With the crowdfunding campaign for Rabbit & Bear Studios’ JRPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes in full swing, today the studio released a new update.
The game’s crowdfunding tally has now reached $2.217.864, with new stretch goals revealed since the previous batch.
The $2.2 million goal brings the 103rd hero named Hildi and has already been achieved.
The $2.35 million goal involves a “Top Battle Minigame” and the $2.45 million goal is titled “The Honest Soldier.” While it has not been fully unveiled yet, it’s likely another character.
- Hildi Joins – The right hand officer of Seign Kesling and notable neat freak, Hildi joins the game at this stretch goal, bringing the total heroes to 103.
- Top Battle Minigame – Addictive, mesmerizing, and downright fun! At this stretch goal, the top battling minigame dubbed “Beigoma” will be added to the game. It’s time to spin!
Incidentally, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is now among the top-20 gaming Kickstarter campaigns of all time, and it took only two days.
This success shouldn’t be too surprising considering that it brings back together Suikoden creators Yoshitaka Murayama and Junko Kawano, and appears to be a spiritual successor of the popular franchise.
The two characters revealed today were also previously achieved via stretch goals.
Age: 18 years old
HOME: A noble family in one of the League’s lesser nations
FAVORITE FOOD: Tomato and cheese sandwiches
A young woman descended from a collateral branch of one of the League of Nation’s royal families. She’s sharp as a tack, a go-getter, and full of fire. Where others mince words, Perrielle sharpens them for the kill—and people deride her for that lack of demureness. “She’d be a lovely girl,” they say, “if she wasn’t always braying.”
Perrielle’s father, whom she loved dearly, died when she was little. She came to realize that for all the presents he’d showered her with, he’d never offered her a word of praise. Now, she is driven by this one thing she can never have: her father’s approval.
“Those prune-faced mules on the council can shove it. I work twice as hard as the boys, and get thrice as much done! Well, that’s fine. I’ll put in four or five times the hours, if that’s what it takes to shut their stupid, wrinkled old mouths!”
Perielle seems like a very capable young woman. If only others noticed how hard working and intelligent she is. We can’t wait to see what she can do!
Age: 27 years old
FAVORITE FOOD: Avocado sushi
A shi’arc guard captain originally from Impershi’arc, his people’s desert nation. His strategic eye and masterful ability to mount a defense have helped him secure mercenary work in many a town.
Yuferius may look scary, but he’s a capable, detail-oriented commander who makes sure to learn the name of every soldier who serves under him.
“Wha—? Who gives a tooth if they try to flank us! We’re ready for ’em. It’s THEM’s not ready for US.”
How exciting! Yuferius looks like a walking shark attack! He’s definitely going to be an interesting addition to your army.
We also get the announcement that all backers who selected the digital version of the game will get access to the beta.
The developers then clarified the languages the game will be available in.
- Simplified Chinese
- Traditional Chinese
We also get the confirmation that the PC version of the game will launch on Steam. Other PC platforms may be announced at a later date.
It’ll come to PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and a possible next-gen Nintendo platform in fall 2022.
You can still contribute to the campaign yourself at the official Kickstarter site.
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.