Indie German developer PSCD Games recently hosted their throwback hack-and-slash Black Jewel Reborn on Kickstarter, and it was successfully funded.
The game just managed to get funded and will now be completed to release on Game Boy, the NES/Famicom, the SNES/Super Famicom, and the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive.
PSCD put out a new 1.0 release trailer for the classic action hack-and-slash title. Check it out:
In the new trailer, the developers show off the graphics comparisons for all the different versions, on top of showing off some of the awesome features that are coming to the game, including cooperative play.
Black Jewel Reborn was first launched on Kickstarter on July 13, 2022 and in less than a month they were able to reach their fundraising goal. Since then, they had been pushing for stretch goals, with their achieving the €60,000 stretch goal before the fundraising period ended, meaning that the game will get a third playable character.
Currently, Black Jewel Reborn has two playable characters, a hulking barbarian warrior from the Realm of Fire, who goes by the name of “Ryan” and a powerful Amazonian woman from the Realm of Thunder named “Julia”. Both characters play differently but will feel familiar in the hands of those who have played these classic side-scrolling action titles before.
Those who backed the project had the opportunity to get digital copies of the game or, if they were willing to shell out the extra money, they could get a boxed copy, complete with game cartridge and even a game manual.
This revival of retro-styled games on classic consoles has been awesome to watch evolve over the years. Dragonbox Shop is working alongside the developers to bring Black Jewel Reborn to retro consoles and has a long history of doing just that. So, it seems that Black Jewel Reborn is in good hands and everyone should be more than excited to have some fun in this gory action adventure.