Granzella’s Kazuma Kujo is known for his work on the Disaster Report series and 3D Dot Game Heroes, but he recently made a comment on how he’d like to bring back the long-canceled Steambot Chronicles 2, the sequel for another title he was known for, Steambot Chronicles.
When asked by a fan if he’s still developing Steambot Chronicles 2, Granzella’s Chief Creator Kazuma Kujo responded with the following:
Are you going to develop Steambot Chronicles 2? I still listen to its music and play the game… I really hope it gets developed!
Kazuma Kujo: “Thank you very much. Steambot Chronicles 2 is a regret of mine that I wish I could bring back to this world today. However, there’s not more I can say about that now. I’m sorry.”
For those of you unfamiliar with Steambot Chronicles, it’s a 2005 sandbox-style action RPG for the PlayStation 2 that was developed by Irem who announced a sequel, titled Poncotsu Roman Daikatsugeki Bumby Trot 2 in Japan in 2006. Steambot Chronicles 2 was originally announced for PS2 but it was then revealed to be in development for PlayStation 3 and showed off its new cel-shaded look with a trailer at Tokyo Game Show 2007. However, few years later it got canceled alongside Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
Shortly after the cancelation of Steambot Chronicles 2, Irem decided to focus on pachislot and pachinko development, which led Kazuma Kujo and several Irem designers to form a new company that ended up becoming Granzella in order to continue game development.
Check out the Steambot Chronicles 2 trailer from Tokyo Game Show 2006 and 2007 below:
Steambot Chronicles first released in Japan in June 2005 for PlayStation 2. Atlus published the game in North America in May 2006 and in Europe by 505 Games in October 2006.