Thursday, 27 June 2013

'Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm' IndieGogo Campaign Goes Live!

Nyu Media have announced their latest project: the IndieGogo crowdfunding campaign for an original 2D fighting game,Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm!

What Is Yatagarasu?
Yatagarasu is an original 2D fighting game for PC (Windows) by three former SNK / King of Fighters staff that takes inspiration from Street Fighter III: Third Strike, but incorporates play elements similar to BlazBlue. The game features eight playable characters, high quality old school graphics, and gameplay that genuinely is easily accessible to anyone, but offers depth to veteran fighting game players. It also features a unique dynamic commentary system: voiceover by celebrity fighting game commentators will cheer you on or put you down based on your play and what's happening in the game!

Why an IndieGogo Campaign?
With only three members, the Yatagarasu development team is tiny and very short on development resources. As a result, progress to date onYatagarasu has been slow and the team is unsure they will be able to continue developing the game with this approach. A successful funding campaign will allow the Yatagarasu team to make a leap in progress, complete the game they have always wanted to make, and bring it to gamers worldwide.

At $68,000, Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm's funding target is far lower than previous similar fighting game crowdfunding campaigns. This is because the small team has minimal overheads, and the team and Nyu Media will bear the remaining required to complete and release the game.

What Happens If We Reach Our Goal?
A host of new features and improvements will be added, including:
  • Two new characters (backers are invited to vote on roster of candidate characters to decide which add)
  • New graphics and story rewrites
  • Improved game play, balancing, and online match support
  • MC voiceover by TOUGEKI announcer Koori Masao
  • Full English localization
  • English commentary by famous overseas tournament commentators (to be announced)!
  • A NESiCAxLive arcade version in collaboration with Taito! (presently planned for release in Japan only)
  • Worldwide release of the PC (Windows) version with English and Japanese language options

Backer Rewards and Stretch Goals
Reward tiers for contributors to the campaign include physical copies of the soundtrack, original art by the Yatagarasu / Ibara / Mushihimesama artist Kotani:Tomoyuki, custom controllers, and a trip to the Winter Comic Market event in Tokyo this December to hang out with the Yatagarasu team! Stretch goals include additional new characters, more language localizations, and a limited edition Yatagarasu comic by the creators of the Street Fightercomic series.

Check out the full details on the fundraiser page:

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