After decades of waiting, Suikoden 1 and 2 remasters are finally here

It’s barely been more than a week since I told Suikoden fans not to get their hopes up (opens in new tab) about an appearance at Tokyo Game Show, and Konami’s gone and shown me up. It’s not quite a new game in the series, but the company just announced that Suikoden 1 and 2 are being remastered and will release on Steam some time in 2023.

The remasters will come with a bevy of improvements over the original versions, both of which were released all the way back in the ’90s. The sprites, art and effects have all been revamped, and Junko Kawano—Suikoden’s original character artist—came back on board to redraw the first game’s character portraits. Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier has pointed out (opens in new tab) that it looks like some work has been done on the muddled English localisation of the original games, too.

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