While the wait for official word on rumoured revivals for the likes of Silent Hill and Metal Gear Solid continues, another beloved Konami franchise has been confirmed to be coming back from the dead. At TGS 2022, the Japanese company unveiled Suikoden 1 and 2 HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars, a remastered compilation of the first two instalments in Konami’s beloved RPG series that will enhance the games in various ways.
Visual upgrades will, of course, be among those enhancements, and while we’ve already got a taste of the graphical jump the games are making with the remaster, Konami has shed further light on how much of a jump it’ll be. Taking to Twitter, the company shared an image of the remaster and pit it directly against the same shot from the original 1995 release, showcasing the significant improvements in various aspects, including lighting, environment details, widescreen resolution, background effects, character sprites, and more. Check it out below.
Meanwhile, it also seems like fans have spotted other changes in the remaster that Konami itself hasn’t yet spoken about. Over on ResetEra, a user has spotted minor changes made to the translation made in one scene in the remaster- presumably, similar adjustments are being made elsewhere as well, to make for a more polished experience.
Suikoden 1 and 2 HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars will launch sometime in 2023 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Here is a before and after shot of Suikoden I&II HD Remaster in development compared to the original PlayStation version from 1995!🔙🔜
— @Suikoden (@Suikoden) September 19, 2022