Earlier this month we reported that The 90's Arcade Racer was speeding closer to the Wii U, as developer Pelikan13 had taken to Kickstarter in the hope that his project would make it past its $10,000 target, and re-create a classic arcade racing experience for the gamers of today. He had also strongly hinted in an update that exciting developments were bringing the game to Wii U, in particular.
It has now been confirmed that Nicalis - known for optimising and publishing titles such as VVVVVV on the 3DS eShop - has taken the steering wheel into its own hands and is planning to bring the title to the Wii U eShop.
Creator of the upcoming racer title Antonis Pelekanos - known as Pelikan13 - said the following in a press release:
There was a simple reason why I started this project, ‘What if a racing game with old school principles was built using today’s technology’. I know we can achieve that goal. Working with Nicalis, we can release on more platforms, including Wii U. Nicalis will also support with Unity programming, physics, tuning and general design and production of the game.
Let us know your thoughts on this upcoming development; we look forward to seeing more in the near future.
Looking forward to this!!! I hope it is like Daytona USA! ROOOOLLLLIIIING STAAAAAAAAAAAART!!!!!
Excellent news! Just what my Wii U needed
I was excited until I found out Nicalis was behind it...oh well, at least it's coming, even if it'll take a few years...and a couple of patches...
Excellecent news....finally good news.
The eShop getting another awesome game.
The Wii U is starting to become an indie haven, and that's wonderful.
Canis, I think that joke is a bit old. You might try to find a new one.
In 13 months we released: Cave Story eShop, NightSky eShop, VVVVVV eShop and Ikachan eShop. I don't know many other developers or publishers who have been as prolific during that time on eShop.
HAL YAH LOU YEAH!
It looks awesome
All of which were ports. But you're right, I can't remember the last company to port four games onto one system in so little time and with so many bugs. Congrats.
...and there goes my hope of a European release this decade :'-(
Chrono, There are six bugs total, between the eShop versions of Cave Story, NightSky, VVVVVV and Ikachan I can remember. You're welcome to educate me on anything I may have missed.
@C-Olimar, European region is getting NightSky this month. Cave Story will follow.
@ Tyrone I haven't experienced any bugs on Cave Story, and Night Sky so far. With Vvvv I experienced one bug but was fixed with an update. I'm in the US so maybe that's the difference
I want it!
@ Tyrone This isnt a racing simulator right?
Can't wait to try this ish out! Just the fact that it has 90's in the title makes this an instant buy.
Anything that adds to the Wii U eshop numbers is a good thing. Don't think it's going to sell well, but hopefully it sells enough to make a profit and encourage more games from this developer.
I'm looking forward to this game.
Great news indeed. I will definitely be picking this one up. Dang now I want to track down a Saturn and get Daytona USA. Lol.
I vowed to buy every indie eShop game on the Wii U, and with so many projects coming I'm happy to be tempted to reconsider.
This one is an instant buy — like many others. It would be great if they could implement a way to play à la Captain Falcon's Twister Race (from Nintendo Land): anyone fighting for that last stamp would know what I'm talking about.
Nicalis, you never fail to make me happy.
I've got the feeling @tyrone is a developer at Nicalis. I wish you the best on that project: seems you've got quite a few clients waiting.
With a name like Pelekanos the guy must be Greek. Greetings.
I think it looks pretty good. I'm hoping it's a simple racer, to just be able to pick up and play. I'm not really the customizing type. Either way, this is good news.
i want this game
While it IS Nicalis and I hold many reservations against them...(For games already made and just need porting, they tend to mess a lot up) I am thrilled with the news. I will be getting this if everything is shaping up as promised.
Well I won't be holding my breath to see this game on Wii U eShop this year then. Heck, the game has to get a 10/10 for me to even consider buying it, after the way Nicalis treated La Mulana & the lateness of Cave Story etc.
This is a must buy, just as long as the reviews arre favorable.
Hell yeah! Lookin great!!
Game over yeah!
SamSan37, I answered previous, but it might have gone into the aether of the Internets. No, definitely not a sim. Going for the fast-paced action of arcade games, like Daytona and Super GT.
bring it on
tyrone how come cave story and night sky arent on the e shop in europe yet?
Sold. Especially with the Nicalis seal of Quality
Looks to be a solid arcade racer on the Wii U.
Awesome day 1 download for me. Now I just hope it comes out this year as is the plan for the PC version.
@tyrone : Hey tyrone you are THE Light in the Darkness of European eshop, My hope is severely tested.
I'm ready and waiting/I'm looking forward Cave story+ and Nightsky on 3DS eshop (Nano assault Ex too ) I'm begging you to ask Nintendo to bring them quickly on 3DS eshop please help us woe european people
Nicalis isnt good news for us in EU
@tyrone We're getting a portable CAVE STORY?!?! YESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!!
If this is anything like Daytona USA or any SEGA racing from the 90's, I'll definitely be downloading this one!
Gentleman! Start your engines!
Wait a minute! Is there online?
Awesome news. Is there split-screen? If so, how many players? 4 player split-scren almost seems rare nowadays...
Blooming good news.
buying it on first day... i hope they announce a release date soon...
@rcmadiax i'd like for SEGA to put more of their quality titles on the eshop, wii U. but this looks so good. reminds me of daytona racing.
This is heading in the right direction! Now all we need is a decent price and I'll be buying this!
We were about due for some good Wii U news!
@tyrone UFO has been pretty prolific, though that's not neccisarily a good thing.
@CDreams Technically there are no rules about who can and csn't use Kickstarter.
@ClassicJetterz Despite what seems to be popular opinion, porting isn't as simple as copying and pasting code.
Fantastic news! Will but this one for sure. Thanks to Nicalis for bringing it out!
@tyrone #12 That's great to hear! That checkmated my cynicism.
Blue blue skies!
IF THIS HAS ONLINE MULTIPLAYER IT WIL BECOME MY NEW DAYTONA !!!!!!!
@tyrone Just saying, 6 bugs on a total of 4 ports isn't a number to be proud of.
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