Suikoden I & II Coming to Steam, XBOXone, PS4, Switch

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Suikoden I & II Coming to Steam, XBOXone, PS4, Switch

Postby Rooks » Fri Sep 16, 2022 2:41 am

Well folks, it is official.

It only took us at the SRM 10 years, 1 month, and 15 days.

Here is the official trailer from Konami on their YouTube:

https://youtu.be/ibpBLv47IaY

Early word it that it will be Japanese and English only at the beginning, as it appears they will be tweaking the translations a bit. But don't quote me on that, it was just announced, so those are only rumors at this point. Let's all hope for Spanish, German, and Italian as well, just like the old days!

I for one hope that they keep in the "A Vampire! in broad daylight! have you no shame!" That would be a real shame if they didn't.

But here it is, the major victory we've all been working so hard all these years for.

Seems there will be smoothed character portraits, sprites, different water effects, and a host of other graphical changes. Most importantly, these versions appear to be ground-up rebuilds, rather than being mere ports of the PSP Suikoden I & II collection. It does not seem that there will be any real changes to the soundtrack, at least from the trailer.

Cheers, everyone. Let me know what you think.
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Re: Suikoden I & II Coming to Steam, XBOXone, PS4, Switch

Postby Rooks » Fri Sep 16, 2022 2:51 am

Seems to be some changes to the sound effects. Which is to be expected, as the sound chips back in the PS1 era were totally different beasts than what he all have now. So, I imagine that the sound effects did have to be redone from scratch, my friends. I assume there will be other basic changes, too. But, overall from the trailer, it looks quite faithful to the originals.
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Re: Suikoden I & II Coming to Steam, XBOXone, PS4, Switch

Postby Destinys_Warrior » Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:14 am

I got goosebumps watching that trailer.

I’m all here for Tir being able to run at last.

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Re: Suikoden I & II Coming to Steam, XBOXone, PS4, Switch

Postby Takehaniyasubiko » Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:19 am

It's great that series comes back, BUT I most probably won't play these.

The new 2D graphics look very generic, almost like something from RPG Maker. It's obvious to me that whoever is doing this remaster lacks the original vision.

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BTW, this insanely lit camp from Suiko2 totally destroys the atmosphere for me.

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Postby Antimatzist » Fri Sep 16, 2022 4:09 am

I hope they'll offer the option to toggle between old and new Kawano artwork for Suikoden, I love the original one.

But yeah, incredible, unexpected, insane. Finally.
Early word it that it will be Japanese and English only at the beginning, as it appears they will be tweaking the translations a bit. But don't quote me on that, it was just announced, so those are only rumors at this point. Let's all hope for Spanish, German, and Italian as well, just like the old days!
The Steam page lists several languages which should be included from the beginning, I assume. i don't think they'll just add them later.

It's great that they took another take on both game scripts and did a new localization. It cannot get worse, so let's see if it actually is good now.

Also, but this is just a feeling: the recent remaster collections (Contra, Castlevania, TMNT) have all been published physically by Limited Run Games. i think it is fair to assume that we'll also get a limited physical release of this game.

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Re: Suikoden I & II Coming to Steam, XBOXone, PS4, Switch

Postby Rooks » Fri Sep 16, 2022 4:14 am

No one is saying that original discs on original hardware are not the best way to play. I think they are.

But, in 30 years, when my PS2 and its memory cards fail, and I cannot find replacements to hook up to freaking HDMI 18,000.4, or whatever it will be. I can still play on Steam. This is why we fought so hard for a multi-platform, digital distribution release. Well, that, and my original copies were stolen from me out of a storage unit while I was away overseas. lol.

Anyway, think of the possibilities. We can truly gain a whole new generation of fans, who love the music, characters, and storytelling, just like we do. And we can do it on the cheap. They will be accessible, at reasonable prices.

There will be flaws for certain. I don't know exactly what they will be until I play it. The only way to know is to try, my friend.
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Re: Suikoden I & II Coming to Steam, XBOXone, PS4, Switch

Postby koeneloen » Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:13 am

These are the new features listed on the steam page, I think I will be using the battle fast forward a lot.

Features of Suikoden I & Suikoden II HD
・All background illustrations have been upgraded to HD
・Updated effects breathe new life into the pixel art animation
・New environmental sounds effects to immerse yourself in this fantasy world
・Battle SFX are also now HD and add a new level of realism
・Newly added auto-save
・Battle Fast Forward
・Conversation Log

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Re: Suikoden I & II Coming to Steam, XBOXone, PS4, Switch

Postby JuveLeo » Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:18 am

I hate Konami, but I hope this HD remaster blows up and gathers new fans to play and want future Suikoden titles. I will be getting this

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Postby koeneloen » Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:31 am

Hopefully they will add the Saturn extras like Eikei's battle arena for Suikoden 1 and that they will add the new game plus or at least the sindar dungeon/ruins that are hidden in Sajah village.

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Re: Suikoden I & II Coming to Steam, XBOXone, PS4, Switch

Postby JuveLeo » Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:33 am

Why is there no releases for next gen consoles?

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Re: Suikoden I & II Coming to Steam, XBOXone, PS4, Switch

Postby Runemaster » Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:57 am

I was tearing up hearing this announcement.
A sample of the gameplay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyyjeaDBgl4&t=6s

I don't know how definitive everything is in this video, but a couple of things I noticed:

They renamed some things: Star Dragon Sword is now Celestial Sword.
"Drops/Rain of Kindness" (probably for consistency with S1)
Charm Arrow is now "Exorcism" (You'd think they'd change Resurrection to Exorcism since it apparently was the translation issue as stated in these forums)

The interface I'm not a fan of (feels RPG Maker-y, as another user has stated). The runes are abbreviated which looks weird. The sound effects takes some getting used to, as they don't feel as nostalgic. Spell animations overall was improved, but again doesn't feel nostalgic. The background illustrations do look much better.

Definitely a step in the right direction. Congratulations to all of us esp. SRM!
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Re: Suikoden I & II Coming to Steam, XBOXone, PS4, Switch

Postby srd_27 » Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:23 am

they still wrongly put Explosion animation for Dancing Flames spell :P

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Re: Suikoden I & II Coming to Steam, XBOXone, PS4, Switch

Postby Wolkendrache » Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:27 am

I like the changes seen in the trailer. Tir is able to run, Riou can run diagonally, Kirkis got a male look. You can even see Milich’s flamboyant mansion from world map view.

Now, both the Suikoden HD remasters and Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred (plus like eight-ish) Heroes will do exceedingly well. A cooperation is planned to produce Suikoden 6. Miki Higashino is brought back from retirement to compose its soundtrack... (don’t wake me up, guys!)
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Re: Suikoden I & II Coming to Steam, XBOXone, PS4, Switch

Postby Neclord X » Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:29 am

If it gets a physical release I'd totally adquire it.

IT seems 2023 will be finally a good year...,unless, you know, aliens invade or something, at this point anything is possible.

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Re: Suikoden I & II Coming to Steam, XBOXone, PS4, Switch

Postby Julian » Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:31 am

I was tearing up hearing this announcement.
A sample of the gameplay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyyjeaDBgl4&t=6s

I don't know how definitive everything is in this video, but a couple of things I noticed:

They renamed some things: Star Dragon Sword is now Celestial Sword.
"Drops/Rain of Kindness" (probably for consistency with S1)
Charm Arrow is now "Exorcism" (You'd think they'd change Resurrection to Exorcism since it apparently was the translation issue as stated in these forums)

The interface I'm not a fan of (feels RPG Maker-y, as another user has stated). The runes are abbreviated which looks weird. The sound effects takes some getting used to, as they don't feel as nostalgic. Spell animations overall was improved, but again doesn't feel nostalgic. The background illustrations do look much better.

Definitely a step in the right direction. Congratulations to all of us esp. SRM!
The abbreviations are the last 3 letters being cut off. Likely a bug in the localization. The game has code that swaps "Orb/Crystal" with "Rune".

Agree on battle interface, it looks bad. Lots of abbreviations on descriptions, not leveraging the space that they have... Again, this is a development build, but doesn't give me much confidence at all.

The overall graphics do look sweet, though.


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