Eiyuden Chronicle Announced
Rabbit & Bear Studios have begun crowdfunding for the JRPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, a spiritual successor to the Suikoden series.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (known as “Hyaku Eiyuuden” in Japan) is the first collaboration between Yoshitaka Murayama (Suikoden I & II) and Junko Kawano (Suikoden I & IV) for 25 years, with the Kickstarter now live (at this link) looking for $500,000 (or $1,000,000 for consoles), for the JRPG which, if successful, will release in October 2022 for PC, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X, and Nintendo’s next-generation console, if a Switch 2 is looking likely around then. Eiyuden Chronicle will feature turn-based battles consisting of parties of six characters, more than 100 characters, and high-resolution 2D pixellated characters, and gorgeous 3D backgrounds.
Yoshitaka Murayama is the game designer for Eiyuden Chronicle and is responsible for the its script with Junko Kawano, the character designer. Other creators involved in the game include Osamu Komuta (Suikoden Tierkreis & Suikoden Tactics) as the system designer and in charge of the game’s direction, Junichi Murakami (Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow & Hero Bank) as both art director and producer, and Motoi Sakuraba (Tales of series & Golden Sun series) and Michiko Naruke (Wild Arms series) as the composers. Check out the game’s website here, the story and announcement trailer below, along with a few developer questions over on Page 2 of this post!
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.