Four years after a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, Japanese indie studio Rabbit & Bear Studios have released Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes on PC (Steam, Epic, GOG), PlayStation, Switch, and Xbox ($49.99).

As with many indie crowdfunding hopefuls, Eiyuden Chronicle is heavily inspired by a nostalgic JRPG series from the 90s and 2000s — Suikoden. Rabbit & Bear Studios includes former Suikoden series lead developers Junko Kawano and the late Yoshitaka Murayama.

The Suikoden series, which includes five games and several spinoffs, centers around a war-torn fantasy world and the 108 Stars of Destiny, all of whom can be recruited to join the heroes’ cause.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes also features a huge cast of recruitable allies. Some are powerful combatants and party members, while others fulfill helpful roles in the heroes’ home base of operations.

Combat features familiar turn-based battles with up to six allies facing off against enemies, including magic, rune, and combo attacks. Hundred Heroes also features larger war battles with entire armies, as well as smaller 1v1 duels during critical moments.

The game is set in a new fantasy world where an expansive Empire has unlocked a powerful new technology. The 2.5D art style showcases classic character sprites mixed with 3D environments and backgrounds.

“Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is a fitting and triumphant legacy to Murayama-san’s memory, and we are incredibly proud to launch it today for all the world to enjoy,” said Neil Ralley, 505 President. “Thank you to every backer and fan for helping us bring this incredible game to life.”

A prequel, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, stars several characters from the main game in a shorter side-scrolling action-RPG format. It’s also available on PC and consoles.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is published by 505 Studios, and rated E10+.

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