Trivia / La-Mulana

  • Cut Song: The jukebox program that comes with the PC version of the game reveals a number of songs that never made it into the final version of the game.
    • In the WiiWare version Good Morning Mom gets used.
  • Development Hell: The WiiWare remake was originally planned for a Window 2009 release window, but problems stirred concerning the game itself that NIGORO needed to re-work the game and ultimately delay it. This happened again in 2010 when there was a problem on getting the game to WiiWare and getting Nintendo's approval. It was finally released on WiiWare on June 21, 2011... only in Japan. Due to the decline of the WiiWare service, it was canceled by NICALiS from its overseas release in May 2012, much to fans' dismay (and anger).
    • Saved from Development Hell: The overseas release of the game was finally released in July 13, 2012 for PC during the launch of the English-language page for Playism, a Japanese Digital Distribution store by Active Media Gaming Co. that sells and distributes indie games.
    • Un-Canceled: As mentioned on the main page, the WiiWare version of La-Mulana's remake was picked up by the Spanish, Barcelonian-based EnjoyUp Games as the WiiWare's new publisher, and it was finally released on September 20, 2012, and fans couldn't be happier.
    • The sequel also qualifies. While regular updates show that progress is being made, it's taking much longer than Nigoro figured. The game was originally planned for a 2015 release (as hinted at by a tablet in the remake), but as of June 2017 a projected release date hasn't been announced.
  • Promoted Fanboy: The WiiWare version's credits, note the familiar names in the Special Thanks? They have Madamluna and DeceasedCrab's names in it.
    • Jasmine "Momogirl" Cote herself has confirmed that she is now one of the translators for the US release. She is also on the Special Thanks list.
  • Name's the Same: The Boss in the Hell Temple is not to be confused with The Boss from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
  • The Wiki Rule: There was a wiki which had a mix of database problems, spambots, and absent admin caused. The remake's wiki was always safe, but the original eventually vaporized and was only saved by manually importing content from the Internet Archive to Wikia.
  • What Could Have Been: An updated version for the original La-Mulana designed to work better on modern operating systems was planned if the sequel's Kickstarter reached a specific stretch goal during its campaign, however, the goal to development this updated re-release of the first game was not reached before the campaign's end.

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