After being announced for a Nintendo Next-Gen console, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is about to change
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes has been confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch with previously announced platforms – even though it was originally announced for a next-gen Nintendo console.
“That’s right! Given recent speculation about the Nintendo Switch and potential next-gen Nintendo iterations, we wanted to play it safe and explore the options we had before fully committing to a Nintendo Switch release,” announced Rabbit & Bear Studios.
“But now the wait is over and we’re thrilled to confirm that Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will also be coming to Nintendo Switch!”
The Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Kickstarter launched in 2020 and reached its original crowdfunding goal of $3 million in just two hours. The Kickstarter page originally stated that Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes would be released on “Nintendo’s next-gen console”, should the platform holder end up launching a successor before the game was released.
The Nintendo Switch is now in its fifth year and whether a successor is in the works is currently up in the air. Nintendo said it was trying to make the transition easier and avoid the same mistakes it made when switching from Wii to Wii U.
It looks like the development of Hundred Heroes is progressing well and the game is expected to launch in 2023 regardless of the Nintendo Switch’s status. The game will also be released on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
A prequel companion game called Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising was released earlier this month. In our review, we said, “Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising does exactly what any good companion game should do. Not only does this RPG set the stage for the upcoming Eiyden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, but it’s an enjoyable adventure that stands on its own. merits.”
George Yang is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @yinyangfooey