It’s been a fairly interesting lead up to the reveal of Suikoden creator Yoshitaka Murayama’s latest project Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.
The game will be developed by Rabbit & Bear Studios, comprised of developers from the Suikoden series with a planned release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2022.
The company plans to host a Kickstarter for the project asking $500,000 to assist with developing the game. However, the base goal is only for the PC version where the console versions will be included in a stretch goal.
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 ended up forming his own company known as Blue Moon Studio. Since the launch of the company, 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 any new developments surrounding the release of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.
IGN has also shared some of the first gameplay:
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