind on a game they’ve been patiently waiting for,” so they’ve opted to go the full monty and patch the game accordingly. “Nintendo has assured us that an update could be issued within a couple of days of release to knock out those bugs,” states the Joystiq article, so it’s obviously something that can and will be fixed as issues arise.

There is some good news for those of you who already own a Nicalis, Inc. title on your 3DS (VVVVVV, Grinsia, Cave Story, NightSky or Ikachan), as you’ll receive $5.00 off of your 1001 Spikes purchase. This will reduce the game from $14.99 to $9.99.

(Source: Joystiq)

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gamercard Bradley Keene is an avid gamer & aspiring writer from Baltimore, MD that handles news, reviews and editing here at What’s Your Tag?. If he’s not writing or knee-deep in an MMO, he’s usually watching low-budget horror films or following Orioles baseball. Follow him on Twitter, Twitch or contact him by e-mail. Love gaming? Join TEAM XBRO today!


  1. Nicalis sure does love them some platformers. I hope they work out with Pixel to get Kero Blaster to more devices…

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