Indie dev team, Onion Soup Interactive announced today that the eagerly anticipated sequel to cult classic Nippon Marathon is coming soon to Kickstarter.
The campaign seeks to fund core development for Steam, Nintendo Switch, and an exclusive Arcade edition (published by exA-Arcadia). Stretch goals include (but not limited to) a visual novel Inspired story, as well as localisation, Steam Workshop implementation and the in-demand online mode.
“It's been heartwarming to be bombarded by requests for Nippon Marathon 2 and so Kickstarter seems like the perfect place to fund the project, that way we can make a game that you, the community, want to play”, says lead developer Andy Madin.”There’s an intense desire from our fanbase to bring the Nippon Marathon online and this campaign can make that a reality.”
About Nippon Marathon 2
Nippon Marathon 2 is the ultimate "Bakage" (Japanese for "Stupid Game"). Players race across a bizarre obstacle course until only one player remains. Skill and chaos are united in one wonderful experience. Last time you raced across Japan, this time you take on the world. This is Nippon Marathon 2 - the Brave World Tour!
New and improved cast of crazy characters
Silly physics abilities including the “grip” ability, grab your opponent and see what happens.
Touka Koukan (equivalent exchange) - Players’ “popularity score” will make or break you in the Nippon Marathon; everything influences your popularity, whether that be for better or worse!
Brand new courses set around the world including London, the USA, France and more!
Amazing new character specific B-Moves, such as Elizabeth Nishibori’s “Unicorn Rage”
New weapons, such as the shuriken style STAR FRUIT.
Specific stats and animations for each character!
All new back stories including how Snuguru Maestro became Elon Mus--- wait, what?
Minigames and Party Games return!
An amazing soundtrack is back to soothe and/or excite your ears!
Backers can choose from a range of rewards, from becoming beta testers to exclusive sustainable merchandise, including a backer exclusive T-Shirt.
To be notified when the campaign goes live and to be one of the first backers, register your interest on Nippon Marathon 2’s Pre-Launch Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/onionsoupinteractive/nippon-marathon-2.
We're off to the races again!