Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes comes from Yoshitaka Murayama and Junko Kawano, creators of classic JRPG series Suikoden. They bring their pedigree for immersive stories and strategic combat to this highly anticipated 2.5D game featuring a huge cast of playable characters. It dominated Kickstarter and aims to honor JRPG roots while innovating the genre.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Storyline
The central game characters get caught in growing unrest as military aggression upsets the balance of power across the continent of Allraan. Typical JRPG ingredients like ancient legends and magical phenomena meet this conflict. With Murayama himself directing the scenario, expect a sweeping storyline underpinned by intimate character-driven moments that compel you through this fantasy world.
Strategic Six-Character Battles
Turn-based battles allow parties of up to six characters, with agile spell-casting, archery attacks, weapon skills, and swappable fighters promising intricate play. We see casters flinging area-of-effect spells, bow users occupying high ground for range advantages, and our heroes using crates and debris as makeshift attacks. With Suikoden’s combat director Junko Kawano at the helm, expect systems with serious depth.
Check out the Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes trailer below.
Recruit Over 100 Adventurers
In the spirit of the 108 Stars of Destiny concept from Suikoden, Eiyuden lets you gradually recruit over 100 unique adventurers. Each ally contributes to combat and progression systems. Base building also returns, as you expand and customize your headquarters by recruiting specialized NPCs to open valuable facilities.
Created by JRPG Luminaries
Rabbit & Bear Studios reunites Yoshitaka Murayama and Junko Kawano, creators behind classics like Suikoden and Wild Arms, making Eiyuden a dream project for JRPG fans.
The Japanese voice cast contains famous anime talents like Nao Toyama, Yui Ishikawa, and Daisuke Ono. On the Western side, we have the likes of Laura Bailey, Cherami Leigh, and Troy Baker lending their iconic voices. Full voice acting should significantly boost immersion across over 100 major campaign characters and promises to deliver those poignant moments JRPGs are known for.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Release Date
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is slated for release on April 23, 2024 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam by publisher 505 Games. For more information check out the official Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes website, Facebook, X and Discord.