Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Pushed to Next Year

Konami announced it has pushed back the planned release of its remasters of the first two games in the Suikoden series. Previously planned to release later this year on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, Suikoden I&II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars is now planned to launch in 2024. Konami provided the following message:

We would like to thank Suikoden fans everywhere for your ongoing passion and support for the Suikoden series.

Regarding the planned release of Suikoden I&II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars, we have reached the conclusion that despite the very best efforts of our dedicated development staff to release the Remasters in 2023, additional time is needed to ensure the quality performance and gameplay experience our users deserve. The entire Suikoden team is renewing our efforts to bring Suikoden I&II HD Remaster to release as soon as is possible.

We will share further release information as soon as it becomes available, on our official social media accounts and official homepage. We appreciate your understanding and sincerely hope you will continue to lend Suikoden your support.

Thank you,
The Suikoden I&II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars Team

Suikoden was originally released for PlayStation in Japan in 1995, with North America and Europe receiving the game in 1996 and 1997. The game follows a general’s son in the Scarlet Moon Empire, who seeks out the 108 warriors known as the Stars of Destiny to help otherthrow a corrupt tyrant. Suikoden II was released for PlayStation in 1998 in Japan (1999 in North America, 2000 in Europe). It is set some years after the events of the first game and follows a new protagonist and his friend Jowy as they become involved in a new conflict that bubbles up between the Highland Kingdom and the City-States of Jowstown. Both games feature turn-based combat with six-person parties, with a wider assortment of characters available to recruit.


(Original 2022 announcement trailer)


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3 Responses

  1. TheMoose TheMoose says:

    Since both “Eiyuden Chronicles – 100 Heroes”, which is made from the same team behind the original Suikoden series, and “Suikoden 1 and 2 Remaster” were suppose to be released in 2023 with big fan fare, but both are now delayed, I’m wondering if these delays are connected or pure coincidence?

    As Konami makes over $2.3 billion a year in revenue, they should be able to afford to have more developers on the new Suikoden series, so there’s no excuse for delays.

    • UltraKev9 UltraKev9 says:

      I’m in no hurry for them to release it but this is the first I’ve heard about it and I’ll be happily purchasing a copy for myself out of nostalgia alone.

      I can wait a little longer. There’s plenty to do until then.

  2. Krull Krull says:

    It’s official. Konami is holding this back for the Switch 2 – the OG version can’t handle an uprezzed PS1 game…

    Not fussed about the delay either. Hope they do a good job, and it’ll be worth the wait.

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