Watermelon Games New Game for the Sega Genesis Is a Beat'em Up

It's time to dust off that old Sega Genesis of yours because WaterMelon just announced a brand new game for it that's set to release later this September.

The studio behind the JRPG love letter to 16-Bit, Pier Solar, has officially announced their new game after 4 years of quiet development. It's called Paprium, and will be made available on the Sega Genesis console. 

Initially known as Project Y, the game will be an action-packed beat’em up in the vein of classics like Streets of Rage and Final Fight. Crafted around the architecture of the Sega Genesis, Paprium will feature 24 levels to punch and kick through -- with five different characters and three save slots to accommodate the large number of stages it offers.

The brawler will be sized at 80 MB and packaged onto a physical cartridge that will be compatible with both Genesis and Mega Drive hardware, promising advanced sprite detail and pixel art in 60 FPS. 

WaterMelon is stressing that this will be a limited run of physical copies, and it's uncertain as to whether or not they’ll launch a Kickstarter campaign to bring the title modern hardware like they previously did with Pier Solar. Until an announcement like that crops up, the only way that you'll be able to play Paprium is on a Sega Genesis or MegaDrive.

The game is available for pre-order now on WaterMelon’s Magical Game Factory webstore. For the first 1,988 people who reserve pre-order copies, WaterMelon will also send out a free limited-edition manga that acts as a companion to the game's story. The game is set to release on September 16 of this year.

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Games Paprium Genres ActionArcade Platforms Tags pre-ordersega genesis
Published Mar. 30th 2017

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