Zeboyd Games is planning a Kickstarter to fund the development of Cosmic Star Heroine.
Zeboyd Games, the developer behind parody RPGs like Breath of Death VII and Cthulu Saves the World, recently excited fans with the reveal of its next game Cosmic Star Heroine, a sci-fi JRPG being made to emulate the 16-bit titles of the 1990s. Now, in a move that's sure to excite PlayStation devotees and role-playing fans alike, the developer has confirmed that the new game will be coming to PS4 and Vita "next year."
The announcement comes with a bit of a catch, however. Despite Zeboyd already having an agreement to bring Cosmic Star Heroine to PlayStation platforms, its still needs money to make actually make it. In turn, Zeboyd's two man team is planning to launch a "Kickstarter to raise needed development funds to make Cosmic Star Heroine the best 'Shoulda been released in the 90s' RPG ever." This being the case, Zeboyd has been able to leverage its relationship with Sony to offer potential contributors some PlayStation-centric perks. "Thanks to the good people at Sony, we'll be able to offer cross-buy (buy once, get both versions!) PS4/Vita PSN codes for Cosmic Star Heroine at the low reward tier of $10," said lead designer Robert Boyd.
Claiming inspiration from titles like Chrono Trigger, Phantasy Star and Suikoden, it will follow the adventure of Alyssa L'Salle, a secret agent that's betrayed by her own organization when she discovers a conspiracy brewing within the galactic government. Revealed publicly as a spy she has to fight off "every villainous organization she's ever crossed" while also trying to save the galaxy. Just based on how the game's been described so far, it already sounds like something retro fans will probably love. That in mind, here's hoping those same fans will be enough to carry the game across the finish line when its Kickstarter launches later this year.
Source: PlayStation Blog