Ok... I remember reading about a possible rumor of a 6th installment in this series a few years ago, but as I was searching around I found this link: [Hidden link. Register to see links.].
I love the Suikoden series... unfortunately never played the third game (as that was never released here in AUS.), so reading this has got me somewhat excited. True, this may just be a rumor (until more info becomes available), but perhaps the time is right for another Suikoden game, considering some of the latest offerings for both JRPG and WRPG gamers.This is firmly in the rumor domain for now, but there's word that the next installment in the Suikoden series, Suikoden VI will be developed for Wii. Some details of this are said to appear in the next issue of Jump magazine.
The franchise is completely new to me, but apparently the games are of the RPG type, with turn-based combat action. The storyline makes use of 108 main characters and revolves around things like politics, corruption and mystical runes.
Published by Konami, the Suikoden series has previously limited itself to Sony's consoles. It's also critically acclaimed, particularly the first three games. If it does jump ship to Nintendo it'll be good news for everyone (well, almost everyone).
One thing which I have thought would be a great idea, is a Suikoden collection (games 1-5), as I have a feeling that a collection like that would garner a significant income for Konami, as the series does have a strong fanbase (just from my own observations that is).
Also, if this rumored sixth installment is indeed correct... this IS the reason I will get a Wii... as well as maybe Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn...
Anyway, what are your thoughts?