Last week we released an article on a Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming game Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes by the same creators of the widely-beloved JRPG Suikoden. The dormant fan base was clearly waiting for this moment because they have matched every one of the game’s opening Kickstarter goals.
Initially, Rabbit and Bear Studios set a target of about $500k as the bare minimum to bring Eiyuden Chronicle to PC. At the time of writing this article, backers have pledged over five times this amount, which means the game will likely get next-gen console releases also.
This is hardly surprising to be honest. As John mentioned in the article, Suikoden was a big deal on the original Playstation when it released back in 1995. The game broke the mould of how a JRPG was expected to play, and it placed this experience within a story that was unusual at the time for its genre.
With the lead writer and several former Skuikoden developers returning to their golden-age franchise, fans can hopefully look forward to an intense spiral into nostalgia, but not any time soon though. The game is still a while away, with the release being expected only in October 2022.
Enjoy the trailer below!
Pieter hails all the way from the tip of southern Africa and suffers from serious PC technophilia. Therapists say it is incurable. Now he has to remind himself constantly that gaming doesn’t count as a religion even if DRM is the devil. Thankfully, writing reviews sometimes helps with the worst symptoms.