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Pier Solar devs on working with Wii U, 3DS possibilities, fu

Postby Valay » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:30 pm

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Pier Solar and the Great Architects has been confirmed for Wii U. We don't know when it's coming, but the team is hard at work on the project.

One of the game's developers, Gwénaël "Fonzie" Godde, discussed what it's like working with the Wii U system:

"Although the main game logic in modern platforms share the same code, some features are exclusive to each platforms. Wii U has many interesting features and we want to be able to make good use of them. Hopefully, it will be a great surprise."

Pier Solar will make use of the GamePad's various features, according to Tulio Goncalves:

"Yes of course. Wii U feels like a 'TV version' of Nintendo DS, and as we've seen in the handheld, many possibilities can be explored. However, we've got to be careful when designing those functionalities. As everyone knows, one of the great features of Wii U is the ability to switch gameplay from the TV to the Wii U controller screen; in that case it has to behave just like as if you were playing with the regular controller, so those functions have to be non-vital functions to the game."

Pier Solar is heading to Wii U... but could we ever see it on the 3DS eShop? Goncalves and Fonzie commented on the possibility:

Tulio: The 3DS resolution doesn't favor the original resolution and aspect of the SD version of Pier Solar. If a port gets made it will be the HD version scaled to 3DS resolution.

Fonzie: Either way, having PS HD in 3DS would be great. However, first we must focus on all the platforms that we announced on Kickstarter. We have lots of motivation but we're still a small dev team!

And last but not least, Fonzie discussed WaterMelon's future projects:

"We are working on a few other projects at the moment through the Magical Game Factory. We got one Mega Drive beat 'em up and RPG project and one Super Nintendo action-adventure project, as well as few surprises!"
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Pier Solar devs on working with Wii U, 3DS possibilities, fu

Postby life_is_pleach » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:00 pm

:D Defnitely a must buy. Have the Mega Drive/Genesis version. It's a great Old School RPG.
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