Airship Syndicate has finally revealed what they’ve been working on this morning as a revival of the Battle Chasers franchise. This was confirmed this morning by the reveal of Project X on the developer’s website.
Battle Chasers was created by Joe Madureira in the 90’s as a comic book franchise, and will now be adapted into a video game, the first from his newly developed studio, Airship Syndicate. The comic series is also planned to return and tie up the story Madureira left unfinished in 2001.
Polygon received the first details on the upcoming game which is planned to release on the PC and current-gen consoles. Airship Syndicate isn’t ready to reveal just how the game will play yet, or any in-depth development details, but the game will feature an adventure style format similar to the Darksiders series.
Battle Chasers will be quite different from Darksiders, according to Vigil Games co-founder, Ryan Stefanelli. Stefanelli explains, “Even though the game mechanically is going to be very different from Darksiders, I think we’re still really going to be doing everything we can to make sure that the dungeon exploration side of the game is soaked with lots of fun adventurous elements.”
The developer is currently looking for additional funding for the game, but hasn’t decided yet on whether or not they should (and they should) go to Kickstarter, or to a publisher. A release time-frame for the game also hasn’t been decided yet, so don’t expect the game anytime soon.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any details we hear regarding Battle Chasers as long as it stays a single player focused title. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates.