505 Games, Rabbit & Bear Studios, and NatsumeAtari officially launched Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam, Epic, and GOG on May 10. The game is also available via Xbox and PC Game Pass.
The fast-paced 2.5D action RPG serves as a companion prequel game to the upcoming Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, which is coming to PC and consoles in 2023.
▍Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Launch Trailer
▍Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Story
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is set in a once prosperous town in the continent of Allraan, New Neveah lies in a state of disrepair thanks to a devastating earthquake. Not all is lost, however — the earthquake revealed ancient Runebarrows deep underground. As the townsfolk rebuild, adventurers from around the world arrive to plunder the ruins’ riches, including powerful artifacts called Rune-lenses. Here, three soon-to-be heroes embark on a journey with far-reaching implications for the Eiyuden Chronicle universe.
CJ, a carefree and confident treasure hunter, hopes to fulfill her rite of passage by bringing home a haul worthy of her family name. Isha, a powerful spellcaster and daughter of New Neveah’s missing mayor, taxes opportunistic scavengers at every turn to reconstruct the town. Beastman Mercenary Garoo says he’s only in it for the money, but his heart’s secretly as big as his punishing sword.
▍Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Game System
Master each character’s distinct fighting style: nimbly double-jump over opponents as CJ, teleport and unleash ice magic as Isha, and deflect projectile attacks with Garoo before counter-attacking with massive sword swings. Face massive bosses and take them down with devastating, timing-based combos known as Link Attacks.
Explore beast-ridden forests, mystical ruins, frost-wreathed mountain peaks, and other jaw-dropping locations. The game features a gorgeous art style that combines 3D environments, impressive sprites, and hand-painted enemies to convey an incredible sense of depth. A nostalgic soundtrack accompanies these vivid visuals, solidifying Eiyuden as an action RPG for fans of the classics and newcomers alike.
Assist the denizens of New Neveah by collecting materials in dungeons. Unlock new weapons, armor, accessories, and more by rebuilding the shops in town. Reap additional awards carrying over to next year’s Hundred Heroes including cosmetic items, valuable equipment, trade goods, and more.
The conspiracy-laden plot will continue throughout the events of 2023’s Hundred Heroes game, which will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC via Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store, and a newly announced Nintendo Switch port.