While we wait for the 2023 launch of Suikoden spiritual successor Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, we’ll be able to whet our appetite with action-RPG prequel Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising. Publisher 505 Games and developers Rabbit & Bear Studios and Natsume Atari announced an official launch date for the game, which is set to arrive on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch and PC on May 10.
Billed as a “fast-paced 2.5D action-RPG with town-upgrading elements,” Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising will be priced at $14.99 when it launches. It will also go live on Xbox Game Pass on launch day.
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Here’s how 505 Games describes it:
After a massive earthquake revealed Runebarrows deep below a town on the remote frontier of the Allraan known as New Nevaeh, fortune-seeking adventurers and merchants from across the world arrive. Among those hoping to find treasure, three star-crossed heroes come together. CJ, the Venerable Scavenger, and Garoo, the Beastman Mercenary, hope to mine the Rune Lens, a source of magic hidden underground. Isha, the Young Deputy Mayor, wants to rebuild her town.
Delve into the ruins and master Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising‘s satisfying combat. Dash in quick and strike with CJ’s climbing axes, sling sorcery from afar as Isha, and punish foes with Garoo’s gigantic sword. Topple imaginative bosses by swapping between each character and unleashing devastating Link Attacks combining each hero’s specialty, all while platforming through gorgeous 2.5D environments.
Scavenge dungeons and earn materials to reconstruct New Neveah to its former glory and reap benefits applying to Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes when it releases in 2023. Cross content includes special cosmetic items, valuable equipment, and trade goods. Make a personal mark on the world of Eiyuden Chronicle by naming certain weapons and delicacies in Rising that will carry over to Hundred Heroes next year.
Within the Runebarrows hides a deep-rooted conspiracy with shocking ramifications for the Eiyuden Chronicle universe. Prepare for Hundred Heroes’ intricate plot and globe-spanning adventure by playing through the inciting events in Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising.
Via Game Informer
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