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Battle Chasers: Nightwar funded on Kickstarter with PS4 and Xbox One versions

Battle Chasers: Nightwar, developer Airship Syndicate's modern take on Final Fantasy, exceeded its $500,000 Kickstarter funding goal today with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions in tow.

Announced earlier this week, the console ports of the turn-based Japanese role-playing game join their previously announced Mac and Windows PC relatives. The computer editions are also on Steam Greenlight, soliciting votes to appear on Valve's storefront.

As of this writing, Battle Chasers: Nightwar has $507,223 in pledges from 8,475 backers. With 29 days remaining in the campaign, Airship will concentrate on stretch goals to expand the scope of the game. The first can be unlocked at $525,000 and bring, according to the Kickstarter page, "a bundle of player-selectable modifiers to dungeons, which further the difficulty… and the reward!"

The deliberately difficult JRPG is based on the Battle Chasers comic by Airship co-founder Joe Madureira, a veteran of Vigil Games and Marvel. The developer will also resurrect the comic, which ended with a cliffhanger nearly 15 years ago.

Airship's five-man team, all former employees of Darksiders developer Vigil Games, is the subject of Polygon's September cover story. For more on the nascent independent studio and their Kickstarter bet that just paid off, be sure to read — or listen to — the feature.

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