Konami Digital Entertainment has announced the return of the Suikoden series, with Suikoden I & II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, and Nintendo Switch in 2023.
The games will feature graphical improvements including pixel sprites and environment art enhanced with new screen effects including lighting, clouds, and shadow animations flickering flames, smoldering smoke, the movement of leaves and insects, all add up to a lively in-game atmosphere.
All character portraits have been updated in the HD version. 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.
The games will also include sound improvements. A large number of environmental sounds not found in the original version, such as the sound of running water in the river, wind, insects, and running footsteps, have been added. Gamers can enjoy an immersive experience like never before.
All sound effects are now in HD. In addition to the impact of the 3D effects, the realistic sound greatly enhances the dynamism of the battles!
Many new features have been added, such as dialogue log, auto-battle, double-speed battles, etc.
Suikoden is based on the motif of the Chinese classic novel Water Margin. It is the first title in Konami’s iconic original RPG series depicting the fate of those who bear the True Runes of the Scarlet Moon empire. The story follows the protagonist, whose father is one of the empire’s five generals, as he gathers his 108 Stars of Destiny and friends to fight against the oppressive rule of the Empire in ruin.
Suikoden II was released in 1998. The sequel title in the series is set three years after the first game, further evolving the game systems unique to Suikoden, such as Rune magic, the 108 Stars of Destiny, home base management, and Army Battles.
More information is available online at konami.com/games/genso/rem/1_2/us/en-us/