Konami has revealed that its HD remastered duo of RPG classics Suikoden I & II has been delayed from its original 2023 launch window.
No new target release window has been revealed, but in a post shared to social media the development team says that the delay is necessary to ensure the “quality performance and gameplay experience” that its fans deserve. The full statement reads:
“We would like to thank Suikoden fans everywhere for your ongoing passion and support for the Suikoden series.
“Regarding the planned release of Suikoden I & II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars, we have reached the conclusion that despite the very best efforts of our dedicated development staff to release the Remasters in 2023, additional time is needed to ensure the quality performance and gameplay experience our users deserve. The entire Suikoden team is renewing our efforts to bring Suikoden I & II HD Remaster to release as soon as is possible.
“We will share further release information as soon as it becomes available, on our official social media accounts and official homepage. We appreciate your understanding and sincerely hope you will continue to lend Suikoden your support.
“Thank you, The Suikoden I & II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars Team.”
The Suikoden I & II HD Remaster was announced last year at the Tokyo Game Show and is set to release on PS4, Switch, Xbox One and PC. It’ll feature updated artwork including character portraits and backgrounds, redrawn world maps, improved effects and more.