Former Suikoden Creators Announce Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

Suikoden series developers are coming together to create Eiyuden Chronicle, a Suikoden spiritual successor with a crowdfunding campaign coming soon.

Earlier in the week, Suikoden creator Yoshitaka Murayama teased a new announcement for the long-dormant Konami series. Today, Murayama followed through on that tease, announcing Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, a spiritual successor to Suikoden made in collaboration with Junko Kawano, Osamu Komuta, and Junichi Murakami, all of whom worked on other games in the series.

Rabbit & Bear Studios, the company Murayama and the others founded, announced Eiyuden Chronicle via a press release courtesy of Gematsu.

A Hundred Heroes Kickstarter is set to go live on Monday, July 27, at 12 p.m. EST. Eiyuden Chronicle is currently slated for a PC release. Depending on how much money is raised, it will also release on the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes takes place on the continent of Allraan, a “tapestry of nations with diverse cultures and values.” 

The story begins as the game's two main characters, Seign Kesling and Nowa seek to find an artifact, but because this is a Suikoden successor, they soon get pulled into a massive conflict spanning the continent.

And as you’d expect from a game subtitled Hundred Heroes, Seign and Nowa aren’t the only heroes you’ll encounter. There are a great many more characters to recruit and learn about, like Marisa the forest Guardian and warrior, Melridge the cynical researcher, and Garr the beastman. In true Suikoden fashion, you’ll be pulling together a wide-ranging group of warriors with their own motives, desires, strengths, and weaknesses. 

Recruiting more heroes also into Eiyuden Chronicle’s many gameplay features. Balanced teams stand a better chance of success on adventures or when gathering resources, and they’ll unlock more trade options.

They’ll also help you defend your fortress, a key feature in Eiyuden Chronicle. As you progress on your journey, your ragtag band of heroes gradually builds up a hometown-meets-fortress that you’ll also be required to defend from time to time.

The developers said they’re including plenty of freedom with how you create your team and what you choose to focus on with your fortress, like developing defenses, which will ultimately make each playthrough feel different.

We’ll be following Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes very closely during its Kickstarter campaign and beyond, so stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Eiyuden Chronicle news as it develops.

[Source: Gematsu]

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Published Jul. 24th 2020

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