If you’re a fan of dating sims and the anime aesthetic, or JRPGs, visual novels are probably a genre you’d enjoy. Ascendant Hearts is a new visual novel that has just launched its kickstarter.
Ascendant Hearts is the story of a boy named Hayato who wakes up with amnesia one strange day. But he doesn’t wake up in his own home, rather in the world of a JRPG. On his quest to defeat the monsters that plague the world he will also attempt to find true love in the arms of one of the many characters.
Anyone who loves the common conventions of anime as well as traditional JRPG elements will be very interested in this visual novel.
That being said, Ascendant Hearts takes a slightly more parodied approach. It attempts to jest at the expense of classic JRPG and MMORPG tropes riddled throughout the genres. This includes the stylized nature of some enemy types, as well as some of the fanservice components of the design.
There are, of course, numerous tiers of backer rewards. Starting with $14 getting players access to a Steam Key for when the game launches.
The next tier is an Early Bird Package which is $28 and will allow players access to the game, as well as a copy of the soundtrack and an art sketchbook.
The final tier at $1800 will allow players to design a side character and a monster for the game. This is the ultimate reward for anyone who wants to have involvement in the game’s creation. This game is working on an All or Nothing goal, so if they don’t reach their backer goal they get none of the funding. If you want to see this game come together, the link to the kickstarter page is below!