Over at the official Cave Story blog, a recent update shows off one of the new in game sprite redesigns. Apparently people have been e-mailing them about seeing the difference between the original and the upscaled Wii version.
We want to show you a side-by-side comparison of what the original artwork looks like in contrast to the new pixel work done by Pixel (Daisuke Amaya). I probably don’t have to say much, but the image above has the idle frame for Toroko from both the original Cave Story (left) and the upcoming WiiWare version (right).
It should be also noted that it was mentioned that the Wii Update will have an option to choose between the original art style, and the improved one. This choice will also work with the music of the game, which is receiving a remix as well. The options will allow you to mix and match what you prefer. It is really great to see that they are treating this remake/port with respect for the old fans.