Eiyuden Chronicles: Rising Eiyuden Chronicles: Rising


So, I played 3 hours of Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising

Fun, side-scrolling action



Over the past few weeks, I have been getting my ass handed to me by Sifu and Ghostrunner. I needed a break from all the frustration so when 505 Games offered a preview of Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, I happily obliged. 

What is Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising

It’s a side-scrolling action RPG with an art style that’s reminiscent of JRPGs from another lifetime. The game is set in the same world as Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. If that’s unfamiliar to you, then… same. I came into this completely blind. 

505 Games says while this is a companion game, it still offers a rich and exciting glimpse into the world of Eiyuden. I certainly didn’t feel like I was jumping into something where I need a whole lot of context. The opening section teaches you a lot both in the game’s world and the game mechanics.

Here’s a brief synopsis:

The story of Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising takes place on the continent of Allraan in a small mining town called New Neveah. From there you begin the journey of the Eiyuden Chronicle to overturn and combat the evil Galdean Empire that casts a pall over the entire world. Rally companions to your side, equip and upgrade them, take a stand and defeat evil.

How it plays 

Eiyuden Chronicles: Rising

Although it’s only a preview, I feel like I already got a good grasp of the game. It’s a classic RPG in the sense that you get into a town and cross off a few tasks. They play like side quests but are tied into the story and help introduce you to several mechanics of the game.

The movements are mostly left to right and vice versa. Certain parts of the screen lead to other areas but the movement remains mostly 2D and sideways.


Eiyuden Chronicles: Rising

This extends to combat. Initially, you only control CJ. She is quick, uses a sickle, and is the primary protagonist. Within the first few hours, you will be joined by Garoo. A talking Kangaroo who wields a big sword. He offers more powerful melee attacks. The third playable character is Isha. While you interact with her in the beginning, she doesn’t join your party right away. 


Eiyuden Chronicles: Rising

There are buttons that trigger each character’s attack. To perform multiple attacks with the same character, simply hit that character’s assigned button multiple times. But as soon as Garoo joins the party, you’ll be introduced to party combos that offer more damage. It works by simply properly timing the attacks between characters.

The characters also have special moves. There’s only one button for the special move. Whoever character is active will perform the special move. 

Eiyuden Chronicles: Rising

Enemies are mostly easy to deal with. They come in different shapes and sizes to give enough variety. There are both ground and flying types. There are also big sword wielders as well as those that throw projectiles.

The bosses, there are two in the preview, are also fun to play against. It was refreshing to see what you can do in a side-scrolling action RPG. 

Charming and for everyone

Eiyuden Chronicles: Rising

My first thought after playing for a few hours is that Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is the type of game every gamer should tangle with at least once in their lifetime. It feels like a modern throwback, if that makes sense. 

It has the look and charm of 90s RPGs while trimming the unnecessary stuff and making the experience flow more smoothly. If you’re a gamer parent and want to introduce your child to the wonderful world of gaming, I think this is a great place to start.  

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is charming. It’s easy to pick-up and play and is a nice break from more challenging and frustrating games. I’m looking forward to playing more of it.

Update as of April 13

Full game is coming out on May 11. It will be available on PlayStation 4|5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam, Epic and GOG for US$ 14.99/€ 14.99/ £ 12.99


Honkai Impact 3rd Part 2: What you need to know

New chapter, new adventure



Honkai Impact 3rd Part 2

Honkai Impact 3rd Part 2 has officially unfolded. The refined new chapter sees the franchise going from earth and moon to the solar system, where players embark on an electrifying new adventure.

Taking off from the main story in Part 1 where the Valkyries leads humanity against the mysterious energy called Honkai, Part 2 will feature new main characters and NPCs with distinct looks and personalities.

Unlike in the real world, Mars, where Part 2 debuts, is inhabitable in the Honkai-verse. There, unique civilizations exist and nature develops, with people hanging out in bustling and lively commercial streets. Mysteries are likewise hidden behind the daily lives of residents to be discovered by players.

Here, players team up with new partners while assuming the role of a team supporter called the “Dreamseeker.”

Aside from the main story, the combat system has also been fully upgraded to enhance the battlefield experience. Three-dimensional combat shall be enhanced and all characters will be able to jump freely.

Astral Ring, a new combat mechanic, will also provide an unprecedented experience during fights. When unleashed, it enables simultaneous burst skills of multiple characters. It makes for an easier and more direct option to achieve burst damage. The combat mechanism of monsters will also be improved so they can react more intelligently.

Honkai Impact 3rd is available for both mobile and PC devices (via Epic Games) and supports cross-save, making the game even more accessible.

Watch the trailer. 

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MSI, Capcom partner for limited-edition Monster Hunter products

Featuring Rathalos



MSI, Capcom

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Monster Hunter, MSI and CAPCOM have partnered for a series of limited-edition gaming products.

The announcement of the collaboration took place at the 2023 Tokyo Game Show and the products are set for a March 2024 release.

The exclusive line will include gaming laptops, monitors, graphics cards, motherboards, cases, liquid coolers, and controllers.

Rathalos, one of the series’ most iconic monsters, gets to be infused to the various gaming peripherals.

Both MSI and the developer exchanged ideas to be able to craft unique products that will represent the game well.

The Monster Hunter series features action RPG games that pit players against giant monsters in a natural environment. The first title debuted in 2004, and the franchise has since grown into a megahit, with a movie of the same name even hitting cinemas in 2020.

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Resident Evil Village gets a launch date for the iPhone 15 Pro

In time for Halloween



One of the biggest developments for the new iPhone 15 Pro series was the genuine push towards gaming. The new flagship promises a healthy lineup of modern games coming to the platform soon. Now, one of those titles, Resident Evil Village, has finally received an official launch date.

Resident Evil Village is one of the most notable entries in the long-running horror franchise. Though Resident Evil 4 remains an unbeaten classic in gaming history, Village leverages modern consoles to deliver the iconic feel of the series. In fact, it’s already available on a lot of different platforms including unlikely ones such as the Nintendo Switch and macOS.

Now, the title is getting an official iOS version. Without the version, it’s difficult to say how the game will perform on the smartphone. Thankfully, the wait won’t be long anymore. Resident Evil Village will be officially available on the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max starting October 30, right on time for Halloween. It will also come to the iPad Air and the iPad Pro. The base game will cost US$ 40 and an additional US$ 20 for the DLC.

Besides Resident Evil Village, the iOS and iPadOS platforms will also get other big names such as Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Death Stranding.

SEE ALSO: Resident Evil 4 Remake coming to iPhone 15 Pro

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