Three’s a Crowd – Suikoden III’s Place as the Third Wheel of the Suikoden Series

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June 23, 2015 saw the release of Suikoden III as a PS2 Classic in North America and Europe. For European Suikoden fans, it marks the end of a near-13 year wait for the title since its original 2002 release.

Infamously, the game never came out in PAL territories ostensibly due to quality control rules regarding localisation languages in Europe. While European fans are understandably excited about this first chance to play the game without resorting to emulation, importing or console modding, fans in North America may be forgiven for being more muted about the prospect. Especially when you consider Suikoden III’s role in the collective narrative of the series.
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