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UPDATE: Eiyuden Chronicle Has Finished Its Kickstarter Campaign, Raising Over $4.5m Of Funding

FUNDRAISING | ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: 31 AUG 2020
WRITTEN BY | 31 Aug 2020
UPDATE: Eiyuden Chronicle Has Finished Its Kickstarter Campaign, Raising Over $4.5m Of Funding
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  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, a successor of famous Japanese franchise Suikoden, has finished its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, raising over $4.5m

  • Till date, this is the third most successful videogame project on Kickstarter, standing behind Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night ($5.5m) and Shenmue 3 ($6.3m), keeping Shenmue 3 a record holder for now

  • The company lasted 32 days, starting on July 27, 2020, and ending on Aug 29, 2020

  • Initially, the developers aimed to raise about $510k, but they got more than $1m in less than 24 hours and continued to attract more funding

  • The game is going to be developed by Rabbit & Bear Studios, a new Tokyo-based studio, established by the original creator of Suikoden Yoshitaka Murayama and Junko Kawama, who also was at the helm of the franchise after Murayama left Konami in 2002

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  • Suikoden is a famous JRPG franchise with five games in the main series and six spin-offs

  • Suikoden 2 is often ranked as one of the most acclaimed RPGs of the 32-bit era, one of the best Playstation video games and one of the greatest video games of all time

  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is described as an ode to the classic JRPG genre, that will be a spiritual successor of Suikoden series

  • The game is planned to be released on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in autumn 2022

 

SOURCES: GAMESINDUSTRY, KICKSTARTER

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Rabbit & Bear Studios
  • Established in 2020

  • Headquarters – Tokyo, Japan

  • Founded by Yoshitaka Murayama and Junko Kawama

  • Game development studio