That level of funding has also resulted in a new Game + mode, cooking and fishing mini-games, new sound effects, a guild system, and the ‘Fortress Town mode’, among other additions. With 31 days to go, it seems certain that the campaign will continue to add targets as it progresses.
Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes, the spiritual successor to the Suikoden series developed by the same developers, has reached its Kickstarter goal in just two hours.
Eiyuden Chronicles was revealed last week. Suikoden 1 and 2 writer Yoshitaka Murayama returns as a writer for Eiyuden, while character design, system design, and direction are handled by additional former members of the Suikoden team. It launched on Kickstarter on July 27 with a goal of $ 500,000.
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As of this writing, funding has reached $ 564,224, although the number continues to increase every few seconds. The Kickstarter will remain live until Friday, August 28, leaving 31 days for potential sponsors to commit some money for the project. The game currently has 4,800 backers.
With the minimum goal achieved, Eiyuden Chronicles is guaranteed to hit the PC. The next goal is $ 750,000 and if it is reached a Fortress mode will be added to the game.
“The Fortress Town, the player’s base of operations throughout the game, serves as the main character’s military base, but also as their home,” the Kickstarter page read.
This mode allows players to acquire and build a small city over time by recruiting players and putting them to work building castle walls, expanding military equipment, cultivating crops, and developing exchanges. The next goal is $ 1 million, and if it is reached, the game will hit PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch.
Eiyuden Chronicle is being developed by a studio known as Rabbit & Bear, which is a studio comprised of Murayama, former Suikoden team members, and veteran developers of the Castlevania, Wild Arms, and Tales series. The game has a 2.5D visual style and will have 100 heroes available to recruit. The combat will take place in turns with groups of six and the boss battles will have different angles determined by the environment.
The game is slated to launch in October 2022.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide creator for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.