MonkeyPaw Games and Gaijinworks using Kickstarter campaign to fund PSP JRPG Class of Heroes 2
Digital and 'Deluxe Pack' physical versions of game to be released
Kickstarter appears to have grown in popularity with developers seeking money for new projects ever since Double Fine's Tim Schafer used the campaign website to fund his upcoming point-and-click game Double Fine Adventure.
California-based studio MonkeyPaw Games is one such developer. The studio is partnering with Gaijinworks to launch a Kickstarter campaign that'll see both companies attempt to raise $500,000.
This money, should the companies manage to amass it, will be spent on "additional improvements" to popular Japanese RPGs, and on bringing both digital and "Deluxe Pack" physical versions of the titles to PSPs in Europe and the US.
The physical version, unfortunately, will only be available to backers of the project.First come, first served
The first of these role-playing releases will be Acquire Corp's Class of Heroes 2. This is a dungeon-crawler RPG that features ten varieties of hero to choose from: Novice, Fighter, Swordsman, Ranger, Monk, Ninja, Sorcerer, Puppeteer, Idol, and "one Mystery Class".
Once you've created your party of adventurers, you set out to complete quests and compete in battles, which see you face off against up to 12 monsters at any one time.
Put it where your mouth is
This campaign is a "call to arms" for JRPG fans who want to see more import titles in the western market. You can pledge some funds by visiting the Class of Heroes 2 Deluxe campaign page.
Since it's a Kickstarter campaign, you'll receive bonuses depending on the amount you pledge, such as plush toys, signed posters, limited edition pocket watches, and even a two-night stay in LA and dinner with MonkeyPaw Games.