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September 24th, 2021:
Quartet, the second retro-inspired JRPG from games studio Something Classic, has reached its Kickstarter funding goal! 769 backers have pledged $37,075 (USD) to bring the game to PC, Mac and Linux. With funding for the base game secured, a new console stretch goal lies open: at $45,000, the game will also come to Nintendo Switch!
“The Nintendo Switch audience supported Shadows of Adam in a big way,” says producer Tyler Mire. “Having that extra funding would allow us to port to Switch ourselves, and begin work immediately after the PC release.”
Whether you’re leaping from airship to airship above a raging battle, or evading an ancient monster in the caverns created by an underground river, Quartet is going to look and feel amazing on the Nintendo Switch. Thanks to short, fast-moving quests, it will be easy for players to flick on their console and wrap up a story arc in short order. The fast-paced, tag-team style combat also lends itself very nicely to console controls and will be a very smooth experience overall.
- Eight heroes with a unique roster of spells and abilities
- Tactically deep tag-team combat
- A sprawling, character-driven story
- Tons of epic and imaginative loot
Quartet begins with four separate chapters, playable in any order. In those four chapters, players meet eight unlikely heroes, and get to see how the stories intertwine into an epic narrative surrounding the war over the control of magic. In battle, players deploy four characters at any time, with the ability to instantly swap the other four characters in, tag-team style.
ABOUT SOMETHING CLASSIC
Something Classic is an indie studio with a passion for modern takes on the classic JRPG genre. Their previous game, Shadows of Adam, was a cult hit among retro JRPG enthusiasts and is available on Steam, Switch and PS4.
Quartet is on Kickstarter from September 1st 2021 through October 1st 2021 at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/somethingclassic/quartet-0?ref=6928q7