Granzella Responds to Fans Waiting for a New Steambot Chronicle or Remake
Kazuma Kujo from Granzella would like to make a new Steambot Chroniclesbut things are quite complicated.
Granzella hosted a special YouTube live stream on May 27, Granzella Gathering 2. These streams focus on all Granzella games, with staff answering fan questions in the second half. This time the first half mainly focused on shmup play R-Type Final 2.
Steambot Chronicles was one of many experimental games on PS2, mixing many different genres and themes. With open world sandbox RPG, steampunk, mecha customization and dating sim elements all mixed together. This has turned the game into a beloved experience for many fans around the world, all of whom are waiting for a new entry. And while the game got a spin-off on PSP, the official Chronicles Steambot 2 was canceled mid-development.
Granzella’s Kazuma Kujo Responds to Fans Asking About a New Steambot Chronicles Game or Remake
As our colleagues from the Japanese Game’s Talk blog pointed out, Kazuma Kujo was asked live about the series and “why a new bumpy trot the game was never released. Ponkotsu Roman Daikatsugeki Bumpy Trot being the Japanese name of Steambot Chronicles. The question also asked if they would rather do a remake of the PS2 game, the PSP game, or try to do the cancellation Chronicles Steambot 2 Again. We’ve translated Kazuma Kujo’s answer below.
First, Kujo pointed out that given his position as a producer, it’s kind of hard to answer when asked that way. Rather than “Why don’t you make a new Steambot Chronicles“, he” would like to be asked instead “Do you want to make a new Steambot Chronicles?”.
Kujo said he would like to do Steambot Chronicles 2 since it was canceled mid-development. But he would also like to remake the original game first to reintroduce the series. Like releasing the sequel alone wouldn’t make sense now.
Kujo also shared how much he loved the series and was fully invested in its development. He put just about every idea he had at the time into the game and did his best to make it the massive, chunky experience the game is known for.
“I would really like to create a new game”
Kujo ended his answer by reiterating that he would really like to do more. Steambot Chronicles games, but can’t really comment on the question. Kazuma Kujo was answering these questions from 50:17 of the stream, you can watch it below.