Bootal Legend: ‘Boot Hill Heroes’ Reaches Kickstarter Goal

There’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is Dave Welch. Along with his roommate and Experimental Gamer sidekick, Ben, he’s concocted a new retro RPG set in the Wild West. And even though a gunslinging RPG with an old-school graphical style is dandy enough on its own, what’s even better is that the game has successfully reached its public funding target on Kickstarter with 26 days still to go.


Experimental Gamer describes Boot Hill Heroes as “one part Final Fantasy, one part Earthbound and one part Chrono Trigger,” with a healthy dose of cowboys firing pistols, hogtying damsels and eating pudding, no doubt. Its combat takes on a turn-based style made famous in the 8-bit era, complete with all the abilities and Power Points you can shake a Smith and Western at.


What sets the game apart even further is the fact that, alongside its standard single-player campaign, it also offers full co-operative play for up to four players. Sadly, it’s strictly a local co-op affair, so don’t expect to see any form of online action at release.


With a riproaring injection of humour and a charming, Earthbound-inspired aesthetic, Boot Hill Heroes looks as though it’s going to be a haven of cowboys and Indian-based joy. It’s currently slated for an October 2012 release on PC and the Xbox Live Indie Games service at an as yet undisclosed price.


Keep your eye on this little hootenanny at its official site.

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