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For this week’s Switch Kickstarter Project of the Week, we will be looking at DragonVein Studios’ Another Crusade. The game is slated to release in Q4 2021 on PC and Mac, with Nintendo Switch and PS Store ports in consideration, to which the developers have said:

The game is planned to be released on Steam for PC and Mac, but if possible, we would like to publish it on Epic Games, Switch and the PS Store. Help us reach this goal!

Here’s the overview:

Another Crusade is an action timed-based RPG.

This means that every time you perform an action, you can power it up by pressing a button at the correct timing. When not in battle, exploration is also a great part of the game, in which you can jump as a platformer, solve puzzles, find treasures and even hit your enemies for an advantage when the battle starts!

The game is greatly inspired by Super Mario RPG, we are actually trying to become its spiritual successor. If you ever dreamed of a sequel to it, we too share that dream, that’s why we are making this game.

Attack & defend with timing. Every character will be able to use multiple weapons along the way, each weapon type has a different timing, check the animation and hit at the correct time. If your timming is great, you will deal x1.5 damage, but if your timing is perfect, you will deal double damage!

Same way, each enemy has its own timing attacks, being physical or magical, so watch carefully when the enemy is about to strike, if you have the skill, you might be able to block entirely ALL incoming attacks without taking a single hit! If you achieve a great timing, you will take half the damage. A perfect timing will nullify it!

After 24 years of waiting for a sequel to Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, our chances don’t appear to be particularly strong. That’s clearly what DragonVein Studios have thought and Another Crusade looks to replicate the gameplay and artistic style with a blend of their own magic. Above all, the game’s soundtrack is beautiful so far, with a calming serenity that’s achieved with the combination of piano and stringed instruments.

Another Crusade requires MX$ 250,000 and it is currently sitting at MX$ 23,622.80 after 74 backers with 40 days remaining. If you’d like to support the development of this game to help it come to Nintendo Switch, click the link below to visit the Kickstarter page.

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Posted by Alex Harding

Lover of chocolate and admirer of video games, Alex is the chief writer/editor of Switchaboo.