Suikoden I & II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars Announced for PS4, Xbox One, Switch & PC; 2023 Release

During Tokyo Game Show 2022, Konami announced Suikoden I & II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam. A 2023 launch is planned.

You can view officially shared screenshots below:

PlayStation Blog Japan has shared comparison screenshots to the original games, viewable below:

Updated character portraits are viewable below:

The following key features are advertised:

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
  • Conversation Log

IGN interviewed long-time developers Yasuo Daikai, and Takahiro Sakiyama about the remaster process:

They confirmed that the localized scripts will be retooled compared to the original releases to better match the Japanese scripts. Additionally, Daikai stated that he “would really like to keep making more Suikoden games in the future,” though that seems to depend on fan support.

You can view the game’s announcement trailer below:

You can view IGN’s gameplay footage below:


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