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Cycle Across Unova Now Seeking Funding January 26, 2018

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
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Not too long ago I wrote about the promising film, Cycle Across Kanto. In it, a group of filmmakers and professional cyclists planned to travel across the specific region of Japan believed to have inspired the geography and locations of the first Pokémon games. As a long-time fan but newer player of Pokémon games, I was really excited to check this film out after it was completed. Unfortunately, the filmmakers were unable to secure the projected budget they needed on Kickstarter and sadly wrapped their current plans for that project.

Thankfully, Kanto isn’t the only region Pokémon‘s creators modeled their in-game environments after, as other cities across the world have served as the basis for regions in later Pokémon games. One of those cities is New York, New York, which served as the inspiration for the region players could explore in Pokémon Black and Pokémon White, Unova. Now, the filmmakers behind Cycle Across Kanto have announced their next project will be Cycle Across Unova, where they will be visiting the geography and landmarks from New York City that inspired the fifth generation Pokémon titles. The best part is, they plan to release the film online FOR FREE in 2019 after backers get their copies early in September 2018.

They’re seeking a budget of $4,000 to complete the film, as their domestic travel expenses are expected to be much lower than international. You’re welcome to check out their Gofundme page right here if you’d like to learn more about the project or donate. They have a full expense sheet on the page, which details their project’s expected costs. I have to admit, I would really like to check this film out once it’s done.