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Side-Scrolling Action RPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Launches Today!

Hugely Anticipated Prequel to Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Coming To All Major Consoles, PC and Xbox Game Pass
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

CALABASAS, Calif. — May 10, 2022 — Global publisher 505 GamesRabbit & Bear Studios (headed by Yoshitaka Murayama, a creator of Suikoden), and NatsumeAtari proudly launch Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, the fast-paced 2.5D action RPG that serves as a companion prequel game to 2023’s Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. Brave a new world brimming with adventure today on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam, Epic and GOG. Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is also available today via Xbox and PC Game Pass.
 
Once a 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. 
 
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. Rising’s gorgeous artstyle 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. Unravel the intricacies of a conspiracy-laden plot set to continue throughout the events of 2023’s Hundred Heroes, which will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC via Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store, and 505 Games is proud to announce today it will also launch on Nintendo Switch.
 
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation |5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store, and STOVE for $14.99/€14.99/ £12.99. Rising is also available today on Xbox and PC Game Pass. For more information, visit the official Eiyuden Chronicle website, or head to our social channels on DiscordInstagramTwitterFacebook and YouTube.
 
About 505 Games
505 Games, a Digital Bros’ subsidiary, is a global publisher focused on offering a broad selection of video games for players of all ages and skill levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on console and PC platforms as well as mobile devices. Publishing highlights include DEATH STRANDING (PC), Control, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Ghostrunner, Gems of War, Journey to the Savage Planet, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.505 Games has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, China and Japan. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit 505games.com.
 
About Rabbit & Bear Studios
Rabbit & Bear is a game development studio located in Tokyo Japan by legendary game-makers Yoshitaka Murayama and Junko Kawano, Junichi Murakami, and Osamu Komuta. Founded in 2020, the company specializes in the creation of Original IP in the animated/fantasy RPG genre. Its founding members are primarily associated with the wildly successful Suikoden franchise. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is the first of many titles expected from the studio. For more information on Rabbit & Bear please visit rabbitandbearstudios.com.
 
For additional information please contact:
 
Alexa Bowers
PR/Marketing Manager 
[email protected]
 
(North America)
 
Brigitte Gautreaux / Zack Furniss
 
Stride PR for 505 Games
[email protected] / [email protected]
 
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