French indie team Midgar Studio have launched a KickStarter campaign for their upcoming JRPG, Edge of Eternity. Set in Heryon, “a universe blending fantasy with science-fiction”, Edge of Eternity follows Daryon, a student, and Selen, a nomad, as they’re hunted by the oppressive regime set up in the wake of an invasion that ravaged the planet with war and disease.
Combining the hybrid dynamic turn-based battles seen in Final Fantasy XIII, with the multiple open-world areas familiar to fans of Borderlands or Dragon Age: Inquisition, Edge of Eternity hopes to combine the best of both Japanese and Western RPGs.
On top of their $44,000 target, Midgar have announced a series of stretch goals. Edge of Eternity is initially planned for release on PC, Mac and Linux in December of 2016, but if the campaign reaches $60,000, it’ll make it’s way to PS4 and Xbox One too. If the project reaches $135,000, EoE will also feature an orchestral soundtrack from Chrono Trigger and Soul Sacrifice composer Yasunori Mitsuda.
A pre-alpha demo is available from the KickStarter page now, along with the rest of the details.