Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundreds of heroes in a “technical investigation” for Switch

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If you are a fan Suikoden series, which you have no doubt heard of (or even supported) Eiyuden Chronicle: One Hundred Heroes. Announced back in 2020, the game was fully funded within two hours of the launch of Kickstarter and grossed more than $ 4.5 million by the end of the campaign.

At the time, the Nintendo Switch was not a confirmed platform – and still isn’t! Instead, Rabbit & Bear Studios expressed concern about the age of the Switch and instead said it was targeting “Nintendo’s next-generation console.”

However, in an update posted on the Kickstarter page of the game – which is mostly in anticipation of the game’s prequel, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, which will appear tomorrow – the developer shared something interesting in the FAQ section regarding the main game.

Apparently, many fans are wondering about the Switch release for Hundred Heroes, especially considering that Rising is coming out on Nintendo’s hybrid console. The action RPG prequel is designed to connect with Hundred Heroes as long as you play them on the same system. So what does this mean for people who choose Rising up on the Switch, when the main course is not scheduled to be released into the system?

Well, it turns out the team is investigating the Switch version of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. Here’s what Rabbit & Bear said about it:

Although the release of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes has not been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch, we are currently in the technical investigation of development for the Switch version of the game.

If you buy Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising for Nintendo Switch, then you will be able to enjoy crossover content in Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes on any version of the Nintendo console confirmed in the future.

Of course, this means nothing now, and given the developer’s reservations when Kickstarter was launched two years ago, we try not to hope. But since Rising was given an official release date, we’ve been secretly hoping for a potential change of mind, though we realize that developing the game isn’t as simple as clicking your fingers.

We will keep you informed when Rabbit & Bear Studios makes a decision for their turn-based RPG. In the meantime, at least we have a city building action game that will keep us going! Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising was launched tomorrow, May 10, at the Switch eShop.

Will you pick up Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising tomorrow? Want to see the Switch version of Hundred Heroes? Join us in caring about the second option below.

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