Japanese developer Rabbit & Bear Studios has announced their Kickstarter-funded, Suikoden spiritual successor Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will be published by Italian publisher 505 Games.
“We have dreamed of developing a game for genre fans for many years which also celebrates everything we love and have learned as game designers,” studio lead Yoshitaka Murayama said in a press release. “Our team is looking forward to working with 505 Games to bring our first of hopefully many games, Eiyuden Chronicle, to fans around the world.”
Originally announced as a Kickstarter campaign in July 2020, Eiyuden Chronicle surpassed its funding goal within its first day and went on to become the most successful campaign on Kickstarter for a video game in 2020. The game will feature a traditional 6-character battle system utilizing painstakingly created 2D sprites and gorgeous 3D backgrounds with a deep and intricate story written by master storyteller Murayama.
“Eiyuden Chronicles is both a throwback to the classic RPG games that have entertained millions and a modern, exciting tale of discovery and adventure featuring a cast of hundreds of fully realized characters,” said Yoshitaka Murayama, Studio Lead at Rabbit & Bear. ”Given 505 Games’ success and history with titles like Bloodstained and DEATH STRANDING and with the strong personal relationship we have developed with the people there, we feel we have the perfect partner.”
Here’s a video celebrating the new partnership:
In case you missed it, you can find our interview with the game’s writer Yoshitaka Murayama (Suikoden, Suikoden II) here. It was conducted during the campaign’s infancy.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will launch Fall 2022 for Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and possibly Nintendo Switch.