A new month means we have another Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes update! Fans have been chomping at the bit to get any kind of video footage or even an exact release date for the game. We know it is “supposed” to release around the fall, but with this day in gaming, it’s kind of a wait-and-see deal. Fans will have to wait a bit for any more information as the team is heading into their “Golden Week.” So we have a very small update for Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes this month, which is Murayama’s Monthly Update.
Before we get into the update the team said this:
We are heading into Golden Week, which means there’s a lot of tasks to finish before breaking up for the holiday. This means that this month’s update will be a little lighter, but we’ll be back to business as usual after Golden Week so you can expect a full update in June. Thanks so much for your understanding!
Murayama’s Monthly Update
Yoshitaka Murayama wanted to let us know what he has been working on and said this:
We are deep in the middle of a very active development phase, working on a large amount of text related to in-game facilities and townspeople, while also struggling with creating the Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes DLC scenarios. We also fought a new enemy recently, the creation of book texts for libraries. I hope to be able to convey the world’s history, kingdom origins and climates using only text and stories of times left behind by those who lived them. Not to mention the townspeople’s lines. Now that is another big enemy.
The townspeople and soldiers in the game are not treated in the same way as the “heroes” in the main storyline. But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t still have lives to live in the world of the Eiyuden Chronicle. I have written lines in the past for townspeople in the games that I have been involved in producing.
Sometimes fathers, sometimes mothers, sometimes children, sometimes young dreamers, sometimes girls in love, sometimes kids at play, sometimes soldiers protecting their country, sometimes bandits running amok, sometimes cunning merchants, sometimes street performers entertaining people.
Murayama went on the explain more about the characters and writing lines when he said:
I even experienced staying behind at work alone to write lines for townspeople of different genders, ages, and classes. I’d continue for long periods in a daze; I’d become a father, then a mother, then a child, as I wrote line after line of dialogue. There were times when I would be there late at night and, although no one was supposed to be there. It felt like someone was talking in my ear. That would wig me out so I’d play loud music and keep working.
Are they the voices of people living in this imaginary world? I feel that this dialogue is what really helps to build the world. As if the main characters are not the only ones in the play.
I know this month’s update for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes isn’t much. I will say Murayama has been popping in the Eiyuden Chronicle discord after each update and interacting with the community. We know this team is hard at work to bring the best possible game that fans can be happy with. When the team returns and we get out next update hopefully we can see some game footage of this amazing turn-based JRPG. Make sure you don’t forget you can play Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes on day one on Game Pass!
You can all the updates for the game here!