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With just 33 hours left to go, the Kickstarter campaign for The Wonderful 101: Remastered has hit another milestone: $2 million of funding. With that, another stretch goal has been unlocked – “Luka’s Second Mission”. This means that the 2D sidescrolling spin-off game that was unlocked at the $1.5 million mark will be expanded.

Next up are orchestral re-recordings of “The Won-Stoppable Wonderful 100” and “Tables Turn”, which will be unlocked should the campaign reach $2.25 million.

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With a bit over a week to go, the Kickstarter campaign for The Wonderful 101: Remastered has reached another one of its stretch goals: with the campaign surpassing $1.75 million in funding, the game will now receive a remix soundtrack featuring “a special guest”. 

Another soundtrack-related stretch goal has been added to the campaign: should a total of $2.25 million be reached, two of the game’s most iconic tracks, “The Won-Stoppable Wonderful 100” and “Tables Turn” will be re-recorded with a full orchestra. The next stretch goal, however, is Luka’s Second Mission at $2 million.

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Hello, my wonderful superheroes! This week on NEP, we’ve got exclusives on The Wonderful 101: Remastered coming to Switch, PS4 and Steam via Kickstarter. Oni Dino talks about his meetings with Platinum last year, leak culture and butts in Platinum Games (of course). Galen is still holding out for Wonder Red in Smash Bros. Galen also tells more about Dragon’s Crown Pro experiences, and Oni Dino highlights some of the more bespoke writing in Tokyo Mirage Sessions. And the topic of games-as-a-service rears its head in our listener segment.

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Elden Pixels started a Kickstarter campaign for Alwa’s Legacy today. This is the proposed sequel to Alwa’s Awakening, and like the first game Alwa’s Legacy is a 2D Metroidvania with lots of RPG elements. This time, they went with a more modern look however as opposed to the 8-bit graphics of the first game. The targeted release date is Spring 2020. The campaign goal is set at SEK 250,000 (about €23,453), which has to be reached by December 5. You can find the Kickstarter here; below is the announcement trailer:

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Insert Disk 22 is currently running a Kickstarter for Born Punk, a point & click adventure game inspired by classic games in that genre from the 90s. Despite the campaign still running till March 7, the targeted goal had already been met less than 24 hours after the campaign started on February 5th. Among other platforms, the game will also be released for Nintendo Switch. Here’s an early gameplay demo of the game:

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Atooi has opened its Kickstarter for Chicken Wiggle Workshop, a port of the 3DS platformer with new HD artwork. You can access the campaign here. The target goal is $30,000.

Here are a few comparisons showing how the new art stacks up to the pixel style on 3DS:

For those who prefer the pixel look, don’t worry: an option will be included so that players can toggle between the two styles. It’s also worth noting that a planned stretch goal will include an overhauled soundtrack that features music from Grant Kirkhope.

Chicken Wiggle Workshop has until April 5 to reach its goal.

Kickstarter campaigns opened today for a pair of Switch titles. Super Mighty Power Man and Truberbrook are both looking to be funded.

Super Mighty Power Man is a game we’ve covered previously. The Mega Man-inspired project is looking to raise around $60,000, and is targeting for Nintendo’s console (as well as 3DS).

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A pair of new Switch-related campaigns have opened on Kickstarter. You can put down pledges for both Hex Gambit and Demoniaca. For Demoniaca, Switch is a stretch goal at $100,000.

Here’s the rundown on Hex Gambit:

In a world called Agon, the sharpest strategic minds command squads of expendable automatons in an explosive arena sport called the Hex Gambit.

Hex Gambit is a unique turn-based strategy game coming to Steam and the Nintendo Switch console, from the makers of the cult classic Outwitters (view our entire catalog of games here). It’s designed to get to the fun part fast: Drag and drop minions onto your side of the map on Turn 1; start hitting stuff on Turn 2! Games typically last 10-30 minutes (depending how fast you think), with the action always intensifying in the late game for an epic conclusion.

Our vision is to create something deceptively simple, focusing on a limited number of character abilities that have lots of creative uses and combinations. That makes it easy for you and your friends to learn the basics and start exploring your own strategies. You won’t need a seminar to get started!

And Demoniaca:

In DEMONIACA you will accompany the main character along her bloody journey of vengeance. DEMONIACA is a dark, gothic pixel art action platformer that combines Castlevania’s concept with classic Fighting Game combat mechanics, like “the King of Fighters”. In fact it is the first existing prototype of Kofvania.

Hex Gambit is planned for April 2018 on Switch. Demoniaca is targeted for sometime in 2018.

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Disastercake is still chugging away at its upcoming RPG Soul Saga. It’s still coming to Wii U, as we heard in February. Take a look at some new beta footage below.

Duck Block Games has been looking to fund Forsaken Castle on Kickstarter. The team was seeking $10,000, but ended up with over three times that amount.

Forsaken Castle has not only been funded, but will be coming to Switch as well. A $35,000 stretch goal was reached just before the campaign ended today.

As for the game itself, Forsaken Castle is a 16-bit action exploration platformer inspired by Metroidvania titles. Players will follow a paladin and her fight against evil and “discover new abilities, fight deadly creatures, and explore a handcrafted world created in a retro pixel art style.”


More on Forsaken Castle can be found on the Kickstarter page here.