Americana Dawn PC RPG Set in Colonial Era Launches New Kickstarter

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Project signs on Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow composer Soshiro Hokkai

Bit Bonton's English- and Japanese-language PC role-playing game, Americana Dawn, launched a new Kickstarter campaign and a Steam Greenlight drive on Saturday. The RPG is set in Colonial America and brings together staff members from the United States and Japan.

Bit Bonton describes the story:

Americana Dawn is a role playing game which explores over two centuries of early American history using a new tradition of folklore and tall tales. Throughout its story, we follow Foster, the spirit of the sea, a gentle and innocent being who arrives in America with no apparent heritage or home. Lost to the wilderness of Shenandoah Valley, he lives in complete isolation for a hundred years until he is found and recruited in the provincial militia. Thus begins his strange journey, spanning across three wars and the entire eastern seaboard of North America: from the French and Indian War to the American Revolution, from the colony of Georgia to Quebec City.

Foster witnesses once loyal English become American rebels. He fights against dear friends turned foe, watch mortal companions blossom and wither, bears witness to the chain of events that would create the United States, and is left with revelations both inspiring and woeful.

This is not a story about a man who changes the world, but a world that changes a man.

Bit Bonton is creating the game with composer Soshiro Hokkai (Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow) and pixel artists Takashi Kaneda and Sato Yatsuhide. The new Kickstarter campaign needs US$70,000 by December 22. (The game had an earlier Kickstarter campaign in 2012.) If the campaign is successful, the project will add stretch goals to port the game for Linux, Mac OS X, and PlayStation 4.

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