Suikoden Tierkreis

The only installment in the Suikoden series for the Nintendo DS moves to a new universe with 108 new characters.


Suikoden Tierkreis is the first Suikoden game for the Nintendo DS, and while it shares the same name as its predecessors, this stylistically disparate edition (using more drab colors than the traditional saturated palette) takes place in an entirely new universe. Though it retains the classic "108 Stars of Destiny" trope from earlier games, this turn-based RPG will not include full-scale war battles as previous Suikodens have. Standard bouts will take place using four team members, as opposed to the Suikoden standard of six, though optional support characters can aid if the need arises. The main reason the battle system has been changed is because the DS lacks the power to create the large full scale battles. Konami has changed the story to reflect this. There are still the classic "108 Stars of Destiny" but a twist in the opening cinematic depicts all but four of them dying in an epic battle. As the four survivors, you must search for the souls of the remaining 104 dead Stars of Destiny and resurrect them. You are able to choose what they are resurrected as, so you could use their soul to form a party member, weapon, or monster.

There is also a mode that uses the DS Wi-Fi connection. In this mode you can send your party members out on "quests" against your friends' characters. Konami isn't shoehorning touch controls into the game, but it appears that most of the action takes place on the lower screen, which means there is still a possibility that there will be some touch controls.


The story for Suikoden TIerkreis begins in a tiny village called Citro. You play as an orphan who was raised by the village. You and a couple other friends undertake a mission to take out some beasts who have been terrorizing the town. On the journey, you find a book which you touch. Upon touching the book you get a vision of a fierce battle taking place and receive strange powers. The other members of the group also touched the book and most of them also experienced the same thing. Knowing this is part of something bigger, the group sets off to find out more about the book in the larger cities of the world and begin on their grand journey into the unknown. On the way they will fight against an oppressive religious government, make allies, and learn a lot about themselves as they explore the world in Suikoden Tierkreis.


Gameplay in Suikoden Tierkreis is basic, yet fun. You can outfit your group with a number of different equipment types and then participate in random encounter battles. The battles typically last around a minute with some weaker enemies being less and bosses being more. At the beginning of the turn, you select what you wish to do which includes melee, magic/skills, and items and then proceed. Another option is to let the computer auto normal attack for you and chose enemies which makes battles fast and easy. Bosses are where the true challenge is found as some will test your skills and make you rely on everything you have learned up until that point in the game, so always be aware of what the game is teaching you.

The 108 Starbearers

The following is a complete account of all the characters that will join your quest.

  1. Hero
  2. Marcia
  3. Jale
  4. Liu
  5. Hotupa
  6. Mona
  7. Logan
  8. Erin
  9. Mabal
  10. Zahra
  11. Eunice
  12. Wahie
  13. Sisuca
  14. Anya
  15. Selen
  16. Tongatihi
  17. Gadburg
  18. Muro
  19. Luvais
  20. Nimni
  21. Neira
  22. Nemne
  23. Nomno
  24. Wustum
  25. Semias
  26. Chrodechild
  27. Meruvis
  28. Roberto
  29. Manaril
  30. Asad
  31. Zenoa
  32. Yadima
  33. Rekareka
  34. Tuhululu
  35. Geschultz
  36. Buchse
  37. Minen
  38. Sotah
  39. Balsam
  40. Yod
  41. Khemia
  42. Nuzhat
  43. Icas
  44. Morrin
  45. Yovel
  46. Numnu
  47. Dromon
  48. Felecca
  49. Xebec
  50. Nahzu
  51. Dogha
  52. Sphiel
  53. Maybelle
  54. Nakil
  55. Hafin
  56. Diulf
  57. Servillah
  58. Lycia
  59. Gorno
  60. Chein
  61. Autar
  62. Guntram
  63. Fredegund
  64. Ouragan
  65. Luc-Tao
  66. Len-Lien
  67. Yula
  68. Amaralich
  69. Quillard
  70. Lathilda
  71. Bosche
  72. Mourgent
  73. Elder Rajim
  74. Megion
  75. Nictis
  76. Eusmil
  77. Savina
  78. Lubberkin
  79. Namna
  80. Hina
  81. Shams
  82. Taj
  83. Tsaubern
  84. Ramin
  85. Diadora
  86. Misrach
  87. Nova
  88. Nofret
  89. Vaslof
  90. Resno
  91. Gilliam
  92. Chief Kashgar
  93. Ordovic
  94. Indrik
  95. Diiwica
  96. Sophia
  97. Darrow
  98. Yomi
  99. Chihaya
  100. Tigre
  101. Keflen
  102. Belemuel
  103. Kow-Low
  104. Rufa
  105. Enumclaw
  106. Hao-Shi
  107. Zayin
  108. Mun-Tsang