Konami Surprise – Announced Suikoden 1 & 2 Remasters for 2023

Konami Surprise - Announced Suikoden 1 & 2 Remasters for 2023
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Suikoden footage shows the gang fighting a skeleton dragon.

screenshot: Konami

Long silence on it Suicoden games have been mystifying us, you, and everyone for more than a decade. But Konami is mysteriously moving, and last night at the Tokyo Game Show, the company threw everyone off their feet by announcing surprise remasters of the first two games coming next year.

It’s been ten years since the last time Suicoden game and that was it Gensō Suikoden: Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no TokiReleased on PSP, only in Japanese. A fan-made English translation appeared last yearbut people in the know assumed the series had been abandoned.

A shot from Suikode's trailer, two characters jumping off a cliff into the night.

screenshot: Konami

He pushed this case further crowd funded the success of Eiyuden Chronicle: One Hundred Heroesspiritual heir Suicoden series created by the original developers. By June last year, it had raised an eye-watering $4.5 million. and it already looks very impressive.

This should certainly have been a motivating factor for Konami, who perhaps finally realized they were sitting on an abandoned gold mine. Nevertheless, they remained indifferent and ignored the endless waiting. Until now.


Although it’s not being worked on by the likes of designer and writer Yoshitaka Murayama, who worked on the remakes. Chronicle of Eiyuden, they brought back the original character artist Junko Kawano. Interestingly, he is working on it Chronicle of Eiyuden too.

IGN got hold of some in-game footage from the remakes, where you can see the improved sprites, new sound, updated UI, and even rewritten English translation—something sorely lacking in the original ‘90s releases. This is a big deal, Suikoden fans!


Oh boy, the sprite art in the battle sequence is just so good!

At least one former Konami employee has been reacting with shock at this announcement. Yuichi tweeted saying, “While I still worked for Konami at E3 2015, I was told to my face that there will never been another Suikoden game because it just doesn’t sell in the States and Europe.”

He added, “For those who don’t know there are 27 True Runes in the lore for Suikoden and only 18 have been revealed.” He says he tried to keep the series alive for eight years at Konami, with no success, but believes that if these remasters prove successful, there’s hope a sixth game will be made.

This means that, major slips aside, 2023 should see the release of both Suikoden 1 and 2, along with Eiyuden Chronicle. Like buses they are.

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