The cult classic JRPG series Suikoden might be getting a spiritual successor titled, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. It’s being developed by Rabbit & Bear – a new Tokyo-based studio founded by key creators of the Suikoden series – and is taking on the form of a Kickstarter project that’s launching on 27th July (aka tomorrow).
According to the official PR, Eiyuden Chronicle is an ode to classic JRPG from the PlayStation era and will feature both exploration and battles in high-resolution 2.5D graphics, pixel-based characters, and a story about war and friendship. There are also more than 100 heroes to recruit and a fortress building system – allowing players to grow their army. Here’s a bit extra:
The game will feature a guild system that allows players to change their fortress attributes based on the guild they join. Battles will be turn-based with parties of up to six members and feature dynamic boss battles that change camera angle and rotate depending on the environment.
The story will be written by Suikoden, Suikoden II and The Alliance Alive writer, Yoshitaka Murayama.
In order for this game to go ahead, it needs $500,000 USD (before 28th August) for a PC release. This will then unlock stretch goals for a Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X version of the game. The targeted release date is fall 2022.
More details can be found on the game’s official website. Is this a game you would be interested in backing? Tell us below.