Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes’ Kickstarter campaign has ended, the Japanese RPG game managed to receive 4.5 USD millions from fans. The Suikoden spiritual successor is now the third-highest crowdfunded videogame in Kickstarter, a significant landmark for a JRPG.
“Eiyuden Chronicle is now the single most-backed project by Japanese people ever. For this project, I want to take the fans’ passion and put it in the game–that’s how I feel,” director Yoshitaka Murayama said in a press release. “I’ve seen people on social media saying this is the first Kickstarter they have ever backed and it makes me so happy to see that passion and support.”
The project gathered hype and the attention as the head of the project is Yoshitaka Murayama, co-creator of the Suikoden franchise. Murayama is joined by Junko Kawano, and Osamu Komuta, key members of the classic RPG.
Yoshitaka Murayama established Rabbit & Bear Studios and pledged fans’ support to fulfill his vision of the perfect JRPG, the Kickstarter campaign launched with the ‘No Limits’ approach, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes could’ve been produced with the initial goal of USD 500,000. Thanks to the fans’ support, the development team will add more content to the game.
“The 108th character was born through Stretch Goals. I’m sure some people are fond of this number, as am I,” Murayama said. “But that number was for Suikoden. While we have respect for the number 108, we choose to leave it here and go further. For this commemorable 109th character, we’d like to create a new character with everyone through a voting system.”
A new minigame was also added, according to Rabbit & Bear Studios, taverns throughout the game will have NPCs that can be challenged to card matches. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will launch for PS5, Xbox Series X, and a next-gen Nintendo Switch, and PC in fall 2022.