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Steampunk Fantasy RPG MidKnight Story Achieves Crowdfunding Target

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MidKnight Story

MidKnight Story is the latest remarkably promising RPG set to be brought to life thanks to support from fans.

The game recently surpassed its initial EUR€45,000 funding target on Kickstarter and is quickly seeing its stretch goals fall. At the time of writing, the project had raised more than €48,000, resulting in new outfits for the protagonist and added exploration options.

MidKnight Story is primarily the work of a single developer, Mattia Ciurlino, who first started modelling assets for the project three years ago. Since then, the title has developed into a sprawling RPG with a fully explorable open world, incorporating all the bells and whistles players might expect: swimming, dynamic day/night cycles, loot, and a wide array of skills.

While details on the story are scant, the game will follow a young man named Paran who one day discovers a transforming sword, which begins a quest to discover the secrets of the world. A short gameplay video from the project is embedded below.

Although the game design has been handled by Ciurlino, he is outsourcing the audio production, and Nier: Automata vocalist Emi Evans will contribute to the soundtrack. The page also reveals that the crowdfunding is intended to allow Ciurlino to “be able to hire even more talented artists to help bring the world alive in the absolute best way possible.”

At present, the game is only planned to arrive on PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, though a PlayStation 4 release is promised if the title manages to reach the €56,000 mark before crowdfunding ends on May 24. Before that, though, an extra dungeon will be unlocked at €51,000.

MidKnight Story is currently slated to arrive in September 2021.

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Damien Lawardorn is an aspiring novelist, journalist, and essayist. His goal in writing is to inspire readers to engage and think, rather than simply consume and enjoy. With broad interests ranging from literature and video games to fringe science and social movements, his work tends to touch on the unexpected. Damien is the former Editor-in-Chief of OnlySP. More of his work can be found at https://open.abc.net.au/people/21767

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Will Show Unexplored Stories of Secondary Characters

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The luminary creator of the Dragon Ball manga, Akira Toriyama, shared new information about the upcoming action RPG, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.

Via the Bandai Namco Twitter account, Toriyama revealed that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will depict the backstories of several secondary protagonists. This means that the game will diverge from the story of the manga and give greater insight into Dragon Ball‘s many supporting characters. While a plethora of games depict the events of the Dragon Ball franchise, only a few of them meaningfully expand upon the story’s events, characters, and world.

Toriyama describes Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot as a “fresh new take on the franchise.” Even though Toriyama rarely contributes to Dragon Ball games, he did create much of the lore in the now-defunct MMO Dragon Ball Online, which heavily influenced the story of the Dragon Ball Xenoverse games. While not much information is available about Kakarot and Toriyama’s involvement at this time, the title does have an early 2020 release date and a fishing mechanic.

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