This is supposed to be one of the heroes. He is supposedly related in some way to Highland royalty, but ends up fighting against the Highland loyalists. He later on becomes the center of the movement against Highland and Harmonia, rallying support from various other forces such as the Dunan Republic.
This is the other hero the player can choose. He is described as "The heir with the platinum spear." The Platinum Spear has been revealed a while ago as the Highland Kingdom's national treasure. This character will be at the center of the Highland loyalist factions.
Additionally, he is supposed to be the older brother of hero 1, and supposedly raised together, but decides to set off on his own after being contacted by Highland loyalists about his true heritage. He is told that the spear he owns is the Highland Kingdom heirloom, and signifies that he must become king. Based on the information on plot, he would probably end up joining forces with Hero 1 eventually to fight against a common enemy, whomever that may be!
He is described as the previously speculated younger brother of Odessa and Mathiu Silverberg. He is listed as being 29 years old. He is supposed to be the main strategist for Hero 1's forces because he happens to be the strategist for the Higheast provincial army's strategist. He was apparently recruited by Shu a few years after the Dunan Unification War.
This character looks like Elza, but only her image has been revealed. The source at 2ch.net also said, "If you transfer data from Suikoden 2, you might get an interesting bonus," so perhaps she will return if you DON'T have the Clive Quest completed? We can see that she has one gun at her hip, so perhaps Clive has the other gun?
Having matured (He was 17 in Suikoden 2, but he would be 29 in this game), Gengen is now in charge of the kobold forces in the Dunan Republic. He'll surely be great help for whomever he's gonna be helping. Just look at all those medals!
George Silverberg is the son of Leon Silverberg, and he is also the father of Caesar and Albert Silverberg. He is currently a strategist for the Harmonian regional army. One fact that has been revealed by the source at 2ch.net is that... Spoiler! The rest is in shadow text (highlight to see)...he dies during the game during a battle as a PART OF HIS STRATEGY! He creates a strategy that he logically deduced would be the best for Harmonia, but would have involved his death! Can you believe that?
Although Tinto split off from the Dunan Republic after the Dunan Unification War, they may make the decision to send troops to help the Dunan Republic. If they do, Gijimu would be leading the troops from Tinto. It seems like the player's choice may determine whether Tinto decides to help or not.
The president of the Tinto Republic, Gustav is said to have an important role in the plot. The source at 2ch.net states that, "Depending on the choices the player makes, Tinto would join either on the side of the Dunan Republic or the Highland loyalists. There seems to be an element of political gameplay that happens within this game, which should make the player feel like they actually have control over the plot.
Anien Jhee is the younger brother of Solon Jhee who leads the Harmonian royalists in their quest to bring the Highland Kingdom to its former glory. He hopes that his act would clear the tarnished name of Jhee after his brother was executed by Luca Blight for incompetence. Apparently he would have a very similar personality as Solon Jhee--desperate and hot-headed.
It's hard to believe, but this image is said to be that of Klaus--it looks more like Kiba, but looks younger. Perhaps it was in his genes? Apparently Klaus is not only a stratetegist but also a general for the Dunan Republic, and supports president Teresa Wisemail to get through these troubled times.
Makai is still the Plenipotentiary of Two River. Apparently Two River is once again rife with racial tension, and Makai's adamant attitude doesn't help. It seems like the fact that Gengen isn't as forceful as Ridley makes the situation even worse. There would probably be some difficult situations caused by this old-school politician.
Manfred Von Feuerbach
A die-hard Highland loyalist who acts as the strategist for the loyalist forces. He is the one who contacts hero 2 and tells him that he is the heir. Manfred is said to be very passionate for his cause and convinced that the rebellion is for the good of the people. Apparently he studied strategy in Crystal Valley and would be doing some "very unconventional things" with his strategy.
It seems like Pilika would be back as a 18 year old martial artist girl. Otherwise not much is known about her role, but we would surely find out what may have happened with Jillia. For one thing, why would someone who abhors violence take up martial arts? I am sure the game would answer that question.
The perpetually hungry swordsman sems to make a comeback. What is interesting is that he can be recruited by either side! The source at 2ch.net says that certain "independent" characters can be recruited by either side depending on what side the player decides to play on.
He is listed as "Hero from Suikoden 2" but yeah, he is Riou. You san see that he's aged a bit since the Dunan Unification War, and looks a lot more confident compared to how he looked clueless in Suikoden 2. Apparently he got rid of his circlet because he "outgrew his memories of Genkaku." It is undertain what role he would have in the plot, but one would wonder what may have happened to Jowy and Nanami. Perhaps they are together?
It is confirmed that the plot of this game is based on the "good ending" of Suikoden 2, so he would probably still have the Bright Shield Rune on his right hand. Whichever side he dicides to be on, he'd probably be a great addition. However, seeing that he was the direct cause of Solon Jhee's death, it's doubtful that Anien Jhee would accept him in his force.
Rowd seems to make a return in some capacity. Apparently is is another "independent character" who can join your side depending on your choices. The source at 2ch.net says that Rowd will play a very important role in the game, but what exactly that may be is uncertain.
Having retired, Shu's role is said to be in the sidelines in Genso Suikoden Ibunroku. However, he will make appearances in critical times of the rebellion, making decisions that may effect the overall war. His role seems to be more tailored towards the new "politics system" that Ibunroku would incorporate, where the decisions made during the "political phase" would determine what events will and will not happen. Lets look forward to it.
Schtolteheim Reinbach III
Apparently Viktor makes a comeback in this game, but will be using his alias, Shtolteheim Reinback III throughout the game. It seems like he has already given away his Star Dragon Sword to Edge, and would not be carrying it with him in this game. Apparently he would be on the side of the Dunan Republic.
Written by SARSadmin
April 1st, 2004