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Pier Solar HD Now Targeting Release in March 2014

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Lengthy update outlines positive reaction to visuals at Indiecade

Pier Solar HD, an enhanced re-release of WaterMelon's Mega Drive / Genesis title released in 2010, is certainly on the radar of various members of the Nintendo Life team. It promises a rather traditional piece of RPG gaming, but will come with a HD sheen on the Wii U eShop.

This HD release was successfully funded on Kickstarter way back in late 2012, and we'd already seen the estimated release of December 2013 slip back into Q1 2014. In a fairly lengthy video update posted by the studio's Tulio Goncalves, it's now been confirmed that — with development needed an extra "2-3 months" — the new target is March 2014 across all platforms. In the same update Goncalves spoke about attending Indiecade and exhibiting with Nintendo, stating that he was pleased with the reactions garnered by the title's fairly unique visual style, something that had pre-occupied the development team a great deal.

If you want to know more about this game be sure to check out our interview with WaterMelon and the video below, which shows the optional transition in game between 16-bit and HD visuals. Is this a game you're looking forward to downloading next year?

[via kickstarter.com]

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User Comments (21)

Radbot42

#1

Radbot42 said:

Have we seen how the battle system works yet? They only ever show just walking around in this game.

WiiLovePeace

#2

WiiLovePeace said:

I'm excited for this game, a little sad that it's been pushed back to March but I'm sure with more development time this game recieves it'll become even better! Go go WaterMelon people! :D

Golfshirt

#8

Golfshirt said:

I am excited for this, but it DOES seem odd that they never show a battle in any of the trailers or promotional material for this game. Like Radbot42 said, all they ever show is people walking around. And I certainly hope there's a run button, because those people always seem to be walking around painfully slow!

LunarFlame17

#9

LunarFlame17 said:

I've wanted to play this so bad ever since I first heard about the Genesis version. So excited that it's coming to the Wii U!

Dpishere

#10

Dpishere said:

Looks interesting, I am a fan of old-school rpgs and this one looks like a winner to me!

Gen0neD

#11

Gen0neD said:

2 things, 1: I'm getting this and 2: ( off topic ) what ever happened to that racing game that was modeled after Sega's Daytona? That 90's Arcade Racer I think it was called. The Sega reference from Pier Solar reminded me.

B3ND3R

#14

B3ND3R said:

@Falchion well the good news is you can swap between the graphical styles (I think... If I'm wrong I'm sorry, but I think it has been mentioned a while ago that you could).

Kaze_Memaryu

#15

Kaze_Memaryu said:

I think it's actually a good idea to delay it, even if they wouldn't need more development time. The december release would've been annihilated by all the other great games releasing close to it. March will be a bit less crowded with games, so this will surely work in their favor.

@B3ND3R Yep, just a simple change in the settings. Which is really cool, since it appeals both retro and inde fans.

MAB

#18

MAB said:

Now this is the kind of RPG I'm talkin' bout... Not these new crappy ones like on Playstation and 3DS ;)

Neko_Rukiafan

#19

Neko_Rukiafan said:

@MadAussieBloke Do you have the Genesis/Megadrive version of the game? I do and it is easily my favorite RPG on the console "it's even better than Shining Force imo and I love Shining Force!". xD

H_Hunter

#20

H_Hunter said:

It's a pass for me on this old timer.. It doesn't belong to our world anymore..

I'll just have to wait for Bravely Default's release..

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