Modern 16-bit classic Pier Solar now available to purchase From the WM Magical Game Factory Store
Retro-centric developer Watermelon has announced that Pier Solar is now available to purchase for the Sega Dreamcast on their official store.
The extremely ambitious 16-bit RPG, which began development under the name Tavern RPG, was originally released on the Sega Genesis back in 2010 on a whopping 64-meg cart. Last year the game finally saw the light in updated, HD form on all major consoles. While those who backed the Kickstarter for Pier Solar HD were able to get their mitts on the Dreamcast version of the game late last month, those who didn’t back the game on Kickstarter finally have the opportunity to snatch up their own copy of the Dreamcast version of Pier Solar right now for $56 with free shipping. If you’re looking to snag a copy for yourself, you can find WaterMelon’s online storefront here.
If WaterMelon’s previous releases are any indication you’ll want to be quick, because this stunning adventure is likely to sell out very quickly.
Pier Solar on the Dreamcast is available in 3 different variants that feature box art to reflect the style of Japanese, European and US region official Dreamcast releases. Purists who missed out on the Genesis version of the game will be happy to know that the Dreamcast edition of Pier Solar is playable in both HD and the original 16 bit graphics and music. Watermelon has also added many refinements and new content from Mini-games to deleted cut-scenes and storyline. It also features an FMV intro, 16:9 Widescreen and VGA display options. It comes in European, North American and Japanese packaging.
As someone who plowed through the Genesis version of the game when it first released, I can’t stress enough how solid this game is. If you have a soft spot for Working Designs’ classic Sega CD titles such as Lunar: The Silver Star Story, Lunar: Eternal Blue and Vay, along with Sega’s Phantasy Star series, you’ll definitely like what you find in this package.
So, will you be picking up Pier Solar for the Sega Dreamcast? If so, be sure to sound off in the comments section below.