Konami has renewed the trademark for classic JRPG Suikoden in Mexico, leading some to speculate that Konami’s upcoming unannounced game is a new instalment in the series.
Konami recently announced that the company will be revealing a new game in a series “beloved around the world” at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show. Naturally, this led to people speculating the possible series’ that Konami could be referring to. Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania were floated but Silent Hill seems to have picked up the most steam with alleged images of a Bloober Team-developed Silent Hill 2 remake surfacing.
However, the July filing for a Suikoden trademark has fans speculating that Suikoden could be an unexpected contender for the announcement. Voice actor Yuki Kaji will be making the announcement on behalf of Konami. Kaji has countless video game roles and has notably provided his voice to two Suikoden games. Konami has stated Kaji will be a “guest to represent fans” which may also imply he hasn’t had prior involvement with the series.
The last main Suikoden title was released all the way back in 2006, making the series ripe for a new instalment. Suikoden V for the PlayStation 2 was the last main-line instalment released, with a couple of spinoffs being released afterwards. A 2012 spin-off for the PSP, Gensō Suikoden: Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki is the latest game in the series.
Konami has released a full Tokyo Game Show schedule on the company website, The unannounced presentation featuring Kaji will last 45 minutes. Konami will also be showing other titles like eFootball 2023 and several Yu-Gi-Oh! Games.
Tokyo Game Show will commence on September 15 and conclude on September 18, with several big publishers making an appearance. Xbox is notably returning to the show with a full schedule.