A couple of weeks ago, fledgling independent studio Box Hedge Games teased the game that would be the basis of their upcoming Kickstarter. That Kickstarter is now live, and the game has a name: Super Mighty Power Man: The Champion of the Galaxy.
Here's the trailer:
The two-man team of Alessandro Di Meco and David Richier have previously worked in the AAA game industry on titles such as Atlantis, Test Drive Unlimited, Kinect Disneyland Adventure, Assassin’s Creed, Ice Age, Men in Black, Dungeon Hunter, and Bubble Witch Saga, and have now started their own studio in Box Hedge Games with an eye on Kickstarter to help get their first independent project off the ground.
Super Mighty Power Man looks to follow in the footsteps of indie titles such as Shovel Knight, imitating the aesthetics of the Nintendo Entertainment System without being bound by it. "This said, on a few occasions we chose to ignore unnecessary past restrictions to enhance the overall look of the game - e.g., smooth out character movements, parallax effect, etc."
Players take control of a kid named Corey, who is aided in the defense of his world against the forces of General Mok by an alien robot named Robby and the mysterious "Power Grasp," which allows him to merge with other lifeforms and use their powers as Super Mighty Power Man.
More details, including stretch goals and backer rewards are listed on the Kickstarter page. As of this writing, 345 backers have already pledged €8,946 towards their €50,000 goal, and there are still 28 days remaining until the December 14th deadline at 5:59pm EST. If they meet that goal, the game will come to the New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 PC, and Steam.
Thanks to Pedro Gonzalez for the tip!