A new studio making new shoot’em up Irena Genesis Metal Fury for the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive have launched their kickstarter. According to the Kickstarter page the game is influenced by SEGA classics such as Thunder Force III/IV, Aero Blaster, Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master, and Contra Hard Corps. Looking at the footage above, its definitely obvious.
As most SEGA fans know, these new studios pop up and promise big Kickstarter retro projects but most turn into nothing. The team seems to understand this and have at least put up a proof of concept demo, which you can download here.
If the game is fully funded (which seems likely right now, its half way to its goal with 29 days left. ), it will get a 7 level game with cut scenes including dialogue, 3 upgradable weapons, multiple speed modes, and a ton of other features.
If you are a big SEGA fan collector, there is some really great priced physical goods given out like the $55 dollar pledge with the physical game cartridge with manual and a bunch of cool digital goodies. Check it out before its gone since some of these rewards are limited (and moving fast).Ad:
2 responses to “‘Irena Genesis Metal Fury’ Kickstarter launched, a metal shoot ’em up for SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive”
I think it’s awesome that developers support retro consoles with games such as Irena Genesis Metal Fury. It further elevates SEGA’s brand, and I’m alright with that. The fact that SEGA’s consoles receive new gaming experiences some 20+ years after the last hardware release is encouraging. I hope this project receives the funding it needs to green-light, and I hope the developers fulfill their list of promises to the backers.
They should really do a Mega CD version, with an actual metal soundtrack in the vein of Lords of Thunder…there’s a market for it \m/