The Japanese myths of Tsukumogami come alive in a Puzzle RPG - winner of the Eclectic Indie Dev Grant.
Released in Japan in August 2012, 99 Spirits is the first RPG produced by the indie game circle TORaIKI, and is currently being localized for English speaking audiences to be released on Windows PC in early 2013. The game features an original battle system where players will have to puzzle out the true identity of the enemy before defeating them. 99 Spirits revolves around the real Japanese legends of Tsukumogami, where everyday objects come alive on their 100th birthday.
- Over 10 hours of playtime in an RPG that mixes intense puzzles with fast paced action
- Work out the true identity of your enemies in a unique battle system
- Capture enemy spirits and turn them into allies
- Interact with over 40 unique characters that impact your journey
- Battle over 100 monsters and master a vast variety of skills
- Maintain your equipment and combat hunger as you traverse different regions
- Beautifully detailed art and an atmospheric original soundtrack bring feudal Japan alive
- Dual audio: Toggle between English and Japanese voice
Hanabusa is a young headstrong girl living in the Heian capital within medieval Japan. But when her mother is slain by evil spirits, her life turns into one of vengeance as she sets out to hunt and destroy the spirits.
During Hanabusa’s travels, she meets a white fox who turns out to be a servant of the mountain god. Hanabusa receives a special sword passed down from her mother, which gives her the ability to see the true forms of spirits to help slay them. Shortly after, a spirit claiming to be Hanabusa’s long-lost father, Hidetada, breaks her sword and leaves Hanabusa powerless and confused.
Now to mend her broken sword and learn the truth about her father, Hanabusa embarks on a journey to annihilate every last one of the evil spirits.
Today we got some big news lined up concerning 99 Spirits‘ localization progress.
First but not least, the translation and editing of 99 Spirits script and graphics is now officially complete!
With a month to go till the 31.5. release date, we will be spending it testing and polishing the game to be able to release it in the best condition possible. We are also focusing our efforts into getting more visibility for 99 Spirits. If you write for a game blog or news site and would like to preview 99 Spirits, don’t hesitate to shoot us a message.
Secondly, we are happy to announce that a playable demo for 99 Spirits is now available for download!
You can get it from Desura now - just grab it from the Demo download link for some puzzle RPG goodness. We are excited to hear your feedback!
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12 days until 99 Spirits release! Getting close now.
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@olivierpero Thank you, glad you like it!
May 17 2013, 6:23am
There's a French(!) preview for the English version of 99 Spirits up at T.co Check it out if you're able.
May 17 2013, 5:39am
May 17 2013, 2:14am
@Aerothorn It was the evil machinations of the Royal Army, no doubt.
May 11 2013, 2:19am
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May 3 2013, 11:15am
@Phosphatide It's possible, I noticed that earlier but thought I fixed it in the latest version (1.03). Gotta check.
May 3 2013, 7:11am