Last month, we reported on a Kickstarter campaign for Hazelnut Bastille, an RPG heavily inspired by The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. We're happy to confirm that this campaign has now been successful, and a Nintendo Switch version of the game is definitely on the way.
The project is now over 100% funded (at the time of writing the game has amassed over $73,500, easily passing its goal of $65,000) and there are still 21 days to go for more funding to roll in. This extra funding is important, too; the campaign's first stretch goal has already been met - which will add extra dungeon content - but there are more goals to unlock if more backers support the game.
If you check out the Kickstarter page yourself, you'll notice that there is actually a stretch goal for the Switch version set at $110,000. Naturally, with developer Aloft Studio already confirming the production of a Switch version prior to this goal being met, this has caused quite a bit of confusion, but the team has kindly explained to us exactly what's going on here:
"We have publicly committed to releasing for the Nintendo Switch, and as early as possible! The purpose of the Stretch goal is to finance earlier development (and especially manufacturing of the cartridges, as this is quite costly); but we will release for the Nintendo Switch regardless, and anyone who backs during the campaign will be able to choose the Switch platform for their digital and physical copy pledges."
If you want to learn a little more about the game, feel free to check out our original story and our interview with the developer from March of this year. Of course, you can also learn more (and support the project) from the Kickstarter page shared above, too!
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