Update: The Kickstarter is now live, with a €120,000 / £104,659 goal.
Original Story [Fri 3rd Apr, 2020 11:00 BST]: Enchanted Portals – the 2D platformer that caught heat for looking a lot like Cuphead – is heading back to Kickstarter, developer Xixo Game Studio has announced.
The game was first announced in October of last year, with a Switch release on the cards even at that early stage. It quickly faced accusations of plagiarising the look of Cuphead, and the crowdfunding campaign was cancelled not long afterwards – although the developer insisted that this was down to interest from a publisher, negating the need for the Kickstarter.
Now, Xixo Game Studio is resurrecting the crowdfunding drive, claiming that it will allow them more control over the project – and has released a new extended trailer to support this.
Here's the statement:
After several months of hard work and exploring different options to fund the development of Enchanted Portals, we have ultimately decided to relaunch the Kickstarter campaign as we believe it would grant us more control over the project. To that end, we have created a new extended trailer in which we show some of the changes and new additions we’ve made to the game and a lot of you have been suggesting:
- Given the large number of people who have asked for Enchanted Portals to be on PS4, we’ve decided to launch it on that platform in addition to PC and Switch.
- We have made some adjustments to the overall gameplay speed, aiming to offer a more exciting and dynamic experience.
- We have put a special emphasis on elements and mechanics that help our game further differentiate itself from Cuphead, including a new, more diverse soundtrack that uses different musical styles for each world in the game.
- We have added platforming stages, with a great variety of character-environment interactions to spice up the gameplay.
We’re really excited to finally take this huge step forward in the development of Enchanted Portals, we hope you enjoy the new trailer and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your ongoing support!