As promised, Sushee has launched its Square Enix-backed Kickstarer campaign to revive the Fear Effect franchise. Those looking for a return to third-person action and stealth gameplay will not find find the game they seek, though. Instead, Sushee’s vision for the franchise is an overhead tactical game animated in the same style of the PSOne Classics.
The atmosphere, characters and gameplay – which mixes tactics, puzzles and stealth – are true to the original Fear Effect. However, while there are familiar aspects of the game to previous incarnations of the franchise, you’ll find yourself immersed in a completely unique and new world with Fear Effect Sedna – one that will appeal to fans both old and new.
Sushee says that the mercenary team from the original games are back in this new adventure, and the story takes place four years after the events of the first Fear Effect. Their mission starts with a shady deal in Hong Kong, and it whisks them off across the globe, eventually reaching Inuit country in Greenland.
Fear Effect Sedna needs 100,000 euros ($113,620) to be a success and enter development for the PC platform. As of writing, it has pulled in 16,000 euros, meaning it will be one of those nail-biting , slow burns to victory, should it arrive there.
Eidos’ Fear Effect games were but a minor chapter on the original PlayStation, and were generally only notable for the teenage fantasy relationship between the two lead females. Sushee has promised to tone down that aspect of the story and turn the focus to the actual events at hand. We’ll see how its cult-following responds.