Eiyuden Chronicle Kickstarter Comes to a Close at $4.57 Million
Project is now the third most-funded video game campaign of all time
It's been a hell of a ride for the Kickstarter campaign for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, a spiritual successor to the Suikoden series featuring some veterans leading the charge. When last we checked on it, the game was the sixth most-funded video game Kickstarter of all time. Now, with the campaign officially over, the project has been successfully funded to the tune of $4.57 million.
This ¥481,621,841 total puts it at an amazing 895 percent of its initial goal of ¥53,808 ($510,735). It also leapt past some more games—including the notorious Mighty No. 9—to become the third most-funded video game Kickstarter. The only games ahead of it now are Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (#2) and Shenmue III (#1).
In the process, Eiyuden Chronicle smashed through all of its stretch goals, from Fortress Town Mode to the unlocking of console versions, additional characters, a full orchestra, various localization tiers, and additional modes, among many others. The final stretch goal was hit at $4.5 million, and has the devs teaming up with Natsume-Atari to create A Quiet Place, a bonus Town Creation RPG.
All in all, 46,307 backers got together to bring this one to life. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes currently has its sights on a 2022 launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, as well as a release on Switch or whatever new hardware Nintendo might have at the time.
Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.