Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Campaign Ends With $4.5 Million, Announces Separate Game as Final Stretch Goal
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes rose over $4.5 million at the end of its Kickstarter and revealed a Town Creation RPG as a final stretch goal.
Suikoden spiritual successor Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes finally ended its phenomenally successful Kickstarter campaign at $4,571,418, making it the third most successful Kickstarter video game campaign ever. And as a huge surprise, Rabbit & Bear Studios revealed their final secret stretch goal: the studio plans to partner with Natsume-Atari to create a Town Creation RPG.
Yes, they are literally creating an entirely new bonus game on top of Eiyuden Chronicle.
Natsume is known for the Harvest Moon series and has also done other great pixel based games like Ninja Warriors and Wild Guns. Partnering with the company allows for this goal to be possible without stretching the main development team thin and the studio plans to share as many assets as possible to facilitate the process. A few facts revealed about the Town Creation RPG:
- It will release before the main game, which will hopefully hold you over during the excruciatingly long two and a half year wait.
- It will feature a variety of different “lifestyle” mini-games that will allow you to gather a wide variety of different materials to build up your town/farm/house.
- The goal is to allow these materials to transfer over to Eiyuden Chronicle allowing you a head-start at crafting some of the different items/armor/etc in the game.
- You will get to meet a few of the characters that appear in Eiyuden Chronicle and get to know them a bit earlier.
- There may be some kind of battle mechanic, but we are still talking it over.
However, there is a catch to something this ambitious. Though this isn’t DLC but a standalone title, for all intents and purposes it counts as an extension of the main game which means that console platform holders will charge the studio 30 percent of the base price of the game to purchase DL codes so they can give backers the game for free. 30 percent of what they plan on selling Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes for ($15-20) is about $5-7 so they are asking interested backers to up their pledge by $7 to receive the title.
You can check out Rabbit & Bear Studios’s livestreams commemorating the success of the campaign on Twitch here. Check out the OST sample, some concept artwork and screenshots, more gameplay details, and the reason why it’ll feature 109 characters.