For PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch
Today, as part of the TGS festivities, Konami has revealed the Suikoden I & II HD Remaster project for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It’s due out in 2023, and will pack in both games under the “Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars” moniker.
As for what’s actually remastered, Konami touts “HD background illustrations, updated pixel art, new environmental sound effects, an auto-save feature, a battle fast-forward mechanic, a conversation log, and extra HD battle effects.” The trailer also shows that moving diagonally is possible. This might excite some hardcore fans, too: “All character portraits have been updated in HD. Junko Kawano, who designed the characters for the original version of Suikoden released in 1995, has newly re-drawn all the character portraits for Suikoden I HD Remaster Gate Rune War.”
This is seemingly the reveal that Konami had teased for TGS from a storied franchise. It actually has a Steam page up now if you want to peruse some more info. I mean, while this isn’t huge news to some, it’s great news for Suikoden fans. Not only do they have another cheaper option to play these two Suikoden games, but there’s also the whole Eiyuden Chronicle spiritual successor series, which currently has one released game and another one planned.
Sadly, the rest of the Konami TGS presentation was filled with a sleepy series of Yu-Gi-Oh presentations, as well as brief looks at Super Bomberman R 2, Cygni: All Guns Blazing (a shmup they showed off a few weeks ago), and eFootball (the series formerly known as Pro Evolution Soccer, or PES). The Suikoden I & II HD Remaster was pretty much all they had to show!