This week the PlayStation Network is holding a big sale. As a result of this, the transcendent role-playing game Suikoden II will run you a whopping $4, or $3 if you’ve got PlayStation Plus. There’s really no excuse not to buy this one.
It’s unfortunate that Konami, a Japanese gambling company, owns the license to Suikoden, one of the greatest video game series ever made. Still, fans haven’t given up yet.
Last week the PlayStation Blog brought serendipitous news: the masterpiece Suikoden II took a top 10 slot not just on the best-selling list of PlayStation Classics for December, but for all of 2015.
For a certain subset of gamers, last December was big. Really big. Like, the biggest month in years.
Sony just announced that the classic JRPG Suikoden II is coming to PS3 and PlayStation Vita. Not only that, it'll be available next week.
Kotaku, we need to talk. You all KNOW that Suikoden II is my favorite game of all time, yet in the six months since Diablo III's Reaper of Souls expansion came out, not ONE of you has told me about this incredible Luca Blight reference.
Hey Suikoden fans: series creator Yoshitaka Murayama has given an interview to the Suikoden Revival Movement, and while he's no longer involved with Konami or the series he built, he still has some interesting things to say. "I believe Kickstarter's notion of 'by the fans, for the fans' may very well be the solution…
Yep, Twitch is playing everything these days—even Suikoden II, one of the best RPGs ever made. Not quite as hilarious as Twitch Plays Pokémon, but hey. Check it out right here.
Konami US has been depressingly quiet about the prospects of making Suikoden more accessible to modern gamers, but at least the company's UK branch is showing their best franchise some love.
How much do you think a copy of Suikoden II costs on Amazon? $60? $150? $300?
Really, every day should be Suikoden day, but this is the actual one.
A whole bunch of people who really love Suikoden are spamming Konami's Facebook page to show how much they care.
Suikoden is a video game series about destiny. About fate. About people who fight against near-insurmountable odds to accomplish things that shouldn't be possible.
There are a lot of disgruntled gamers out there.
Kirk was like "yo Jason write me something for Kotaku Melodic" and I was like "yo okay."
From Suikoden II. Which I don't think I've ever actually played. Maybe I should, because this looks great.
Would you spend $35,000 on a case full of video games?
Kickstarter is now officially a thing.