American McGee's upcoming fairy tale fighter, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters launched a rather unconventional Kickstarter campaign on Friday.
While most games turn to Kickstarter to secure funds for development, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters has been running in closed beta since November 2012.
Unfortunately, the ambitious title aimed at a few too many platforms (Windows, OS X, iPad, and Android Tablet) and the project ran out of money before it could be completed.
If it can secure $200,000 in the next four weeks, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters will be released in "the most complete version".
Akaneiro: Demon Hunters is an adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood set in Edo-era Japan that has players defending the Yomi village from the onslaught of the mythical yokai spirits.
While the game promises to offer players plenty of demon slaying action, McGee's Spicy Horse Studios attached a few stretch goals to its Kickstarter campaign that will bring even more content to the game's fans.
Two new expansion areas (Eye of Spite and The Yasha War) are planned as stretch goals, and they'll each include eight new areas and 24 new missions in addition to new enemies, bosses, and a raised level cap.
On top of those, there's also the possibility of a Linux version of the game, a PvP arena, and more gear to help your demon hunter slay in style.
Other Smaller But Collectively Awesome Features-
“Karma Void” Dungeons - use the crystallized hearts of fallen Yokai to access multi-level dungeons where extra-difficult challenges (and greater rewards) await.
Expanded Narrative elements – more in game dialogue, and special ally characters added to certain missions. Lore items scattered throughout the world that provide further story for each mission and the game overall.
Lockbox Items & Additional Consumables
Hand/Fist Weapon Class and Mastery
Expanded Weapon and Armor varieties.
Additional Spirit Helper Pet varieties.
Further training levels for all Abilities and Masteries.
Mark of Sacrifice – Recover a portion of lost experience by returning to the site of your death. Earn bonuses by finding Marks left by your friends.
Ghosts of Yomi – New “lost spirit” NPCs added to Yomi Village, providing repeatable quests for special item rewards.
Leaderboards – track and compare a large array of progression stats.
Hunting Squads - organize and brand your characters into a single squad unit, sharing profit, items and other benefits.
Akane Trials – Rank-based achievement system with rewards.
Improved Chat System with friends list management, room creation and other social features.
If you believe, as we do, that the game needs these things – then demonstrate your support by backing Akaneiro. Beyond the financial support, the vote of confidence will do wonders for our team morale as we push toward the finish line.
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