Francis Ford Coppola announced the game adaptation of Apocalypse Now, and a Kickstarter campaign has been launched in order to fund this game. Apocalypse Now will be a psychedelic horror RPG and its team aims to raise $900K in the next 29 days.
The game will be an interactive recreation of Willard’s journey, as seen through a survival horror lens in which players with limited resources face unspeakable terrors. By choosing how to react to these situations, each player molds a unique version of Willard within the loose confines of the film story.
According to the team, Apocalypse Now will not be Call of Duty in Vietnam, meaning that players will have to use stealthy tactics.
Unlike a traditional RPG, the emphasis is not choosing dialogue, but rather actions and postures. Moreover, combat draws from survival horror to emphasize combat avoidance and stealth.
Apocalypse Now will be developed by the creators, designers, directors, writers and producers of Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity, The Witcher, Neverwinter Nights 2, Wasteland 2, Torment: Tides of Numenera, Everquest, DC Universe Online, PlanetSide, PlanetSide 2, Star Wars Galaxies and many more classic games.
A prototype trailer will be revealed soon, so stay tuned for more!