Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Coming to PC and Xbox in 2023
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes dropped a new trailer at Microsoft’s E3 showcase that confirmed an estimated release in 2023 along with a companion game, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising. Advertised as a throwback to old-school JRPGs, the game shows off crisp animated combat with melee and magic in a new yet familiar fantasy setting.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, a town-building action RPG, will release in 2022 before Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. It takes place in the same world as Hundreds Heroes and includes backstory for characters who appear in the future.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes first caught attention thanks to Suikoden creator Yoshitaka Murayama’s involvement in what seemed like a Suikoden spiritual successor. It started as a Kickstarter by Tokyo-based studio Rabbit & Bear Studios. 505 Games, publisher of Dead by Daylight and the PC release of Death Stranding, announced its partnership with Rabbit & Bear Studios back in February 2021.
While the website advertises the game for both PC and Xbox, the team clarified on Kickstarter that players can still expect the game to be "released on their console of choice." Both titles will be available on launch day on Xbox Game Pass.
Revealed today during the Xbox E3 showcase, a new trailer for the Eiyuden Chronicle franchise formally announcing that 505 Games, Rabbit & Bear Studios, and Microsoft are bringing legendary game developer Yoshitaka Murayama’s (Suidoken I & II) latest JRPG adventures, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising and Hundred Heroes, to Xbox Gamepass. Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is set to release in 2022, and Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is set to release in 2023.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is the first entry in the franchise and a companion game to Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes that is set in the same world and tells the pre-war tales of various characters who will appear in the main game. The action-RPG melds key backstory with fast-paced combat, town-building mechanics and 2.5D platforming, and is set to release in 2022.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes became the No. 1 funded Kickstarter video game of 2020 thanks to phenomenal support from the community.
“We’ve been working hard on the Eiyuden Chronicle franchise and love to see the amazing reactions from fans following our trailer at the Microsoft E3 event,” said Studio Lead Yoshitaka Murayama. “We’re telling a rich story with the Eiyuden Chronicle franchise, so much so that we couldn’t possibly tell it all within the confines of a single game. We set out to solve that problem with our companion game Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising which features key backstory to the main game and a completely different gameplay style.”
Studio Lead Yoshitaka Murayama and Director Osamu Komuta are joining forces once again to bring an unforgettable journey into their fully-realized world of Allraan. In Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes Rabbit & Bear Studios are taking the turn-based strategy game experience to the next level with a fine crafted six-character battle system. The developers are using meticulously created 2D sprites and 3D backgrounds to deliver a riveting story with over 100 playable characters and engaging gameplay that’s meant to bring players a modern take on classic JRPGs.