505 Games will publish the upcoming Rabbit and Bear Studios game, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. The Suikoden spiritual successor has been making waves since launching a Kickstarter last year, raising over $4.5 million dollars.
Featuring a unique setting, carefully crafted storyline and a massive cast of characters, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is a celebration of the JRPG genre readily associated with studio lead Yoshitaka Murayama (Suikoden I & II) and director Osamu Komuta.
The video above includes snippets of gameplay and some brief clips of the developmental staff including Osamu Komuta, Yoshitaka Murayama, Junko Kawano and Junichi Murakami all showing their excitement at establishing a partnership with 505 Games. It’s good to see the team share their feelings on the big development.
“We have dreamed of developing a game for genre fans for many years which also celebrates everything we love and have learned as game designers,” studio lead Yoshitaka Murayama said. “Our team is looking forward to working with 505 Games to bring our first of hopefully many games, Eiyuden Chronicle, to fans around the world.”
The game will feature a traditional 6-character battle system utilizing painstakingly created 2D sprites and gorgeous 3D backgrounds with a deep and intricate story written by Murayama.