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Ex-Stalker Developers Will Take To Kickstarter To Fund Its Spiritual Successor, Destined For Current Gen Consoles


The developers behind the acclaimed S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light will be setting up a Kickstarter campaign to get funding for their next project which is called Areal. The goal is to raise $30,000, though this will probably change. The platforms that game will be coming to are as follows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Mac, Windows and Linux. Here’s a description regarding what to expect for Areal.

Areal is a new video game that’s being developed by the people behind S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light. It features a massive and intricately detailed open world environment that is extremely varied and colorful, even though it’s set in a post-apocalyptic setting. Areal depicts a future where civilization has fallen apart due to an unearthly material called Metamorphite, which eventually spreads, corrupts and infects the whole world. The source of Metamorphite comes from a meteor that impacted the earth long ago, and it is the site of constant conflict and bloodshed.

75 thoughts on “Ex-Stalker Developers Will Take To Kickstarter To Fund Its Spiritual Successor, Destined For Current Gen Consoles”

    1. It already says it IS coming to Wii U… that’s they hypocritical thing about it… Still, sounds interesting

    2. That was THQ that made Metro, THQ no longer exists, it’s just the devs from that game are still around. So there is no “Well not coming to Wii U” since that was THQ’s decision not the independent developers.

      1. Let’s hope that is the case and they won’t change their minds again…
        And yes I know you said it was THQ’s decision but who knows…
        As everything is skipping my beloved Wii U it wouldn’t surprise me…

  1. Soooo the same developers that said “the CPU was too weak in the Wii U to run Metro Last Light” are the same devs developing a game… FOR the Wii U… and other consoles…. Wow… talk about being a hypocrite

      1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

        I was being silly concerning the description of this game is so similar to the MP stories…

        1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

          xD You’re right. Metamorphite sounds exactly like Phazon. Even the plot has a Metroid Prime feel to it. After all, the biggest problems of Tallon IV were occurring right next to the impact crater where Phazon was spilling forth from.

  2. Albert "The Jizzer" Einstein

    I’ve never heard of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. but I hate stupid acronyms.
    I have heard of Metro Last Light though.

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  4. I’m enjoying Nintendo games a lot, but unfortunately, if Nintendo doesn’t get more 3rd party support, I just might have to sell my Wii U. I’ve owned almost nothing but Nintendo products and I’m missing out on alot of games. What do you guys suggest? :(

      1. I guess I will. I’m actually looking for a job right now so I can buy one. :D But god knows how long it’s gonna take… I only have a Wii U (and 3DS xl) and I’ve already played tons and tons of Mario Kart 8. It’s getting kind of boring now. :(

        1. What ever you do, don’t work at a fast food restaurant like McDonalds. Try best buy if you are 16 or older.

        2. Oh yeah, don’t sell your systems, I tell you tis because I have experience in doing that but you are different from me so it might work out for you. When I sell my games, I get the crave to play them once again…so I keep mine instead, besides, they be a lot more worth after they age.

    1. if I had to choose between playing broken AAA third party games that come out every week or Nintendo gems that are polished yeah I pick nintendo gems.

    2. Get either a PS3 if you want to try out first parties that first debuted on it, like TLoU or Uncharted, or a PS4 if you want to get a steady stream of third parties and a continuation of those first parties, if you are okay with missing out on some parts of the story

    3. Ditch it bro, the Wii U is not getting any 3rd party support anytime soon. Even if it started selling better, by the time 3rd party developers would start developing games for it would take another 2 years as they currently have nothing in the works for it and developing a game takes over 2 years these days. I did that an can finally enjoy all the triple A games I been missing all these years for being an ex loyal Nintendo gamer. Tomb Raider, will get to play The Last of Us, will get to play the Metro redux remake games,(never got a chance to play any of those games for being an ex Nintendo gamer so they will be new to me), and now I will. The Division, The Crew, AC Unity, The Order, Destiny, so many games that appeal to me and nothing from Nintendo that appeals to me. Yeah I’m learning to play FPS multiplayer games too and getting bettar at it too, as when you a Nintendo gamer online doesn’t exist lol.(and the only ones that say multiplayer sucks is because they suck at it lol). And one or two games every 2 years from Nintendo that might appeal to me (Bayonetta or Monoliths game)doesn’t cut it for me.
      Nintendo only makes a certain type of game these days, not the variety of games they used to make when they had all these awesome western 2nd party studios. I never liked any of the Mario games so I aren’t missing any of that. The Nintendo I liked was the one back in the N64 and GC era when they had a bunch of western 2nd party studios like Rare, Silicon Knights, Left Field, excellent relationship with Factor 5, the old Retro that worked on the Metroid games (not the new Retro that works on more baby games like DKTF). The only games from Nintendo EAD I liked were 1080° and Wave Race. But Nintendo sold all those western studios years ago and now they became a one dimensional game company who only makes a certain type of game for a certain type of gamer. I have so many games to play I barely have enough time for them, hence I only post here every few weeks not everyday like the Nintendo fanboys that frequent this site. They obviously aren’t having fun with their Wii U’s hence they have so much free time lol.

      1. Who are you to say we don’t have free time? Such a Sony drone. Tell me ONE PS4 game that beats 3D World. Remind me again how many first parties are coming out for PS4 this year? If I remember right it was, uh Driveclub, and , yeah, I think that’s it. Have fun with all those garbage dude bro shooters Pony, I hope you get owned like the noob you are. And oh, someone who barely has time to do anything else other than gaming seriously has no life. You’re probably single, have no job, and hide in the basement playing games and waiting for your mommy to feed you, because you’re so damn overweight. Amirite?

      2. That last sentence doe. Just like all those Sony Ponies in the IGN comments section trolling in every single fucking article, right? They must be so bored with Call Of Duty and Killzone lmfao. Social reject right here^

        1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

          Agreed, these Xbots and Sonyans bash our empire every day and yet they don’t play their games…

      3. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

        Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a baby game? *facepalm* Hollow, do NOT listen to this fool. Only an ignorant person would call one of the most challenging games the Wii U has a baby game.

    4. Damn, don’t sell the Wii U, this is the best time to own one omf. Save up and own both the PS4 and Wii U, then you’ll get both quality first and third party games

    5. Keep the wii u, save up for a gaming pc.
      Boom; the best exclusives and the best third party games.
      You’ll be set for the rest of this gen.

      1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

        Agreed 100%…

        With a PC you get the best Third Class games cheaper and a PC that can do so much more than 2 gimped PCs…

      1. Wow, I just might do that. Most of the PS4 games I want like Witcher 3, KH3, FF13, etc, come out 2015. And I’ll be able to get into all the other games I missed last gen with a PS3. That makes much more sense! Alright PS3 it is! And I’ll keep my Wii U! :D

    1. because I would prefer to have a very good nintendo game than a mediocre first person shooter thats going to come out again in 4 months? cool

      1. I get what you are saying, but Call of Duty comes out every 9-10 months. Not 4. That’s almost a year apart. Lol. And the other consoles aren’t just filled with shooters. That’s just what everyone else is paying attention to. Believe me, there are some awesome games like Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider.

        1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

          As if 9-10 months does it justice, that’s still milking it to the max…

          And a new game is announced every 3 months…

      2. Because you’re calling games that you haven’t played, haven’t been released, or are still in production, mediocre. Just because of genres or what ever party is making them..

        1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

          Yet you do the same thing, then of course you going to deny it like every other hypocrite.

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  6. Nintendo is my Blood

    Unfortunate if you want to sell your Wii U, but if you want other game options, it is your choice, I really wish you would keep your U, but I understand the desire for more games

    Although I love my U and can’t imagine my life without it

    1. I’m not gonna sell it right now. There’s too many games I want. I mean after all the bigger games come out. Smash, Captain Toad, Zelda, Splatoon, Bayonetta, etc. If I don’t find these enjoyable, then maybe I might sell it. But by then, idk. Maybe I’d have my precious PS4 by then. :) It’s not the fact that I don’t like Nintendo’s games, it’s just that I want to experience more games. Pretty sure I’ve said this before, but I’ve been with Nintendo products my whole life. Beginning with the Gamecube. Lol.

  7. I’ve been playing online first person shooters since Dreamcast its boring now because all the games are all military based I mean after you play call duty 1234 world at war modern combat 2 modern combat 3 black ops black ops 2 ghost and battlefield 1234 and all the other parts from battlefield and Killzone 1 2 3 4 halo 1 2 3 4 reach… yea it gets boring… this generation is off to a bad start battlefield 4 still broken but hardline is being beta tested and the new Call of Duty I mean enoughs enough.

      1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

        And fucking Microsoft owns it now! *facepalm* Why couldn’t Nintendo at least keep Perfect Dark and Banjo & Kazooie!? Ugh! Selling Rare without trying to keep at least 1 or 2 franchises is one of Nintendo’s biggest failures. I’d have loved for them to have kept Perfect Dark and Banjo & Kazooie.

        1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

          Indeed, although I prefered Jet Force Gemini…

          Everything Rare did back then was ahead of it’s time…

          I still think Perfect Dark 64 is way ahead of even current FPS games…

          1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

            I love how the game used one of Goldeneye’s best inventions: the higher difficulties added newer missions that extended the stages/levels/missions.

  8. So now that their hating for Nintendo and real gaming left them lost, they are on kickstarter. That pride they had before their fall lol.

  9. Nintendo Knight Equilibrium

    Xb1 and ps4 full of shooting games. I have all the shooter games on the ps3 my favorite shooting games are all socom games and MAG. I don’t enjoy COD and my xbox360 I enjoy playing Halo and that’s all. I bought my ps4 for socom and MAG and then f*ck heard Sony shotdown or sold the buildings that made this games. Idk if sony still have some plans to make this games =(
    But enough said I’m waiting for devils third now for the wii u, I hope this game will gives me lots of enjoyment.

  10. And when ever it’s live, it’s not going to be backed up because Nintendrones just want stupid platformer games on their console, and the people from the other consoles will barely not hear about it.

      1. Not my fault that it’s true. Happened with Cult County, and Shadow of the Eternals. Both full 3D games, both coming to Wii U and the other systems. It’s bound to happen again.

        All The kickstarter games that usually come to the Wii U are these 2D platformers or these horrible puzzle games.

  11. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

    I hope MNN keeps us apprised of this game on Kickstarter when there is some screenshots on the kickstarter page.

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