Summary: Suikoden II was originally released in Japan by Konami in 1998 on the original PlayStation, and it took until 1999 and 2000 to reach the United States and Europe, respectively. The game was later released on the PSP in Japan in 2005, yet sadly never reached Western shores. Until now.
Excerpt: If Suikoden II were lackluster in any area, it would be the graphics department. It’s obvious Konami didn’t make use of the latest technology available when designing the graphics of this game.
Excerpt: "Suikoden Means War," cried the U.S. print ads for Suikoden II , though the translation was far from accurate. "Suikoden" is actually an English-Japanese transliteration for "Shui Hu Zhuan," the title of a fourteenth-century Chinese novel familiar to some as Outlaws Of The Marsh .