Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes to be published by 505 Games
505 Games has announced that it has partnered with Rabbit & Bear Studios to publish Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes . 505 has previously published titles such as Indivisible, Death Stranding (PC), and Control.
Eiyuden Chronicle is a Kickstarted spiritual successor to the dormant Suikoden series, having raised more than ¥480,000,000 (about $4.5 million) in its record-breaking crowdfunding campaign. Helming the project is Yoshitaka Murayama, the original creator of the Suikoden series. You can find more details in the Kickstarter announcement post.
A partnership announcement trailer can be viewed below, with English closed captions available. A February update is also now available to backers.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is currently planned to release for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo's next console.
505 Games has partnered with Rabbit & Bear Studios to publish the Tokyo-based studios’ upcoming JRPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.
Featuring a unique setting, carefully crafted storyline and a massive cast of characters, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is a celebration of the JRPG genre readily associated with studio lead Yoshitaka Murayama (Suikoden I & II) and director Osamu Komuta.
“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. “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.”