During a live stream for Suikoden II, Yuichi Haga, Online Content Producer for Konami Digital Entertainment, got bombarded with a few questions about Suikoden 6. Sadly, he does not have much of an direct update on his company potentially developing a sequel for the RPG series since he is not part of the development team. He did mention an interesting tidbit by revealing that Japanese fans associate Suikoden with the Konami brand more than any other franchise.
Konami has a lot of big franchises like Castlevania, Dance Dance Revolution, Frogger, Gradius, Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Metal Gear, Pro Evolution Soccer, Yu-Gi-Oh and Zone of the Enders. Yet, when Japanese gamers think of the publisher, the first thought that mostly come to their minds is Suikoden.
The brand recognition alone hasn’t helped the RPG series, unfortunately. The latest big release, Suikoden V, came out 8 years ago on PlayStation 2.
Yuichi Haga is live streaming Suikoden II in an attempt to show the head honchos in Japan that fans are interested in the re-release of the videogame as a digital offering on the Sony Entertainment Network Store. The game was rated for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable by ESRB earlier in 2014 but it looks like something may have happened.