And yes, it will be in English – among many other languages. The catch is you’ll have to wait 2 and a half years for it to be released.
With 31 days left of their kickstarter campaign, Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes has already achieved its funding goal. You can help fund the game and get a digital copy when it is released for just $38. For $90 you can get Beta Access to the PC version and a physical copy for your platform of choice.
I chose to back this project – for just the digital copy – I won’t be able to provide any insights as to the Beta – but I definitely had to back this one. Suikoden is one of my favorite game series. And this is basically Suikoden with a different name because probably I assume that Konami owns the Suikoden name.
It has many of the same developers as the first, second, and 4th Suikoden games. And moreover, the gameplay is basically exactly like Suikoden. It features traditional JRPG combat, with 100+ characters to recruit. You build a fortress which blossoms into a city. You can cook, craft, etc. And people on your team and in your fortress range from wizard to warrior to blacksmith to baker, etc.
This is basically Suikoden… Just probably for legal reasons they had to call it something else… Kinda like what happened to Harvest Moon vs Story of Seasons right?
So here we are… with an estimated release date in 2 and a half years…. 2 and a half years is a long time to wait for a game…. But I know Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will be worth the wait.
We’ve already waited over 25 years for a new Suikoden game, but Konami continues to make really really really bad decisions when it comes to releasing games fans actually want … So the developers of Suikoden are in talks with multiple publishers to bring what is basically Suikoden’s next game to the fans, under the new name of Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes.
Check out all of the features and screenshots from their pledge page, sprinkled throughout my blog post, then go pledge to support one of the greatest JRPGs of all time.