I don't think this is "official" info, but this guy went to TGS and his impressions are quite informative. I didn't translate unimportant parts.
- Eldest son of Queen Arshetat Falanas and Queenâ€™s Knight Commander Felid.
-Wields a Falenian national treasure as a weapon, a connected three-piece rod.
-Choose voice A, B, or mute.
-In the Queendom of Falena, males do not bear the right of succeeding the throne.
-Generally doesnâ€™t speak.
-Iâ€™m worried that he hasnâ€™t been officially announced to be the Tenkai Star.
-Wears an orange outfit, the officially revealed outfit, and a deep red outfit.
-Seems like his skills are â€œattackâ€ and â€œagilityâ€(I think).
-Responsible for protecting the prince.
-Undyingly faithful to the prince.
-Since the hero doesnâ€™t talk, she takes his place in developing the story; so hopefully, she will be a likeable character.
-When talking on the field in town, she shows up behind the hero(while other characters donâ€™t) .
-Skills are â€œagilityâ€ and (? I forgot).
-Voice actor is Sendai Eri.
-Gained entry into the Queenâ€™s Knights through his long-time friend, Knight Commander Felid.
-Dons a black outfit(uniform of the Queenâ€™s Knights), and an eyepatch over his left eye
-At a glance, he seems to be in his 30â€™s.
-Oses â€œmartial instructionâ€ as a fixed skill, others are â€œabdomen?â€
-Bears a critical attack rune.
-I canâ€™t figure out his weapon, but it seems like a sword .
-Speaks very casually to the hero; requested by Rion â€œplease stay alert in the royal palace.â€
- To that, he responds â€œyea, my jobâ€™s to serve the court, but Iâ€™ve been doing this for a long time, itâ€™ll be okay.â€
-Arshetat Falanas's sister.
-Aunt of the prince, she lives her days at her fancy.
-Golden hair, which covers her left eye.
-Purple outfit, and her apparel within is quite small.
-Skills were something like â€long-somethingâ€ and â€œmagic.â€
-Uses a â€œsphereâ€ weapon type of the same descent as Akagiâ€™s.
-Long range .
-Voice actor is Orikasa Ai .
Arshetat Falenas (female)
-Well respected by her people.
-Has been making a great effort to erect a peaceful nation, butâ€¦
-The Sun Rune seems to be attached to her forehead.
-A scene where she goes mad and loses herself has been spotted.
-Said to be to have a large build.
-In addition to being Arshetatâ€™s wife, he is the Commander of the Queenâ€™s Knights.
-Renowned as the hero who saved the kingdom, for fending off enemy invasions at the front lines.
-Sister of the hero.
-Eldest daughter of Queen Arshetat Falanas and Queen's Knight Commander Felid.
-Chances are that she is the next in line to succeed the throne.
-In addition to golden hair, she wears a necklace on her left ear.
-Short stature, outfit has a very Asian flavor.
-She adoringly and lovingly calls the hero â€œoniisama.â€(brother-honorific)
-A Queenâ€™s Knight.
-Limslairâ€™s personal guard .
-Wields a small two-handed katana.
-Approximately the same age as Rion.
I got to play for around 15-20 minutes, but it felt like it ended in a flash.
Although I did get to â€˜play,â€™ the event scenes where I couldnâ€™t move my character lasted for a while (but donâ€™t get me wrong here, it certainly wasnâ€™t boring). When I was finally able to move around town, they mercilessly tapped me on the shoulder saying â€œsorry buddy, timeâ€™s up.â€ I wanted to play as fast as possible to get out of town. I donâ€™t think anyone had any enough time to leave town to check out the battle system.
The story begins above a ship. The hero, Rion, George, Syaries are together.
On their way back from Solfarnis, they are introduced through some nonchalant banter.
Upon arriving at the capital, they have an audience with the Queen. The Queen is most affectionate and loving.
As the Queen listens to the report of their observation, a flashback scene begins.
The scene is Lordlake. As the name suggests, itâ€™s said to be a town possessing incredible beauty, which is quite rare within Falenia.. But now, the canal has dried up, people are succumbing to sickness, and the land has degenerated into barren ruins.
It seems like the reason for Lordlakeâ€™s deterioration is the rebellion plot of two years past. In order to quell the rebellion, the Queen used her Sun Rune.
Under those circumstances, Duke Rouel of Lordlake and his wife were sentenced to death. Now old men wearing hats with special features called â€œtalgeyuâ€(spelling?) (many in town can be seen wearing this hat) serve as mediators in the town. Talgeyu-wearing townspeople who act rude are actually prefaced with an apology.
And now, the player can move freely. I immediately checked the stats. Skills and runes work just like I mentioned before. Skills are completely different than anything up until now, I noticed skills like â€œagilityâ€ and â€œmagic defense.â€ And others like George have â€œmartial intstructionâ€ and â€œabdomen?,â€ while Syaries has â€œlongslowâ€ and â€œmagic sword.
-Earned skill points can be placed in the stock for all to share.
-Wonderful, this is epoch-making. SuikodenIII really annoyed me with all those saved up, but unusable skill points earned with Chris. It looks like Konami listened to the fans this time.
Also, it looks like the 6-member parties are back. It looks like the standard three in the front and three in the back from Suikoden 1-2; but from the movie, it looks like some kind of formation change is possible. It reminds me of Romancing Saga 2 of years past.
By the way, this seemingly alterable â€œformationâ€ is â€œinitial formationâ€ in the beginning.
The Hero, Rion, and George are in the front while Syaries is in the back.
In the settings, it seems like charactersâ€™ auto attack patterns can be changed to: attack a particular enemy, attack those with low hp, or attack those with high hp.
For equipment, names like â€œQueenâ€™s Armorâ€ are common. This naming style is close to Suikoden 3.
Upon completing the status check, I embarked on field exploration. In the melancholy town, the might of the True Rune is very apparent.
Itâ€™s so bad that the lady at the clinic even said â€œthe patientsâ€™ conditions worsen immediately upon seeing royaltyâ€ (Sheâ€™s likely one of the 108 stars)
At this time, a smiling Konami employee tapped me on the shoulder saying â€œtimeâ€™s up."
Director â€“ Sakiyama Takahiro
Art Director â€“ Tanaka Hotsuki