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Game has been billed the "best homebrew RPG of all time"

While some (cough, cough Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA)) have been forsaking Nintendo Comp., Ltd.'s (TYO:7974) Wii U console as sales have slowed, the console is seeing some support from the indie development community as it battles the just-launched Sony Corp. (TYO:6758) PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Xbox One.

In addition to upcoming 2014 RPGs like Soul Saga: Episode I, Dragon Quest X, and [Monolith Games'] X, the console will get a legendary homebrew title, Pier Solar and the Great Architects.  Released in 2010 for the Sega Genesis, the old-school 2D pixel-art RPG shattered records for the legacy console, with a cartridge that packed 64 Megabits (8 MB) worth of epic fun into a single cart.


1 More Castle said of the original game:

What started out as a community driven project evolved into the ultimate homebrew, with contributing team members from all over the world.

Pier Solar I

Sega-16 adds:

Pier Solar [is] the best-selling Genesis post mortem release of all time and perhaps the most successful homebrew of its type ever.... The massive adventure, endearing characters, incredible presentation, and innovative gameplay put it in the upper echelon of Genesis RPGs.

Now WaterMelon, Inc. is prepping a Wii U release, with a bit of help from its 2012 KickStarter campaign.  In addition to the Nintendo Wii U eShop, the updated HD graphics version is expected to come to the Xbox 360, Mac, Android devices (e.g. the Ouya console), PCs, and even Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.'s (TYO:6460) legacy Dreamcast console.  However, there's no word yet on a PS4 or Xbox One version.

Sources: IGN, KickStarter





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