The eShop's always been a place for the stranger end of games publishing to thrive - and it doesn't come stranger than WaterMelon Corp and Pier Solar and the Great Architects. The old-school JRPG was originally released on Mega Drive - but in 2010. The very definition of a passion project, the retro adventure's now on its way to Wii U and, according to an interview with Nintendo Enthusiast
, it'll be arriving in April.
The porting process has added 10 hours of gameplay, HD backdrops (although you can change to the original 16-bit style at any time) and an updated soundtrack.
WaterMelon President, Tulio Gonçalves added that the Wii U version has had its own additions too, and that that work could lead to a 3DS version of the game in future too: "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."
This isn't the last of WaterMelon's interest in making brand new retro games, either - and it sees Nintendo will be getting more love from the developer: "We do have two brand-new games coming up soon born from the Magical Game Factory [WaterMelon's crowd-sourced game studio
]: Project Y for Sega Genesis and Project N for SNES."