Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising will launch on May 10 and arrive on Xbox Game Pass the same day. The action-RPG will also be available for $14.99 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, and PC, as per the game’s official Twitter.
Rising was announced at E3 last year as a spin-off to Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (which releases in 2023 and is the Suikoden spiritual successor). It’s a 2.5D town-building and dungeon crawling RPG that sets up the story of the main release.
ARPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising will be available on PC, PS5, PS4, XSX, XB1, Nintendo Switch, & Xbox Game Pass on May 10!
Prequel to the RPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes scheduled for release in 2023!
— 【公式】Eiyuden Chronicle (百英雄伝） (@eiyuden) April 12, 2022
Its official story synopsis states: “What begins as a simple treasure hunt turns into a dark conspiracy that will shake the world and plant seeds that carry over into the main story of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.
“The game will introduce a portion of Eiyuden Chronicle’s cast of characters in an original story with thrilling action and engaging town-upgrading elements.”
Developers Natsume-Atari and Rabbit & Bear revealed the first half-hour of gameplay for Rising last month that shows off several different environments, characters, and enemies.
Suikoden is a beloved 1995 RPG and its creators announced Eiyuden Chronicle in 2020.
In our 9/10 review from back in the day, IGN said: “Suikoden is undeniably one of the best RPGs ever made. Not only that, but Suikoden isn’t a game that can be finished in a few days either. Suikoden is long (about 25+ hours) and it doesn’t get boring… ever.”
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Source: IGN Video Games All