An Eiyuden Chronicle Kickstarter from Rabbit & Bear Studios, a Tokyo developer with staff members who worked on past Suikoden games, is about to begin on July 27, 2020. The company will attempt to make a 2.5D JRPG inspired by the classic Konami series. The goal is to bring the title to PCs, though console adaptations will be available as stretch goals.
Three people involved with entries in the Suikoden series are a part of the Eiyuden Chronicle development team. Yoshitaka Murayama, who wrote the Suikoden I and II scenarios, will be writing the story. Osamu Komuta, who worked on Suikoden Tactics and Suikoden Tierkreis, will be in charge of “system design and direction.” Suikoden I and IV character designer Junko Kawano is working on the character designs.
Eiyuden Chronicle is set in a world where rune-lenses’ magical power is greatly coveted. However, one of the country of Allraan’s nations, the Galdean Empire, has found a way to make rune-lenses even more devastating. A young man named Nowa finds a rune-lens when working with a Galdean Empire noble named Seign Kesling, and it in turn gets the two involved in a nation-wide war. People will then end up recruiting 100 heroes, developing a fortress, managing a guild, and fighting in turn-based battles with six characters you’ve recruited as you attempt to make a difference in the world.
So far, seven of the main characters have been revealed. In addition to Nowa and Seign, people will meet Garr, Lian, Marisa, Melridge, and Mio.
Here are some early screenshots.
Rabbit and Bear Studios’ Eiyuden Chronicle Kickstarter will begin on July 27, 2020 and end on August 28, 2020. A funding goal has not yet been discussed. The PC version will be a part of the primary campaign and has a Fall 2022 launch window. Console versions will be added as stretch goals.