Kickstarter Success for Armed Fantasia and Penny Blood Games, Creators of Wild Arms and Shadow Hearts

The Armed Fantasia: To the End of the Wilderness and Penny Blood spiritual sequel games to Wild Arms and Shadow Hearts, respectively, were funded through a Kickstarter campaign run by WILD BUNCH Productions and Yukikaze on Tuesday.

Wild Arms/Shadow Hearts

A combined US$750,000 was the target of the two Kickstarter campaigns for the games, which began on Tuesday in Japan (Monday in the United States). At the time of publication, the campaign has amassed US$872,778.

Armed Fantasia: To the End of the Wilderness’s plot is as follows, according to WILD BUNCH Productions and Yukikaze:

A young man called Ingram loses his grandpa in Londenium, a remote region of this globe, severing the last link that connected him to his homeland. Ingram embarks on a new journey as a Pathfinder, a branch of explorers who use the potent ARM (Aether Reaction Maximizer) weaponry to take out Anomalies that wreak havoc on the earth, because he has no other reason to stay and because he wants to reunite with his boyhood buddy.

On his trip, Ingram will meet many new friends and enemies, cross paths with them many times, and get involved in a crucial conflict that will affect both the history and the future of Londenium.

It will be a turn-based JRPG adventure with puzzle features and extensive exploration.

The principal game creator is Akifumi Kaneko.

Penny Blood’s plot is as follows, according to WILD BUNCH Productions and Yukikaze:

Matthew Farrell, a lone wolf private investigator for the Bureau of Investigation in New York, is the protagonist of Penny Blood. He uses his fusion transformation skills to hunt down monsters on the Bureau’s orders, while detesting the accursed talents his father gave him.

One day, Matthew is charged with looking into a peculiar occurrence that took place at a psychiatric hospital in New York. When he finally arrives at the asylum, he discovers that it is swarming with horrifying, rabid monsters. Matthew is able to win by a little margin because to his secret power.

Matthew’s inquiry will take him from America to the furthest reaches of Europe and the distant continent of Asia, including Japan and China, in order to discover the truth behind the unusual occurrence. He will come across those fighting for retribution, others trying to take advantage of the aberrant horrors for their own gain, and people who just want to destroy. In Penny Blood, a man is forced to transform into the same thing that he is trying to defeat.

A “twitch-trigger response time” and a “Sanity Points” system will be included in this turn-based JRPG.

The principal game creator and game director is Matsuzo Machida. The characters are being created by Miyako Kato. The soundtrack is being written by Yoshitaka Hirota and Akari Kaida.

In 1996, the PlayStation version of the first Wild Arms game was released. The Wild Arms XF PlayStation Portable game for the series was released in 2007, while the Wild Arms Million Memories mobile role-playing game by ForwardWorks debuted in September 2018. In 1999, a television anime version of the series called Wild Arms – Twilight Venom was released. The Wild Arms Hananusubito (Wild Arms – Flower Thieves) manga, created by Wakako Oba, debuted in 2001. The settings of the games merge the Wild West with fantasy.

In 2001, the PlayStation 2 version of the first Shadow Hearts game was released. The game was a follow-up to the PlayStation game Koudelka from 1999. In 2004, the sequel to Shadow Hearts, titled Shadow Hearts: Covenant, was released. In 2005, Shadow Hearts: From the New World, a spinoff game from the series, was released.

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