Game designer Yoshitaka Murayama recently revealed the reason for choosing 109 characters for upcoming and most anticipated video game Eiyuden Chronicle instead of 108.
The developers know that the number 108 is special for so many reasons, but Murayama wanted to do something new. As of writing, the game is now funded with $3,086,683 and the latest goal, $3.125 million is a very special. This will add the 9th character to join the crew and it will be chosen by the fans.
Our 108th hero has been born through a new stretch goal. The number 108 is certainly a special number for many people, myself included.
However, that is a number that holds special value for the Genso Suikoden series and we want to show our respect for what that series means by finding our own number and moving forward to something new.
To symbolize that we would like to create the 109th character in the game by allowing the fans to choose between multiple character design sketches that Junko Kawano has created.
It’s my hope that this is a very important evolutionary step forward that we can take with the help of all our passionate fans.
The character will be chosen via a poll on the Eiyuden Discord channel. Fans who want to vote can do so starting on Friday, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. PT. There will be a reveal of the four possible character designs.
Eiyuden Chronicle will launch on October 2022 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.