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Battle Chasers: Nightwar Kickstarter Alpha To Be Released April 17th

Airship Syndicate sent out a kickstarter update this week with a big announcement. The alpha-level kickstarter backers will be able to get their hands on the Battle Chasers: Nightwar alpha build on April 17, 2017! The beta will be released 6 to 8 weeks after the alpha.

This weekend Airship Syndicate will be attending PAX East and showing off Battle Chasers: Nightwar at the THQNordic booth. Here's what they had to say about the build of the game attendees can play. The build will now feature gameplay of the town, world map, and an optional side-dungeon (they are small, 1-2 room experiences spread around the world) in addition to a full version of the game's first dungeon, the Iron Outpost. It also includes our finished and more fully-featured crafting system, a new-and-improved inventory UI, functional bestiary and dungeon codex, and some other cool stuff. We also tightened up the graphics on level 3 a bit. The kickstarter update also had a motion graphic sneak peek of one o…

Battle Chasers Nightwar Interview with GamingBolt: Arcanepunk Meets JRPG

Over at GamingBolt they had an exclusive interview with game lead and designer Ryan Stefanelli as well as product development director at THQ Nordic Reinhard Pollice. Read it below!

What inspired you to bring Battle Chasers into the video game realm as a JRPG? How difficult has it been translating the comic’s tone and style to gameplay?

When we decided it was time to bring Battle Chasers back, one of our first questions was… which character do you play? Is there a way to play all of them? Those of us who started Airship all love the RPG genre, the classic JRPGs in particular, so when the thought occurred to us to bring the two together, it seemed like a perfect fit. Translating Battle Chasers into an RPG has been pretty easy, especially since the series itself was directly inspired by JRPGs. So in a way, it’s like the whole thing coming around full circle.

What is the overarching plot for Battle Chasers: Nightwar and how does it tie into the comic book?

The powerful wizard Knolan dis…