Kickstarter and Steam aren’t exactly known for being “adult” friendly when it comes to allowing mature content on their platforms. Which means that every time I hear about an 18+ patch or even base game being offered I sit up and take notice. In the case of Sharin no Kuni this is the former. While there will certainly be an “all ages” version they’re also working on a patch with more mature content.


The best part about all of this is, according to the latest update, that everyone who backs Sharin no Kuni will be getting said patch for free. No need to up your pledge or anything. Just make sure you give enough to get a copy, either digital or physical, and you’re set. Even if you’re not a backer you’ll still be able to pick it up for around $13 after the game launches.

The update will be distributed via a third party site and not through Steam itself. I know that I’m excited to get the full package, as it were, but only if the project gets fully funded.

Serena Nelson
Serena has been a gamer since an early age and was brought up with the classic adventure games by Sierra On-Line, LucasArts, and Infocom. She's been an active member on Kickstarter since early 2012 and has backed a large number of crowdfunded games, mostly adventures. You can also find her writing for Kickstart Ventures and
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  • It’s great that there giving it away for free, but can’t help but feel that this should have been announced at the launch of this campaign. Oh well, free is free, hopefully Kickstarter doesn’t make a big deal out of this.

    • I don’t think they planned on making it originally free but rather cheaper than what they’re selling it for after launch. As for Kickstarter, they haven’t gone after other projects that offered 18+ content as a patch so I doubt they’d start now.

      • My bad I was referring to the Kickstarter backers, it’s only natural that they would sell the patch once it’s out in the marketplace, just wish more companies offered the 18+ patch for free to backers. I didn’t realize that Kickstarter hadn’t stopped campaigns over patches, their adult policy has been all over the place, so I must have assumed that by now their had to have been at least one campaign.