505 Games announced they will publish the Rabbit & Bear Studios-developed JRPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes ran a successful Kickstarter in 2020, climbing the charts as one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns on the platform.
“We have dreamed of developing a game for genre fans for many years, which also celebrates everything we love and have learned as game designers,” studio lead Yoshitaka Murayama said. “Our team is looking forward to working with 505 Games to bring our first of hopefully many games, Eiyuden Chronicle, to fans around the world.”
“Eiyuden Chronicles is both a throwback to the classic RPG games that have entertained millions and a modern, exciting tale of discovery and adventure featuring a cast of hundreds of fully realized characters,” said Yoshitaka Murayama, Studio Lead at Rabbit & Bear. ”Given 505 Games’ success and history with titles like Bloodstained and Death Stranding and with the strong personal relationship we have developed with the people there, we feel we have the perfect partner.”
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is meant to be a love letter to the classic Japanese RPG genre featuring exploration and battles in high-resolution 2.5D graphics using pixel-based characters, similar to what we saw in Octopath Traveler. The story will revolve around war and friendship and introduce a diverse cast of 100 unique heroes to join the quest, which is very Suikoden.
Battles in the game will be turn-based, with parties of up to six members. More information about the battle system will be revealed soon.
Murayama-san left Suikoden developer Konami in 2002 and formed his own company known as Blue Moon Studio. Since the company’s launch, he has been active in the game development industry by lending his scenario writing skills to several projects, including The Alliance Alive and Warriors Orochi 4. Rabbit & Bear Studios was formed in March 2020 to act as a way for these creators to work on the games they want.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the game’s development.
You can watch the new trailer below:
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