After the newest reveal trailer showcasing Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes’ gameplay, publisher 505 Games revealed a few more details about the Rabbit & Bear Studios-developed JRPG, more specifically Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, which was teased at the end of the trailer.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is set before the events of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes and is officially the first entry of the series. The game takes place in the same world and tells the story of various characters who will appear in the main game. These backstories are blended with fast-action combat and town-building mechanics. The game is also a 2.5D platformer, which is largely different than the JRPG mainline entry.
“We’ve been working hard on the Eiyuden Chronicle franchise and love to see the amazing reactions from fans following our trailer at the Microsoft E3 event,” said Studio Lead Yoshitaka Murayama. “We’re telling a rich story with the Eiyuden Chronicle franchise, so much so that we couldn’t possibly tell it all within the confines of a single game. We set out to solve that problem with our companion game Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising which features key backstory to the main game and a completely different gameplay style.”
Further, a backer update alerted backers that there will be “Backer Selecter DLC” available, “As Murayama-san mentioned, one of the most exciting things we are able to do with Microsoft’s support is offer a third DLC pack to give for free to all backers! And in keeping with the theme of appreciating your support, as you are the ones who helped us create this game in the first place, we will be working together with you in choosing what type of DLC gets released.” The post continues, “We are fully focused on the main game, and so we can’t commit to a specific timeline for the release of the DLC at this point in time. However, the current plan is to try and release said DLC at regular intervals following the release of the main game.”
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is announced for Xbox consoles and PC-via Steam for a 2022 release. The developer also confirmed that the game will release on every major platform at the same time.
You can check out screenshots of the environments and the trailer below:
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