By Spencer . March 27, 2012 . 4:03pm
MonkeyPaw and partner Gaijinworks are teaming up to localize a dropped JRPG series – Class of Heroes. Atlus brought the cutesy take on Wizardry overseas and now MonkeyPaw plans on localizing the 2009 PSP sequel Class of Heroes 2 and the 2010 PS3 port Class of Heroes 2G. Both games will get a digital release, but whether a deluxe bundle happens or not is in the hands of Kickstarter supporters.
Vic Ireland hopes to make a deluxe bundle that’s a throwback to the days when he was at Working Designs. The catch is Gaijinworks and MonkeyPaw games need half a million dollars to produce these packages.
Like other Kickstarter fundraiser, the Class of Heroes campaign has various reward tiers ranging from signed posters to a trip to E3 plus a dinner with MonkeyPaw and Gaijinworks. The biggest prize, a trip to Tokyo to meet the developers plus a cameo in Class of Heroes 2, will be hosted off site. Details about the price for each tier will be announced tomorrow when the Kickstarter campaign begins.
If the drive works out, Ireland told Kotaku he has a "laundry list" of JRPGs he would like to work on with an emphasis on PSP titles. "We’re looking at titles on all platforms, but there’s a special emphasis on PSP because there’s so many titles stuck in Japan that really need to be enjoyed here. However, even though I can’t give specific titles, know that we have pursued or are closing deals on all major platforms," Ireland said.
For more about Class of Heroes check out our interview about the most recent (and final!) game in the series with producer Luke Rideout.