Konami has renewed the trademark for its cult-classic Suikoden JRPG franchise, fueling speculation that the publisher's teased new title in a "world-loved series" could be the next entry set in that universe.
That, along with the fact that Japanese voice actor Yuki Kaji will be in attendance, gives the matter credence. Kaji voiced Suikoden protagonist Jowy in Suikoden 2, and other characters in Suikoden Tierkreis and Genso Suikoden: The Woven Web of a Century. A description for the Konami, which takes place on 16th September and will run for 45 minutes, reads as follows:
“Voice actor Yuji Kaji will be invited as a guest to represent the fans of a series which is loved all over the world, on the announcement stage for a new Konami title.”
The trademark was filed back in June, but uncovered by Segment Next, which in turn was posted on Reddit and circulated on the popular gaming forum ResetEra. While trademarks alone are no indication, the combination of Kaji's involvement and Konami's description makes us think this one has some substance.
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