90s Arcade Racer runs at 60fps at 720p on Wii U

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Having announced early last year that they had partnered with Pelikan13 to publish the title on Wii U, Nicalis have provided an update about 90s Arcade Racer’s transition to the console.

That has been “a straight forward process” although apparently hasn’t been “without it’s fair share of challenges,” but has reached the stage where the game is running at 60 frames per second at 720p.

“Fortunately, moving the game from PC/windows environment to Wii U has been a straight forward process since the project is being built on top of Unity and the team porting Unity to Wii U have obviously been doing a great job; that alone has made our part of getting running on Wii U much easier than expected. Of course, the process hasn’t been without it’s fair share of challenges,” Nicalis explained in an update.

They continued, “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.

“On the programming side these past few weeks our lead programmer has been busy working on the AI and creating the type of competition we’ve discussed in the past–focusing on a fun arcade experience. Our goal is to be able to race against 30 cars in each race. If we hit that number we’ll be quite happy.”

90s Arcade Racer is currently set for a mid-2014 release on Wii U.

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