Suikoden and Eiyuden Chronicle Creator Yoshitaka Murayama Dies

    Passes away due to complications with an ongoing illness.

    In a new studio update, Rabbit & Bear Studios announced that Suikoden series and Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes creator and scenario writer Yoshitaka Murayama passed away on February 6 due to complications with an ongoing illness. 

    The full message from Rabbit & Bear Studios may be read below, via the studio’s official website.

    Important Notice

    Hello everyone,

    It’s with a heavy heart and deep sadness we must inform you that the scenario writer and head of Rabbit & Bear Studios, Yoshitaka Murayama, has passed away on February 6th
    due to complications with an ongoing illness.

    Murayama first began this journey of the creation of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes in 2020 through the support of his very loving fans on Kickstarter. Throughout the three-plus-year-development of the game, it was always the passion from his fans that continued to drive his creative vision and motivate him to put his all into the project.

    His hard work on Eiyuden Chronicle as scenario writer was finished but as his co-workers and friends, it saddens us to know that he won’t get to see the reactions from his fans.

    However, even with those feelings we need to accept the reality that he is no longer with us and continue to push his dream forward by releasing Eiyuden Chronicle to the world.

    We want to maintain his legacy and vision with this game and know that he would have wanted the rich world he has created with Eiyuden Chronicle to live on.

    His family sincerely appreciates your prayers and support but asks for privacy and that no flowers, mail, or other offerings be sent.

    We will have more information on organizational changes to Rabbit & Bear as well as changes to some of the Kickstarter rewards in the near future.

    For now, we appreciate your continued support.

    Rabbit & Bear Studios,
    Junko Kawano
    Junichi Murakami
    Osamu Komuta

    Lastly, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will release on April 23 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam and GOG, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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