Nintendo has a great repertoire with indie developers, so it’s not surprising to find more indies looking to land their spot on the Nintendo eShop. This trailer is for Pier Solar HD, a Sega Genesis RPG HD remake from developers WaterMelon. Originally conceived as a Kickstarter project that received twice its asking amount in funding, the game was originally supposed to release on the Nintendo eShop last year in December. However, the team decided to hold off until later. Now, it looks like we’ll be seeing this one in April.
The game is said to have 50 hours of play with more than 300 locations to visit. Despite the Wii U release, the game will be coming to a huge variety of platforms, including the defunct Sega Dreamcast, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Android. The developers are also looking at the possibility of a Nintendo 3DS release. So what makes the Wii U release special? Well, the developer says the second screen.
“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. We planned a few functions for the second screen that will add to the gameplay; I’m sure the Wii U players will enjoy them. We’re hoping to release the game in April.”