505 Games and Rabbit & Bear Studios unveiled the release date for Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising on May 10 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam, Epic, and GOG for US$14.99. The game will also be available on day one via Xbox and PC Game Pass.
The fast-paced 2.5D action RPG is a companion prequel game to the upcoming Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, which is set to release in 2023. The story is set after a massive earthquake that revealed Runebarrows deep below a town on the remote frontier of the Allraan known as New Nevaeh, attracting the arrival of fortune-seeking adventurers and merchants from across the world.
Among those hoping to find treasure, three star-crossed heroes come together. CJ, the Venerable Scavenger, and Garoo, the Beastman Mercenary, hope to mine the Rune Lens, a source of magic hidden underground. Isha, the Young Deputy Mayor, wants to rebuild her town.
▍Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising – 28 Minutes of Developer Gameplay
▍Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Gameplay
Delve into the ruins and master Rising’s satisfying combat. Dash in quick and strike with CJ’s climbing axes, sling sorcery from afar as Isha, and punish foes with Garoo’s gigantic sword. Topple imaginative bosses by swapping between each character and unleashing devastating Link Attacks combining each hero’s specialty, all while platforming through gorgeous 2.5D environments.
Scavenge dungeons and earn materials to reconstruct New Neveah to its former glory and reap benefits applying to Hundred Heroes when it releases in 2023. Cross content includes special cosmetic items, valuable equipment, and trade goods. Make a personal mark on the world of Eiyuden Chronicle by naming certain weapons and delicacies in Rising that will carry over to Hundred Heroes next year.
Within the Runebarrows hides a deep-rooted conspiracy with shocking ramifications for the Eiyuden Chronicle universe. Prepare for Hundred Heroes’ intricate plot and globe-spanning adventure by playing through the inciting events in Rising.