It has been around a month since we got the last update. In that update, the team behind Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes informed us about the game being pushed to Q2 2024. This is a shorter update but we get Murayama’s Monthly Update and a sneak peek from Komuta revealing some characters and their voice actors.
The team began with this Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes update:
Hey there, Heroes!
We’re slightly late this month as we’re gearing up for Tokyo Game Show 2023. We hope everyone is as excited for Japan’s biggest video game convention as we are, but don’t worry! We still have some fun tidbits to share in today’s update so let’s jump in!
Murayama’s Monthly Update
When it came to his monthly update Murayama talked about the characters a little bit:
There are more than a hundred heroes appearing in Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. I’m organizing the profiles for those heroes. Of course, the world of Eiyuden Chronicle is different from the real world (y’know, Earth). Does a year have as many days as it does in the real world? Do they have concepts for days of the week? Do the days of the week have the same names as they do in the real world?
In our world, the concept of days in a year, days of the week, and months of the year are the result of historical trends. So naturally those in this imaginary world should be different, right? But while the concept of totally original days of the week and months is pretty fascinating, it’s also difficult to wrap your head around, and I’m not sure if adding explanations for each different thing is a good idea or not.
Murayama would also continue to talk more about the Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes characters and the languages they would speak:
Not to mention these characters will speak languages from all over the world (Japanese, English, French, German, Chinese, etc.). I wonder how that would change things. Of course there are words and phrases in these languages that exist due to their history. So does their existence mean that there was a similar historical process in this fictional world? As a compromise, in my mind, each fictional world speaks its own language, has its own customs, counting of the moon, and days of the week, but to some extent they are expressed in a form that is translatable and understood by people in our world. That’s what’s been going on in my head. I fear that if I keep going down this rabbit hole I might lose my mind.
Komuta’s Sneak Peek
Komuta D. wanted to share a sneak peek with fans and showed some images and some character voice actors. Komuta shared this with the fans:
Komunichiwa, Komubanwa, Director Komuta here!
I’m back this month with a little sneak peek that I’d share. There are so many characters in this game, more than 30 so far, but there are still many more to come. More than 100 total, to be exact!! (LOL) All of these characters need voices, not just for the scenario but for the theater and mini-games too. You can choose between English and Japanese voice acting too, as seen here.
You can choose to have no voices in Eiyuden Chronicle too, of course, but that would be such a shame! I want you to hear every cast member’s masterful and fascinating performances at least once. This time I’d like to introduce four new characters and their Japanese voice actors.
Komuta gave a description for Dux Aldric which was this. An ambitious political and military mastermind who commands a powerful faction of the Galdean Empire that is second only to the imperial family. He seeks to unlock the true essence of the rune lenses and create technology that can be used equally by all.
The short description we got for Chapell Winlart was that he’s a young Galdean general who serves under Dux Aldric.
One of the fan-favorite characters Perrielle Grum had this description given. The young countess of Grum, which is a small country in the League of Nations. She’s sharp as a tack, a go-getter, and full of fire. Where others mince words, Perrielle sharpens them for the kill and people deride her for that lack of demureness. “She’d be a lovely girl,” they say, “if she wasn’t always braying.”
Komuta gave this description for Melridge. He’s a young scholar who specializes in natural history. He yearns to know of every last thing in the world, and exactly how it got there. He also happens to be a genius tactician and will be a valuable asset to the protagonist
Komuta lastly had this to say:
Introducing the cast now of all times. You must already know what to expect from… Ahem.
Onward to Tokyo Game Show 2023!!
Even though we had the small blow of a minor delay, the Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes community is still as hyped as can be. There are always nonstop conversations going on in the community discord. I trust Rabbit & Bear Studios with the game and believe their first game will be a hit. It will be released on all platforms. You can also play it on day one in Game Pass!