Mar 5th, 2014

We wrote about Pier Solar HD a few weeks ago, which had a playable demo at E3. The game was originally conceived as a Kickstarter project that received twice the funding it asked for and will now be hitting several platforms, including the Wii U. Developer WaterMelon Games has been adamant in describing the game as a return to JRPG classics.

Pier Solar HD will have more than 50 hours of play with 300 locations to explore. Aside from its release on the Wii U, the game will be heading to Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PC, Android, and yes even the defunct Sega Dreamcast. For the Wii U release of the game, WaterMelon has paid special attention to the second screen of the GamePad.

On Wii U, we’re definitely putting the second screen to good use, a feature that will be exclusive of that platform — well, maybe not for long if we end up making it to the 3DS, but that’s for later.

There’s no solid release date for the game yet, but the team aims to have the game available by April.

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  • Sam

    Wow…that really looks HD…*facepalm*

  • Kyle

    rpg maker

    • Pablo Lavín

      Made by someone that actually knows how to explode it.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Another title that push Wii U to its limits. It wont get better than this on Wii U.

    • David Trail

      Idiot, just idiot. SM3DW, DKC TF???

      • Magnus Eriksson

        DKCF had to much lag. Its clearly that Wii U couldnt handle it too well. But it was a nice try though. But sadly Gamespot didnt review it too well. 60/100

        • David Trail

          One game company who favour fps and third person games la de da.
          You must be devasted about ps4’s success on metacritic. PS4 games being worse than Wii U games and all…

    • Andrew Clear


      Or maybe this is another title that push PS4 to its limits. It wont get better than this on PS4.

      Can replace PS4 with any other the platforms listed.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Here I try to say something positive about Wii U, and you come here just for being an asshole. Are you not ashamed of yourself?

        • David Trail


  • David Trail

    Game looks good.

  • steveb944

    Day 1 purchase. Can’t wait

  • Ace J

    i can’t wait to play this on my ps4. and Soul Saga on the wii u

  • Sydney Ultrasyd

    I want this game

  • I’ll probably end up buying this game as well 16 bit era, but the battle system and design reminds me so much of FFIV, which was one of my favorite RPG’s ever and even nie still one of ky favorite games ever, also the first rpg I ever played. For some reason this reminds me of that game, I think it’s the battle system from the side perspective 🙂

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  • Roadkill409

    This game was created for the Genesis/Mega Drive with all of its limitations. It is a 16 bit era RPG. Don’t expect much more. If you like games similar to the Lunar series on the Sega CD, Phantasy Star, Chrono Trigger, Dragon Quest or Grandia there is a pretty good chance you will enjoy this game. I own the original cart with the CD for the audio and Watermelon did an excellent job with the hardware. The game even came in a classic hard plastic Genesis case, they really pulled out all the stops. Read the history as to just how this game came into being, it is very interesting. To buy the cart on ebay is not cheap and then, at a minimum, you need a working Sega 16 bit console to play. So for them to put it out on other systems with some graphic updates is pretty cool of them. Don’t expect Skyrim and you will be just fine. I am even thinking of getting it for the Dreamcast.

  • LJay

    I want my Dreamcast copy.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    This is to die for.

  • Capt. Smoker

    Now this is my kind of game and a release day buy for me 🙂

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