Watermelon confirm VMU functionality for Dreamcast version of Pier Solar HD

Backers for the Kickstarter of Pier Solar HD weretoday greeted with an email that goes into greater detail about the Sega Dreamcast version of the game. We were told by Tulio that the game will graphically be on par with the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game and that the team are working on VGA functionality as well. From what was shown on the video the game was running on stock NTSC hardware through a CRT television, this gives the Dreamcast version a distinct edge over the other formats. The Dreamcast was initially designed for CRT sets and as a result, Pier Solar being a hand-drawn retro inspired game would certainly look slicker on a set that sorts out the proper scan lines. 

At the end of the video, viewers were shown a tiny glimpse at what Watermelon have in store for the Visual Memory Unit, and although it was initially confusing what was going on, I’m sure the mini-game planned will be as awesome as the finished product.

Pier Solar was originally released in 2010 for the Sega Megadrive and is currently available via Watermelon’s site. The game will be released in a high-definition form on Nintendo Wii U, Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and of course, Sega Dreamcast in March 2014.




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