The RPG world got a wonderful surprise on Friday when several key team members of the Suikoden series revealed their plans to get together and create a spiritual successor with Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.
The team launched their Kickstarter campaign today at 12pm ET, and when I started writing this post, fans had pledged around $150,000 towards the $509,713 goal. My headline for this story originally read “Hits Over 1/3 Funding in 25 Minutes,” until I realized the number was likely to hit the halfway mark before I even post this.
Our previous coverage offers more details on the game, though today’s campaign introduced us to a few new tidbits:
- In addition to known composers Motoi Sakuraba and Michiko Naruke, Procyon Studio’s Mariam Abounnasr is listed as a “possible composer.” All three of them possess immense musical talents, so if she indeed joins the team, Eiyuden Chronicle is poised to offer an amazing soundtrack. There are samples from all three composers on the Kickstarter page.
- With a late 2022 release planned, Rabbit & Bear Studios explains that the console market may look different at that time. As such, the plan is to offer the game on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo’s next console. In 2022, the Switch will be over 5 years old, and knowing how platforms often get dropped during lengthly development plans (See many campaigns’ plans for Wii U and Vita releases), they are wisely planning to support whatever Nintendo comes out with next. Read more on the KS page.
There is a massive variety in backer tiers, ranging from the ~$38 (USD) digital-only tier, all the way to the “Allraan’s Pantheon” tier, which, for about $7100, grants a physical version of the game, a button, CD soundtrack, artbook, beta access, a unique Discord role, Job Reward Set, and the ability to visit the development team. There are, of course, many other tiers between these, so if you’re just interested in a physical release, a statue, soundtrack options, and more, there’s likely a bundle for you.
In any case, my statement above was a lie, and I had to rewrite my headline again, dropping “Nearly 50% Funded in Half an Hour” for what you see now.
We will no doubt be hearing a lot about Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes during its campaign and development. To learn more, follow the game’s Kickstarter campaign, and enjoy one of the best campaign videos I’ve ever seen.
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