This year was shaping up to be quite a big deal for Suikoden fans. Not only was a spiritual successor, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, set to arrive, but also a package of the first two games, remastered for the modern age. Now, at least one of those has been delayed to next year.
Over on the game’s Kickstarter page, it has been announced that Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is now aiming to release in Q2 2024. The reason for the delay? “To ensure the best possible story, and to reward the legion of backers with the best game experience possible.” It’s disappointing, then, but at least it’s being delayed for a good reason. We’d rather have a great game next year than a sub-par one right now.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes really is a game we’re looking forward to as well. With some of the talent from the original Suikoden series behind it, it aims to capture the magic that has since been neglected by Konami.
And if you’re wondering what happened to Suikoden 1 & 2 HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars, we are too. Hopefully we’ll find out more about it soon, perhaps at Gamescom. We’re not holding our breath, though.