Xbox Game Pass JRPG, Eiyuden Chronicles reveals new character in September update

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Eiyuden Chronicles (Image credit: Rabbit and Bear Studios)

What you need to know

  • Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes is a Kickstarter-funded JRPG developed by Rabbit & Bear Studios and published by 505 Games.
  • It will be coming soon to PC, PlayStation, Xbox platforms, and Xbox Game Pass in 2023.
  • A new party member has just been revealed in an update on the Kickstarter page via Lordsofgaming.

In 2020, game developer Rabbit & Bear Studios launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for a JRPG called Eiyuden Chronicles; Hundred Heroes. This project promises to harken back to the 1990's era of JRPGs with a turn-based battle system, 2D character designs rendered against a 3D backdrop, and an epic story written by Yoshitaka Murayama, the scriptwriter for the Suikoken 1 and 2.

Speaking of Suikoken, one of Eiyuden Chronicle's advertised gameplay features is that it will allow players to recruit over 100 characters to your party. Today, Rabbit & Bear Studios and publisher 505 Games announced the identity of one of those potential recruits on the Kickstarter page via Lordsofgaming.

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Source: Rabbit and Bear Studios (Image credit: Source: Rabbit and Bear Studios)

This finely dressed, feathery gentlemen is Squash. He belongs to a race of humanoid birdfolk called Ornitha and likes to hawk shiny accessories to passersby. It is currently unknown if Squash has any combat abilities or he is simply a humble merchant that aids the player with wares, only time will tell. The update also unveiled a monster that the player will encounter called a Nikkari, a dangerous wraith that possesses the soul and skills of a dead warrior.

Recruiting over 100 characters is one of the many features you can expect to see in Eiyuden Chronicles; Hundred Heroes. Thanks to the overwhelming fan support smashing all its stretch goals, the game will include fully-voiced dialogue, more party members, more sidequests, more mini-games, a fully orchestrated soundtrack, and much more.

With many promises to keep, will Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes live up to expectations and become one of the best games on Xbox Game Pass? We will have to wait until 2023 to find out.

Eiyuden Chronicles; Hundred Heroes is scheduled to be released in 2023 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. It will also be added onto Xbox Game Pass when it launches on Xbox systems. Also, an action RPG prequel, Eiyuden Chronicles; Rising will be released on the same systems in 2022.

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