Nintendo just loves tormenting me and my struggle to get my Kickstarter addiction under control. Wii U support is the best way to get me to check out a campaign these days, and it seems to pop up on the most quality looking projects, like this new one for instance.
Matt White’s Super Metroid inspired Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope achieved its goal of $15,000 not long ago. Now the otherwise average looking sidescroller has a Wii U stretch goal securing a release on Nintendo’s console if the game should reach $60,000.
White not only points to Super Metroid as his biggest inspiration, as most who attempt the genre do, but he also explains on his Kickstarter page how Dark Souls inspired his vision as well. Those who are fans of FromSoftware’s Souls series know the patience and thinking required to clear those brutal games.
Keep in mind that the Wii U release is just a stretch goal, and it must be met if you want to play it on the console. If you pledge to the campaign and the goal is not achieved, it looks like it will be a PC release for you. That’s not to say it will never happen. Nintendo is clearly interested in this one, and it could come eventually anyway.
23 days remain on the campaign, and Matt White is on pace to clear his goal easily. I’ll keep this one in the back of my mind, mostly because I have donated to several games at this point and have yet to physically play any of them. Still, it’s worth checking out, especially if you love tough action and classic 2D exploration.