Update: Friday, May 20, 2022 17:30 BST: After only 3 days, Antonblast Kickstarter has been successfully funded, with the campaign reaching $77,116.77 of its $75,000 goal at the time of writing. That means the game will be limited to Switch at some point in 2023 – congrats team!
Developer Summitsphere is definitely keeping an eye on stretch goals right now, the first being a new playable character called Annie and a Time Attack mode with a $100,000 goal. For $125,000, the game will have 3 more worlds to explore, so here’s hoping the campaign continues shipping for the next 32 days!
Original Post: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 15:00 BST:
It’s been almost 14 years since we last had one Wario Land game. Of course WarioWare the series is great too and we’d love to see it continue to grow, but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t miss the classic platforming gameplay of the core Wario Land series.
Although Nintendo doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to create a new entry to the series, a new project launched on Kickstarter today might just sound like a perfect alternative. Developed by Summitsphere, Antonblast is a flagship platformer with authentic Game Boy Advance aesthetics, inspired by a range of games like Wario Land 4, Metroid Dread, Cuphead, Shovel Knight, CD Sonicand Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex strikes back.
The developer is looking to raise $75,000 to fully fund the project. Backers can pledge $15 to purchase a digital copy of the game, plus any potential future DLC. Tiers go up to £10,000 for those who can really confidence in the project.
Here is some information about the game from Summitsphere:
– Nine unique sprawling worlds with tons to explore!
– Explosive destructive and prison escape action!
– Dynamic gameplay – run fast to the end or explore at your own pace!
– Smooth smooth platforming gameplay with best-in-class controls!
– Breathtaking hand-drawn animation à la Worm Jim and Fools!
– Brutal earth bosses!
– Exciting vintage-flavored dynamic background music!
– Lots of replay value: Hard Mode, Boss Rush, and more!
Provided Kickstarter hits its target, Antonblast will release in 2023 on Nintendo Switch and Steam. The stretch goal is in place to match the PlayStation and Xbox releases, but this will depend on overall performance.
What do you think of Antonblast? Does it sound like the spiritual successor to Wario Land you’ve come to expect? Let us know!