Fans of Konami's popular PlayStation RPG, Suikoden, will be happy to know the company is putting the finishing touches on its long-awaited sequel, Suikoden II. Similar to the original game, Suikoden II will feature a cast of 108 characters, as well as differing types of battles (like normal, army vs. army, etc.). The game is expected to hit store shelves in the U.S. this August.
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Konami is once again on the RPG trail with Suikoden II. This time, you're thrust into the boots of a young warrior eager to return to his home after the end of a vicious war. Unfortun-ately, the night before you return to your village, your platoon is slaughtered in a brutal ambush arranged by the evil Alliance, which is attempting to halt the peace process. You and your friend, Joei, are ultimately framed for the attack as part of a cover-up, branded as traitors, then forced to engage in another life or death struggle that you both cannot survive.
Suikoden II hopes to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor as a powerful adult-themed RPG, featuring an engaging story line, extensive spell and attack animations, as well as tactical-map battles involving all of the saga's 108 characters. The preview version we conjured up contained tried-and-true RPG gameplay complete with old-school point-and-dick battles and familiar-looking 2D animation. The in-game menus were easy to navigate, and the sound included soothing new-age overtures. Stay tuned to the pages of "Role-Players Realm" for more on this hot prospect.