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Official Suikoden Tierkreis news

Postby KFCrispy » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:52 am

Release dates:
Japan: 12/18/2008 (http://www.konamistyle.jp/ecitem/item53068.html)

Note: information and discussions containing spoilers will be posted in our Suikoden Tierkreis board.


This thread will track information regarding the recently trademarked title "Suikoden Tierkreis". Please do not post opinion/speculation in this thread; it will be deleted. We have a general discussion thread regarding the discovery of this information here: http://www.suikosource.com/phpBB3/viewt ... 36&t=10079

John Layfield from duefiumi has volunteered to keep updates in the next thread, viewtopic.php?f=36&t=10096&p=109373#p109373
duefiumi is on top of the news in japan : )

8/21/08: Duefiumi has posted character information based on the Famitsu article: http://www.duefiumi.com/news/news/characters.html

8/20/08: Duefiumi reports that the japanese gaming magazine, Famitsu, released information regarding Suikoden Tierkreis. The game is going to be released for the DS and is 50% complete. It will feature a more "traditional" battle system that uses 4 characters and one MP value instead of the level 1-4 spell points.

http://www.duefiumi.com/news/news/more-tierkreis.html wrote:Much more detailed information regarding Genso Suikoden Tierkreis is now available for you to read. Spoilers abound, naturally enough, so only click Read More if you're not adverse to them. Be warned, character, gameplay, plot and setting spoilers are enshrined in here.

Characters

The main character has no name, but apparently will be voiced by Takashi Hiroshi. It is unknown if this will just be in 'grunts' a la Lazlo and Freyjadour in Suikoden IV and V or like Kyril in Suikoden Tactics.

The character Jail (????) will be voiced by Ryotaro Okiayu. The female character Marika (???) will be voiced by Sakamoto Maya. Ryu (??) will be voiced by Tetsuya Kakihara and finally, Dirk (????) will be voiced by Konishi Katsuyuki who is also voicing Viktor in the Suikoden radio drama detailed on this site.

A porpoise race (I mean a species, not an athletic competition) has been confirmed for the game. All together now; grrrroan!

Actual character information; The hero is a youth from an idyllic village, Sidro. Jail is a quite, but sometimes brash young man who cares about the hero and others within the town guard. The character Dirk is the leader of the Sidro town guard, he teaches the others to fight and is very strong, etc. Marika is a friend of the hero from childhood and daughter of the village chief as well as a member of the town guard, while Ryu is a vagabound who arrived in the village some time ago. He doesn't like to fight very often.

Other characters shown include Yula (??), a brown haired girl who appears in battle screenshots and Misrach (?????), a tanned man with a small beard in the same battle shots.

Gameplay

The gameplay takes advantage of the Nintendo DS's touch screen. The top screen shows character status information. HP, MP, status effects and the like. Meanwhile, you can use the DS stylus to enter commands in battle on the touch screen.

Other observations include: The battle system is four person battle system, like Suikoden IV. As such, it is a traditional RPG, not a strategy RPG like Suikoden Tactics. Unite/Combo attacks are confirmed to be in.

Looking at the status screen it appears traditional Suikoden MP is OUT, to be replaced with standard MP numbers comparable to HP. Like in Final Fantasy VII, for example (and 90% of every RPG ever).

Setting

The game is set in the Kingdom of Salsaville. However, the hero's home village appears to be called Sidro Village (????). Other locations include; the town of Saad, Freseria Forest, the Marcina Plains, Septaflos (the home of the porpoise-based race) and El Kalaal, the palace of a nation (not Salsaville) ruled by Danash VIII.

Plot

Supposedly the game OPENS with the defeat of the 108 Stars of Destiny at the hands of the game's villain with only four survivors (not including the hero). The quest involves reassembling the 108 Stars of Destiny.


Duefiumi also has links to scans! Check it out! http://www.duefiumi.com/news/news/more-tierkreis.html

from 8/1/08 wrote:Konami trademarked (or applied for a trademark...) this title at the US Patent and Trademark Office on 8/1/08.
As of today 8/12/08 there is no information about this title beyond what's written in the trademark registration.

You can find the patent information at the United States Patent and Trademark Office website
Serial Number is 77537373

United States Patent and Trademark Office wrote:Word Mark SUIKODEN TIERKREIS
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Video game software; video game programs; computer game software; computer game programs; electronic game programs

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely providing on-line video games
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 77537373
Filing Date August 1, 2008
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. CORPORATION JAPAN 9-7-2, Akasaka, Minato-ku Tokyo JAPAN
Attorney of Record Jeffrey H. Kaufman
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
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Re: Official Suikoden Tierkreis news

Postby John Layfield » Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:03 am

Apparently I'm allowed do this now. And why not, says I? Credit goes to http://www.duefiumi.com for all news updates unless otherwise stated.

8/23/08: Famitsu magazine's website has an article up on Genso Suikoden Tierkreis. No new information has been posted in this short article as it is essentially an advertisement for you to read the full scoop in the actual magazine.

8/22/08: Music composer Morikazu Miura, who has previously worked on Suikodens IV, V and Tactics has been announced as Sound Director and composer for Suikoden Tierkreis.

8/22/08: The Konami official Genso Suikoden Tierkreis site has been opened. It is available at the following link; http://www.konami.jp/gs/game/genso/tierkreis/index.html

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Re: Official Suikoden Tierkreis news (latest news: 8/21/08)

Postby KFCrispy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:07 am

just a reminder if you are going to post here: post news/info to here and not opinions,etc. thanks

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Re: Official Suikoden Tierkreis news

Postby Nemesis » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:15 pm

http://www.famitsu.com/game/coming/1217548_1407.html
I guess only 4 characters at a time again? Like GS4.. =(
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Re: Official Suikoden Tierkreis news

Postby John Layfield » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:10 am

If I could squeeze in a little...

9/11/08: The Tierkreis official site has been updated with another character profile. That makes three to date.

9/16/08: The Tierkreis official site has been updated with its fourth character profile to date.

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Re: Official Suikoden Tierkreis news

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:47 am

Konami have sent out an official press release for the game:

KONAMI ANNOUNCES SUIKODEN: TIERKREIS FOR NINTENDO DS(TM)
The Latest Installment In the Critically-Acclaimed Franchise Incorporates Rich Animation, Innovative Features, and an Active Online Community

EL SEGUNDO, CA - September 16, 2008 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announces Suikoden: Tierkreis, the latest iteration of the celebrated Suikoden series, will mark the franchise's debut exclusively on the Nintendo DS(TM).

Encompassing a variety of different characters while exploring many exotic locations and cultures across the game's universe of parallel worlds, Suikoden: Tierkreis will expand the bounds of the handheld RPG.

Featuring the franchise's established gameplay while maximizing the technological capabilities of the DS to provide all-new online elements, this epic RPG consists of many cinematic experiences that will drive the grand storyline of the 108 Stars of Destiny as they battle to thwart the powerful One King.

Using the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection, Suikoden: Tierkreis offers a rich online community experience that allows players to send their characters on quests that other members of the community will complete for them, eventually returning the player to their party with new abilities and treasures.

With its grand adventure and larger than life scale, this story is told through rich animation sequences and a gripping dialogue, allowing gamers to fully immerse themselves and experience the world of Suikoden. For the first time ever, players will begin with the last three members of the Stars of Destiny and are tasked with resurrecting the other 104 in order to restore order in the universe and defeat the almighty One King.

The Suikoden series launched in 1995 in Japan and was released in the U.S. on the PlayStation(R) game console in December of 1996. Instantly hailed as one of the most innovative RPGs, Suikoden delivered a unique battle system, an intriguing storyline with numerous plot twists and multiple endings to provide a fun experience for all RPG fans. Since its debut, the Suikoden series has received numerous industry accolades for being one of the top RPG games of all time.
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Re: Official Suikoden Tierkreis news

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:45 pm

IGN has the first English screens and video.

http://ds.ign.com/articles/910/910389p1.html
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Re: Official Suikoden Tierkreis news

Postby John Layfield » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:22 am

9/17/08: The official Tierkreis site has added a fifth character profile.

9/17/08: Famitsu magazine has a four part preview of Suikoden Tierkreis in its latest issue. Scans are available HERE.

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Re: Official Suikoden Tierkreis news

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Re: Official Suikoden Tierkreis news

Postby John Layfield » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:31 pm

9/18/08: The official Tierkreis site has added a sixth character profile.

9/23/08: Tierkreis composer Norikazu Miura has confirmed Tierkreis will be at TGS (October 9th-12th).

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Re: Official Suikoden Tierkreis news

Postby patapi » Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:53 am

Composers Masaharu Iwata (Tactics Ogre, Odin Sphere, Soul Calibur IV) and Yoshino Aoki (Breath of Fire IV, Luminous Arc 2) join Norikazu Miura in the sound department for Suikoden Tierkreis.

http://www.squareenixmusic.com/musicnew ... m=&ucat=2&

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Re: Official Suikoden Tierkreis news

Postby Jowy Atreides » Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:24 am

Yeah, it seems like there will be some online stuff.

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Re: Official Suikoden Tierkreis news

Postby suikodian » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:02 am

Moana, who runs Tierkreis' quest shop and is not a librarian, has been added to the official Japanese site
http://www.konami.jp/gs/game/genso/tierkreis/08.html

patapi wrote:Actually Moana is not the librarian. Instead, similar to Lalacle, she runs Tierkreis' quest shop.
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