Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Kickstarter campaign closes at $4.57 million funded, companion game announced

Companion game is a town creation RPG developed by NatsumeAtari.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

The Kickstarter campaign for Suikoden series spiritual successor Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes has closed at $4,571,418 funded—895 percent of its initial $510,735 funding goal.

Over the course of its 33-day campaign, the following stretch goals for additional in-game content were achieved:

  • $750,000 – Fortress Town Mode
  • $1 Million – Consoles Unlocked
  • $1.25 Million – Cooking Mini-Game
  • $1.5 Million – New Game Plus
  • $1.6 Million – New Sound Effects
  • $1.65 Million – Chinese Localization
  • $1.7 Million – Guild System
  • $1.8 Million – Perrielle Joins
  • $1.95 Million – Fishing Mini-Game
  • $2.1 Million – Yuferius VII Joins
  • $2.2 Million – Hildi Joins
  • $2.35 Million – Top Battle Mini-Game
  • $2.45 Million – Maxim Joins
  • $2.5 Million – Korean Localization
  • $2.6 Million – Full Orchestra
  • $2.7 Million – Party Conversations
  • $2.75 Million – Mellore Joins
  • $2.8 Million – Psychic Detective Agency
  • $2.85 Million – Trading Mini-Game
  • $2.9 Million – Rody Joins
  • $2.925 Million – Brazilian Portuguese Localization
  • $2.95 Million – Racing Mini-Game
  • $2.975 Million – Gocteau Joins
  • $3 Million – Hot Springs
  • $3.025 Million – Monster Raising Mini-Game
  • $3.05 Million – Iris Joins
  • $3.075 Million – Russian Localization
  • $3.1 Million – Voice in Cutscenes
  • $3.125 Million – Ninth Character Joins
  • $3.175 Million – Flag Design Mode
  • $3.25 Million – Another Story: Marisa
  • $3.325 Million – Farm System
  • $3.425 Million – Duel System
  • $3.6 Million – Card Battle Mode
  • $3.7 Million – Ranking Mode
  • $3.8 Million – Heart of Gold (Theater System)
  • $3.85 Million – Patience (Character 10 Joins)
  • $4 Million – Origin Story
  • $4.25 Million – The Depths (Hero Mode)
  • $4.3 Million On My Own Time (Asynchronous Mode)
  • $4.35 Million – A New Style (Fortress Asset Pack)
  • $4.4 Million – A Good Offense (Battle Defense Mode)
  • $4.5 Million – State of Mind (Another Story: Seign)
  • $4.5 Million – A Quiet Place (Companion Game)

As explained in a new blog post, the final stretch goal, “A Quiet Place,” is for a town creation RPG companion game developed by Japanese studio NatsumeAtari, which is known for games like The Ninja Saviors and Wild Guns. (Not to be confused with the United States-based Natsume, which owns the Harvest Moon property.) This game would release before Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes and feature a variety of different “lifestyle” mini-games that allow players to gather a variety of different materials to build up their town, farm, and house. These materials would then be transferable to the main game when it launches to provide a head-start in crafting items, armor, and more. Some of the characters that appear in the main game are planned to appear in the companion game, and there may also be some kind of battle mechanic.

According to Rabbit & Bear Studios, allowing a partner like NatsumeAtari to work on the companion game would allow them to “make something we love without worrying about too much wear and tear on the team,” and the goal is to share as many assets, designs, and so on between games to make production as efficient as possible.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is aiming for release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2022, with a potential release on Switch or otherwise next-generation Nintendo hardware.

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