WaterMelon has confirmed that Wii U eShop title Pier Solar HD has been delayed on the Wii U. The delay is blamed on Microsoft certification as the game failed some internal requirements on certification for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. WaterMelon also announced what’s new for the Director’s Cut, which includes an extended storyline and additional side quests.
“We’re starting the submission process for PSHD. Valve already approved it for release on Steam so that’s done and done. We may contact some of you who subscribed to beta test to test the game on Steam using a beta key. Stay tuned. Microsoft already evaluated Pier Solar as well but we failed some internal requirements on the certification and we’re correcting them for the next submission. This also impacts Wii U and PlayStation(s) submissions since we want to send it as clean as possible so that we don’t get another failed certification. Luckily, the process doesn’t take as long as we thought, so the perspectives to getting a release date gets better. As soon as we’re certified on all platforms we’ll announce the date and put it on the street. ”
“It has been quite a complex journey to implement all improvements to Pier Solar from the MD/Genesis version to the HD version, but I’m also happy to declare them complete and ready to roll. So here’s a list of all the things that are new and exclusive to PSHD.”
Extended story and new side quests.
Pier Solar HD added 16 pages of text to the original story. But what does that translate into?
– There are new places to explore, with new bosses and new chests to open.
– Some loose ends got tied. Why is Alina the only elf? Why are our heroes the chosen ones? Why Zelini and Alina don’t get along? Find out all about it on PSHD.
– New ending. In addition to the original Pier Solar ending, a new ending is possible. Maybe a secret ending too? What? Humm. ;-)
– New sidequests. Why was that boss at the watermelon farm so rude to the characters on Pier Solar for MD/Genesis? Because he was grumpy that his sidequest was stripped out the game. But now he is happy, his sidequest is back with a vengea… I mean, great reward at the end. How about another sidequest that could possibly trigger a secret ending? Huh? What? Err… Ha!