Hey, Eiyuden Chronicle fans! After a small update last month without a lot of new information, I have some stuff to share. Unfortunately, it isn’t a lot of information, but it is better than nothing. For this month’s update, we get an enemy profile reveal, Murayama’s monthly update, and a word from the team.
In Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes when it comes to Maiden Revenant, she can be a force to be reckoned with. She is an undead maiden who is known as a renowned dancer. Not only that, but the mages from the clan she is from have a unique ability allowing her to command her hair at will just like a weapon. She also has another unique ability that allows her to cast multiple spells at once.
In service to the woman who would become the Dead Countess, the maiden fought on countless battlefields. This would be the contagion that ultimately claimed her life. Just from the little description, she sounds like she will be a big problem. If the multiple spells at once are powerful enough it seems that’s going help her be a thorn in our sides.
Murayama Monthly Update
In this update, Murayama wanted to talk about the voice recording a little bit and he had this to say:
The main story for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will be fully voiced. Not only the main story but there will also be character voices for things like battle scenes and town facilities too. The voice actors for the three main characters Noah, Seign, and Marissa, were also announced at the recent Tokyo Game Show. So now we’re preparing for those voice recordings. It isn’t as simple as turning a scenario script into a proper script for voice recording. We also have to organize and script stuff like the lines and cries in battle scenes too.
The problem here is that there are more than 100 characters in the game. Of course, this is one of the game’s charms so there’s no way to skirt around it. To give an example, there are more than 80 different lines per character just for the battles. That’s just for the characters who can fight, which on its own amounts to a thousand lines.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes as a whole is going to require more than 60,000 lines. Which is surely a headache for those in charge of handling the voice recordings. Of course, voice actors will not only voice the friendly characters but the antagonist, neutral, and mob characters for their respective scenes. Which will require a fair number of actors. A new battle begins with a single army of voice actors.
A Word From The Team
Kono wanted to share some thoughts and talk about characters and had this to say:
Kono here. It’s slowly getting colder, but I hope everyone is doing okay. I spent some time out and about thanks to Tokyo Game Show and other events last month, but now I’m back at my desk every day. Now that most of the character designs are out of the way, I’ve been checking the hero and non-hero visuals for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes before anyone else. (lol) Of course, each character has their own story to tell and will be voiced this time around.
So they’ll feel a lot more fleshed out. But from the illustration side of things, I hope that each character will be loved by everyone. That being said, we still have a lot of finishing touches and adjustments left to do. I’ll keep working hard on what’s left so we can reveal them soon! I hope I can visit a bunch of game events outside of Japan and meet fans from all over the world next year. Until then~
I know it’s not a big update with a bunch of information like we all want, but we did get some cool tidbits. Finally seeing an enemy that seems more of a boss style was great. I have been curious to see what type of similarities there are between Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes and the Suikoden series. Especially when it comes to the boss enemies in the game. It is also great in the updates when the team gives us insight into what they are up to and working on. Make sure you don’t forget that thanks to the success of the Kickstarter, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will be released on all platforms and also in Game Pass on day one!