Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Video Game artist Andrew Bado (aka "DarkFalzX) has been working on a pet project, Legend of Iyo, for his entire life, starting on 8-bit computers. Bado has decided to complete the game with Kickstarter help. The game is also on Steam Greenlight.
According to Bado, "the game has changed, evolved and improved over the years, from a simple 8-bit run-and-jump to something far more compelling. The game has seen at least half a dozen iterations, each time dying, but being reborn as some kind of a stubborn freaking phoenix."
Legend of Iyo plans to be a Metroidvania style game with boss battles reminiscent of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and the 16-bit Contra games using his own "procedural module-animation editor for bringing those to life without killing me with animation work."
While the game will maintain a 256x192 resolution to keep the Super NES' "chunky pixel goodness", Legend of Iyo will also have tons of animation - the main character alone will have over 500 frames of animation.
To check out the game's Kickstarter page, visit it.