Japanese developer YUKIKAZE has released the first trailer for Penny Blood. Penny Bloodtheir new Shadow Hearts Spiritual successor, made by the creators of the original series.
Here’s the first trailer for the new game, which is being crowdfunded via Kickstarter alongside the series album. Wild Arms spiritual successor, Armed Fantasia.
Penny Blood features a twisted world of gothic horror and nightmarish imagery rarely seen in JRPGs. In Penny Blood, players follow the story of Matthew, an investigator who embarks on a grim international investigation through the iconic Roaring Twenties, making allies and dealing with trauma in a world twisted by cosmic horror, malice and chaos.
Players will travel around the world, from the United States to Europe and Asia, and explore nations recovering or basking in the wake of one of the bloodiest conflicts in history, without worry about the bustle lurking beneath the surface.
Penny Blood’s story begins with Matthew Farrell, a lone wolf private detective in New York working for the Bureau of Investigation. Although he hates the cursed powers he inherited from his father, he uses his fusion transformation abilities to hunt down monsters at the behest of the Bureau.
One day, Matthew is assigned to investigate a strange incident in a mental asylum in New York. After rushing to the asylum, he discovers that it is full of grotesque and rampaging creatures. Thanks to his hidden power, Matthew manages to win a narrow victory.
In order to uncover the truth behind this strange incident, Matthew’s investigation will take him from America to the faraway continent of Asia, including Japan and China, as well as the far reaches of Europe. Along the way, he will encounter those who strive for revenge, those who seek to use the Aberrant Horrors for their own benefit, and those who simply wish to destroy. Penny Blood tells the story of a man who must become what he seeks to conquer.
Penny Blood’s overworld maps provide an overview of towns and villages that will transport players to the 1920s, where they will experience the world as it was, unaware of the horrific events that will soon unfold .
From bustling streets to haunted sanitariums, players will delve into carefully detailed terrain maps to purchase items essential to their quest, investigate supernatural occurrences, and battle Stygian monstrosities.
Psycho Sigil’s easy-to-learn yet hard-to-master combat system combines traditional turn-based JRPG strategy with fast reaction time to maximize attack potential and keep players on their toes. each encounter. Players can embrace the darkness within as they use Fusion to summon the abyss and fight fire with fire, harnessing the power of darkness to send demons back where they came from.
Interactions with demons will affect hero health points. If players lose too many health points, their allies will succumb to madness, gaining strength and losing their temper. However, this power boost might be just enough to turn the tide of the battle.
Hirota Yoshitaka (known for Shadows Hearts and Shadow Hearts: Covenant) returns to the helm as composer to inject a sense of dread and sinister unease suited to the atmosphere. He is accompanied by Akari Kaida from Breath of Fire 3, who injects a heavy dose of jazz into the Roaring Twenties setting.
“This is my second chance. The chances of making another game like this are rare, so please support me,” says lead game designer Matsuzo Machida.
With direction by Matsuzo Machida, character design by Miyako Kato, and music and sound composed by Yoshitaka Hirota and Akari Kaida, Penny Blood promises to sink its claws into players by bringing the dark side of Japanese RPGs to life.