A few weeks ago, the Kickstarter Campaign for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes went up, and it reached its USD 500,000 funding goal in just two hours! This is because Eiyuden Chronicle is an upcoming old-school JRPG that’s billed as a spiritual successor to the classic Suikoden series. In fact, the game is being made by Rabbit & Bear, a studio composed of several devlopers from the Suikoden franchise.
Right now, the Eiyuden Chroncile Kickstarter has reached over USD 3 million in funding, meaning the campaign has now cleared 24 stretch goals. The latest stretch goal that the campaign has reached is the addition of the game’s ninth character; this means Eiyuden Chronicle will get 109 characters when the game releases (and counting).
Eiyuden Chroncile: Hundred Heroes is an upcoming JRPG that should delight classic JRPG fans, given that it will have turn-based combat and old-school world exploration. Meanwhile, the game’s story is described as:
“Our story begins in one corner of Allraan, a tapestry of nations with diverse cultures and values.
By dint of sword, and by way of magical objects known as “rune-lenses,” the land’s history has been shaped by the alliances and aggressions of the humans, beastmen, elves, and desert people who live there.
The Galdean Empire has edged out other nations and discovered a technology that amplifies the rune-lenses’ magic. Now, the Empire is scouring the continent for an artifact that will expand their power even further.
It is on one such expedition that Seign Kesling, a young and gifted imperial officer, and Nowa, a boy from a remote village, meet each other and become friends.
However, a twist of fate will soon drag them into the fires of war, and force them both to reexamine everything they believe to be right and true.”
Eiyuden Chronicle will release on PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X, and the next-gen Nintendo console (if Nintendo releases a new console by the game’s release) with a target release date is Fall 2022.
For more on the game, check out the Eiyuden Chronicle Kickstarter page.