Kickstarter for Suikoden spiritual successor Eiyuden Chronicle ends with £3.4m raised

The Kickstarter for Suikoden spiritual successor Eiyuden Chronicle has ended with an impressive £3.4m raised.

Eiyuden Chronicle, a new Japanese role-playing game from some of the key creators of beloved 90s JRPG Suikoden, launched a Kickstarter on 27th July 2020 asking for $500,000. The crowdfunding drive quickly smashed that target, and settled on ¥481,621,841 from 46,307 backers.

Eiyuden Chronicle will now get a companion game, a town creation RPG co-developed with Natsume-Atari. According to a blog post, this companion game will release before the main game (“which will hopefully hold you over during the excruciatingly long two-and-a-half year wait”), and includes different lifestyle mini-games that let you gather different materials to build up your house. The idea is these materials will transfer over to Eiyuden Chronicle, “allowing you a head-start at crafting some of the different items/armor/etc in the game.” A few of the characters in Eiyuden Chronicle will be in this companion game.

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