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La-Mulana 2 takes to Kickstarter

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Japanese developer Nigoro and indie publisher Playism Games have turned to Kickstarter to crowdfund La-Mulana 2, the sequel to 2006 2D adventure side scroller La-Mulana.

Developers are asking for $200,000 to make the game. At the time of writing, the project has already pulled in just over $52,000. Funding will be used to finished development and polish on La-Mulana 2, which the page notes developer "refuse to rush." The backer rewards tiers listed an estimated released date of Dec. 2015.

La-Mulana 2, which was first announced last September for Windows PC, stars Lumisa Kosugi, the daughter of the first game's archeologist protagonist Lemeza. Lumisa is searching for the ruins of Eg-Lana, which are plagued with roaming monsters and Guardians, giant boss creatures. Nigoro notes that players need not have played the first La-Mulana to dive into Lumisa's adventure, and the title is being developed primarily for Windows PC with gamepad support.

"While the game received a metascore of 87, we felt it was a shame the remake did not offer anything new to seasoned players of the original game," reads the campaign page. "We heard comments from gamers saying, 'I wish I could develop amnesia and enjoy it for the first time all over again!' more than once. That's why we decided it was time to revisit La-Mulana and create a new game."

The original La-Mulana was remade and released for WiiWare in 2011. The remake was released for Windows PC in 2012 and launched on Steam last year after passing through the platform's Greenlight community voting service.