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Otakon Aims to Have Its Own Beat-'Em-Up Video Game (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo

Otakon, the second largest anime convention in the United States, announced on Friday that it aims to make Crisis Heart Brawlers, Clash at Otakon! — its own official beat-'em-up video game in collaboration with Studio Nasu.

Inspired by Final Fight and River City Ransom, the game will support one to two players and feature the voices of Johnny Yong Bosch, Cristina Vee, Kyle Hebert, and Todd Haberkorn. Ping of the web comic Megatokyo will head up the character roster along with Hiroko and Hiroshi, Otakon's official mascots who already starred in their own anime shorts from Madhouse and Production I.G

The team behind the game aims to release the game on the PC and Mac, "with future plans for console and mobile releases." Eyeshine will contribute the soundtrack.

Otakon and Studio Nasu launched a fundraising campaign on the Kickstarter website on Thursday. With 29 days left to go, the campaign has received US$5,310 of its target goal of US$20,000.

Update: The official Kickstarter page is currently streaming a video preview for the game.

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