A few days ago, a teaser site went up for something named Astro Boy: Edge of Time, with some pretty big talent from the gaming industry behind it, like Suda51 and Akira Yamaoka. Today, Project Atom has fully unveiled just what Edge of Time actually is, a brand new digital collectible card game, based on Osamu Tezuka’s legendary manga/anime universe of Astro Boy.
The website for the game has updated with new info on characters and story, and a Kickstarter page has gone live as well. The project has a $50,000 goal and plenty of different reward tiers for backers. Edge of Time will feature an original story mode that expands on Astro Boy’s existing universe, as well as a multiplayer mode. It currently is slated for an early 2017 release date with Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS listed as platforms.
The Kickstarter has a bit of a surprise too, as you can download a demo of the game directly off of its page. The Astro Boy series has been around ever since in started as a manga way back in 1952, then became an anime in 1963. The most recent thing we’ve seen from the series was the 2009 American CG film simply titled, Astro Boy. There is however a reboot of the anime planned for release from Tezuka Productions, Shibuya Productions and Caribara Productions.
What do you think of Astro Boy’s new game? Would you have preferred to see something else, or is a digital CCG a good fit for the series? Leave a comment, and let us know what you think.