Suikoden-Inspired JRPG Delayed to 2024

Written by Marcello TBL

Eiyuden Chronicle

The game publisher 505 Games, in collaboration with Rabbit & Bear Studios, has announced a delay in releasing their much-anticipated JRPG, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. Initially set for a 2023 launch, the game is now slated for release in the second quarter of 2024. The game will be available on multiple platforms, including PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG). It will also be included in the PC and Xbox Game Pass catalog.

Eiyuden Chronicle

The announcement was made on the game’s Kickstarter page. The development team explained that the decision to postpone the launch was taken to ensure that the game is in the best possible state when it reaches the players, especially those who have supported the crowdfunding campaign.

The team stated, “In our commitment to deliver a game that has garnered immense support from fans, we are announcing a new release date for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. It will now be launched in the second quarter of 2024. This decision was taken to ensure we deliver the best possible narrative and gameplay experience to our dedicated backers.”

To make up for the delay, a new three-minute gameplay video has been released, currently available exclusively on the Kickstarter page of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is a JRPG featuring turn-based combat and over 100 playable characters. It draws inspiration from the classic style of Suikoden, positioning itself as a spiritual successor to the beloved series. The game is being developed by industry veterans Yoshitaka Murayama (Suikoden I and II) and Junko Kawano (Suikoden I and IV). Below an overview of the game via Steam.


Our story begins in one corner of Allraan, a tapestry of nations with diverse cultures and values.
By dint of sword, and by way of magical objects known as “rune-lenses,” the land’s history has been shaped by the alliances and aggressions of the humans, beastmen, elves, and desert people who live there.

The Galdean Empire has edged out other nations and discovered a technology that amplifies the rune-lenses’ magic.

Now, the Empire is scouring the continent for an artifact that will expand their power even further.
It is on one such expedition that Seign Kesling, a young and gifted imperial officer, and Nowa, a boy from a remote village, meet each other and become friends.

However, a twist of fate will soon drag them into the fires of war, and force them both to reexamine everything they believe to be right and true.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes became the #1 funded Kickstarter video game of 2020 thanks to phenomenal support from the community. 505 Games is truly honored to publish Eiyuden Chronicle and work with Rabbit & Bear to help deliver a memorable gaming experience to fans. The goal of Rabbit & Bear and 505 Games is to make sure Eiyuden Chronicle reaches its true potential and delivers a worthwhile JRPG the community will enjoy.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.