‘Suikoden’ developers announce Kickstarter project ‘Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes’

The Suikoden series is one of the most popular JRPGs of the 2000s. Fans have been longing for a new game coming from the franchise, and it seems like Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is the answer.

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the Suikoden series. Early this week, the developers teased that an announcement was imminent. Now, key members of the development team behind the classic have revealed Eiyuden Chronicle.

Coming soon on Kickstarter

The creators of Suikoden have announced that the upcoming JRPG is launching on Kickstarter this July 27. It is already in the early stages of development, and the developers already have some footage to showcase as well. The team is looking to raise $500,000 for a PC release. Stretch goals include a release for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Switch.

As per the developers, the game is 2.5D JRPG in the vein of the cult classics. Although it does not continue the story of the series, it does retain a lot of its core gameplay features.

For starters, battles are played in a turn-based style. Players will form a party of six from a hundred recruitable heroes. When in a boss fight, the camera angle shifts depending on the environment that is being fought on.

Like in the Suikoden series, Eiyuden Chronicle will introduce a fortress-building system that allows players to establish a base of operations as their army grows. Of course, behind all this is a gripping story that we’ve yet to know more of.

As expected, fans of the classic JRPG series are instantly in love with the project. It seems as though it can reach its goal without issues.

What is ‘Suikoden?’

Suikoden is a series of JRPGs released on the PlayStation and PlayStation 2. In total, there are five mainline entries. Although each entry tells a different story, there are some similarities when it comes to features.

All games feature some form of a headquarters that grows as the players recruit more characters. In total, there are 108 characters to recruit in each game, and most of whom are optional. Since Suikoden V, fans have been longing for a new-gen release for the series,

Eiyuden Chronicle might not be the Suikoden game that fans are asking for. However, the game deserves to be called a spiritual successor based on what we’ve seen so far. Fans are hoping that it becomes a Kickstarter success story.

Image used courtesy of IGN Japan

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