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Suikoden Tiekreis: If there are two screens, do I get 216 stars?
Apparently Konami came to visit IGN to pimp the new Castlevania game (which is not a hard sell) and brought along a few 'lower-tier' titles to save themselves a trip or something.
Titles like Suikoden Tiekreis. Yeah, they just thought they might as well slip it in there somewhere. Since it's just, you know, FUCKING SUIKODEN!
There's a video available, and apparently they have some pretty cool stuff planned. Check it out:
...each member of the team has a pre-set name and class, but each also change as you equip them. Since the world is 2D with 3D models overtop (similar to Rune Factory), that means you can morph and tweak the characters as you see fit, with every piece of equipment, weapon change, and visual detail changing on the fly based on your equipment. The interface, on-the-fly equipment changing, and overall style reminded us of Soma Bringer, and if we can't get Nintendo's flagship action RPG here in the US, believe us when we say Suikoden is a more than welcomed substitute
Suikoden with a robust loot system? Hell yes. But it gets better:
Konami states that Suikoden will be a one of a kind experience on DS when it comes to online, allowing players to interact in a full Wi-Fi community, leaving and picking up party members for others to take on additional quests and power up when away from their own cart. Once that quest is finished (or, we'd assume, a certain amount of time passes), your character will come back with added levels, skills, items, and equipment. Not too shabby.
I'm wondering what reward you get for leveling up and equipping someone else's character, since they have to provide some incentive or no one will ever bother. All in all it looks very promising, and I'll be buying this at some point for sure. Now, let's close with some pretties.
Famitsu scans, spoilered for the bigness...
Someone needs to let them know that super zoomed in shots of those 3D character models are definitely not a good idea...