By Aaron Evangelisti / June 13th, 2021
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is an upcoming JRPG from the designers of Suidoken I and II. It had a very successful Kickstarter and is set to release in 2023. In addition to giving the game some more mainstream attention they also announced a new companion game during Microsoft’s E3 conference in Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising offers a different experience to Hundred Heroes in that it’s an action RPG with 2.5D platforming rather than your more traditional turned based JRPG, however in terms of story it serves as a prequal to Hundred Heroes, providing backstory to several characters and their activities before the war.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is set to release before Hundred Heroes, sometime in 2022. We’ll let you know about future developments.
Checkout the press release below for more information:
LOS ANGELES – June 13, 2021 – Revealed today during the Xbox E3 showcase, a new trailer for the Eiyuden Chronicle franchise formally announcing that 505 Games, Rabbit & Bear Studios, and Microsoft are bringing legendary game developer Yoshitaka Murayama’s (Suidoken I & II) latest JRPG adventures, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising and Hundred Heroes, to Xbox Gamepass. Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is set to release in 2022, and Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is set to release in 2023
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is the first entry in the franchise and a companion game to Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes that is set in the same world and tells the pre-war tales of various characters who will appear in the main game. The action-RPG melds key backstory with fast-paced combat, town-building mechanics and 2.5D platforming, and is set to release in 2022.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes became the No. 1 funded Kickstarter video game of 2020 thanks to phenomenal support from the community.
“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.”
Studio Lead Yoshitaka Murayama and Director Osamu Komuta are joining forces once again to bring an unforgettable journey into their fully-realized world of Allraan. In Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes Rabbit & Bear Studios are taking the turn-based strategy game experience to the next level with a fine crafted six-character battle system. The developers are using meticulously created 2D sprites and 3D backgrounds to deliver a riveting story with over 100 playable characters and engaging gameplay that’s meant to bring players a modern take on classic JRPGs.
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