The official trailer for the Wild Arms successor, Armed Fantasia, has been released. A variety of combat footage and general scenery is showcased, providing a great early look at what backers should expect from the full release should it reach its goal. And, well, let’s be honest here, it definitely will.
Music is another highlight of this trailer, with prominent whistling. For those unaware, whistling is a common element in Wild Arms, so it’s neat to see that identity carry over to its spiritual successor.
This title is part of a unique Double Kickstarter campaign with a planned spiritual successor to Shadow Hearts, Penny Blood, set to go live on August 29, 2022.
- View our announcement coverage of the Double Kickstarter campaign.
- View our dedicated announcement coverage of Armed Fantasia.
- View our dedicated announcement coverage of Penny Blood.
You can view the game’s official Kickstarter trailer below:
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.
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.
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