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1490540cookie-checkEiyuden Chronicle, Suikoden Spiritual Successor Heads To Kickstarter July 27th

Eiyuden Chronicle, Suikoden Spiritual Successor Heads To Kickstarter July 27th

Yoshitaka Murayama is teaming back up with Junko Kawano and Osamu Komuta to work on a spiritual successor to Suikoden called Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. The classically made game will head to Kickstarter with a goal of $500,000 to release on PC, and if the stretch goals are met the game is expected to release on the Xbox Series X, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

Since Konami still owns the rights to the Suikoden series, and Konami is no longer making real games, the original creators decided to form their own independent studio Rabbit & Bear Studios, and used the official website to formally announce their plans to bring Eiyuden Chronicles to JRPG fans.

A 21 second teaser trailer was also released to give gamers an idea of what to expect from the isometric, turn-based JRPG, courtesy of Dante Nintendo Switch World.

The story follows an imperial officer named Seign Kesling, and a young boy from a remote village named Nowa, as the duo meet up with others as they scout the land for artifacts to help increase and amplify magical objects known as rune-lenses.

However, the party of adventurers find themselves at odds with various nations trapped in a never-ending cycle of war, and the group must re-examine their own moral standings while forging ahead through the fires of destiny to reshape the world for better or for worse.

I’m not particularly fond of this project heading to Kickstarter given how so many other recent projects have turned out, but it’s not like there are any other publishers out there with the capital to fund a game specifically and precisely made by gamers for gamers.

Every AAA publisher (and even many AA publishers) are completely entrenched with force-feeding gamers Left-wing agitprop. So without crowdfunding games like Eiyuden Chronicle simply wouldn’t exist.

The big problem, though, is when cultures like Deep Silver or 505 Games get their talons into the meat of the project and force the developers to sign exclusivity deals with the Epic Games Store, which is what happened with Shenmue III and Phoenix Point, or they try to cut corners and end up butchering the game, like what happened with the Switch version of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night or Mighty No. 9.

It’s always possible to hope for the best, but time and history has proven that we should always expect the worst.

(Thanks for the news tip MaverickHL)

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