VenusBlood Frontier English Localisation
VenusBlood Frontier English Localisation

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中文版翻译/Mandarin Translation

Good day, everybody. I trust you are all doing well?

If you would allow me to, I would like to introduce you to the English Localisation of "VenusBlood FRONTIER", a (Turn-Based)Strategy Role Playing Adventure Game(also tentacles)! That is, a Visual Novel with Turn-Based Strategy Role Playing Game elements in it(plus tentacles), created by the Japanese studio Ninetail/Dualtail!

It is our hope that you will support us in bringing the English version of this game overseas. Become a fellow tentacle, and help us spread all over the world...!
Also in case you didn't realise, this game features tentacles in it. Did I mention that? I think I did. Probably did. However, rest assured that this game is suitable for all ages!(Patch to restore content will be made available on release day for free)

Don't believe me? Read on then, please...I'm sure I can change your mind. No worries, my methods don't involve any tentacles...For now.

Either way, thanks for reading this far and I hope you'll support us!

Very simply speaking, "VenusBlood" as a series is well known for its tentacles and SRPG elements mixed with Visual Novel style storytelling.

VenusBlood FRONTIER is the story of  Loki Muspellzheimr, an ostracised member of the demon nobility who vies for the throne of the Demon Emperor, who has wronged him. In order to succeed the throne, he has to obtain the hidden treasure on the Floating Continent that is protected by the 4 beautiful goddesses of the seasons as well as their Chief God Odin.

Immerse yourself in the world of VenusBlood Frontier, with over 50 hours worth of story content, over a million japanese characters worth of story! On top of that, even more hours will be spent crafting your strategy, preparing your army and taking over the Floating Continent of Yggdrasil!

A fantasy world based loosely on Norse Mythology.

With the -Floating Continent of Yggdrasil- as a stage, 5 goddesses fight against the demon armies.

In the history of this world, there once was a great war between between the gods and the demons. Known as the Ragnarok War, this war consumed the lives of the majority of humankind. 

Under the protection of the gods, the surviving humans were sheltered and continue to live on the Floating Continent. Along with the protagonist, 5 heirs to the Demon Emperor's throne have begun their invasion of Yggdrasil.

...Gods in heaven, demons on earth, and a giant floating continent inhabited by humans.

The continent known as the『Floating Continent of Yggdrasil』is also considered a floating miniature garden of the gods.

A place where the human survivors of the great war live, the continent closest to the realm of the gods.

The Demon Emperor Surtr who has his eyes set on that continent said this to this heirs.

"The one who brings me the Heart of Yggdrasil said to be safeguarded by the goddesses on the Floating Continent of Yggdrasil shall be the heir to my throne. As long as you get your hands on the Heart of Yggdrasil, I will not question your methods nor your past transgressions. You are free to make alliances between yourselves, sabotage, or even 'remove' your fellow heirs as you would any obstacle. Kill and rampage as you wish, and prove to me your strength and worth!"

Hearing those words, Surtr's heirs, all having motivations of their own, began their invasion of the Floating Continent of Yggdrasil.

Among them, an ostracised member of the demon nobility, Loki, has also decided to participate in the fued for the throne.

To become the Demon Emperor is to stand above and at the very top of every demon.

If corrupting the goddesses said to be as beautiful and elegant as a flower in full bloom will be the key that leads to him gaining the throne, he saw no reason not to participate.

He, who desires the divine, beautiful goddesses.

He, who lusts for power to obtain everlasting freedom.

He, who wishes for the neck of the Demon Emperor who took everything from him.

5 invading demons, and 5 goddesses fighting back.

All the pieces have fallen into place. All that remains is for him to wager his own existence in this battle and fight.

In a continent caught in a whirlpool of chaos and ambition, Loki's own ambition burns brightly.

The goal of this game is for the heir to the demon throne, Loki Muspellzheimr, to defeat the 5 holy goddesses protecting the Floating Continent of Yggdrasil as well as the other heirs, and to obtain the proof of inheritance that is the Heart of Yggdrasil. 

The goddesses as well as the other heirs all have their own individual powers and special characteristics that differ from one another. Therefore, capturing territory and making full use of the cities and resource production facilities it has to offer in order to strengthen your army is required to defeat them.

[MEGA Mirror]

*A proper gameplay trial including battles will be released in future.

-A Simple Explanation-

「Create your own divisions!」

Create teams consisting of 6 units with varying skillsets into a division, allowing you to freely form teams tailoured your liking.

In order to not be defeated by your enemies, the goddesses and rival heirs, your army composition will become a very important part of your strategy.

「Make full use of your conquered lands and develop them!」

As the war on the Floating Continent of Yggdrasil continues, the land you conquer will only continue to grow.

The things required for an army to continue functioning in favourable conditions such as production and revenue earned should be thoroughly managed. This includes making good use of the conquered land and investing resources into them to build useful facilities.

「Conquer Yggdrasil!」

Invade the country governed by the goddesses, subjugate the capital and capture the goddesses.

You can convert the captured goddesses into your subordinates.

The goddesses each possess a formidable 'God Skill' that will be a big help in your grand strategy, therefore capturing the goddesses are very important.

 

「Corrupt the goddesses, and have them reborn as evil goddesses!」

Corrupt the virtuous, gallant goddesses into depravity, and they will become a stronger and more loyal pawn. If you want a goddess that specialises in battle, how about mindbreaking a goddess...?

「Outfit your subordinates with equipment, and raise them to become stronger!」

Outfit your subordinates with equipment in order to make them stronger. As they gain experience, their statistics will grow even higher.

The stronger your units get, the easier battles will become!

「Harmony or Pandemonium? Choose how the road to your ambition will be paved!」

Depending on your decisions throughout the game, your Law and Chaos ratings will change. Depending on your choices, how the story progresses could change...As well as the ultimate ending to your ambition.

「Virtue, Evil, Mindbroken...Decide, and lead the goddesses towards a new FRONTIER!」

There are multiple endings for both the above mentioned Law and Chaos routes, as well as subendings for specific heroines!

Do you opt to maintain peace, and settling down with your most beloved heroine...Or do you opt to throw the world into chaos, ruling as the new Supreme Ruler and keeping all the women to yourself?

We wish to spread our tentacles all over the world...!!! So come, help us spread the TENTACLE LOVE...!

But in all seriousness, we have received requests for an overseas localised version of our games for quite some time, but the costs that we would incur doing so just didn't seem realistically possible at the time. However, now that it's 2018, we have recalculated the costs required for an English localisation and it is now somewhat feasible if our fans are willing to support us. Therefore, we have decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign.

 We certainly hope we can count on your support in order to make this English localisation a reality!

Genre: Goddess Corruption Tentacle Turned-Based Adventure Strategy RPG

Length: 50+ Hours of Story, countless hours of Turn-Based Strategy RPG goodness!

Story Size: Approx. 2.4MB of text, over a million Japanese characters.

Multiple Endings: Yes

Digital Release for Kickstarter: Steam, JLIST*

Physical Release:Available

*The default pledge reward will be a Steam Key. To change this to a JList key, please select the 'add-on' to change it via backerkit at no extra cost.

**The patch that restores content will be released on JAST USA's site on the day the game is released for no extra charge!

Director: Keimaru 

Comment: "Hello everyone! I am the director, Keimaru! In order to let as many people all over the world experience this game, to allow them to experience this "Goddess Corruption Tentacle Turn-based Strategy RPG" of ours, we hope that you will all lend us your support! After all, I am confident that you, too, will surely come to love VenusBlood FRONTIER!"

Main Translator/Editor: Fateburn

Comment:"I love gaming, and I love Visual Novels in particular, especially the compelling stories they have to tell. And when you mix great gameplay with a great story? Well, let's just say you won't see me coming out of my room very often. Ninetail's games really hits these sweet spots for me, with compelling stories and some real nice gameplay...VenusBlood FRONTIER I definitely believe is a great entry point for newcomers to the series and games by Ninetail as a whole, so I definitely hope you guys will consider supporting this localisation project!"

Translation background/history: 

"Well, I have done freelance doujinshi translations and I'm an author on the internet (that being a fancy way of saying I write stories and post them online). I write in both English and Japanese, so I like to think I have a decent grasp of both languages. I'm pretty particular about the quality of my translation, so I'd like to think the end product will be...More than satisfactory, shall we say?"

Art Director: Tsuginomiya

Comment:"Hello, I am the art director, Tsuginomiya. I am extremely happy at the prospect of this game being localised for people overseas to enjoy as well! While it is an awesome series that basically just takes figures from mythology and turns them into girls, I would be very pleased if you can enjoy it in all its glory! Let us head towards our shared goal, a successful crowdfunding project!"

Illustrator(Original Art): Toshizo

Comment: "Hello everyone, I am the illustrator Toshizo. A virtuous and pure goddess, or one who has succumbed to corruption...Being able to choose between these two forms for the goddesses, I feel, is one of the appeals of VenusBlood FRONTIER. I put a lot of love into drawing these different forms for the goddesses, so I hope that all of you will consider supporting us. Thank you very much!"

Illustrator(Original Art):Tange Genta

Comment:"Hello, I'm that one guy who draws all the...'smaller' girls, Tange Genta. I'm sure some of you would agree with me when I say that small girls swinging around huge weapons are kind of cute, right!? Well, in VenusBlood FRONTIER, there's plenty of that. Therefore, in order for us to bring this game to many more people, especially those who live overseas...Please, do support us! "

 

Scenario Writer: Hisami Tomokazu

Comment: "Greetings, Hisami Tomokazu here, and I'm the scenario writer for VenusBlood Frontier. To think that a scenario I wrote for a game meant to be read by a mostly Japanese audience now has a chance to be seen by a foreign audience not only surprises me, but also makes me very happy. The corruption system, the world setting of demons versus goddesses...I believe that this game has much to offer in terms of story, and so I hope all of you will be willing to support this project!"


Scenario Writer: Iruka

Comment: "Greetings everyone, I'm the scenario writer, Iruka. If you told the me from 7 years ago that VenusBlood was going to go overseas, well, I wouldn't have believed you, but it seems that such a reality may very well come to pass! The noble yet cute Odin will finally have a chance to be shown off in all her glory overseas...In order for that to happen, please do support us!"

Illustrator(Original Art): Kirikawa Ikumu
Illustrator(Original Art): Shiroie Mika
Script:Makoto Hitachi
Program:Mr.N
Program:tomsan
Music: solfa

With only one translator with help from outsourced companies, this is a considerably...tremendously huge undertaking. 

Should everything go according to plan, the translation as well as debugging and such should be completed in about a year or so, around Summer of 2019.

Kickstarter Fees - 10%

Translation Costs - 40%

Development Costs - 20%

Fulfilling Backer Rewards - 30%

$1: [Citizen of Yggdrasil]
As a Citizen of Yggdrasil, it is your civic duty to keep up to date on news regarding the demon invasion!
・Access to the BackerKit which allows you to upgrade your rewards!
・Stay up to date on the latest news regarding the project and receive a free digital wallpaper!

$5:[News and Wallpaper Set]
・Project Updates & BackerKit Access
・Receive the full set of digital wallpapers!

$25 :[Early Bird - Digital Game] (Limited 100)
-Early Bird Special Price!-
・Project Updates & Backer Kit
・Digital Wallpaper Set
・Digital Game on Steam/JList(BackerKit)

$30:[Digital Game]
・Project Updates & Backer Kit
・Digital Wallpaper Set
・Digital Game on Steam/JList(BackerKit)

$40 :[Digital Game + Artbook]
・Project Updates & Backer Kit
・Digital Wallpaper Set
・Digital Game on Steam/JList(BackerKit)
・Digital Artbook(44 pages)

$45 :[Digital Game + Original Soundtrack]
・Project Updates & Backer Kit
・Digital Wallpaper Set
・Digital Game on Steam/JList(BackerKit)
・Digital Download for the game's OST

$50 :[Guraz's Lost Records]
Long lost records hidden within Guraz, encrypted in a foreign code never before seen on Yggdrasil. (A.K.A Modern Digital Encoding)
・Project Updates & Backer Kit
・Digital Wallpaper Set
・Digital Game on Steam/JList(BackerKit)
・Digital Artbook(44 pages)
・Digital Download for the game's OST

$60:[Physical Game Set]
・Project Updates & Backer Kit
・Digital Wallpaper Set
・Digital Game on Steam/JList as well as a physically packaged version!

$70 :[Game + Artbook]
・Project Updates & Backer Kit
・Digital Wallpaper Set
・Game(Steam/JList Digital + Physical Package)
・Artbook (Digital + Physical Book)

$75 :[Game + Original Soundtrack]
・Project Updates & Backer Kit
・Digital Wallpaper Set
・Game(Steam/JList Digital + Physical Package)
・Original Soundtrack (Download + Physical CD)

$85 :[Early Bird - Game Full Set](Limited 100)
-Early Bird Special Price!-
・Project Updates & Backer Kit
・Digital Wallpaper Set
・Game(Steam/JList Digital + Physical Package) 
・Artbook (Digital + Physical Book)
・Original Soundtrack (Download + Physical CD)
・Your Name in the Credits

$90 :[Game Full Set]
・Project Updates & Backer Kit
・Digital Wallpaper Set
・Game(Steam/JList Digital + Physical Package)
・Artbook (Digital + Physical Book)
・Original Soundtrack (Download + Physical CD)
・Your Name in the Credits

$105 :[FRONTIER Set]
Get ready to head towards a new FRONTIER with this set!
・Project Updates & Backer Kit
・Digital Wallpaper Set
・Game(Steam/JList Digital + Physical Package)
・Artbook (Digital + Physical Book)
・Original Soundtrack (Download + Physical CD)
・Your Name in the Credits
・Replica Shikishi signed by the illustrator(Illustrator Autograph)

$150 :[Fena's Tea Set]

Fena: "How do you like your morning tea, Young Master?"

Loki: "Stop calling me that, but otherwise it's as good as always."

A tea set favoured by Loki's maid, Fena. 

・"Frontier Set"
・Mini Cloth
・Porcelain Mug
・Diatomite Coaster

$150 :[Tapestry Set]
・"Frontier Set"
・Tapestry (New Main Visual)

$160 :[Yggdrasil Travel Set]

A tour around Yggdrasil simply wouldn't be complete without these!

・"Frontier Set"
・Smartphone Cover (149×82mm)
・Acrylic Visual Plate (Loki&Tilca)

$170 :[Demon Goodie Bag]

A goodie bag given out to children born in the demon realm.

・"Frontier Set"
・Mini Cloth
・Porcelain Mug
・Diatomite Coaster

・Tote Bag

$180 :[Pocket Watch Set]
・"Frontier Set"
・Pocket Watch

$180 :[Acrylic Table Clock Set]
・"Frontier Set"
・Acrylic Table Clock

$200 :[Acrylic Keychain Set]
・"Frontier Set"
・Acrylic Keychain full set (all 16)


$225:[Always Together - Tilca]
Never be apart from your beloved Goddess with this lovely Dakimakura!
・"Frontier Set"
・A Dakimakura feat. The Goddess of Spring, Tilca (Two sided, normal and corrupted forms)

$225:[Always Together - Regret]
Never be apart from your beloved Goddess with this lovely Dakimakura!
・"Frontier Set"
・A Dakimakura feat. The Goddess of Winter, Regret (Two sided, normal and corrupted forms)

$225:[Always Together - Odin]
Never be apart from your beloved Goddess with this lovely Dakimakura!
・"Frontier Set"
・A Dakimakura feat. The Absolute God in the Sky, Odin (Two sided, normal and corrupted forms)

$225:[Always Together - Jorm]
Never be apart from your beloved Snake Princess with this lovely Dakimakura!
・"Frontier Set"
・A Dakimakura feat. The Punishing Snake Princess, Jorm (Two sided)

$300:[Memories of a Tune]
A nostalgic tune plays from a music box...
・"Frontier Set"
・Music Box (30 second loop)

$300 :[Original Autographed Shikishi - VA] (Limited 18)
・"Frontier Set"
・Receive an original Shikishi signed by the Voice Actress of that character!

$360 :[Loki's Army Officers Kit]

A kit often carried around by division commanders within Loki's army.

・"Frontier Set"
・Mini Cloth
・Porcelain Mug
・Diatomite Coaster
・Tote Bag
・Tapestry (New Main Visual)
・Acrylic Keychain full set (all 16)
・Pocket Watch / Acrylic Table Clock(Choose 1)

$480 :[Loki's Personal Guards Kit]

A kit often carried around by Loki's elite personal guards.

・"Frontier Set"
・Mini Cloth
・Porcelain Mug
・Diatomite Coaster
・Tote Bag
・Tapestry (New Main Visual)

・Acrylic Keychain full set (all 16)
・Acrylic Visual Plate(Loki&Tilca)
・Dakimakura(Choose 1/4)
・Pocket Watch / Acrylic Table Clock(Choose 1)

$600:[Reflection Art] (Limited 10)
・"Frontier Set"
・Framed and Numbered "Reflection Art" (New Main Visual)

$680 :[Muspellzheimr Treasury]

A select few precious valuables from within the Muspellzheimr Treasury.

・"Frontier Set"
・Mini Cloth
・Porcelain Mug
・Diatomite Coaster
・Tote Bag

・Acrylic Keychain full set (all 16)
・Tapestry (New Main Visual)
・Acrylic Visual Plate(Loki&Tilca)

・Dakimakura(Choose 1/4)
・Pocket Watch / Acryl Table Clock(Choose 1)

・Music Box (30 second loop)
・Smartphone Cover (149×82mm)

$1100 :[Destiny Set]

Grab hold of your own destiny with this set!

・"Frontier Set"
・Mini Cloth
・Porcelain Mug

・Diatomite Coaster
・Tote Bag
・Tapestry (New Main Visual)
・Acrylic Keychain full set (all 16)

・Acrylic Visual Plate(Loki&Tilca)
・Dakimakura Set(Tilca,Regret,Odin,Jorm)
・Pocket Watch
・Acrylic Table Clock
・Music Box (30 second loop)
・Smartphone Cover (149×82mm)

$1200:[Autographed Hand-drawn Shikishi - Illustrator] (Limited 5)
・"Frontier Set"
・A shikishi drawn and autographed by the illustrator of the character of your choice! 

$2000 :[Rebirth] (Limited 5)
Also known as: "How I was reborn in another world and became a soldier in Loki's army."

・"Frontier Set"
・Original unit of your request added to the game (Only for use in battles)

$0:Change STEAM KEY to J-LIST KEY(Digital Game)
$20 :Replica Shikishi
$6   :Mini Cloth
$20 :Diatomite Coaster
$25 :Porcelain Mug
$50 :Tapestry (New Main Visual)
$35 :Smartphone Cover (149×82mm)

$35 :Acrylic Visual Plate(Loki&Tilca)
$25 :Tote Bag
$80 :Pocket Watch
$80 :Acrylic Table Clock

$100 :Acrylic Keychain full set (all 16)
$150 :Dakimakura - Tilca
$150 :Dakimakura - Regret
$150 :Dakimakura - Odin
$150 :Dakimakura - Jorm
$250 :Music Box


Show your love and support for this project with this banner(More banners available at the official site)! Thank you very much!

VenusBlood FRONTIER is, as some of you might already know, an extremely huge game that requires quite a large budget.

Another challenge, you could say, is that this is our first time running a Kickstarter. We have been making games in Japan for quite a few years, but crowdfunding? 

If you want to get into technical stuff, well...We have to translate quite a huge chunk of text, and considering some of it goes to a translation company and some of it is done in house, coordinating and ensuring no loss of quality is suffered will take some work.

There is also the undeniable possibility of delays depending on how things go, although rest assured we will certainly try our very best to ensure such a thing doesn't come to pass.

Despite all of this, we certainly hope that we can count on your support!


This is the rough drawing of the (planned) Main Visual.
We hope to see all of you again when the Kickstarter launches!

 

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