All Eiyuden Chronicles: 100 Heroes backers will be receiving a third DLC for free. This is due to the Microsoft agreements which will see both Eiyuden Chronicle games on Xbox Game Pass in a deal that was announced at E3. The news was released as a backer's only update on Kickstarter, so check out the announcement below:
We've already announced that we'll be releasing “Seign's story” as DLC1 and “Marisa's story” as DLC2 at regular intervals following the release of the main game. And with the Game Pass deal, we promise our backers that we will continue to enhance the quality and the content of Eiyuden Chronicle, while at the same time, giving back to you in a more tangible way.The project of Eiyuden Chronicle, which you have nurtured with your kind support, is now ready to give its fruits back to you. This was initially planned and the project was once cancelled due to funding reasons. But we are pleased to announce to you that we are creating “DLC3”!
In the update Murayama explains that Rabbit & Bear needed additional funding beyond the 4 million raised by backers. That funding let them start, and proved to them and others that there was interest in the game, which they were able to parlay into 505 Games publishing the title, and now the Microsoft Game Pass deal, which he believes "will ultimately be a positive push which will move the project of Eiyuden Chronicle forward."
As part to give back to backers, and acknowledge the fact that the project wouldn't be alive without them, Murayama said that a third DLC will be created after Sign's Story, and Marisa's Story DLC, which were unlocked during the campaign. This DLC will be free to all backers, and will be created in collaboration with backers who will get to select what sort of DLC it is. There is no planned time for it to be created, as right now they are fully focused n the main game, and the plan is to release the DLCs at regular intervals following the release of the game.
Eiyuden Chronicles: 100 Heroes was delayed earlier this year in order to "reach greater ambitions". For more information on all things Eiyuden, stay tuned to TechRaptor for more information.
This seems like a great deal for backers, honestly. With the money they have from the Microsoft deal, it looks as though the developers want to continue fostering a beneficial relationship with their backers, which is always a good thing for both sides. Hopefully the game is as good as the hype wants it to be. We'll see.
Disclosure: The editor on this piece, Don Parsons, backed the Eiyuden Chronicle Kickstarter as he was a fan of Suikoden. He firmly believes 2 and 5 are the best, followed by 1 and 3, which he insists is not bad.
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