Team Saber Rider’s really trying to make that lightning crack as they ride toward Steam!
On Monday, Team Saber Rider launched a Steam Greenlight page for their upcoming Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs game. The page features a new trailer for the game, which features footage of the Option menu, as well as gameplay from the title’s first level.
The footage features gameplay not found in a teaser released to backers of the game’s Kickstarter in December 2016.
Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs is currently slated for release on Steam, Nintendo’s 3DS handheld, the Sega Dreamcast, and the PC Engine CD. As of press time, the game has a tentative release date of the third quarter of 2017.
The Kickstarter for the Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs video game kicked off on August 28, 2015. The project managed to raise $96,591 across 1,072 backers, with an average contribution of $90.10 per backer.
The title 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.
Though the game has been in the works since the end of the Kickstarter, development stalled in August 2016 due to health issues affecting the lead programmer.
The Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs TV series 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.