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Lion Wing Publishing have set their new game project live today - Kradia: Wild Hunt Festival is an anime styled JRPG for between 1-4 players.
The game is a co-operative boss battle board game from Liner Note, a Japanse/Chinese design studio. featuring class-based combat, character progression, two modes of play, whimsical anime art and "challenging boss-battle game-play".
The Kickstarter campaign allows you to back the standard game ($35) or the deluxe edition, which will feature dice and a tray exclusive to this campaign for $75.
From the Press Release: Kradia: Wild Hunt Festival is a whimsical JRPG-turned-board game set in the colorful world of Kradia. In the game, up to four players are tasked with forming a party of adventurers and combining their powers to defeat a series of bosses. As a cooperative fantasy-themed boss-battle game, players must synergize their abilities and employ effective combat strategies—via the utilization of items and their characters' unique class abilities—to defeat a collection of bosses.
Each character in Wild Hunt Festival has an assigned role (or class) such as attacker, healer, defender, etc. These characters possess their own combat statistics, strengths & weaknesses, and class-specific skills that all must be leveraged throughout each battle and in conjunction with one another to overcome the game's challenging monsters.
There are 12 boss battles in total, each one offering their own tactics and unique skills. Every boss in Wild Hunt Festival feels different therefore requiring players to plan and execute their strategies accordingly.
There are two modes of play in Wild Hunt Festival. Story Mode, which is the game's primary play mode that offers a campaign-like progression system where players start at level 1 and take on a series of bosses, leveling between each fight. The second mode, Challenge Mode, has players start at the level 4 (max level) and fight a single super-charged boss.