Konami is giving Suikoden: Tierkreis a push with a US trailer that looks like its made for a Hollywood film. The clip cuts in a bit of gameplay footage with the game’s animated cutscenes and explains very little about the online community feature.
New to the Suikoden series is unit trading. Players can pass the 108 Stars of Destiny to each other over Nintendo Wi-Fi. Exchanged characters gain experience and bring items back from clearing quests. There are rare items to collect and a unique boss to fight that can only be accessed by using Wi-Fi mode. How is this canon? Characters are linked to other games by the door to Infinity which opens a passage to parallel world.
Is this enough to make Suikoden: Tierkreis is the “deepest handheld RPG of all time?” Well find out when it comes out here on March 17.