Konami Ships Suikoden IV



Set to Embark on a New Epic RPG Adventure


CITY, Calif. – January 11, 2005 –

Konami Digital Entertainment – America, a division of Konami Digital
Entertainment, Inc., today announced that
Suikoden® IV
for the PlayStation®2
computer entertainment system has shipped to retail stores nationwide.  The
company’s epic role-playing game (RPG) includes the long awaited return of the
series’ signature 108 Stars of Destiny

as well as an
enhanced graphical interface and a new ground breaking battle system.


series has always delivered an enriched gameplay
experience as well as added replay value through innovative battle sequences
and unique storyline twists," said

Dennis Lee, product manager at Konami Digital
Entertainment – America. "Suikoden IV
continues the gameplay tradition with players interacting with
hundreds of characters in vast and rich 3D environments as they battle new
adversaries, explore new territories and embark on unforgettable adventures."


A deep RPG story awaits
gamers who are ready for an epic 3D adventure. For the first time in the
series’ history, Suikoden IV
will feature recorded voice-overs for many of the characters during the
cut-scenes in the game.  Navigating through numerous mysterious islands,
players will collect party members and build a home base for their crew. The
drama escalates as the characters engage in heated one-on-one duels, group
battles with countless island enemies, and through some strategic ship

The new dynamic camera
system in Suikoden IV heats up
the action by presenting the conflicts from multiple angles. With dozens of
playable characters including ones returning from previous adventures, and the
return of numerous fun mini-games such as fishing, dice and card games, RPG
fans will have their hands full in
Suikoden IV



is inspired by an actual Chinese tale in which 108 ordinary people come
together from different backgrounds to do great things. In
Suikoden IV
, players step into the
shoes of a young hero who obtains the Rune of Punishment and follows his path
into a strange and fascinating world filled with huge ships, beautiful islands
and vast oceans.


series launched in 1995
in Japan and was released in the U.S. on the PlayStation in December of 1996.
Instantly hailed as one of the most innovative RPGs,
delivered a unique battle
system, an intriguing storyline with numerous plot twists and multiple endings
to provide a fun experience for all RPG fans. Since its debut, the
series has received
numerous industry accolades for being one of the top RPGs of all time.  



is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and is available for the SRP of $39.99. For
more information on the game, please visit:




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