Eiyuden Chronicle was first unveiled three and a half years in the past, however gamers haven’t had many alternatives to get their arms on this fabled RPG. It was billed as a religious successor to Konami’s Suikoden sequence, the signature title from Rabbit & Bear Studios. To fill the void from the announcement till its inevitable launch, Eiyuden Chronicle launched a by-product motion RPG referred to as Eiyuden Chronicle Rising to set the stage.
A part of the primary draw to the Suikoden franchise lies within the variety of recruitable characters, with the narrative itself billed across the 108 Stars of Future. Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes takes it greater than ten p.c past with a roster of greater than 110 characters in complete, and 505 Video games teased that one shall be very troublesome to unlock. To accommodate the big roster of keen collaborators, gamers can deliver as much as ten individuals of their searching celebration. That is damaged down into three characters every within the entrance and rear rows, one help, and three attendants (which we didn’t get to try given how few celebration members we had through the preview). Some characters will be eligible for each battle and help roles, whereas not one of the authentic 4 characters recruited will be given a help function. 505 Video games additionally talked about offhand that there shall be giant characters that may take up two slots within the battle celebration. For Suikoden veterans, this is able to be paying homage to unique celebration members resembling Abizboah the Kraken.
Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes opens with the primary character Nowa being recruited by the League of Nations to do a little bit of dungeon delving on a quick expedition. Accompanying him are Lian, a cocky martial artist with the identical one-liners as a Marvel superhero, and others. The English dub can’t be spoken about as each spoken line was left with the identical placeholder line, however the Japanese dub options an expressive forged that every speaks with a special degree of depth and pitch.
Venturing off into the woods, Nowa and his crew shortly get drawn into that very same turn-based fight that Suikoden veterans have been itching for for years. Characters begin their adventures with the naked minimal of stats, with Nowa and the celebration beginning with a mere 30 HP and may ramp up pretty shortly in the event that they’re utilizing the stat progress from Suikoden 4 as a template. The assorted enemies can deal upwards of 10 to fifteen injury per hit. These beginning enemies are between numerous lessons of rabbit wizards and knights earlier than increasing into robots within the Northern Runebarrows that break the 2D sprites with their low-fidelity 3D fashions.
Crafting additionally seems to be an early function of Eiyuden Chronicles Hundred Heroes however wasn’t unlocked to the participant through the phase I performed. Objects and supplies each had very restricted counts and even supplies might solely be held fifteen at a time with the bottom rank of storage bag accessible to the participant. An alternative choice that wasn’t talked about within the preview however referenced within the participant menus was the choice to toggle asynchronous communication on/off. The sport director lately talked about together with a card sport within the full launch, however that may be performed actively, not by async. If I needed to wager a guess, it might be a approach to take a look at Nowa’s kingdom and potential in opposition to different gamers within the mass-scale conflict modes, however we’ll have to attend for an official announcement from the builders to speak about that exact function.
When you’re looking for a tougher journey, Eiyuden Chronicles Hundred Heroes options each a Regular and Onerous mode but in addition a small number of modifiers to the run. There wasn’t an choice to restrict EXP progress as seen in another video games, however they do provide the choice to limit incomes Baqua (Eiyuden’s model of gold cash), stop HP restoration gadgets from being utilized in battle, doubling the consumption of MP/SP, and stopping escapes. Maybe the one which stood out merely by title alone was the one which elevated the costs at common retailers: Hyper Inflation. Maybe I’m only a bit too internet-aware to think about the probabilities of that exact phrase.
Kickstarter backers may get their arms on the Suikoden-spiritual successor forward of everybody else, however for those who didn’t again the undertaking when it was first revealed, Eiyuden Chronicles Hundred Heroes shall be accessible for everybody on April twenty third, 2024 throughout each PlayStation platforms, Xbox One and Sequence S|X, Nintendo Change, and PC (Steam, Epic Video games Retailer and GOG). When you had been a Kickstarter backer, hold an eye fixed out for emails coming from 505 Video games and Rabbit and Bear Studios to verify your rewards and get a replica of the sport in your arms as quickly as doable.