A while ago, Japanese developer Mikage launched a crowdfunding campaign to revive Nippon Ichi Software’s JRPG franchise Criminal Girls with Criminal Girls X. Today, the campaign has ended.
Hosted on the local platform Campfire, the campaign started with a 6,000,000 yen goal, which translates into roughly $55,400. After the end of the campaign, pledges sum up to 15,767,532 yen, which approximately translates into $145,700, which is over 2.5 times the initial goal.
The aim of the campaign was to provide a “console-like” experience that players will be able to enjoy forever, even after the service for the free-to-play version have long shut down. Those who pledge for the game will receive a full version unaffected by the free-to-play business model.
You can also enjoy a live-action trailer and a batch of images, the first gameplay screenshot, another from the day before, the reveal of the gameplay loop, and the original announcement with a trailer.
The free-to-play version is expected to release in February 2020, while the full version should come in May 2020, for iOS, Android, And PC. An English release is also planned down the line.