Today Rabbit & Bear Studios revealed new details about its upcoming JRPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.
The details were provided within a handy Kickstarter update which focused on some of the minigames recently unlocked as stretch goals.
Here’s what the developers described:
As you progress through the game on your journey through Allraan, you will get access to a collectible card game. The game’s cards will feature characters and monsters from the world of Eiyuden Chronicle. As you explore more of the game, you’ll be able to collect more cards and build different decks.
You’ll also encounter rivals along the way that you’ll be able to battle with! Become the best there is!
As you further progress the game, you will sometimes encounter one-on-one duels with other characters, and will work differently from a standard battle or massive battles.
Utilize a unique and thrilling battle mode full of choices and dramatic cutscenes. You’ll even get the opportunity to negotiate with your opponent depending on the situation!
Once you develop the fortress town enough, you’ll be able to create a farm. There, you can grow crops, veggies, fruits, as well as raise livestock in order to gain meat and milk. All of this can be used as ingredients for cooking, as well as food for the people who live in the town.
Raising your farm’s rank will give you access to new types of crops and livestock, and your fortress town will be able to hold more inhabitants, allowing you to further develop it. Selling off excess food can serve as a good source of income for the town as well. And you’re sure to discover new food recipes.
We also get the results of the vote among backers to decide the nature of the 109th hero. Apparently, he’ll be a “skeleton king.”
PROFESSION: Skeleton king who has “lived” for three centuries
FAVORITE FOOD: Champagne and jelly beans
In times past, Markus tried to found a kingdom for the undead—a failure that cost him dearly and put him to flight. These days, he contents himself with a single castle and a band of loyal followers who, um, might best be described as the “old” guard.
In other Eiuden Chronicle news, the Kickstarter total has now passed $3.5 million, making this the 6th highest-grossing game on the platform.
We also hear that the $3.7 million goal is a ranking mode.
“Ranking Mode – At this stretch goal, we’ll add ranking mode, which will tell you both who your most used characters are, and who are the most popular chracters across multiple players’ playthroughs.”
On top of this, a $3.8 million stretch goal titled “Patience” and a $3.85 million none titled “Heart of Gold” have been added.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes’ campaign was launched on Kickstarter approximately three weeks ago, reaching its basic founding goal in two hours and unlocking console platforms shortly after.
As usual, the success of this campaign 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.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will 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. Speaking of Kickstarter, for the sake of full disclosure, you should keep in mind that the author of this article is among the backers of the game.