eoe9Edge of Eternity, the JRPG indie title being developed by Midgar Studio, has reached yet another funding goal. This latest milestone unlocks nekaroo breeding for the final release. In the game, “nekaroos” are giant feline creatures that run on their hind legs, and they are a major means of transport in the world of Heryon. Breeding these beasts will unlock new kinds of nekaroos, both in appearance and what skill bonuses they can afford the player. An example provided by Midgar Studio was of a nekaroo found on an ocean beach. Such nekaroos might give bonuses to swimming for the player. Certain kinds of these mounts will be necessary for the progression of the game. Others will be exceedingly rare, and require hours of careful breeding. When explaining where their inspirations came from, Midgar Studio stated that they took less cues from Final Fantasy 7’s chocobo breeding system, and more from Sonic Adventures Chao Garden.

The next funding goal at $95k unlocks an item craft system that will give the player the power to craft such items as weapons, armor, and potions. Given that Edge of Eternity still has a little under a month left on Kickstarter and shows no signs of slowing down, the prospect of them reaching this goal is highly likely. Already unlocked are the PS4 and Xbox One releases. Their top funding goal, at $150k, promises to bring in acclaimed video game music composer, Yasunori Mitsuda, who is known for his work on Chrono Trigger and Xenosaga.

To learn more about Edge of Eternity be sure to check out our previous coverage, as well as a playthrough of the demo.

Amanda French
Amanda French first cut her gaming teeth by playing such classics as Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Super Mario World at the ripe age of four. From there spawned a lifelong love of video games, particularly narrative heavy adventures and open world games. A creative writing graduate of Full Sail University, Amanda writes fiction novels in her spare time. You can find her work at the Independent Author Network under the pseudonym, Illise Montoya. Amanda’s all-time favorite games include Dragon Age: Origins, Fallout 2, and Tekken 5. She lives on the California coast with her husband and young baby son.
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