The first and second installments of the fan favorite ‘Suikoden’ series is getting remastered! The news was announced during Tokyo Game Show 2022 and fans of the franchise are excited!
The games will be packed together in a single collection release entitled ‘Suikoden I & II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars’ with a HD treatment for the PlayStation, Xbox, Steam, and Switch along with a 2023 release window.
According to Konami, some of the improvements include;
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!
The effects and direction have been redesigned, bringing memorable scenes back to life in more beautiful ways!
New Character Drawings
All character portraits have been updated in HD. 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 Wars.
Field Sound – 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. You can enjoy an immersive experience like never before!
Battle Sound – 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!
Game System Improvements
Many new features have been added, such as dialogue log, auto-battle, double-speed battles, etc.
As a fan of the series myself, I can’t wait to get the ̷b̷a̷n̷d̷ Stars of Destiny back together.[Source: IGN]