Metroid-Inspired ReVeN Launches on Kickstarter

By Jorge Ba-oh 25.01.2014 4

Metroid-Inspired ReVeN Launches on Kickstarter on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

A new 2D shooter/platformer, ReVeN, has spawned on Kickstarter, aiming to bring back classic side-scrolling mechanics to the masses.

The project launched earlier this week, citing Metroid and Megaman as gameplay influences, whilst aiming to invoke more contemporary RPG mechanics in games like Crysis and Deus Ex.

Drawing in designs from Metroid in particular, ReVen is set on the planet XR-Kere in the 28th century future. Within the planet itself, there are a handful of different locations to wander into, including a barren desert, ancient forest and the mysterious Nexum Station that's suddenly vanished after powering down.


There'll also be bonus stretch-content post release, including a mission-creator, local co-operative play and, if the stretch goal is reached, online multiplayer. A version for Wii U is also a possibility, with a stretch-goal starget of $100,000.

What do you think of the ReVeN concept - will you pledge support?

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Looks fantastic. Even the music is heavily influenced by Metroid, and those sprites are phenomenal. It'll be 12 years this year since the last original 2D Metroid from Nintendo, and that's just unbelievable. It's left up to these indie guys to give Metroid fans what they want these days, so I hope they can bring this to as many platforms as possible.

Very good work! Nintendo should definitely make sure this gets released on the 3DS/Wii U!

Looks like a massive copy of Super Metroid but seeing that is one of my fav games of all time, I'm more than happy with that! Looks great and already pretty far down the track! Want it badly on WiiU! 

When in doubt....Whip it out!

Does look great, but am not too fond of that running animation - really grating on me - though they said they'll be tweaking the character's movement going forward.

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