Last week, the studio Rabbit & Bear announced a Kickstarter for the game Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. It was notable as the game is from Yoshitaka Murayama and Junko Kawano, who worked on Suikoden 1, 2, and 4, and a number of developers that worked on the Suikoden games. They have pitched Eiyuden Chronicle as a spiritual successor to the Suikoden series and that message seemed to have resonate. The Kickstarter went live on July 27th with a goal of approximately $500,000, and within 3 hours that target was met.
Here’s the message from the team thanking people for backing the project:
Thank you so much to all our backers for the incredible outpour of support! Within an incredibly short amount of time, we’ve been able to hit our minimum goal here on Kickstarter, which means that Eiyuden Chronicle will be a reality! We really apologize that Kickstarter was unavailable for a long period of time. It seems our backers crashed the site 3 separate times! As Murayama-san said on Twitter,
This is far from the end, though. We’ve got a whole set of incredible stretch goals to make Eiyuden Chronicle even better, so be sure to check out the stretch goals on the campaign page!
As we’re burning through the Rebuild the Town Discord social goal, now is a good time to mention that we’re looking for members of the Eiyuden community to join our community moderation team. If you’re interested in joining our team to make the Eiyuden Chronicle community the best it can be, click this link and fill out the form!
Let’s make Eiyuden Chronicle the best possible JRPG it can be!
Rabbit & Bear has announced that it will take around 2 to 3 years before release, and it will be developing the game for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC. Oh, and the next generation Nintendo console though the team does not know what that will entail.