99 Spirits is an RPG/Puzzle game that revolves around the popular Japanese folklore of Tsukumogami, everyday objects coming alive on their 100th birthday.
User reviews: Mixed (234 reviews)
Release Date: May 31, 2013

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February 23

99 Spirits - Weeping Demon's Bell Now on Steam!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/262230/

February 24, 2015. Fruitbat Factory is happy to announce the release of our third and final DLC for 99 Spirits: 99 Spirits - Weeping Demon's Bell. The game is available today.

Weeping Demon's Bell is the second side story for 99 Spirits, told in the Visual Novel style, similar to Cage of Night.

As our first Steam release, 99 Spirits has a special place in our hearts. We are happy to have had the rare chance to localise all the available bonus content for the game as well. With Weeping Demon’s Bell, the 99 Spirits collection is now truly complete. ” says Jakke Elonen, Project Lead.

Synopsis
Rumors of someone collecting swords and kidnapping girls have reached the young blacksmith Kotetsu and his childhood friend Waka. A cryptic new Tsukumogami lurks in the night. Meanwhile, a darkness grows within Kotetsu as he is drawn into one battle after another.

When an invitation to entertain a nobleman arrives to Waka, the two are drawn into a test of their true nature. Can the two unveil the identity of their real enemy before it’s too late?

99 Spirits Drama Theater includes three bonus stories

Little Hanabusa: A story about Hanabusa, who turned back into a child from a little happening. While Komiya runs around trying to find a cure, Gijin happens across her. What will Gijin do, finding Hanabusa turned into a child?

Saki’s Present: The weasels have become upset because Saki seems to not be paying them much attention lately. She seems to be doing something in secret, but just what is the truth behind the matter?

Komiya’s Medicine Hunt: A story about Komiya trying to save Hanabusa after she suddenly collapses during an expedition. After learning of Hanabusa’s plight, the five gods pledge their support, but...

Demon’s Bell gave us a chance to explore Kotetsu, Waka and their relationship further and have new adventures as we bring our 99 Spirits journey to a conclusion. Hope you have enjoyed it as much as we did.“ says Ozhan Sen, Art Lead.

The game is released on Steam and other leading digital distributors on February 23th. The retail price is $4.99, with a -10% launch week discount. Additionally, a 99 Spirits - Complete Collection will be made available for $27.99, including 99 Spirits, Artbook & Soundtrack Pack, Cage of Night and Weeping Demon's Bell.

For more information, business inquiries and to be included in the press release and review mailing lists, contact Fruitbat Factory at http://mailto:info@fruitbatfactory.com.

Fruitbat Factory, Ltd.
English version developer (Homepage, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Youtube)
Fruitbat Factory is an independent localization house focusing on bringing interesting Japanese indie games to English-speaking audiences.

TORaIKI
Original Japanese version developer (Homepage)
TORaIKI is an independent Japanese game circle that aims to produce Windows PC titles suitable for gamers of all ages.

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Reviews

“99 Spirits has a great art direction, an original story and a unique gameplay that reminds to both Pictionary and Pokémon with a great result. If all indie Japanese indie games are this good I’ll start to learn the language ASAP. It can’t be missing in any indie game collection.”
Bit Maiden

“Without a shadow of doubt, 99 Spirits is one of the most imaginative and accomplished indie games on the market.”
True PC Gaming

“Mixing the puzzle and RPG genre along with some anime themed influences, 99 Spirits became an absorbing and addicting title that was nearly impossible for me to put down for too long.”
Moonlitasteria

About This Game

99 Spirits is an RPG/Puzzle game that revolves around the popular Japanese folklore of Tsukumogami, everyday objects coming alive on their 100th birthday.

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.

Key Features

  • Work out the true identity of your enemies in a unique battle system
  • Capture enemies, master their skills for battle and use them to solve puzzles on the field
  • Interact with over 40 unique characters and battle over 100 monsters
  • Beautifully detailed art and an atmospheric original soundtrack bring feudal Japan alive
  • Discover multiple unique endings that change based on the player’s actions
  • Dual audio: Toggle between English and Japanese voice
  • Includes the original Japanese version of 99 Spirits, 'Tsukumogami' (九十九神)*

    *Tsukumogami will be added as a separate item to your Steam Library.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8
    • Processor: 1.5GHz or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows Media Player 7 or newer
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
First thing, if you plan on playing this save often. My game crashed so many times, jeez.

With that out of the way, this game is very different. Different from what I've played before and different from what I was expecting. Maybe it's my fault for just taking a glance at it, but I was expecting some kind of typing game.

Instead each enemy is a mystery when first encountered, and you actually have to guess what it is (by guessing the word).

At first I thought it was boring, but the game opened up at chapter 3. After that it kept me entertained enough I suppose.

Plenty of reading, light rpg elements. Lots of RNG. Music was good. For how different it is, I believe this game is worth a try.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
99 Spirits is an overwhelmingly anime game. It even includes the untranslated Japanese version! The game is divided into visual novel, and turn based strategy segments.

While I am not an anime or visual novel fan, the gameplay half of 99 Spirits is what had me intrigued. Basically the player moves their character around on a chessboard sort of thing, trying to reach objectives, stores that sell items to improve stats, or dialog scenes. This phase of the game is turn based, and enemies will move as the player moves, making it possible to sometimes avoid combat through careful navigation.

Once a battle is initiated, the player uses a turn based system to attack and defend against the enemy. When enough damage is done, the player receives a hint to the enemy's name. This will be something like ‘Sh’ or ‘Digging’, to hint that it is a possessed shovel. When the player guesses the proper name, it can be defeated. This made 99 Spirits a lot more intellectual in its gameplay than most visual novels can offer.

I did not finish 99 Spirits, but I have been told it is worth completing for the story.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
I found this game to be overall very enjoyable in short 30~40 minute bursts. The character design is excellent and the music is great and the storyline and dialog is very well written. It’s not the sort of game you spend 4 hours a day playing, it leans more to the casual “waiting between college classes” side of gaming. Highly recommended for anyone who is a fan of youkai (妖怪).
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
An enjoying story line and great characters has this game bringing me back constantly. It is all told through text, similar to a visual novel, but they aren't long segments either. A great balance between story-telling and playable interactions. It even has Japanese voices for the characters, for those who enjoy it. The lovely art style is easy to the eyes too.

The unique gameplay is refreshing at first, but it does get a bit tedious later on. Pacing does become an issue, but the battles can easily be done while watching a video on the side whilst progressing through the story.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
When your 10 hours (or more) save gets corrupted and unplayable: 0/5
When the game crashes: 1/5
When you forget to save game every 5-10 minutes: 2/5
When the game doesn't crash and you remember to save once every 5-10 minutes: 4/5


The story is comparable to an anime and the gameplay is interesting, but it has enough problems that I wouldn't recommend buying it unless you manage to get it very cheap.
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