[UPDATE] Wild Arms Spiritual Successor ‘Armed Fantasia’ Kickstarter Announced; Combat, Setting, Cast & Story Details + Screenshots & Renders

Veteran creators of the Wild Arms franchise have announced the world’s first Double Kickstarter campaign for a spiritual successor to the aforementioned series titled Armed Fantasia. Additionally, a spiritual successor to Shadow Hearts, Penny Blood, is the other game featured in this upcoming Double Kickstarter.

Taking place in the land of Londenium, the protagonist, Ingram, decides to leave his hometown after his grandfather passes away. He then becomes a Pathfinder, a profession utilizing ARM (Aether Reaction Maximizer) weaponry to rid the world of Anomalies.

UPDATE 8/29/2022: The Double Kickstarter Campaign is now live, sharing a few soundtrack previews for the Armed Fantasia.

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Throughout this Westernpunk wilderness, Ingram will make many allies and enemies involved in a battle that will bring Londenium’s past and future to light. Two of his party members are named Euclid Sturges and Alicia Fairhead.

Players can look forward to a “large-scale party-based JRPG adventure,” where an enormous World Map housing puzzles, sea and air navigation with vehicles, and racing with genuine momentum is present. Dungeon exploration will have party members use their Gadgets, which prevail against obstacles in unique ways.

Combat will be turn-based, using the Cross Order Tactics system. “Successive character actions play a key role in the Chain Order, and disruptive Force Breaks interrupt enemy turn order,” so a vast degree of strategy is strongly emphasized.

Lead game designer and scenario writer, Akifumi Kaneko, shared the following comment regarding this project:

“I was charmed by the fact that something like a Double Kickstarter could be a new option for game development, so I decided to lead a new team. But in order for us to pave our way forward, we need everyone’s support!”

Other confirmed staff members are as follows:

  • Character Design – Tomomi Sasaki
  • Music – Michiko Naruke, Noriyasu Uematsu, Elements Garden, and veterans of the Wild Arms series.

The Kickstarter for Armed Fantasia and Penny Blood will be accessible on August 29, 2022. No platforms or a planned release window have been stated yet.

You can view the officially provided screenshots, enemy renders, ARM illustrations, and character renders below:

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Dengeki shared roughly 14 seconds of gameplay, viewable below:

Official artwork for the Double Kickstarter campaign was also shared, viewable below:

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UPDATE 8/30/2022: The title has been funded alongside Penny Blood. New art was shared for the occasion, viewable below:

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