When the original creators of the Suikoden games came out and said that they wanted to make a new spiritual successor, the world went wild.
Just over a month ago, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes was revealed on Kickstarter, which asked a minimum of $500,000. As it were, Rabbit & Bear Studios is in the good graces of gamers around the world as the studio has now ended its campaign at $4.5 million.
To celebrate, the studio revealed the final stretch goal: a companion game to tide over subscribers while the game is being developed. Partnering with Natsume-Atari, fans will get Town Creation RPG.
- It will release before the main game, which will hopefully hold you over during the excruciatingly long 2 and a half year wait.
- It will feature a variety of different “lifestyle” mini-games that will allow you to gather a wide variety of different materials to build up your town/farm/house.
- The goal is to allow these materials to transfer over to Eiyuden Chronicle allowing you a head-start at crafting some of the different items/armour/etc in the game.
- You will get to meet a few of the characters that appear in Eiyuden Chronicle and get to know them a bit earlier.
- There may be some kind of battle mechanic, but we are still talking it over.
This game is separate and not considered DLC, but the downside is that because console platform holders charge 30% on the base price, so if the game is given out for free, it will cost the studio a lot of money.
However, the studio will charge around $15-20 dollars for the title and the 30% will still go to the console platform holder and those who want the companion game needed to bump their pledge up by $7 dollars.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is expected to release in Fall 2020.