Beastmaster and Prince –Flower and Snow- is on Kickstarter!on February 11, 2016 by Cuppa
Animal lovers and bishounen fans are in for a treat, because Beastmaster and Prince –Flower and Snow- is now on Kickstarter! Get ready to face a world of witches, curses and rivalling princes! Will you be able to find true love in a turmoil kingdom swimming in conspiracies? Good luck, aspiring Beastmaster!
Beastmaster and Prince –Flower and Snow- is an otome game developed by Idea Factory and their visual novel studio, Otomate. An otome game typically features a female heroine whose goal is to romance one of multiple available bachelors. The genre is aimed at a female audience, although that is not to say that males do not enjoy the genre too, and is usually played in the form of a visual novel with anime graphics. First released in Japan in 2010, Gloczus, the same company who ported and published Hakuoki and Amnesia: Memories for the mobile market, now wants to bring an English version of Beastmaster and Prince –Flower and Snow- to Steam, Android and iOS devices! They are currently asking otome and visual novel fans to help fund the project on their Kickstarter page. The goal is to reach $150,000 in 30 days, with an additional $1,000 to be added if people want an app version of the game.
The story begins with our protagonist, Tiana, who dreams of becoming a great Beastmaster. In her travels she encounters four Princes from the neighboring kingdom of Farzan, who were cursed and transformed into animals by a witch. The first Prince, Matheus became a Lion; the second, Alfred, became a Wolf; the third Prince, Lucia, became a Duck; and the fourth, Erik, became a Rabbit. Tiana wants to save the Princes and will do all she can to lift the curse. However, they soon learn that the curse was only the beginning of a conspiracy brewing within the kingdom…
There are also four bonus stories which will be included in the game: Another Story, After Story, Side Story and Ex Another Story. Another Story is about the heroine, Tiana, struggling with her two left feet and the princes’ attempts at teaching her how to dance. After Story, as the name suggests, takes place after the main story. You may have got a ‘happily ever after’ ending, but it looks like things might not be as perfect as they seem! Side Story tells the tale of Tiana’s hardships while living with the four princes and two animals. Ex Another Story takes place at a festival where everyone is required to wear traditional Zaldiine clothing. Another very nice feature is the ‘Cuddle System’, which allows players to pet and interact with the princes in their animal forms!
Tiana is a girl that lives in the Katlaia Kingdom. She trains dilligently hoping that one day she can become a great Beastmaster like her mother. She searches for beasts that she could train but unfortunately she just can’t seem to find any. Her special skill is being able to tame any animal by playing a special flute that her father made for her.
The 1st Prince of Farzan Kingdom. Matheus has been turned into a lion by a curse from a witch. He is powerful, smart and can overcome any hardships with ease. Many respect him as a great strategist. He loves women and won’t refuse anyone, but he won’t pursue those who leave him either. He hates men to a point where he won’t even let his own brothers touch him
The 2nd Prince of Farzan Kingdom. Alfred has been turned into a wolf due because of a curse from a witch. When he was young he lost one of his eyes and ever since this incident he has pledged his allegiance to Matheus. Compared to Matheus, Alfred is the better swordsman. He generally only likes to train by himself. He is definitely not a social butterfly, so he tends to keep things to himself. He is very shy especially towards women so he is not used to being around women.
The 3rd Prince of Farzan Kingdom. Lucia has been turned into a duck due to a curse that a witch casted on him. He is cunning and can easily outwit his enemies. He’s not very athletic so if he actually gets into a fight then he would just run away. He is also lazy and has a sharp tongue. Although Lucia is constantly on a diet, he tends to get fat easily.
The 4th Prince of Farzan Kingdom. Eric has been transformed into a rabbit because of a curse from a witch. He acts half the age of what he appears to be and his only friend is a doll that looks like a frog that he constantly holds. He’s mostly useless, but he is a genius in arts and music. Eric is a clean-a-holic, so he would often clash with Lucia who tends to be messy.
Klaus is Tiana’s childhood friend and Lotte’s older brother. He is tough on others and himself. Tiana has been through tough times with him (Klaus has made her cry so much), but he has been taking good care of her in place of her parents. She also sees him like a real brother. He graduated from Zaldiine’s Royal Academy with the highest grades and he is currently an assistant director of Katlaia’s Royal Library. Klaus was actually Matheus’ classmate when they were in the Academy. They saw themselves as rivals.
A cheerful young boy who works at the Katlaia Pharmacy. Silvio gets along well with people and flirts quite often. Many ladies visit him at the pharmacy on a daily basis. He is very athletic and quick and also supports Kelda who isn’t that reliable.
Remember to Show Your Support!
If you love visual novels or otome games, please consider backing Beastmaster and Prince –Flower and Snow-! There are plenty of rewards for donating, including a digital copy of the game, badges, clear files, wall scrolls, tote bags, posters, pillowcases and a digital artbook. Gloczus did a wonderful job of porting and localising Hakuoki, and I am personally very excited for a new otome game, especially one that looks as impressive as Beastmaster and Prince –Flower and Snow-. Check out the Kickstarter and make sure to show your support!