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AeternoBlade, The 3DS Game Inspired By Castlevania, Muramasa And Braid


When indie developers turn to crowdfunding, it’s normally for a game that is in development for PC or across multiple platforms. It’s rarer to see an indie developer that turns to Kickstarter or IndieGoGo for a purely portable game, but that’s what Corecell are doing. They’re working on a side-scroller called AeternoBlade for the Nintendo 3DS, and say the game is inspired by Braid, Muramasa and Castlevania.



AeternoBlade features a neat time-travel feature that lets you rewind time and fix mistakes you’ve made. The game is nearly complete—Corecell say they’re 90% done, and are preparing to release the game in Japan. Where they do need help is acquiring funds for localization and an overseas release in the U.S. and Europe, and this is what their IndieGoGo campaign is for.


Once the stars align, AeternoBlade will be released as a download title via the Nintendo eShop.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.