“Reborn” Is Asking To Be Born

One-liner titles are kewl, u gaiz, OMG!

One-liner titles are kewl, u gaiz, OMG!

An upstart dev studio by the name of Elemental Labs has just recently launched a Kickstarter page for their very first title, “Reborn”. Now, while the game was announced in Tokyo Game Show 2013, the development studio has yet to have a video preview to give us a taste of what the final product is going to look like, but for a good reason. Apparently, the game was intended to be a 2D platformer akin to “Ninja Gaiden”, but some industry big-shot was so impressed by the studio that he/she decided to provide them with some development kit and asked the studio to retool the game into a 3D title, which judging from the concept designs, certainly is looking mighty fine.

"Hey there, handsome. You come here often?"

“Hey there, handsome. You come here often?”

But the reason why we at the gaming desk of Nerditis HQ is excited over this is because of the premise: Reborn is the tale of the samurai Miyamoto Musashi as he tried to fend off an invading demon army that traversed the mean, futuristic cyberpunk streets of Neo Tokyo. Think of Devil May Cry set in a sprawling futuristic town, and you can understand why all of us that the game desk here are sporting raging nerd-boners. Some things just go well together, and a hack-and-slash adventure sprinkled with a mix of samurai lore and futuristic cyberpunk flavoring is like adding Sriracha to a bowl of Mac-N-Cheese: sure it SOUNDS weird, but once you tasted it, you just can’t get enough of it!

It also helps that Musashi (middle) is easy on the eyes, too. Mmmm!

It also helps that Musashi (middle) is easy on the eyes, too. Mmm hmm!

As of this posting, Elemental Labs has managed to raise $19,000 out of their $200,000 goal with 28 days to go. This game shows so much promise, however, that it’ll be such a shame to see it fade to the sunset. So get out there, folks, and lend them a helping hand!

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