If you guys haven’t heard, Watermelon Games will be publishing the physical copy of the 16-bit inspired RPG Elysian Shadows on Dreamcast. In my opinion this is was a great move, since Pier Solar got great reception due to its attention to detail when it comes to packaging.
When we interviewed Watermelon Video Games President Tulio Goncalves he told us that the goal of Pier Solar and the Great Architects was to feel like a SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis RPG. Elysian Shadows is different in the sense that its influenced by SNES titles at the time such as Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, and the ever popular Final Fantasy series.
It will be interesting to play both side by side on our Dreamcast when both titles are finally released. I love 16-bit RPGs and don’t discriminate, the more quality Dreamcast titles the better. Check out more information on the game here.
The game will also be releasing digitally on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and Ouya.Ad:
6 responses to “Watermelon Games to publish Elysian Shadows on Dreamcast”
Interesting yet welcome. Curiously they are going ahead with the Kickstarter too. I thought that if a game has a publisher it couldn’t Kickstart. I could be wrong.
A publishing deal has not been finalized.
Water Melon has just contacted the team and expressed interest in lending them support with pressing the game, even if Elysian Shadows team works with WM; it isn’t like Water Melon will be funding the game.
Every retro game is “inspired by Chrono Trigger”. Even the bad Kemco games.
I just hope this effort is better than the original Pier Solar. The packaging was amazing, but the game was not.
Hey dude, just wanted to let you know that in your second paragraph you accidentally spelled “pier solar” as “sier polar”.
Yeah, thanks for pointing it out. Fixed it. Sorry about that 🙁
No worries dude, love the Guts avatar btw.