Go back several months, to May, and the announcement was made that indie studio SnowCastle Games would be bringing their JRPG Festival of Magic, "an adventure RPG with a Nordic take on an Eastern genre," to Wii U—alongside its PC release of course. Now fast forward to today, and this "throwback to the classic Japanese RPGs" has just recently begun its Kickstarter campaign, as I learned from reading a friendly promo on The Girl and the Robot's Kickstarter page.
Festival of Magic takes place on a world called Umbra, "a once peaceful realm where magic and technology existed in perfect harmony," but in similar fashion to much of the genre, this JRPG begins with an ambushed village and a sorceress in distress. The "young treasure hunter named Amon" is called to help "the sorceress Olia" locate a missing botanist, but upon their return to the village after the successful rescue, the Village is ambushed by "a powerful warlock" who leaves Olia powerless and lifeless, the impetus for the adventure to come. More details after the jump!