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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes to Receive Multiple Patches, Possible Sequel

Main protagonist Nowa descends a set of stairs in a city in Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes publisher 505 Games has released a statement detailing current and planned patches for the less-than-satisfactory Nintendo Switch version, many reviews of which have noted significant performance and quality issues. Nintendo Life‘s review, for one, raised a laundry list of concerns, including wild frame drops well below 30fps, multiple soft locks, and unreasonable load times—particularly when transitioning into a random encounter or loading menus.

505 has provided details of multiple patches that developer Rabbit & Bear Studios is working on for the Switch version. Read the full statement below:

We are aware of issues surrounding the current version of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes on the Nintendo Switch and we’re addressing them as a maximum priority. We are diligently researching technical improvements for Switch performance issues, aiming to release this patch at the earliest possible opportunity.

The following known issues have already been fixed in a Day One Patch (Ver 1.0.3) in North America and Europe.

  • Progression issues
  • Graphic display glitches
  • Game balance adjustments
  • Refinement of localised text
  • Updated backer content
  • Game system bug fixes
  • Overall optimisations
  • Improved stability

*The distribution of Ver 1.0.3 for Asian regions will be announced soon.

The upcoming Version 1.0.4 patch for the Switch is nearing completion and will address the following issues:

  • Bug that prevents Lam becoming an Ally
  • A progression bug in the later stage of the main story that blocks entry into war mode.

Thank you once again to our amazing community and press for your feedback and support, we hugely appreciate it. Additional information will continue to be provided.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Sequel in the Works

After Suikoden series creator and Rabbit & Bear Studios founder Yoshitaka Murayama sadly passed away in February, fans may have held doubt that further works in the Eiyuden world would emerge. Recently, a senior representative confirmed in a Reddit AMA that a sequel is planned, and preliminary planning has commenced, rooted in Murayama’s vision. During the AMA, one Redditor asked:

What’s next for Rabbit & Bear? With the unfortunate passing of Murayama-san, are plans for a potential sequel to EC up in the air (provided that the sales are well above or within expectations)?

To which Rabbit & Bear Studios replied:

byu/VashxShanks from discussion

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes has so far met mixed to positive reviews across platforms aside from the Switch version. Our own Zach Wilkerson reviewed the PC version, noting that, for better or worse, “it’s a JRPG through and through”. While far from perfect, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is the kind of game I’d like to see more of, so here’s hoping we see some genuine improvements made to all versions of the game, lest it be forgotten as just another Suikoden-like rather than a true successor befitting its creators’ legacy.

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Claton Stevenson

Claton Stevenson

Claton (yes no "Y") is an RPG obsessed News Editor. Claton fell in love with the genre whilst watching his childhood friend spam GF summons in FF VIII; thinking "wow these graphics are just like real life. Is this really a game"? He’s been chasing that feeling of awe and wonder ever since. Who knows? Maybe he’ll find it right here with RPGFan. When he’s not writing for RPGFan, you’ll find him nonchalantly leaning against the ballroom wall being the “best looking guy here.” …whatever.

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