The retro-style platformer adventure game La Mulana has been released on WiiWare in Japan today. For those of you who don’t know, La Mulana was a game originally released for Windows PCs in 2005 that tried to emulate the graphical style of old MSX games. You took control of a whip-wielding archeologist, exploring caves, fighting enemies and seeking items in the vein of Metroid or Castlevania. While the WiiWare re-release ditches the low resolution and 16-bit color palette typical for old MSX games in favor of shiny new graphics, the gameplay is to stay intact, including the “NES-hard” difficulty. While no US release date has been confirmed as of yet, chances are good that Nintendo will bring this little retro gem overseas. I for one can’t wait.