It’s not too often that you find a brand new Sega Mega Drive game (with cartridge!) Inside this day and age — even with the arrival of Kickstarter projects. However, that’s exactly what an programmer Bitmap Bureau is expecting to do with Xeno Crisis. And now, thanks to another stretch target milestone the games may be making it out into some current gen consoles as well — specifically PC (through Steam) along with also the Nintendo Switch.
For those who haven’t heard of that the Kickstarter effort, Xeno Crisis is a old-school, co-op top shooting game which brings inspiration from 80’s and 90’s titles such as Contra and Shock Troopers. But this isn’t at which the 80’s inspiration finishes, since originally the game was only planned to launch physically for Sega Mega Drive, Sega Genesis, or even electronic variations for emulators. The developer, Bitmap Bureau, aren’t beginners to creating given they have developed 88 Heroes as well as Ninja Showdown.
However, the game has long since passed their original $27,000 goal, now hitting $77,910 (in the time of writing). And along with the influx of aid, Bitmap Bureau has announced that the game might be coming to PC and Nintendo Switch, linking Sega Dreamcast. Nevertheless, the new update doesn’t finish there — we also got a brand-new video showing off gameplay and retro-inspired action.
Weirdly enough, though the Nintendo Switch and PC version isn’t officially reached yet, Bitmap Bureau has opened backer tiers for anyone trying to pre-order the version for PC or Switch. They seem confident they will hit the landmark, provided there’s no contingency plan for those backers if they don’t reach the goal.
Xeno Crisis is going to be accessible to backers around October 2018 to get emulators; nonetheless, those waiting for physical capsules, the PC, and also even the Nintendo Switch version will need to wait until January 2019. Check out the brand new trailer below: