Corecell Turns To Crowdfunding To Bring AeternoBlade To The West
Posted by Andy Green
There's even the chance of a Wii U version
Corecell Technology is a relatively small developer that has been operating in Thailand for almost a decade now. It's developed a few titles for Nintendo systems in the past, including Wicked Monsters Blast, which is a shooting-based selection of mini-games for Wii.
It's been developing a 3DS title for some time now, you may remember it was announced way back in 2011 under the guise of ChronoBlade and it now exists as AeternoBlade - possibly to disassociate itself from Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross.
The game is now close to completion and will be releasing in Japan soon but the developer has hit a snag - it hasn't got the funds to localise it to other markets.
For this reason it has jumped onto the crowdfunding website Indiegogo to raise $30,000 in order to bring the game to the West. Should it reach its goal AeternoBlade will be released in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
It doesn't end there though, as Corecell has announced further milestones that could see HD versions made, including one for Wii U. Should it bring in $200,000 it will be developed for Nintendo's latest home console, while $150,000 will get it on PC and PlayStation 3.
AeternoBlade, which has been inspired by titles like Braid, Muramasa and Castlevania, is a time-manipulation action-sidescroller starring a young mage warrior known as Freyja. It has interesting mechanics that allow you to turn back the hands of time to rectify any of the mistakes you may have made - if only this feature applied to real life.
Should it achieve its goal, AeternoBlade will be made available in the 3DS eShop - a cartridge version is no longer on the cards.
What are your thoughts on this one? Would you be interested in it coming to the West? Let us know in the comment section.