We regarded on the beta model of Dan Redfield’s wonderful Dreamcast port of Postal in the current previous, and decreed it to be about as trustworthy a recreation of the 1997 PC shooter as we may have hoped. The work-in-progress model was launched in December 2021, and was accessible to strive by downloading the file and placing it on a CD-R or a GDEMU. It was a fantastic instance of an indie developer porting open supply PC code onto the Dreamcast – not least as a result of it featured full Dreamcast controller help and just about each little bit of content material from the unique sport.
The story of Postal on the Dreamcast is a reasonably fascinating one, because the supply code was launched by authentic developer Running with Scissors again in 2016, together with an enchantment for a keen indie dev to port it to the Dreamcast. Just reveals you good issues come to those that wait although, as the sport is now being given a full official bodily launch – and you may get your arms on it on 2 June 2022 through WAVE Game Studios, with pre-orders now stay on their web site. The press launch reads:
Retro gaming followers will have the ability to expertise the rapid-fire motion loved by tens of millions of PC avid gamers later this yr when WAVE Game Studios releases this formally licensed port of the traditional title on Dreamcast, marking the franchise’s first look on the console.
Twenty-five years after the sport’s authentic launch, the dream of an expert launch on the traditional console is lastly a actuality. POSTAL™ builders Running With Scissors have given their blessing for this model new no compromises model for Dreamcast, constructed with love from the unique supply code.
So there we go – yet one more new sport heading to the Dreamcast in 2022 – they usually do not include far more fame/infamy than Postal. Rather fantastically, this launch may even are available in a alternative of PAL, NTSC-U and NTSC-J packaging. Check out some gameplay from the Dreamcast beta model right here, and skim our interview with WAVE Game Studios right here.
Look out for our full overview when Postal lands on Dreamcast later this yr.