Kickstarter Check-In: Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, Cyber Knights: Flashpoint
RPGamer’s ad hoc Kickstarter Check-In feature returns for a look at two ongoing crowdfunding campaigns. This edition features Owlcat Games’ Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous and Trese Brothers Games’ Cyber Knights: Flashpoint.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is the recently-announced follow-up to another Kickstarter-funded title, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, and developer Owlcat Games has returned to the platform to seek funding for its development. The game gives players the task of helping to reclaim the fortified city of Drezen before converting it to a headquarters for their crusade campaign.
Though Wrath of the Righteous is not a direct sequel to Kingmaker, it will aim to expand upon its predecessor, with the latter’s kingdom management system reimagined towards managing a crusade campaign. Wrath of the Righteous will also include its version of the Pathfinder tabletop game’s Mythic Paths, where players can solidify their power by potentially becoming one of six celestial beings: Angel, Lich, Aeon, Trickster, Demon, or Azata. There will be ten potential companions to recruit, including multiple romance options, plus five new classes in addition to those available in Kingmaker — Arcanist, Bloodrager, Shaman, Oracle, and Witch — as well as the new dhampir race.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous’ campaign has already passed its $330,000 funding goal, with the campaign set to run until March 11, 2020. Those who pledge at least $28 will receive a digital copy of the game as part of their backer rewards. Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is being developed for PC and Mac, though other platforms may be considered in future, and is initially expected to launch sometime in 2021.
Cyber Knights: Flashpoint
Cyber Knights: Flashpoint is a cyberpunk tactical RPG from Trese Brothers Games, which previously developed sci-fi RPG Star Traders: Frontiers. The game is a squad-based RPG set in the year 2231, with players controlling a mercenary group in a dystopian future.
Cyber Knights will include elements such as stealth and hacking as well as base building and squad customisation. For each mission, players will pick a squad of up to six members. Combat encourages swift victory and making quick use of any available advantages, with weapons generally overpowering defenses. Movement is gridless, with aiming utilising sight lines and cover mechanics. Missions are a mixture of hand-crafted and procedurally-generated and planned to accommodate multiple approaches.
The Kickstarter campaign for Cyber Knights: Flashpoint has already met its $50,000 funding goal and is set to run until March 6, 2020. Those who pledge at least $15 will receive a digital copy of the game as part of their backer rewards. Cyber Knights: Flashpoint is being developed for PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android, with a Steam Early Access version currently planned for launch in March 2021.
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