Suikoden IV comes to EU PSN

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Re: Suikoden IV comes to EU PSN

Postby Antimatzist » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:52 am

I wonder if they'll skip Tactics and go straight to V. But then, I also wonder if they'll bring the games to PS4 finally. Some days ago, Square Enix announced to bring Star Ocean 3 digitally to PS4 as a PS2 classic, so maybe the service will pick up speed a bit.

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Re: Suikoden IV comes to EU PSN

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:15 pm

Interestingly enough, Yuichi, while no longer at Konami, recently said some things on twitter that made it seem like Suikoden III on PS4 was more or less an impossibility but that the others are possible.

Yuichi wrote:likely, never see Suikoden 3 outside of PS3 - unless there is a remake :( -stupid middleware and contracts

Wonder what contracts would hinder S3 but not the others. S3 has no voice acting, I'd assume Konami owns the rights to Ai Wo Koete and the animation even if Gonzo did the actual animation.

Might be because it uses RenderWare as it's engine, I believe you can't get new contracts for that but old ones are upheld and RenderWare was in use on PS3 as well so that could be why the buck stops at PS3...
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Re: Suikoden IV comes to EU PSN

Postby Antimatzist » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:07 am

Yeah all this licensing stuff goes way beyond me. I'd have guessed that the voice acting Suikodens were a problem, since contracts of voice actors seem to be very ... strange, especially in Japan (like: the voice actor keeps the rights of his work and basically just gives out licenses for specific releases).

But yeah, now Suikoden IV is out at least in the US (and Brazil), probably in the next months in Europe and no word in a Japanese release. Square Enix recently announced that they'll bring Star Ocean 3 to the PS4 in Japan which would be the first "PS2 on PS4 Classic" there. I don't really see Sony doing anything with regards to PS1 emulation on the PS4 (or pushing the PS2PS4 service), so I guess this'll be the final re-release. I doubt bringing Tactics or V will be profitable on PS3.

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Re: Suikoden IV comes to EU PSN

Postby Antimatzist » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:07 am

Finally, the game is available in Europe as well. Of course, no news from Sony or Konami about it, it just happened.

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Re: Suikoden IV comes to EU PSN

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:34 pm

Well that's weird and about damn time. Better get it before it's gone if you want it.

And I also just now realized they've localized the descriptions for the games... needs some work...
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Re: Suikoden IV comes to EU PSN

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:34 am

Actually, maybe don't get it even if you want it right now. Some people are reporting an error when trying to launch it, and sure enough my copy gives Error 80029519 when trying to launch.
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Re: Suikoden IV comes to EU PSN

Postby Antimatzist » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:45 am

The game has now been removed from EU PSN. Hopefully, a functional version will go live soon. Again, the lack of information coming from Konami is depressing. I guess that there has been a mistake, the game was not supposed to go live, but somebody prematurely pushed the "publish" button. But can you really say "prematurely" if the game was actually announced half a year ago!?

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Re: Suikoden IV comes to EU PSN

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:49 pm

Well, PSN support is a delight to deal with at least. I think they've spent more in man-hours on denying there's anything wrong and pretending it's nothing to do with them than I paid for the game by now.

How difficult could it possibly be for Sony to download a game off their own store and see if it actually works?

And yeah, Konami's radio silence about the whole thing is depressing. They sold a broken game, big deal, mistakes happen, but not admitting them or saying how you're going to fix it is a real no-no. People have paid money for this, not an awful lot, but they deserve to at least know if they're getting it back or if there's a fix coming.
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Re: Suikoden IV comes to EU PSN

Postby Antimatzist » Thu May 04, 2017 1:02 am

Appearently it's back up. Can anyone test whether this is now working or not?

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Re: Suikoden IV comes to EU PSN

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Thu May 04, 2017 12:19 pm

Well it starts at least so seems good now and it's the PAL version.
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