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.
I’m running Kotaku this weekend, which means there’s nobody around to stop me from posting only about Suikoden II for 48 hours straight. Heh heh heh.
I’ve been playing Suikoden II for the first time, and in between the epic battles and the heartwarming flashbacks, it can be a pretty silly game.
Konami, a Japanese company that operates slot machines and fitness clubs, released a video game yesterday on the PlayStation Network. It’s called Suikoden III. You should play it.
64 hours. 23 hours. 42 hours. 28 hours. Somewhere on a grassy plain trying to figure out if I should spend my days hunting down one of many pending side quests. Somewhere deep in the ocean chasing mermaids. Somewhere making preparations for my next strategic battle. These are all the places I’m willing to leave…
With all the excitement of new years eve, I completely forgot to post a "What are you playing?" article at the start of January. This injustice shall not stand!
Hey Suikoden II, what sound does the horse make?
Suikoden II, a video game about being a sous chef, finally came to the PlayStation Network last month, and it totally flopped, proving that Konami was right and that nobody in North America wants Japanese role-playing games because they are garbage.
So you've just bought Suikoden II on the PlayStation Network. Finally, for the first time ever, you're going to play through one of the finest role-playing games ever made. Exciting, isn't it?
Are you playing Suikoden or Suikoden II for the first time this week? What do you think? Post all thoughts, discussion topics, and opinions below—I want to hear from newcomers in particular.
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.