Suikoden III, the third installment of the Suikoden series, will be made available for purchase from the Playstation Network this week. Suikoden III was originally released in Japan and America all the way back in 2002, and will now be placed on the Playstation Store on Tuesday, June 23.
Suikoden III was incredibly well received on its release, with JRPG fans holding the series in the highest regard. It took place about 16 years after the events of Suikoden II, and was the first title in the series with a story that followed multiple protagonists, rather than just one. Despite a petition from fans begging for a European release, Konami never released Suikoden III in PAL territories. This was supposedly due to problems with translating the game into the necessary languages.
Suikoden III’s predecessors, Suikoden and Suikoden II, were released on the Playstation store last year in North America, and earlier this year in February Sony quietly released it on the European store. The releases came after fans of the series had been begging developer Konami to make the games available on modern consoles. Back in April last year, hopes were high when Shuikoden II received an ESRB rating, indicating that the game was due to see the light of day once more. And after 8 months of silence, Sony finally announced Suikoden and Suikoden II were both on their way to the Playstation store, with both available on the Playstation Vita and Suikoden II available on the PS3.
Suikoden III remained unmentioned. But fast forward to April this year, when Suikoden III was made a Playstation Classic on the European Playstation Store. Fans got their hopes up again, and this time they won’t be disappointed. Suikoden III will be made available for digital purchase from the Playstation Store as of Tuesday under the Playstation 2 Classics section.
Get ready to gather those Stars Of Destiny!