Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes is a brand new RPG by the core staff of Suikoden, scheduled to launch on PC and consoles in Fall 2022
Rabbit & Bear Studios announced on July 25 the Kickstarter for a brand new RPG project, Eiyuden Chronicle. The game is a spiritual successor to Suikoden, handled by the same core staff. The Eiyuden Chronicle Kickstarter is scheduled to start on July 27, and the game is planned to launch on PC in Fall 2022. Stretch goals for the Kickstarter will include console releases.
Eiyuden Chronicle is described as an homage to PS1 era JRPGs games, and its development team includes Yoshitaka Murayama and Junko Kawano. Murayama was on Suikoden 1 and 2. Kawano was on Suikoden 1 and 4.
Yoshitaka Murayama, who directed the first Suikoden game, teased on his Facebook a new Suikoden related announcement earlier in July.
A story pitch for Eiyuden Chronicle was shared by Rabit & Bear Studios:
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.
Yoshitaka Murayama also shared a message on the studio’s official site:
We, at Rabbit & Bear, have recently announced our new title “Eiyuden Chronicle”.
It’s a game that the team has put its heart and soul into.
Basically, it was a challenge to ourselves – “Can we not make the most interesting game of our lives? No limits. Just following our creative paths as they are”
In all my years of development the number one thing that has made me happy is hearing a fan express enjoyment at playing my games.
So that’s what I’m setting out to do with “Eiyuden Chronicle”—To make as many fans happy as possible.
However, we can’t do it alone.
In order to succeed we need your strength, support, and hope.
Right now more than ever, we need heroes to realize this dream.
We hope you’ll join us!
A first teaser video for was shared via IGN Japan:
The game’s characters were introduced as well in Japanese. We’ll be detailing all that soon.