Kickstarter Check-In: Kingdom of Night
Black Seven Studios’ Kingdom of Night is a 1980s-inspired action RPG set in small-town USA and the developer has begun a Kickstarter campaign for the title. The game is being developed for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, with DANGEN Entertainment signed on as publisher.
Kingdom of Night takes place in the town of Watford, Arizona, in the year 198X, where a satanic cult has managed to summon the evil deity Baphomet and send the town into chaos. The game game stars local resident John, who sets out to rescue his kidnapped neighbour Ophelia. He is assisted by a mysterious girl named Strawberry who contacts him over the radio.
At the start of the game, players will be able to choose to play as either a melee, ranged, or magic character. Each type of character has a skill tree split into three branches, each containing ten unlock talents. Once one of the branches is selected, players will be locked into that branch until they reach level ten, after which all branches are made available again. Multi-tiered equipment can be gained either as loot, quest rewards, or hidden items.
Kingdom of Night‘s Kickstarter campaign has already surpassed its goal of $10,000, though numerous stretch goals have yet to be met. The campaign is set to run until May 19, 2019, with those who pledge at least $25 receiving a digital copy of the game as part of their backer rewards. The game is initially planned for release in late 2020.
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