Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes made quite a splash when it launched a Kickstarter campaign last night. A spiritual successor to Konami’s acclaimed JRPG series Suikoden, it reunited key members of the original team, reaching $4.57 million in funding. Now, a spin-off is joining it with a planned 2022 release.
Called Eiyuden Chronicle Rising, a new Steam page offered this outline:
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is an action RPG set in the same world as Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. Featuring town-building mechanics, fast-paced combat, and important back-story for several of the Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes cast of characters.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Announced At E3, Launches Next Year
Said to tell the pre-war tales of several future companions in Hundred Heroes, developers Rabbit And Bear also hinted there may be "small perks" for players that link the game with Hundred Heroes. It's unclear where Rising will launch - by comparison, Hundred Heroes is confirmed for most consoles outside Nintendo Switch - though at the least, PC and Xbox launches are planned.
We also got a new look at Hundred Heroes during the Xbox and Bethesda Conference yesterday, showcasing a brand new trailer for the upcoming RPG. Sadly, Rabbit And Bear revealed it's been delayed until 2023, but also announced it's coming to Xbox Game Pass as a day one release. We'll keep you informed as we learn more.