Konami has announced that the upcoming Suikoden I & II HD Remaster collection has been delayed beyond 2023.
In a tweet posted earlier today, the publisher said that despite developers' "very best efforts", additional time will be needed to make sure Suikoden I & II HD Remaster has the "quality performance and gameplay experience" players deserve.
As a result, the games won't be launching this year anymore, and we don't have a more specific release date or release window either.
Konami says it will share more info about the new release window as soon as it's available via Suikoden I & II HD Remaster's official social media channels and its website.
To bring you up to speed, Suikoden I & II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars (try saying that ten times fast) is an upcoming collection of two cult classic PlayStation JRPGs with reworked visuals, new effects, and several other improvements.
The collection was revealed in September last year and will once again tell the stories of two young men caught up in large-scale wars while also being chosen to wield devastatingly destructive Runes.
Suikoden's main hook is the ability to recruit followers to your very own castle, all of whom will contribute something different. Some can be used in combat, for instance, while others may be blacksmiths, cooks, or armorers.
Since the games are a (very, very) loose adaptation of the classical Chinese novel Water Margin, there are 108 "Stars of Destiny" to recruit (including the main character), and you'll need to get 'em all if you want to see the best ending for both games.
The popularity of Suikoden has also led to a spiritual successor, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, being worked on by several members of the original Suikoden team.
Unfortunately, that game was also recently delayed beyond 2023. Suikoden fans really aren't having much luck right now, it seems.
We'll bring you more on both Suikoden I & II HD Remaster and Eiyuden Chronicle as soon as we get it, so stay tuned.