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Suikoden
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The Suikoden franchise has been developing games since 1995 and has developed various video game titles bearing the same name. The development team of the Suikoden series started developing games using 2D or two-dimensional graphics primarily used in the first and second games, while they only incorporated 3D graphics on environments and visual effects. Suikoden III however, marked the series' complete shift from 2D to 3D as the game jumps platforms; from PlayStation to PlayStation 2.

The series has the following titles including prequels, sequels and spin-offs from the main series (the main series have an *). They are arranged chronologically with their release dates:

Title System Release dates
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Suikoden* PlayStation December 15, 1995 1996 April, 1997 N/A N/A
Sega Saturn September 17, 1998, N/A N/A N/A N/A
Microsoft Windows 1998 N/A N/A 1999 1999
Mobile phones 2008-2009 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Suikoden II* PlayStation December 17, 1998 August 31, 1999 July 28, 2000 N/A N/A
Microsoft Windows N/A N/A N/A 2003 N/A
Mobile phones 2009-2010 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gensou Suikogaiden Vol. 1: Harmonia no Kenshi PlayStation September 21, 2000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gensou Suikogaiden Vol. 2: Crystal Valley no Kettou PlayStation March 22, 2001 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Suikoden Card Stories Game Boy Advance September 13, 2001 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Suikoden III* PlayStation 2 July 11, 2002 October 24, 2002 N/A N/A N/A
Suikoden IV* PlayStation 2 August 19, 2004 January 11, 2005 February 25, 2005 N/A N/A
Suikoden Tactics (Rhapsodia in Japan) PlayStation 2 September 22, 2005 November 8, 2005 February 23, 2006 N/A N/A
Genso Suikoden I & II PlayStation Portable February 23, 2006 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Suikoden V* PlayStation 2 February 23, 2006 March 21, 2006 September 22, 2006 N/A N/A
Suikoden Tierkreis Nintendo DS December 18, 2008 March 17, 2009 N/A N/A N/A
Gensou Suikoden Pachisuro Pachislot (slot machine) 2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gensou Suikoden: Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki PlayStation Portable February 9, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Timeline[edit]

Main series

While the main series is numbered, each individual game takes place either before or after a consequent installation. The second and third Suikoden games were each direct sequels of their respective predecessors but with Suikoden IV, the series began to delve into prequels in which events take place earlier than any of games. The sequence according to in-universe chronology:

Suikoden IV (143 years before Suikoden V and 150 years before Suikoden) → Suikoden V (6 years before Suikoden)Suikoden (3 years before Suikoden II) → Suikoden II (15 years before Suikoden III) → Suikoden III

Prequels and sequels

The games Genso Suikogaiden Volumes 1 and 2, though not part of the main series takes place before, during and after Suikoden II as well as Suikoden Tactics which takes place before and after Suikoden IV.

Pages in category "Suikoden"

The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total.