What fans want to see in ‘Eiyuden Chronicle’

'Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes' reaches $2 million in backing

Up to this day, fans remain to be excited about Eiyuden Chronicle – a spiritual successor to Konami’s Suikoden series. Although a lot of hype is already behind the game, people are still skeptical about it.

Eiyuden Chronicle launches on Kickstarter this July 27. With a goal of $500,000, a lot of fans of the Suikoden series has high hopes that the game will eventually make it out of development. Here’s what fans want to see from the upcoming game.

A hundred diverse characters

One of the key selling points of the Suikoden series was that players had the ability to recruit the 108 Stars of Destiny. Each of the characters in the game is diverse in their own way. All of them feature unique backstories, abilities, and appearances.

The upcoming spiritual successor will allegedly have over a hundred characters as well. Fans are hoping that the developers can still bring charm and creativity when it comes to creating this amount of recruitable characters.

A lot of minigames

Since there are many characters from the JRPG cult classic, there’s bound to be ones that let players access all sorts of content. In the previous iterations, not every character can fight. Some of them add new features to the game’s castle.

Eiyuden Chronicle will have a fortress building system again. Fans are hoping that previous minigames such as cooking competitions and fishing will make it to the game. This adds a lot of extra content that players will spend a lot of their hours on.

Duels and wars

Aside from traditional turn-based combat, the early Suikoden games also had other forms of combat. One of which were duels. In some story segments, players will fight other characters in one-on-one duels. It’s played similarly to a game of rock, paper, scissors wherein voice/chat cues determine which move the enemy was going to do next.

In some segments, players participate in war skirmishes. Using their characters and their army, players get to fight in RTS segments. What’s great about these war segments is that in it, the death of a character is permanent.

Eiyuden Chronicle joins the list of highly anticipated titles for the PC and future gaming consoles. Fans are hoping that the game gets past its Kickstarter goal quickly so that they can finally get access to what’s the closest they can get to a new Suikoden game. Fans are also hoping that this sparks new interest in the series as well.


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