Kickstarter recently had a new project posted up by Tribute Games, the very studio that brought us Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and Wizorb. The self-described small indie company is developing a video game (with Paul Robertson returning as an animator) titled 'Mercenary Kings'. Visitors to the appropriate page are instantly greeted by a short four minute video from the founders of the group, explaining the need for funding and showing short clips of the gameplay developed thus far, promising "This game will be so good, you'll want to buy 20 copies". As pointed out by Screw Attack over here, the project has already hit a large number of supporters in just a few days; over 1,400 backers pledged at $46,624 at the time of this article's creation. Posted up alone with it is a pretty sweet reveal trailer:
That game advertises to focus on cooperative gameplay and a crafting system for your weaponry that allows you to modify your play-style to suit your needs. You'll have a trio of shopkeepers to back you up on your mission (selling you supplies and upgrading your guns and knife). And... Is that a killer robot puppy that fires missiles?
According to the story posted so far...:
You play as King, the most skilled mercenary on Earth, and you are sent to an island located in the Central American Pacific Coast to smash a ruthless criminal organization that assassinated your former team members. Your mission might be to save the Earth, but your own motives are to uncover the truth behind their intricate conspiracy and to get revenge for your fallen comrades.