Last year Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes’ Kickstarter was insanely successful, overall obtaining more than $4.5 million, way surpassing its initial goal of $500,000. This was the most fundraised game of 2020 and, at the time, was the third most fundraised game of all time. Since then, the news has been relatively quiet, but recently it was announced that 505 Games will be the publisher of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. For those unfamiliar, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is the successor to Suikoden, a popular JRPG released way back in 1995. With this new partnership, the game is expected to be “even higher quality” as a result.
Recently, the publisher, 505 Games announced on their YouTube Channel that they were partnering with Rabbit & Bear Studios to publish Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. 505 Games are best known for their other games like Terraria, Death Stranding, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, and more. On a blog post and in the aforementioned announcement video, Rabbit & Bear Studio lead, Yoshitaka Murayama, have detailed their hopes for this partnership.
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 … Given their success and history with titles like Bloodstained and Death Stranding, and with the strong personal relationship we have developed with the people there, we feel we have the perfect partner in 505 Games.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is at least a couple of years away. Right now, they are hoping to release it in October of 2022. However, some good news is that because the Kickstarter campaign hit the stretch goals the game will release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S instead of just the PC. There is also the possibility for a Nintendo Switch release at some point, though it has not been confirmed yet.