Konami announced during the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) that the classic series “Fantasy Water Margin” is back! “Water Margin I & II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars” will be released in 2023 on PlayStation 4, XBOX ONE, STEAM and Nintendo Switch.
The PlayStation game “Fantasy Water Margin I”, released in 1995, is based on the classic Chinese novel Water Margin, which depicts the fate of the heroes in the Red Moon Empire who bear the crest of truth. As the main character is the son of five tiger generals of the empire, the story of 108 constellations and allies have gathered to fight against the tyranny of the decadent empire.
As for “Fantasy Water Margin II” launched in 1998, the time background of the sequel is set 3 years after the first game, and the unique game system of the series has also continued to evolve, the Great Army War, and etc., are also passed down. The story depicts the three friends who grew up together, including the main character, who were involved in a huge vortex of fate, and the detailed description of each character’s mood has moved many fans deep, making this a classic masterpiece in Water’s Edge fantasy.
During Tokyo Game Show 2022, Konami said that Suikoden I & II HD Remake will include many fundamental improvements, as well as related features that enhance the gaming experience, including:
Improve pixel lattice special effects and environmental art pictures, including lightning, clouds, flashing flames, smoke, leaves and insects, to bring a more lively atmosphere to the game; Redesigned effects and performances make the game more beautiful. Unforgettable scenes reborn.
All character portraits have been updated to HD. Junko Kono, who is the character designed by the original version of Suikoden, released in 1995, has redrawn all the character portraits for Suikoden I HD Remaster Gate Rune War.
Added many new environmental sound effects that were not present in the original version, such as the sound of chattering streams, wind, insects, Mercedes-Benz footprint, etc., you can enjoy an unprecedented immersive experience. In addition, the sound effects of the battle are also full HD. In addition to the shock brought by the 3D sound effects, the realistic sound greatly enhances the sense of the battlefield.
Many new functions have been added, such as dialog history recording, automatic combat, double speed combat, etc.
The HD remake of “Fantasy Water Margin I & II” is expected to be released in 2023, and the official website is now officially open.