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Suikoden 1 and 2 HD remaster gets first direct comparison between original

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Konami shared the first comparison shot for the newly announced Suikoden and Suikoden II HD remaster.

While there was footage shown of the new remaster at Tokyo Game Show, the developer shared a direct side-by-side comparison between some of the games’ most iconic scenes:

Above you can see the original game in its standard definition format on the left while the new HD remaster is on the right. It’s worth noting Konami said the remaster’s backgrounds are “upgraded to HD”, however the above screens definitely look more than a simple upgrade.

Here’s a rundown on the new remaster:

Suikoden I & II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars

A hero’s destiny is written in the Stars. The legendary Konami JRPGs 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:

  • 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

Suikoden I & II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars is launching sometime in 2023 for Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.

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