Sidescroller RPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising launches on May 10 for consoles and PC
505 Games has announced that Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising will launch on May 10 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass (console, PC), Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam, GOG, Epic), priced at $14.99.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is a sidescroller spinoff prequel-like entry to the crowdfunded Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, a Suikoden spiritual successor. 505 details that by playing Rising, 'cosmetic items, valuable equipment, and trade goods' can be earned in Hundred Heroes when it releases next year.
I wrote a preview for Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising last month, in which I outline the Eiyuden crowdfunding history and discuss my impressions of the first two hours of the game.
The announcement from 505 Games can be found below.
Global publisher 505 Games in collaboration with Rabbit & Bear Studios, headed by Yoshitaka Murayama, a creator of Suikoden, and NatsumeAtari today unveil the release date for Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, the fast-paced 2.5D action RPG with town-upgrading elements serving as a companion prequel game to the upcoming Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. Rising’s pre-war tales begin May 10th, 2022 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam, Epic and GOG. Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising will also be available day one via Xbox and PC Game Pass.
After a massive earthquake revealed Runebarrows deep below a town on the remote frontier of the Allraan known as New Nevaeh, fortune-seeking adventurers and merchants from across the world arrive. Among those hoping to find treasure, three star-crossed heroes come together. CJ, the Venerable Scavenger, and Garoo, the Beastman Mercenary, hope to mine the Rune Lens, a source of magic hidden underground. Isha, the Young Deputy Mayor, wants to rebuild her town. Delve into the ruins and master Rising’s satisfying combat. Dash in quick and strike with CJ’s climbing axes, sling sorcery from afar as Isha, and punish foes with Garoo’s gigantic sword. Topple imaginative bosses by swapping between each character and unleashing devastating Link Attacks combining each hero’s specialty, all while platforming through gorgeous 2.5D environments.
Scavenge dungeons and earn materials to reconstruct New Neveah to its former glory and reap benefits applying to Hundred Heroes when it releases in 2023. Cross content includes special cosmetic items, valuable equipment, and trade goods. Make a personal mark on the world of Eiyuden Chronicle by naming certain weapons and delicacies in Rising that will carry over to Hundred Heroes next year.
Within the Runebarrows hides a deep-rooted conspiracy with shocking ramifications for the Eiyuden Chronicle universe. Prepare for Hundred Heroes’ intricate plot and globe-spanning adventure by playing through the inciting events in Rising.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising launches on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation |5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam, GOG, and Epic Games Store for $14.99. The title will also be available day one via Xbox and PC Game Pass. For more information, visit the official website at https://eiyudenchronicle.com/. Or head to our social channels on Discord, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.