The Kickstarter campaign has begun for the spiritual sequel to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. that is simply titled Areal
Well it looks like the minds and talent behind the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise have finally announced their upcoming title Areal. Announced and looking for funding at that. Funding through Kickstarter to go one further and to add yet another fragmented sentence to the list here as we bring you the updated news from West Games. That would be the studio developing Areal for the slow to catch on here. Yes I like badgering the reads. With it.
Now that I have that out of my system we can move onto the news at hand here. Areal is new FPS looking title that will be set in a post-apocalyptic world that got that way by some crazy material that spread across the planet after a meteor crash. We will be able to play through the dynamic story of the game choosing our own adventure in this new world. This of course being done via actions and dialog choices as we progress through Areal.
There also seems to be a mechanic similar to the Materia add-ons in FF7 for Areal as well. From the sounds and look of things we will be able to add on some of this mysterious apocalypse causing material to augment all of our stats and skills. There is only a small blurb about that on the Kickstarter page currently but if Areal gets funded I am sure that we will here all about this as it seems like it would be a core mechanic for the game.
West Games has stated that they are looking to release Areal on the PS4, XB1, PC, and maybe the Wii U if they are able to cover the costs to make the game. If you want to learn more about Areal or help fund the game you can hop on over to the Kickstarter page and do just that. We’ll see how all of this pans out in the coming month I guess.