Pier Solar HD finally makes its Steam release today.

Wooo!

I love JRPG’s and well regular RPG’s alot. So it’s no surprise that I have been looking forward to this release for a while. Watermelon Co. the company behind the development of had reached beyond their funding goal on Kickstarter back on December 5, 2012, Watermelon Co. had raised $231,370 of their $139,000 goal and took their time to make sure the game ran smoothly on all platforms.

About Pier Solar

Being a turn-based RPG with state-of-the-art aesthetics, Pier Solar is a story-based RPG about the journey of three young heroes from the town of Reja. In this prospered and peaceful town there live three best friends: Hoston, Alina and Edessot. Young and curious, they want to go on a herb-seeking quest to help cure Hoston’s father’s mysterious illness. Little do they know … it will be the beginning of their lifetime journey where they will learn the true meaning of friendship and the thrill of adventure.

This journey will demand their courage and wisdom to solve a long-lost mystery while they face the forces of destruction dispatched by an evil man who is trying to change the world for his own good. Through this escapade, they will be reborn as great heroes to protect the universe from a mistaken purpose..

A 100% Original RPG! Pier Solar was developed from the ground up. An original world, storyline, soundtrack, characters, enemies, and battle style. No ports, translations or copying from any other game – it’s all fresh! The first original 16-bit RPG to do this in over a decade!

A Massive World to Explore! Pier Solar has 50+ hours of gameplay, over 300 locations, nearly 500 unique treasure chests, and over 800 NPCs!

Director’s cut! Pier Solar expands what was the biggest 16-bit RPG Ever! We released Pier Solar on a custom 64MEG cartridge (the average SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis game size is 12MEG), making it the biggest 16-bit RPG ever! This allowed us to push the 16-bit medium to a precedent setting level, with state-of-the-art aesthetics and things like full-screen cut scenes, background scaling and 3D modes. But Pier Solar HD is more than just a port, the game is getting a Director’s cut, and includes an expanded story with new locations and challenges, that couldn’t fit on its original Sega Genesis/Mega Drive release.

Epic Battle Tactics! We developed an innovative battle system that puts you in control of up to five characters and includes in-depth strategic moves such as counter-attacks and a special strategy called Gather, which stores energy to unleash even more powerful moves and spells!

Translated in 6 Languages! Pier Solar is translated in 6 languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German.

An Original Soundtrack! A beautiful soundtrack written just for Pier Solar that embodies everything great about a classic retro soundtrack!

JRPG me, baby.

Now aside from Valyria Tear and Monster RPG 2, SteamOS and the rest of Linux had been sorely lacking in the library department. But over the past few years JRPG devs have been slowly weeding away from consoles and have been testing the PC waters on Steam and it seems to me that they have found a new home. Now I will save my thoughts on Pier Solar until my review and might bring a fellow JRPG fan in to do the review with me. Pier Solar is not the only JRPG coming out our way, with still quite a few JRPG titles coming our way how can I not be excited.

You can pick up Pier Solar on Steam for $14.99.

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