For fans of the old Suikoden collection, last year’s reveal Chronicles of Eiyuden: Hundred Heroes Big news indeed. The 2023 JRPG will be the spiritual successor to the classic PS1 era series, bringing a vibrant mix of 2D and 3D JRPG tropes to modern platforms. But if JRPGs aren’t to your taste, and Metroidvanias aren’t to your taste, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, a spinoff of Hundred Heroes, might be more appealing. That smaller game now has a release date: May 10.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is an action RPG on a 2D plane, so expect lots of deft swordplay and lots of twisty exploration. But what really makes it stand out is the town-building element.Henry Stockdale hit an early build The mix of genres seemed to be working well for the last month. “Town building in JRPGs is often a side dish overshadowed by the story or combat system,” Henry wrote, “but Rising blows it up as a proper first dish.”
Rising is a prequel to Hundred Heroes, and while you’d expect it to have a smaller scope than the 2023 game, it looks like a giant Metroidvania in its own right. Not only that, but some of your actions will obviously affect the main game released next year. “Clear dungeons and earn materials to rebuild New Niva to its former glory, with benefits applicable to Hundred Heroes when it releases in 2023,” read the announcement steam.
You can check out the 28 minute Rising above gameplay video. Eiyuden Chronicle Rising will release on Steam and the Epic Games Store on May 10, but it will also be available as part of PC Game Pass, Also got Bugsnax soon.