Suikoden 1 and 2 HD Remaster affected by delay
Konami has announced that the HD remaster of Suikoden 1 and 2 will be delayed, much to the disappointment of fans of the classic JRPG series.Origina...
Originally, the plan was to release the games in the year 2023; however, Konami has announced that they require additional time to ensure a high-quality performance and player experience.
Although no new release date has been provided, fans can expect further details in the future. In the meantime, there are other JRPGs available for them to enjoy.
In a recently released announcement that may disappoint fans of the classic JRPG series, Konami has revealed that the HD remaster of Suikoden 1 and 2 will be delayed beyond the end of the year. The franchise was initially launched in 1995 on the original PlayStation and has since seen four sequels and numerous spin-offs. Even after all these years, the series still maintains a loyal fan base, with Suikoden 2 being regarded as one of Konami's finest offerings for the PS1. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that many players have been eagerly anticipating a remaster of the first two titles.
The remastered games were announced last year, and in early 2023, Konami showcased gameplay footage of Suikoden 1 and 2. While no specific release date was ever assigned to the titles, since the initial unveiling, developer and publisher Konami has consistently emphasized a planned release in the year 2023. Now, it appears that these plans have changed.
In an announcement made on August 29th, which was released both on Twitter and the official game's website, Konami informed fans that the remasters of Suikoden 1 and 2 will be delayed. The message was brief and relatively lacking in details, simply stating that the decision was made "to ensure that the quality of performance and gameplay experience" meets Konami's standards. While the development team was praised for their work, Konami emphasized that additional time is needed to properly prepare everything for release.
The announcement also did not provide any specific information regarding a new release date. It is evident that players will not be receiving Suikoden 1 and 2 this year, but there are no indications as to when Konami intends to release them or if a new date has been established at all. The message promised that further details will be announced in the future, but for now, fans are left to speculate.
This news will surely frustrate some impatient fans, but it is also quite understandable. The games in the series are extensive, with two Suikoden titles ranking among the longest Konami games of all time. Updating all of this content from the PS1 era and transforming it into HD quality is likely a monumental task and could, even with a dedicated team, take longer than originally planned.
It appears that JRPG fans will have to wait a while longer to relive a couple of classics, and they will certainly be keeping an eye out for further updates in the future. Fortunately, there are plenty of JRPGs to explore while awaiting the release of Suikoden 1 and 2. With some patience and support from other classics, players should be able to endure until Konami's final release.
Suikoden 1 & 2 HD Remaster will be released for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One, and currently does not have a set release date.