FAQ: Armed Fantasia & Penny Blood
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Why create a companion game? なぜコンパニオンゲームを作ったのですか?

We talked with Natsume Atari who were fans of the IP. Other Kickstarters have released companion games so that backers have a title to play while they are waiting for the main game, and we thought it was a great idea.


Last updated: November 30, 2023 05:25

Why did you wait until now to announce this title? なぜこのタイトルの情報を、発表のタイミングまで公開しなかったのですか?

We wanted to give Natsume Atari the chance to develop the core of the game and allow backers the chance to play the game sooner rather than waiting an extended period of time after announcing it.


Last updated: November 30, 2023 05:26

Why isn’t this a JRPG? なぜJRPGではないのですか?

RPGs are asset heavy and quite expensive to produce. Besides, the main game is a JRPG, so why do the same thing twice? Natsume Atari excels at action games, so being able to present a different gameplay experience with the same IP of Penny Blood made more sense. Hopefully it will bring in new fans into the series too!

RPGはアセットが多く、制作費がかなりかかります。それに、ゲーム本編はJRPGなので、こちらもRPGでは重なる部分が多いと考えました。ナツメアタリはアクションゲームを得意としていますし、PENNY BLOOD という同じIPでも異なるゲームプレイ体験を提示できる方が理にかなっています。シリーズに新しいファンを取り込めることも期待しています!

Last updated: November 30, 2023 05:29

Are funds from the Kickstarter being used to develop this title? Kickstarterの資金は本作の開発に使われているのでしょうか?

No. All funds from the Kickstarter are being used on the main game: Penny Blood. This game, Penny Blood: Hellbound, is largely being developed through the sweat equity of Natsume Atari with directorial oversight by Yukikaze/Studio Wild Rose. This is only possible through indies helping indies.

いいえ、Kickstarterの資金はすべて『PENNY BLOOD』本編に使われています。この作品、『PENNY BLOOD: HELLBOUND』はナツメアタリが汗水を流し開発し、ユキカゼ/スタジオワイルドローズが監修をしているゲームです。これはインディーズがインディーズを支援することによってのみ可能だったわけです。

Last updated: November 30, 2023 05:29

Who is the publisher on this? パブリッシャーはどこですか?

It will be Natsume Atari. It’s great to work with another developer because the terms are fair. As we continue to talk with other publishers about Penny Blood, we have been told this game and hopefully its success will be seen as another reason why Penny Blood is a viable title.

ナツメアタリです。条件は公平な関係性ですので、こんな風に他のデベロッパーと仕事ができるのは素晴らしいことです。『PENNY BLOOD』については別のパブリッシャーと話を続けている中で、『PENNY BLOOD: HELLBOUND』の成功が、『PENNY BLOOD』が有力なタイトルであるもう一つの理由になることを願っています。

Last updated: November 30, 2023 05:30

Do I get any benefit for being a backer? バッカーですが、何か特典はありますか?

Penny Blood Hellbound is its own game. Since it still costs money to develop we need to ask backers to purchase it via the backer store for a discounted price. Any backer who purchases this via Backerkit will get a code to participate in the closed Backer Beta starting from December 14th.

『PENNY BLOOD: HELLBOUND』は独立したゲームです。開発費がかかるため、バッカー様にはバッカーストアを通じて割引価格で購入していただく必要があります。Backerkit経由で購入していただくバッカー様には、12月14日から始まる、バッカー限定のクローズドベータ版に参加するためのコードを発行いたします。

Last updated: November 30, 2023 05:31

When do non backers get a chance to play the game? 非バッカーもこのゲームをプレイできますか?

Upon receiving feedback from backers playing the closed Backer Beta, we will adjust the game and plan to release it into Early Access. Many roguelikes have highly benefited from this kind of a release structure since it allows the developers to get initial feedback from the core fans and then get more feedback from non-fans as well to improve the game where possible. As we want to give all backers a value-add, the Early Access price will be slightly higher.


Last updated: November 30, 2023 05:32

I purchased a premium reward but didn’t get asked for my name/pet/parting line/etc. When will that happen? プレミアム・リワードを購入しましたが、名前、ペット、セリフなどに関する連絡が来なかったです。いつになりますか?

We’ll reaching out to each E-mail individually some time in Feb-Mar 2024 to work with you on the contents of the premium reward. 2024年2月から3月にかけて、各メールに個別にプレミアム特典ついて連絡をさせていただきます。

Last updated: December 01, 2023 00:42

When the title switches over to Early Access or PC Full Release will I have to buy it again? 本作品がアーリーアクセスまたはPCフルリリースに切り替わったら、また購入しなければなりませんか?

No, you will continue to be able to play the game as it continues through its development phases. いいえ、開発フェーズの継続に伴い、引き続きゲームをプレイすることができます。

Last updated: December 01, 2023 00:42

Will this be on consoles? 各プラットフォームのリリースはありますか?

We currently have no announcement about a console version. 現在のところ、PC版以外の告知はありません。

Last updated: December 01, 2023 00:43

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