I am a huge fan of the Suikoden franchise – it’s one of those series that I wish could get revived for the PS4 generation. At least fans who never played these games in the PS1 and PS2 years can get their hands on them, and they do it in droves. The numbers when Suikoden II launched digitally were staggering. Now we get the next one.
Announced over the PlayStation Blog, Suikoden III is the latest game in the franchise to get the digital love. We’d better enjoy it while we can; it’s not as if Konami will ever make another one for us, unless it’s some horrible mobile monstrosity.
Of course, fans of the franchise who are no longer in possession of a PS3 will still be sad; it’s only a digital release on PS3, which means new console owners still can’t play the classic game.
I don’t know why Sony is doing this to us; we don’t need the game to be gorgeous when it’s released on PS4, we just want it to exist. At this point, I’ll probably just use an emulator that allows me to play my physical PS2 discs on PC instead if I want to play the game. I still have a PS3, but it’s more of my media machine (read: Netflix device) than a real gaming platform anymore. I’m not sure I can even hold that DS3 for gaming anymore after using the DS4 and Xbox One controllers.
I suppose E3 sucked out all the hype Sony had to give, but I am a bit surprised that there wasn’t a bit more excitement about the launch of Suikoden III on PSN. Considering the success of Suikoden II, you’d think that they’d want to get people equally amped for the next installment.
Last Updated: June 22, 2015