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    La-Mulana 2 (PS4/XB1/NSW) - March 17, 2020


    We here at NIGORO believe in the future of the 2D platformer. While 3D games have gained in popularity, we've always wondered where the future of the 2D game could take us.

    La-Mulana was a sprawling action adventure game with tons of secrets, items, and difficult enemies. The original was made as a love letter to the 8-bit games we grew up with.

    In 2011, we remade the first La-Mulana, remixed areas, and upgraded the graphics to match a more modern 16-bit aesthetic. At that point, La-Mulana was finished, but it's not the end. We can do more.

    With your help, we can make the sequel we've always wanted to make, and play a part in helping Japan regain its position as a fundamental part of the gaming world stage.

    Please, lend us your support.


    La-Mulana, the ‘Archeology Adventure’ game, was originally made in 2006 as a hobby project by the members of what is now NIGORO.

    The game was then remade in 2011 and released on WiiWare. It was subsequently ported to PC. Thanks to our fans, it was greenlit on Steam, making it one of the first Japanese games to successfully make it through the Steam Greenlight system.

    While the game received a metascore of 87, we felt it was a shame the remake did not offer anything new to seasoned players of the original game. We heard comments from gamers saying “I wish I could develop amnesia and enjoy it for the first time all over again!” more than once. That’s why we decided it was time to revisit La-Mulana and create a new game.

    In La-Mulana 2, you will take on the role of Lumisa Kosugi on a mission to find the entrance to the ruins of Eg-Lana, which is rumored to be the source of recent monster appearances. The ruins themselves are compromised of a variety of areas as well as huge boss creatures known as Guardians. Who knows what lies in wait at the end of Eg-Lana?

    It's true that La-Mulana 2 is a sequel, but we want to make it enjoyable both for people returning to the series and newcomers alike. While “You don’t need to have played the prequel!” is a horribly overused cliché, we feel it’s appropriate here. We want all players to be able to play and enjoy our work.

    With the sequel to La-Mulana, our aim is to create a fresh new experience for people who enjoyed the first game, while also giving newcomers a chance to enjoy the series without being forced to play La-Mulana first.

    La-Mulana 2 is being developed primarily for the PC, and will have gamepad support, just like the original La-Mulana.


    La-Mulana was known as a “Metroidvania” style game (a 2D action platformer with an emphasis on non-linear exploration). That said, the real core of the game is in deciphering the riddles scattered about the game, and solving the puzzles that exist as part of the ruins.


    A classic experience: As with the previous game, La-Mulana 2 will not feature a tutorial or a long-winded sidekick. As a seasoned explorer, it's up to you to discover the secrets hidden within the ruins and find the truth within.

    Explore on your terms: By deciphering cryptic text on the monuments scattered throughout the ruins, the player can slowly unravel the riddle of the ruins. Which part of the sprawling underground to tackle, and in what order, is up to you. Sometimes you will need to use changes in background, mysterious sounds, the strength of enemies or the sneakiness of traps to detect a change in their surroundings.


    A colossal adventure: We have designed a variety of zones, and have created a mystery deep enough to encompass a gigantic cave system. This is a very large scale indie title. We predict newcomers to the series would probably clear the game in 20 to 30 hours. Because of the non-linear nature of Eg-Lana, La-Mulana 2 will have plenty of replayability.

    New horrors, new weapons: Plenty of ferocious and terrifying monsters and guardians stand in your way in the depths of this new underground network. Fortunately, there will also be an arsenal of tools and weapons to help you on your journey.

    Widescreen Support: The first La-Mulana was a remake of a retro-styled game that ran in a 4:3 aspect ratio, which made widescreen support impossible. For La-Mulana 2, NIGORO is developing the game's areas and rooms with a 16:9 aspect ratio in mind, making it perfect for widescreen TVs and monitors.





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    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/playism/la-mulana-2
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    La Mulana was hard as shit. Hope this gets funded.

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    This will be the first kickstarter project I back. I want that vita version.

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    So tempted...

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    The first one is on Steam for $1.49 (90% off 14.99) for 23 more hours.

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    One day in and already halfway towards the initial 200k.

    Wish they'd say wtf was up with that original tease of La-Mulana 1 getting ported to Vita. That'd have been some income for them to put towards the sequel.

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    Funded
    Last week we reported that the side-scrolling, dungeon-delving Metroid-esque La-Mulana 2 was closing in on funding on Kickstarter. We’re happy to note that developers Nigoro are now getting ready to sit on a pile of cash and have a curry party live on Twitch.TV with the successful reaching of its funding goal.

    …and their director, Takumi Naramura, will eat curry for three days straight morning, noon, and night. Yes Japan, we still love you.

    While it’s not looking likely that the game will reach any of the actual gameplay stretch goals, that could still change if you’re interested in pitching in with less than a week to go.

    According to the latest update post, there’s even a demo possibly ready.
    http://www.siliconera.com/2014/02/17...earching-gold/
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...2/posts/749391

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    About La-Mulana 1

    Your destiny awaits in La-Mulana! Take control of archaeologist Lemeza Kosugi and navigate through puzzles, traps, and deadly Guardians in order to claim the Secret Treasure of Life. You’ll need sharp wits, quick reflexes, and most importantly, all the courage you can muster. Will you succeed in unraveling the secrets of La-Mulana, or will you fall victim to the dangers that surround you?

    About La-Mulana 2

    Renowned archaeologist Lemeza Kosugi has gone missing, and only his daughter Lumisa can find him! Enter Eg-Lana, an upside-down version of the legendary ruins of La-Mulana. Think fast, act fast, and whip hard in order to overcome dangerous traps and elaborate puzzles in your quest to uncover unfathomable secrets. What will you find at the end of your journey: triumph, or defeat?

    Key Features

    • It Belongs in a Museum!: Two critically acclaimed, devilishly twisted puzzle platformers arrive on modern platforms and are worth their weight in gold.

    • You Call This Archaeology?: With your trusty whip in one hand and an arsenal of guns, shuriken, and other Sub-Weapons in the other, you’ll be able to take on dangerous foes while maneuvering through the nefarious traps of the ruins. Use items like the Ankh to call upon and challenge the ancient Guardians in order to advance.

    • Fortune and Glory, Kid: Solve the cryptic puzzles of Eg-Lana using ancient relics such as tablets and keys, and even modern tools like Yagoo software and the Glyph Reader. And when all else fails, push around or smash objects to crack the mysteries wide open!
    https://nisamerica.com/la-mulana-1-2/

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