Publisher Watermelon has now confirmed that the Nintendo listing for 23rd October was inaccurate; as a positive it's stated on Facebook that a release date will be confirmed in the coming week.
After a series of delays, former Kickstarter campaign Pier Solar and the Great Architects — essentially an enhanced re-release of WaterMelon’s 16-bit Mega Drive / Genesis title released in 2010 — looks as if it will finally be making its way to the North American Wii U eShop next week, on 23rd October according to Nintendo's game page.
Priced at US$14.99, Pier Solar is an RPG that tells the story of a young botanist who is on a quest to save his father from a strange illness. Along with his two best friends, the three seek out a rare herb to cure the illness. Little do they know, it is the beginning of a big adventure that unravels many mysteries.
Pier Solar promises more than 50 hours of gameplay, built-in achievements, the ability to switch between HD and 16-bit gameplay, added content including side quests and mini-games, multiplayer for up to 4 people, and unique Wii U GamePad features.
If you want to know more about Pier Solar and the Great Architects, take a look at the trailer below, or check out our interview with WaterMelon. Let us know in the comments if this title is on your radar.
Thanks to Ryan Millar for the tip.