Suikoden 2, the beloved Japanese role-playing game from Konami, will be released tomorrow, Dec. 9, as a PSone Classics title on PlayStation Network in North America, Konami announced this past weekend during PlayStation Experience.
The PSone Classics version of Suikoden 2 will cost $9.99. PSone Classics are playable on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita, and some of them are also compatible with PlayStation TV.
"Of all my years at Konami, I think the biggest request I've received by volume is Suikoden II," said Travis Shrodes, associate social media manager for Konami, in a post on the PlayStation Blog.
Suikoden 2 debuted on PlayStation in December 1998 in Japan, and was released in North America the following September. However, Konami produced a relatively limited run of discs, and used copies have fetched high prices in recent years on marketplaces like eBay. Tomorrow's digital release will mark the first time in 15 years that Suikoden fans have been able to give Konami money for a title that is regarded as one of the best role-playing games of all time.
Update: Suikoden 2 launched at $5.99, but was supposed to cost $9.99, according to Konami; the company's original press release was correct. The price on the PlayStation Store has since been fixed. We've edited the story to reflect this.