Fans of classic JRPG’s rejoice! Watermelon is currently in a certification process to finally get Pier Solar HD on Consoles and PC. Pier Solar HD has already been approved for release on Steam (PC) but “failed some internal requirements on the certification” with Microsoft, which has ultimately impacted the Wii U and Playstation releases as well. The good news is that the requirements they failed shouldn’t take too long to correct. This is one game that has been on my radar for quite some time. I didn’t get to play the original one for the Mega Drive , so I will definitely be picking up this version of the game. In case you are unfamiliar with Pier Solar HD, here is a quick rundown:
- Pier Solar and the Great Architects is a Mega Drive/Genesis game that began its life back in 2004 on an internet forum. The game started as a homebrew mini-game but evolved into the biggest 16-BIT game ever, and shows many unseen features on the Mega Drive/Genesis hardware more than 10 years after the last original Mega Drive/Genesis release.
- Being a turn-based RPG with state-of-the-art aesthetics, Pier Solar tells the epic story of Hoston, a young botanist who is on a quest to save his father from a mysterious illness. With 64MEG of mega-power at their hands, Watermelon have given players innovative battles, fantastic graphics with background scaling, mini-games and plenty of other surprises that will mega-blast the player every time!
- Due to massive demand from thousands of players around the world, Watermelon had no choice but to make another run of its first game. The “reprint edition” features the exact same game as the original run, but comes in a custom made plastic box this time. Of significant note is the insert design resembling the “black grid” of older Mega Drive/Genesis games, the lack of optional disc and inclusion of English, French and German as playable languages.
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