The Tokyo-based studio asked $500,000 as a basic goal, and backers shattered it predictably fast. To be specific, it was reached in 130 minutes.
The process would have likely been faster if Kickstarter didn’t crash multiple times. We don’t know whether this is due to the backer traffic for Eiyuden Chronicle, but it’s possible.
The basic Kickstarter goal earns us a PC version of the game slated for the fall of 2022.
Of course, this is far from the end of it, as there is one more month to add further funding to the project. Two stretch goals have already been announced, with $750,000 unlocking the Fortress Mode and $1,000,000 bringing the console versions (PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, and a hypothetical successor of the Switch).
Considering the pace at which backers are chewing through the numbers, I have a feeling this isn’t the last time I write news about this game today.
Our story begins in one corner of Allraan, a tapestry of nations with diverse cultures and values.
By dint of sword, and by way of magical objects known as “rune-lenses,”
the land’s history has been shaped by the alliances and aggressions of the humans, beastmen, elves, and desert people who live there.
The Galdean Empire has edged out other nations and discovered a technology that amplifies the rune-lenses’ magic.
Now, the Empire is scouring the continent for an artifact that will expand their power even further.
It is on one such expedition that Seign Kesling, a young and gifted imperial officer, and Nowa, a boy from a remote village, meet each other and become friends.
However, a twist of fate will soon drag them into the fires of war, and force them both to reexamine everything they believe to be right and true.
For the sake of full disclosure, the author of this article has backed the game at a basic level in the first minutes of the campaign. He’s that excited.