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The JRPG Thread

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:00 am

A thread for multiformat JRPG news and trailers.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:44 am

Suikoden Creators Announce Spiritual Successor, Eiyuden Chronicle

The cult classic JRPG will get a successor, if a Kickstarter pays off.

Key members of the develoment team behind cult classic RPG series Suikoden have announced a Kickstarter for a spiritual successor, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.

Eiyuden Chronicle will take the form of a JRPG with a 2.5D visual style, 100 heroes to recruit (all rendered in pixel-art form), and a 'fortress building system' underpinning the story. As you might expect, it's drawing heavily on the style that won Suikoden its fans in the first place, but with a few modern twists.

Battles will be turn-based with parties of six characters, and boss battles will see the camera angle shift based on the environment - which you can see in a short teaser below:

Eiyuden Chronicle's story will be written by Suikoden 1 and 2 writer Yoshitaka Murayama, with character design, system design, and direction all handled by other ex-Suikoden team members. Developers from the likes of Castlevania, Wild Arms and Tales series are also part of the team. The collective of developers have joined under a new studio banner, Rabbit & Bear.

The Kickstarter begins on July 27, and runs until August 28, and is looking for $500,000 USD in funding for a PC release, with a stretch goal for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Switch versions.

Source: IGN



This is very cool news. Love the Suikoden games.

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Post by melancholy » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:24 am

Man, this is the week for ‘spiritual successors’.

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