Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Aug 292022

On Friday we discussed the exciting announcement of Armed Fantasia and Penny Blood, and now the Kickstarter campaign is live!

Once again, this is a double Kickstarter to fund both a Wild Arms spiritual successor and a Shadow Hearts spiritual successor.

I love both series, so I had to jump on this.

The platforms are now clear: the initial funding goal is for PC, there is a console stretch goal for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and a Nintendo option will be included in case a Switch successor comes out in the meantime; if one doesn’t, they’ll work something out with people who chose it.

(So no Armed Fantasia or Penny Blood on Switch.)

When I first heard about this Kickstarter, I thought it might be confusing for someone who is only interested in backing one of the games, not both. It turns out I was wrong. This Kickstarter is much more confusing if you want both.

Armed Fantasia and Penny Blood each have a nice selection of tiers with various rewards, but only a handful of tiers include both games. Some rewards are available as add-ons, although they’re somewhat expensive and are missing some notable options, like the soundtrack CDs.

I would have liked to get physical copies of both games and both soundtracks, but that seems to be impossible at the moment outside of the super high tier that includes everything. They’ve said in replies to comments that additional add-ons might be possible through backerkit later on.

So the tiers are a bit confusing right now, and there’s also a lot of stuff about community goals and how supporting them for one game or the other will work that seems a little complicated, but if you’re interested in one or both of these JRPGs, check out the Kickstarter!

(I was going to review Dark Road today, but we’ll have to save that for next time.)

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  4 Responses to “Armed Fantasia and Penny Blood Kickstarter is Live Now!”

  1. Yeah I was wondering how the combined kickstarter would go. It does sound confusing that only the highest tiers contain both games, since this isn’t like indiegogo where you can back for multiple tiers at once. Will still check out the kickstarter, especially if they might get to console stretch goals…

    • It’s not that only the highest tiers contain both games, but that the tiers that contain both games don’t include any of the other rewards. But yeah, if you could back multiple tiers, that would solve everything.

      It looks like they’ve added the soundtracks to the add-on options now.

  2. I love Wild Arms and I was always curious to try Shadow Hearts. It’s nice to see that they already reached their goal!

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