If all the terrible games being funded on Kickstarter and abandoned by developers over the years have left you bitter, dejected and distrusting, take note that Examu Inc., has a project destined not to fail and designed to deliver all the goods for fans of anime-style 2D fighting games.
Their project Arcana Heart 3 Love Max Six Stars!!!!!! is already pretty much guaranteed to receive its funding given that it has over 20 days left as of the writing of this article and it’s already surpassed its $100,000 goal, accruing over $133,000 in just ten days time.
The point of the Kickstarter is to effectively port the finished game to PC and put in English. You can see what Arcana Heart 3 Love Max Six Stars!!!!!! looks like in action with the pitch video below.
Producer Koji Takaya explains that he’s always wanted to finish out the Arcana Heart 3 Love Max Six Stars!!!!!! series and round out the roster with the new content and port it to Steam. He would also love to be able to produce the grand finale in the series, marking a definitive end to the Arcana Heart storyline.
Takaya has been associated with various high-profile 2D fighting games over the years, including Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel and Samurai Shodown, the latter of which is one of my all-time favorite Neo Geo games.
As part of the Kickstarter campaign, Takaya-san has introduced a new character, Minori Amanohara, a hyrbid Valkyrie who can use the powers of the Arcana and the Geist.
The scantily glad heroine joins various others on the roster, and will be playable in the story mode, survival score attack, trial time attack, versus mode, training mode and the replay theater.
There are tons of rewards for the different tiers, ranging from $5 all the way up to $5,000. They also have plan on porting the game to Steam by late October in 2017, and they plan on rolling out the update for the new characters by autumn 2018.
If they make it to $260,000 there’s an all new character on the way in the form of Shark Girl. At $400,000 a new character and Arcana will join the roster, and at $500,000 a special boss who is mostly nude named Omega will get a storyline and become part of the arcade mode.
If you’re interested in the stretch goals, or the pledge bonuses, you can learn more about Arcana Heart 3 Love Max Six Stars!!!!!! by visiting the Kickstarter page.