Remaster is the new black. Konami just joined the remastering party by announcing the upcoming releases of one of the most iconic JRPG franchises ever.
Suikoden is a turn-based fantasy JRPG released in 1995 on PlayStation, and landed in Europe two years later. The story tells the events that lead to the collapse of the Empire of the Scarlet Moon and the birth of the Republic of Toran. Suikoden II arrived on the market three years later, in 1998, and landed in Europe in 2000, is set three years after the first chapter and tells the story of two childhood friends who escaped a massacre and were forced to confront each other after being finished in different factions.
During a Konami Tokyo Game Show, they just announced that The 108 Stars of Destiny would make a big comeback with Suikoden I & Suikoden II Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars as a remaster set to be released on PC via Steam, Switch, Xbox One and Ps4 in 2023. Below is the announcement trailer.
A hero’s destiny is written in the Stars
The legendary Konami JRPGs Suikoden I and Suikoden II have now been remastered in HD!
The Story of Suikoden I
A once renowned hero turns into a violent tyrant, and an empire falls into decline.
A Liberation Army is rising up in an act of rebellion against an oppressive rule.
One by one the 108 stars of Destiny gather to shape the course of history.
The Story of Suikoden II
Our story’s hero and his friend Jowy are members of the Unicorn Youth Brigade, which participated in a drawn-out border dispute between the Highland Kingdom and the City-States of Jowstown .
A few months earlier, a truth agreement was signed between the two forces, both of which were happy to see an end to the fighting.
However, hidden under the momentary peace the fires of a new war continued to smolder…
Features of Suikoden I & Suikoden II HD
・All background illustrations have been upgraded to HD
・Updated effects breathe new life into the pixel art animation
・New environmental sounds effects to immerse yourself in this fantasy world
・Battle SFX are also now HD and add a new level of realism
・Newly added auto-save
・Battle Fast Forward