46 thousand people backed RPG Eiyuden Chronicle on Kickstarter, having pledged the total of $4.5 million. This is almost 900% more than the amount initially requested. So far, only two games have shown better results.
Kickstarter campaign has ended for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, an RPG game inspired by classic JRPGs. Developer Rabbit & Bear Studios launched the campaign on July 27 and in just two hours raised the required initial $500 thousand.
As a result, the developers managed to collect ¥ 481.6 million ($4.54 million) in 32 days and unlock 44 stretch goals, including voice acting for dialogues, new characters and Chinese, Russian, and Korean localization.
The Eiyuden Chronicle is slated to release in 2022 for PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One and PC. Despite the fact that this is the debut game of Rabbit & Bear Studios, it has earned quite the attention because of the people behind the title.
The development of the Eiyuden Chronicle is led by Yoshitaka Murayama and Junko Kawano, who are best known for the creation of the Suikoden RPG series. Now they have joined forces at a new studio and are planning to release another project as well.
It will be companion game A Quiet Place, which will allow players to build cities and produce resources in special mini-games (to use in other games, including Eiyuden Chronicle). Its release will take place before the main title and will also introduce players to some of the characters.
The Eiyuden Chronicle croundfunding campaign is the third highest among all games in Kickstarter history. Only Shenmue III ($7.1 million) and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night ($5.5 million) raised more.