Eiyuden Chronicle Director, Producer, and Writer Yoshitaka Murayama noted in the game’s January 2023 update that the DLC 3 vote almost included another option. The goal is to allow people to vote on another add-on that will appear in the game. Five options appear in the final poll. The hypothetical sixth one would have included generals. However, as they aren’t in the base game at launch, they couldn’t go through with it. Likewise, Lian also couldn’t appear in DLC for the same reason.
Murayama noted these hypothetical Eiyuden Chronicle DLC options included post-launch characters. He didn’t mention release windows for the people who couldn’t appear. It only noted they will join the game after its launch as additional content.
Here’s the official discussion surrounding the generals and Lian scenarios that didn’t make it in as options.
We had another idea for a story that focused on generals during a war-time event, but it was dropped as the relevant characters would not be included in the game’s initial release. For the same reason, we also dropped a story plan that revolved around Lian’s martial arts training as there would have been a problem with the character’s release timing.
Maybe we’ll just give Lian a separate fighting game of her own lol.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will come to the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2023. People can take part in the DLC 3 vote until it closes on January 30, 2023.