Just a quick update here: ReVen, the Metroid-inspired 2D shooter by Varia Games, has reached its primary Kickstarter funding goal! With eleven more days in its campaign, the game has over $22,000 in support. As is the case with any game that triumphantly meets its funding goal early, the name of the game now is stretch goals. You can find the whole (quite long) list of these goals over on the game’s Kickstarter page. Interestingly, it will take a whopping $100k in funding for the game to have unique Wii U GamePad features. In addition to seeking stretch goal funding from new backers, the developers have also crafted a unique add-on reward system that incentivizes existing backers to pledge more cash. Rewards for backing are tiered in typical Kickstarter fashion. But for those of you that have already pledged, you can receive even more rewards by pledging incremental amounts (i.e. stay in the same tier, get more stuff). Add $10 – Additional Digital Copy of the Game for any platform Add $10 – Unlock the Exo Gear Add $30 – Official ReVeN T-Shirt (of your choice) Add $60 – Official ReVeN Hoodie (of your choice) Add $60 – Printed Art Book (unsigned artbook) ReVen’s Kickstarter page has a plethora of information about the game and is often updated. local_offer Kickstarter Nintendo reven wii u wii u eshop stars Further Reading Legendary Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go The cost of Nintendo consoles in today's dollars Wii U gets firmware update Watch the Smash 4 EVO Finals on Disney XD Take a peek at this week’s Nintendo Dow 9 things you probably didn't know about Super Mario Bros. Skelterz Looks good to me i bet we get a metroid now! SP-937-215 I always wanted to fight a door. O wait, I did. http://youtu.be/49BlrQ_W5Iw SleepySkullhead Awesome! I can’t wait till it comes out. Guest What I want most is a kickstarter for Super Mario RPG 2. And by that I mean a mob going to Nintendo and Square and kicking them until they start development. cThreep Looks awesome, but it is WAY too similar to Metroid in too many ways. I’m not even gonna start listing them here, if you’re a Metroid fan you’ll know what I’m talking about. Assassinated23 Well considering how long it has been since Nintendo has released a new 2D Metroid game, I’d say the market was wide open for someone to take that slot. cThreep Not saying it’s a bad thing, just stating a fact. Sylux I see what you said there… and I agree. would still get it though but to me it seems Metroid Fusion meets Metroid Prime 3 Corruption vs Super Metroid… rp17 I see it as Super Metroid + Dead Space + RPG Elements (Mining for abilities, upgrading abilities, and the EDM thing). Plus there’s a level editor and co-op rp17 This is WAY too similar to Metroid. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192311215/ghost-song-a-journey-of-hope At least ReVen is trying to be as different as possible. And with every update it has become more unique and less like Metroid. Daniel Brown I backed Ghost Song AND this game. ‘Cause, y’know, I like Metroid. Adam Howell This news will keep me excited until nintendo reveals their new 2d sprite based metroid game in the next nintendo direct later this month. Jon Neale Looks like we are getting metroid both ways raven 2D and metroid 4 3D yippee k a. Sdudyoy Is it me, or does it seem like most Kickstarter projects never see the light of day? Enumerating Wishes We got a “retro” Mega Man [Mighty No.9] and “retro” Metroid [ReVen.] There seems to be a pattern going on… I wonder what’s next? GregoryTheRainMaker I’m glad the goal was met. FIreproof_actual Looks just like Super Metroid but I am still excited. leo well Nintendo isn’t even bothering with Metroid so i will take this .