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From Suikosource:

While conducting an interview on 4gamer for their new upcoming RPG Frontier Gate a couple of Konami employees stated that they were designing Frontier Gate from scratch as they had previously disbanded their Suikoden team and had therefore lost all their RPG-creation know-how.

Needless to say this is grim news for the Suikoden community. But, it does not mean a new team cannot take over the Suikoden name later. Konami has done this before with other franchises, such as Silent Hill. There is also still the possibility of re-releases of existing content and side projects, such as the Pachislot machine.

http://www.4gamer.net/games/132/G013230/20110721001/

http://suikosource.com/


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« Last Edit: August 03, 2011, 02:33:37 AM by Lard »
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I want to see Harmonia :(
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I pretty much suspected that we'd never see a Suikoden game again under the same team as the older ones, but I never knew it was this bad.. Oh well.. It's very sad news, but even if a company had some members of the old team, it still wouldn't guarantee that newer games in the series would be as good as the older ones (like with SNKP and the newer King of Fighter games..) ;_;

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While not entirely unexpected, this news just about ruined my day. Or week, when paired with news of the death of Miyaji.

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well shit man
Just as I found out about this, it starts thundering.
It sounds like someone upstairs is angry about it.
shit just got real
« Last Edit: August 03, 2011, 04:55:11 AM by insertnamehere »

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Konami has done this before with other franchises, such as Silent Hill.

Yeah, and we all know how well that worked out...
Sad news indeed.
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And another series bites the dust.

Oh well, 5 aside there really haven't been any good Suikoden games since the start of the PS2 era.
In my vision, I see that one of us is going to KO the other.

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Oh man, this blows. :( I really was holding out hope.

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Sad news, but I always was under the suspicion that they did not know what to do with the series since III when the creator/main writer Yoshitaka Murayama left Konami. After Suikoden III  the games were safe prequels completely separated from the flow of the first three games.
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Indeed sad news, always hoping though, and who knows, maybe a new team could recapture the flavor of the older games and breathe new life into the series...it's possible...really it is...although Silent Hill fiasco doesn't make it seem that way.
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Part of the problem with Silent Hill is that the new teams didn't really know how to capture the "feel" or the gameplay of the earlier games. If Suikoden is given to a new team, it won't be easy, but not nearly as hard with capturing the feel of the old games.

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There have been attempts to make Indie Suikoden titles. In that regard, the game will never die. I actually feel that a properly organised team of fans, could actually do a better job than a team of professionals that don't really "feel" the game.
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I used to go on Suikosource every other day to check for updates, but gave up a few months ago. It's felt pretty inevitable for a while that the Suikoden series was finished.

I now feel even guiltier that I ebayed my copy of S2...

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Why would you do that?
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