Suikoden Tierkreis Coming To North America Sooner Than You Think

By Spencer . October 16, 2008 . 10:59am

stbx Suikoden Tierkreis is scheduled to come out in Japan on December 18 and Star of Destiny seekers won’t have to wait a year to play it in English. I spoke with a representative from Konami Computer Entertainment America who informed me they are already working on localizing the DS game. It’s on target for “early 2009” which translates into Q1 2009. As long as progress steadily continues we should see Suikoden Tierkreis in North America this winter.


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  • jeffx

    Excellent news!!! The game does look very far in development; let’s just hope it won’t be lackluster in the polish department.

  • Al

    The same thing happened with 4 and 5 I believe. I’m certain 5 came out somewhere around a month after the Japanese release. Very pleased to see the fast localizations continue for this series.

  • Fantastic news, despite the dwindling economy this is a essential purchase for me. I was upset to hear that the booth for this game stayed empty for the majority of tgs.

  • EvilAkito

    Square Enix and Nintendo could both learn a thing or two from Konami.

  • Mazen

    Wow wow great news thank you, why when I visit your site I always leave it happy. great effort.I also invite people who didn’t try Suikoden 5 to do so its my favorite in the series even better than 2.

  • Pesmerga00

    Considering all the changes, I don’t even know why they bothered to call it Suikoden. I found this info on another site.

    New Information from the December Issue of Nintendo Power:

    * Its design is comparable to previous Suikoden titles.
    * Battle System controlled by d-pad or stylus.
    * Co-op attacks still exist.
    * Short, medium, and long-ranged attacks.
    * Game progression mission based.
    * Potch gained from completed missions, not dropped from enemies.
    * Weapons bought instead of upgraded.
    * No True Runes
    * No one-on-one duels
    * No strategic battles
    * No re-occurring characters confirmed yet.[/B]
    * Set in parallel world. ???

    “This is a new game and it is completely different from previous Suikoden titles, so all the characters are new as well,” emphasizes Saruta. “There are not any locations or stages from any previous Suikoden titles. The scene of the game is one of parallel worlds.”

    Our experience with Suikoden: Tierkreis has been very encouraging. Although the game seemingly came out of nowhere, it is a bona fide entry in the series, and it’s worthy of the Suikoden name. The production values are arguably better than some of the franchise’s console entries, and the payoff is likely to be one of DS’s most compelling RPGs when it hits stores this winter.

  • Joanna

    this actually happens a lot when console RPGs go to a handheld system. The story is either a spin-off, or something entirely different (aka parallel world) I’m actually not even surprised. But I’m still looking forward to it. I just love RPGs ^^

  • Sora

    it’s around march something

  • Sora

    no one on one duels come on, no weapon upgrade, they have replace them with something better

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