Nicalis announced that a new version of Cave Story will launch in the Nintendo 3DS eShop on October 4th.

The new port follows up on the original DSiWare launch of Cave Story in 2010 and last year's retail release of the NIS America-published Cave Story 3D. The upcoming release sticks to Cave Story's original sprite-based graphics, and adds multi-layered 3D effects, bonus challenge modes, and a true widescreen presentation. Some additional samples of the new 3D effects can be seen at Tiny Cartridge

The 3DS eShop version of Cave Story will be priced at $9.99.