WATCH: Joe Mad Debuts Animated Clip from "Battle Chasers" Game

Last week, Joe Madureira and his partners in Airship Syndicate announced their plans to fund the long-awaited "Battle Chasers" game and comic via a Kickstarter campaign.

Today, the campaign went live. And in addition to new art and gameplay footage featuring Garrison, Gully, Monika and the rest of the "Battle Chasers" cast, it includes a look at the game's cut scenes. Specifically, a traditionally animated sequence showcasing Garrisons's fighting skills.

Modeled after classic Japanese Role Playing Games -- JRPGs -- "Nightwar" will feature artwork that looks as though it was taken straight from Madureira's comic. The game's Kickstarter goal of $300,000 had already passed the halfway mark as of this writing.

The original "Battle Chasers" series published nine issues between 1998 and 2001, primarily through Image Comics. The fantasy series marked Madureira's first creator-owned work following a blockbuster stint as the artist on "Uncanny X-Men" at Marvel Comics. The series experienced numerous lengthy delays and ended on a still unresolved cliffhanger in 2001's "Battle Chasers" #9.

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