Apocalypse Now, the classic war film by Francis Ford Coppola, is getting the video game treatment, and you can make it happen if you wish to do so.

Apocalypse Now will be a first person “survival and horror” title with strong RPG elements. Unlike what you’d expect from the video game about war, this one will not be a shooter. Instead, it will be all about tension, tactical decision making and stealth. That isn’t to say there won’t be combat, but it’s usually as a last resort.

Actually, it depends on who you build and develop your version of Captain Willard, the movie’s and game’s protagonist. Character skills will affect your dialogue options and how you navigate the jungles of Vietnam – how stealthy or aggressive your approach is.

Bottom line, Apocalypse Now is a psychological horror game that the developers describe as “Fallout: New Vegas on acid in the middle of the Vietnam War.” So it will appeal to fans of both deep RPGs and hallucinogenic drugs.

The game is currently looking to be funded on Kickstarter. The team behind it, Erebus LLC, is comprised by people who worked on titles such as Fallout: New Vegas, Wasteland 2, Torment: Tides of Numenera, Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir, Battlefield: Hardline and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. This is quite an impressive resume of RPG, AAA titles and crowdfunding successes.

Erebus LLC is asking for $900,000 for the Kickstarter campaign, with a long term goal of $6,000,000 in additional funds over 3 more years. That is why Apocalypse Now is currently scheduled to release in late 2020, on PC. The game will also come out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is the studio can raise at least $2.5 million in funds.

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