Konami has announced that they will be producing a new Suikoden game for the Playstation Portable.
The game was announced at this year's Tokyo Game Show, and its title has roughly been translated into English as Genso Suikoden: The Woven Web of a Century.
OFFICIAL JAPANESE TRAILER shown at TGS 2011
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Suikoden games franchise, the first Suikoden game was developed in 1995 and the series has previously appeared on the Playstation I and II, as well as on the Nintendo DS and PSP handheld systems.
In each of the previous Suikoden games, players must attempt to recruit all 108 Stars of Destiny in order to unlock new abilities and bonuses. The games also featured many turn-based battle modes, including one-on-one duels.
However, what marks this new game out from its predecessors is the fact that it is being produced from scratch by a different production team than before, and the game itself seems like a self-contained episode based on - as opposed to a continuation of - the previous games in the series. This means that Suikoden fans could be seeing a lot of new gameplay features alongside the more traditional ones. Only time will tell if this serves to enhance the Suikoden franchise or not.
Genso Suikoden: The Woven Web of a Century is still in development and it could be some time before more solid details about the game start to emerge. Watch this space!