By Aaron Evangelisti / December 3rd, 2020
Kingdom of Night, an 80’s inspired action RPG from Black Seven Studios and DANGEN Entertainment, had a successful Kickstarter campaign where they raised $55,051 USD with 1,272 backers. Now they want to give those who may have missed out on the campaign a chance to join in while also raising more capital for their game with a “Slacker Backer” campaign.
Kingdom of Night takes place over the course of a single night in Watford, Arizona. A satanic cult has unwittingly summoned the demon Baphomet, reigning chaos upon the small town. When John’s neighbor Ophelia is kidnapped by the demons he sets out to save her and stop Baphomet and it’s horde of hellspawn. Very much inspired by 80s films and aesthetics, Kingdom of Night is an isometric action RPG with a focus on story with themes of coming of age, cosmic horror, and love. In an effort to really capture that 80’s feel, or rather, sound, the developers have enlisted the help of veteran synthwave composer, Vince DiCola. DiCola previously worked on the soundtrack of such 80’s films as ROCKY IV and The Transformers: The Movie. Kingdom of Night also features local co-op in addition to single player. You can checkout the game’s new trailer below:
Hosted over at Fangamer, the new campaign looks to very much be an extension of the Kickstarter with many of the same reward tiers. In addition to the game the campaign also includes a sourcebook for converting the games world into a tabletop RPG, a modification of the d20 system pioneered by the granddaddy of tabletop RPGs, Dungeons & Dragons. Getting the game starts at a $25 pledge for a digital copy of the platform of your choice. If you’re interested in a physical copy of the game, that starts at $75 and includes digital extras like the soundtrack, artbook and the previously mentioned sourcebook for the tabletop game. Naturally there other tiers you can checkout on the campaign page.
If you think Kingdom of Night is something that might interest you, maybe head on over to that Fangamer campaign page, give it a look over and maybe consider backing. Kingdom of Night plans on launching sometime in 2021 on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
80’s-Inspired Action RPG Kingdom of Night Gets a New Trailer, Slacker Backer Campaign Announced
November 30th, 2020 OSAKA — Developer Black Seven Studios and DANGEN Entertainment have released a brand-new trailer for their upcoming retro survival action RPG, Kingdom of Night, and have simultaneously launched a Slacker Backer campaign via Fangamer.
Funded on Kickstarter, Kingdom of Night made a strong showing with an early demo at BitSummit 2019, showing off its isometric action RPG gameplay that takes place in an 80s-inspired rural town of Watford, Arizona where the neighborhood gets thrown into chaos when a group of cultists summon a demonic invasion.
The brand-new trailer shows off a number of never before seen elements for fans to get hype about, including: never before seen melee action mechanics, use of magic in battle, co-op gameplay, gameplay featuring the rogue class, new areas, new bosses, new music, new cutscenes, the new in-game character sheet and more.
The Slacker Backer campaign will be fulfilled by Fangamer and is set to go live on November 30th. The Slacker Backer campaign gives game fans a chance to back the continued development of Kingdom of Night by pre-ordering digital and cool physical rewards that were once available during the Kickstarter campaign. Not all rewards during the original campaign will be available through Slacker Backer, however. Kingdom of Night is scheduled to release in 2021.
About Kingdom of Night
One night, in 198X, in the small town of Watford, Arizona, a satanic cult unwittingly summons the ancient evil, Baphomet, catapulting the town into chaos. John, awoken by the kidnapping of his neighbor, sets out into the night to fight back against the demonic invasion and rescue his friends before it’s too late.
Kingdom of Night is an 80’s themed isometric, story-driven, action-RPG with an expansive, interconnected map and open-ended quest system. It is a game about coming of age, cosmic horror, and true love. The player takes control of John as his adventure leads him through an hour by hour experience of what may be everyone’s last night on Earth. He will encounter unearthly evils, Demon lords, afflicted townsfolk, high school bullies, and a torrent of engaging, serial-like side stories all nested in a larger-than-life fantasy that brings the ultimate evil to a neighborhood near you. Players can choose their own class, customize their abilities, battle nightmarish creatures, and collect unique items and equipment in order to infiltrate the massive lairs of demon lords that have taken over the town.
• Combines elements of action-RPG and adventure through small town 80’s aesthetic
• Customize John’s abilities with 9 unique classes in three distinct categories: Melee, Magic and Ranged
• Interact with citizens of the neighborhood and engage in a wide array of quests
• Local Co-op Mode allows players to team up with friends
• Nostalgic synthwave soundtrack, featuring one key theme by iconic 80’s movie soundtrack composer, Vince DiCola (ROCKY IV, THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE)
Developer: Black Seven Studios
Platform: PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One
Players: 1 – 2 (Local Co-op)
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