Pier Solar HD Delayed on Wii U due to Failed Microsoft Certification

Watermelon, the developer behind Pier Solar HD, has announced that the Wii U version of Pier Solar HD has been slightly delayed. The developer apparently failed an internal requirement in the Microsoft certification process, and in order to make all the versions have parity, and to prevent the game failing certification on other platforms, Watermelon is delaying the game entirely.

\”We\’re starting the submission process for PSHD. Valve already approved it for release on Steam so that’s done and done,\” the developer blog reads. \”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. We\’re also submitting PSHD for PEGI, which is slightly more complex than ESRB, but required for a release in Europe. We\’re expecting a rating of PEGI 7. One last thing, we\’re working to get a publisher to release PSHD in Japan. Due CERO regulations it’s only possible to release a game if a studio has an established working office in Japan and we don\’t have it. So once we get it we\’re secure to release in Japan, this, hopefully could also lead to having a publisher for 360. Fingers crossed.\”

For those who don\’t know, Pier Solar is the 2010-published game on the Sega Mega Drive. The developers at first only intended for the game to release on one platform, but after larger interest from the public, Watermelon announced ports to other platforms as well. After the delay, the game has no official release date, but we will keep you updated as soon as it is announced.

Eli Pales
Eli buys virtually every Nintendo title that comes out but has expanded his collection to include amiibo. He hasn't taken them out of their boxes, though, so he might be a bit insane. When not playing video games, Eli likes writing about politics and games. He also runs a decent amount. Outside.