Indie developer Nicalis has announced in a blog update that ’90s Arcade Racer will be aiming for a mid-2014 release. The nostalgia-focused racing title was funded last year on Kickstarter and will be coming to Wii U amongst other platforms.
But the tentative release date wasn’t all Nicalis shared, the publisher said that porting the game from PC to Wii U was a “straight forward process”, though there has been a few obstacles to hurdle along the way. The status update also mentioned that ’90s Arcade Racer runs smoothly at 60 frames per second at 720p with a stunning and clear image.
“Without getting into minutia that we’re probably not allowed to share in great detail, some things that worked on PC couldn’t be ported exactly Wii U without having affecting how the game performs on the Nintendo console–and probably other consoles, too. However, we’re very happy with the results. Fidelity, image quality and a smooth framerate are our priorities. Detractors note, Wii U is proving very capable of running the game at 60fps at 720p with 4xMSAA and FXAA resulting in a crystal clear image. It’s simply beautiful.”