Penny Blood: Hellbound launches for Steam Early Access on March 7

Natsume Atari and Studio Wildrose have announced (via Kickstarter) that Penny Blood: Hellbound  will launch via Steam Early Access on March 7.

Penny Blood: Hellbound was officially announced in December 2023, and works as a companion game to the upcoming Penny Blood (similar to how Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising works as a companion game to Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.) It features the so-called Hellhounders described as "rivals" of Penny Blood's main protagonist Matthew. The game is currently only announced for PC.

While a playable beta version of the game has been available to backers, the Early Access version will be available to purchase for $19.99. According to the previously-released roadmap, a full release is planned for this Summer.

The Kickstarter update can be found below.

Our Sincerest Condolences

Many of you may have seen the news but we lost a true JRPG hero earlier in the month. Yoshitaka Murayama of the Genso Suikoden and Eiyuden Chronicle series has passed away. We were so fortunate to have him on the closing stream. He was a big personality with great stories to tell. We will miss him and send our deepest condolences to the team at Rabbit and Bear.

Penny Blood Hellbound Early Access

Penny Blood Hellbound will officially enter Early Access on March 7th at 6PM JPN time. It has a host of new content, art, music, added stability, bug fixes, and more. If you purchased it via the Closed Beta Backer discount you'll be able to play right away. If you are new to the game, the Early Access version is priced at $20 USD but that price will increase once we get to the full release. As always, any feedback is greatly appreciated via the official Discord.

Penny Blood Hellbound Early Access Save System

In order to ensure the highest save stability we needed to rebuild the save architecture for future improvements. This unfortunately means that save data from the closed beta will be unusable in the Early Access version but this should be the only time we need to do a save data wipe for any future version. We know losing save progress can be frustrating but hopefully with all the new changes to the core game loop it will still feel like a fresh experience.