It has been more than 25 years since the first popular RPG Suikoden was released. For millennials, the game almost got head-to-head with the famous Final Fantasy at that time. Now, a similar game based on Suikoden, Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes, will debut soon.
The excitement of fans is soaring through the roof. Finally, we will have the other Yoshitaka Murayama’s game after so long. The main question is, how close it is to its predecessor?
Well, thankfully, the official released a trailer for the game. It includes the key features that you will find inside the game. So, what do the upcoming anime video games have to offer? Let’s find out!
About Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes stems from the famous old game Suikoden. Yoshitaka Murayama leads the development of the game. He was also behind the creation of the legendary Suikoden and Suikoden II. Unfortunately, he left Konami before the sequel Suikoden III was released.
The project started with a fundraising campaign on the Kickstarter platform. Thanks to the fans’ huge enthusiasm, the campaign surpassed the original goal. It got $500,000 only within 4 to 5 hours on July 27, 2020. Ultimately, the campaign raised 4.5 million making it the third highest funded game in the Kickstarter platform history.
The first appearance of the Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes was featured at E3 2021. The game was designed for multiple platforms including Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Rabbit & Bear Studios is working as the developer, while 505 Games is in charge of publishing the game.
Initially, the game was supposed to be released in October 2022. But, due to COVID-19, the game was planned to debut in 2023. Yet, the publisher delayed it again to 2024.
Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes Trailer
The official PlayStation YouTube channel released the gameplay trailer for the Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes on December 15, 2023. The game describes itself as a turn-based battle RPG that unfolds a story of heroism and camaraderie with over 100 playable characters.
For sure, the trailer has introduced several characters in the game. But more of them will come at a later date. For now, we have 13 characters in the trailer. Along with their cast of characters, they are:
- Nowa – Andrew Wheildon-Dennis
- Seign – Will de Renzy-Martin
- Marisa – Kimberly Woods
- Garr – Erik Braa
- Lian – Anjali Kunapaneni
- Mio – Cia Court
- Hildi – Jess Nesling
- Melridge – Brent Mukai
- Yuferius VII – James Alexander
- Mellore – Rebecca Hanson
- CJ – Elsie Lovelock
- Isha – Madeline Pell
- Garoo – Tim Bentinck
They also unveiled the release date of the game. Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes will officially be released on April 23, 2024. However, you can already pre-order it now.
Not only that, the 6-minute trailer also revealed several key features that you can find in the game. What are they? Let’s move on!
Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes Key Features
As the predecessor of Suikoden, Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes offers a vast world that can be explored through the story. The visual of the game uses nostalgic pixel-based characters that remind Suikoden. However, it has a vibrant 3D environment. Even though the difference makes it contrast, the pixel art doesn’t make the movement clunky. That’s what makes this game unique.
Aside from the graphics, the trailer also introduces several key features inside the game. They include:
Countless Ways of Fight
With over 100 playable characters, of course, this mechanic matters a lot. Imagine if they only apply individual skills among the characters. How dull it will be. That’s why, the developer created a unique game mechanic where you can build a combo with allies.
Not only that, there will be character relationships boon if you make a combo with certain characters. Moreover, you can exploit the terrain to your advantage. So, just watch out for several different walkthroughs of Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes because each strategy is unique to itself.
More or less, this system is almost the same as Fire Emblem. You can command the legion of soldiers to your liking. Each platoon will have a commander who can use skills to gain an advantage in action-packed war battles. The game also offers dynamic conversations depending on who you are against.
Home Sweet Home
In a nutshell, your heroes will have headquarters. But, it is closer to a town rather than a building. Your duty here is to revitalize the town destroyed by war. You can add pastures, fields, and facilities to the town. To do so, you will need help from allies that specialize in town development. However, it isn’t clear what advantage we will get when the town is fully restored.
Mini – Games
Not only fighting, but Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes also offers several minigames. So far, there are five minigames revealed. They include bayblade, fishing, cooking management, card game, and horse racing. But, the trailer could imply there are more coming.
Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes is a great upcoming RPG game that revives the concept of Suikoden. When all games race for more realistic visuals, the game offers nostalgic pixel character design. That’s what makes this game worth waiting for.
If you’re a fan of Suikoden, you should know that the story of the game will be epic. With Yoshitaka Murayama as the head director, there is a chance that this game will win several awards for next year.
But, with such an ambitious game with several features, will it surpass the success of Suikoden? Or will it be a failure because it seems outdated? Well, to know this, let’s wait for the upcoming release. Just stay tuned for more game, anime & manga news in Animefleek!
The game follows the Suikoden mechanic in its making.
Yoshitaka Murayama is serving as the director of the game.
The game will debut on April 24, 2024. But, you can pre-order it now.