Konami Surprise-Announces Suikoden 1 And 2 Remasters For 2023

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The long-term silence on the Suikoden video games have mystified us, you, everybody, for over a decade. But Konami strikes in mysterious methods, and final evening on the Tokyo Game Show, the corporate knocked everybody off their chairs by surprise-announcing remasters of the primary two video games, due subsequent 12 months.

It’s been ten years since there was final a Suikoden recreation, and that was Gensō Suikoden: Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Tokion the PSP, launched in Japanese solely. A fan-made English translation appeared final 12 monthshowever understandably folks assumed the sequence had been deserted.

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This was made additional by the case crowd-funded success of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroesa non secular successor to the Suikoden sequence, created by the unique builders. It had raised an eye-watering $4.5 million by June final 12 months, and is already wanting very spectacular.

This certainly needed to be a motivating issue for Konami, who maybe lastly realized they have been sitting on an deserted gold mine. Still, although, they stored schtum and ignored the limitless wails. Until now.

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While these remakes are clearly not being labored on by the likes of designer and author Yoshitaka Murayama, who’s engaged on Eiyuden Chronicle, they’ve introduced again authentic character artist Junko Kawano. Which is attention-grabbing, as he’s listed as engaged on Eiyuden Chronicle too.

IGN acquired maintain of some in-game footage from the remakes, the place you possibly can see the improved sprites, new sound, up to date UI, and even rewritten English translation—one thing sorely missing within the authentic ’90s releases. This is an enormous deal, Suikoden followers!

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Oh boy, the sprite artwork within the battle sequence is simply so good!

At least one former Konami worker has reacted with shock at this announcement. Yuichi tweeted saying, “While I nonetheless labored for Konami at E3 2015, I used to be advised to my face that there’ll by no means be one other Suikoden recreation as a result of it simply would not promote within the States and Europe.”

He added, “For those that do not know there are 27 True Runes within the lore Suikoden and solely 18 have been revealed.” He says he tried to maintain the sequence alive for eight years at Konami, with no success, however believes that if these remasters show profitable, there’s hope {that a} sixth recreation shall be made.

This signifies that, main slips apart, 2023 ought to see the discharge of each Suikoden 1 and 2together with Eiyuden Chronicle. Like buses they’re.

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