Konami announces Suikoden I&II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars, coming to Switch
Konami have just announced surprise remasters for the first two titles in the Suikoden series in the form of Suikoden I&II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars. The title is set to come to Switch in 2023 and will mark the first time a mainline Suikoden title appears on a Nintendo platform.
The game is a remaster of Suikoden and Suikoden II, originally released on Playstation in 1995 and 1998, though this title also seems to be drawing inspiration from Genso Suikoden I & II, a re-release of those first two games released on PSP in 2006. This new collection promises a number of new additions, including HD visuals, an improved area map, a conversation log, auto-saves and more.
Here is a full overview for the title via Steam:
A hero’s destiny is written in the Stars
The legendary Konami JRPGs Suikoden I and Suikoden II have now been remastered in HD!
The Story of Suikoden I
A once renowned hero turns into a violent tyrant, and an empire falls into decline.
A Liberation Army is rising up in an act of rebellion against an oppressive rule.
One by one the 108 stars of Destiny gather to shape the course of history.
The Story of Suikoden II
Our story’s hero and his friend Jowy are members of the Unicorn Youth Brigade, which participated in a drawn-out border dispute between the Highland Kingdom and the City-States of Jowstown .
A few months earlier, a truth agreement was signed between the two forces, both of which were happy to see an end to the fighting.
However, hidden under the momentary peace the fires of a new war continued to smolder…
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
Here is an announcement trailer for the title: