Suikoden 1 and 2 HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars has been announced, with Konami revealing that the remastered RPG collection would be released in 2023.
The compilation of the first two Suikoden games, originally released in 1997 and 2000 respectively, will be available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It was revealed during Tokyo Game Show 2022 — after being heavily rumored — with it set to be published by Konami.
What’s new in the Suikoden 1 and 2 HD Remaster?
The new features included in the Suikoden 1 and 2 HD Remaster is as follows (via Steam):
- 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
- Conversation Log
The reveal trailer can also be viewed below:
Suikoden 1 and 2 are cult classics, famous for boasting over 100 playable characters and widely known as one of the best RPG series ever made. Though the series doesn’t follow a typical chronological series of events, they all take place within the same world.
The Suikoden remastered compilation will launch in the same year as Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, a spiritual successor to the Suikoden games boasting a similar 2D stylized design.