Giddy-up, space cowboys, and get on that dusty trail to the New Frontier!
Earlier today, the team working on the Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs video game released a new gameplay trailer for the project.
According to the teaser, the game’s twelve stages will take place in locations used throughout the series. Each level will be preceded by original animated cutscenes.
Four characters will be playable in the game, each with their own unique vehicles:
- Saber Rider
In addition, The Ramrod, the Star Sheriffs’ giant robot, will make an appearance as a special attack mid-game.
The Kickstarter for the Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs video game kicked off on August 28. The title, which has an initial goal of $75,000, plans to blaze trails toward the Nintendo 3DS eShop, PC, Mac, and Linux.
The drive will run through October 8, giving the project just under 38 days to reach its funding goal. As of press time, they’ve managed to rustle up $14,069.
Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs will be a side-scrolling action game based on the 1987 anime series of the same name. The visuals will be composed of 16-bit sprites, while the soundtrack will be “based upon and inspired by” the original anime soundtrack by Dale Schacker.
Stretch goals for Nintendo’s Wii U ($150,000), Sony’s PlayStation 4 ($350,000), Microsoft’s XBox One ($350,000), and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System ($250,000) are already lain out.
Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs is a localized adaptation of Studio Pierrot’s Seijuushi Bismarck. The series was reworked for the US market by World Events Productions, who retains ownership of the property in the west.