Suikoden earned a special place and was quite popular with fans of the RPG genre and users of the first PlayStation. The Konami franchise was well received in its time, but its success faded after the release of the fifth installment and several spin-offs.
Despite this, his legacy lives on and Yoshitaka Murayama, creator of the franchise, is still a part of the industry. The creative is currently working on a spiritual successor to Suikoden called Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.
His project is on the right track, so he recently spoke about it. Murayama took the opportunity to briefly mention Suikoden and reveal that he would like to work with the franchise again.
YOSHITAKA MURAYAMA IS WILLING TO WORK AGAIN AT SUIKODEN
During an interview with Nintendo Everything, Murayama discussed Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes and the benefits of working independently on your own IP. The creative said that he and his team are currently focused on carrying out their new project.
” Suikoden was a game that I was very lucky to work on. I will always love that series but it is not something I really own or control while Eiyuden can be 100% mine,” said the creative.
His relationship with Suikoden is strong, so the developer agreed that he would be willing to return to the franchise and work on a new installment should it be possible at some point.
“Of course I’d be more than happy to work on another Suikoden game if the opportunity presented itself in the future. However, for now, I want to focus on the Eiyuden Chronicle as the next chapter in my life, ”added the creative.
The reality is that it seems unlikely that a new Suikoden installment will ever be developed. Most of the latest spin-offs were exclusive to Japan; however, fans are not giving up hope that the RPG series will return in the future.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is in development for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, the upcoming Nintendo console, and PC.