Rabbit & Bear Studios to Continue Eiyuden Chronicle Sequel Despite Creator's Death

Eiyuden Chronicle developer to continue sequel despite creator's passing, honoring Murayama's vision and legacy for the beloved RPG series.

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Rabbit & Bear Studios to Continue Eiyuden Chronicle Sequel Despite Creator's Death

Rabbit & Bear Studios to Continue Eiyuden Chronicle Sequel Despite Creator's Death

Rabbit & Bear Studios has announced that it will continue development of a sequel to the upcoming RPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, despite the recent passing of the game's creator, Yoshitaka Murayama, at the age of 55. Murayama, who was also known for creating the Suikoden series, served as the scenario writer for Eiyuden Chronicle.

In a recent Reddit AMA, the studio expressed their desire to carry on Murayama's legacy and vision for the game's systems and "concept of play." "We have discussed many things with Murayama and hope to carry on his legacy and the 'concept of play' he envisioned for the Eiyuden Chronicle series," the studio stated. They acknowledged that while Murayama's scenario writing for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes was completed, they are saddened that he will not be able to see the reactions from his fans.

Rabbit & Bear Studios shared fond memories of Murayama, noting that no matter his mood or health, he was always happy and smiling when seeing the joy and excitement of his fans. The studio is committed to maintaining Murayama's legacy and ensuring that the rich world he created with Eiyuden Chronicle persists through the sequel they are developing.

Why this matters: The passing of a renowned game creator like Yoshitaka Murayama is a significant loss for the gaming industry. However, Rabbit & Bear Studios' commitment to honoring his vision and continuing the Eiyuden Chronicle series demonstrates the lasting impact of Murayama's work and the dedication of the development team.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, which raised over $4.5 million on Kickstarter, making it the third-most funded video game on the platform, is set to launch on April 23, 2024, for multiple platforms, including PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Key Takeaways

  • Rabbit & Bear Studios will develop an Eiyuden Chronicle sequel after creator's death.
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, created by Yoshitaka Murayama, is set to launch in 2024.
  • Murayama's vision and legacy will be honored in the sequel's development.
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes raised over $4.5 million on Kickstarter.
  • The sequel will be available on multiple platforms, including Xbox Game Pass.