Konami has sent word that Suikoden IV for the PlayStation 2, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. The company's epic role-playing game includes the return of the series' signature 108 Stars of Destiny as well as an enhanced graphical interface and a new battle system.

"The Suikoden series has always delivered an enriched gameplay experience as well as added replay value through innovative battle sequences and unique storyline twists," said Dennis Lee, product manager at Konami Digital Entertainment – America. "Suikoden IV continues the gameplay tradition with players interacting with hundreds of characters in vast and rich 3D environments as they battle new adversaries, explore new territories and embark on unforgettable adventures."

Suikoden IV is inspired by an actual Chinese tale in which 108 ordinary people come together from different backgrounds to do great things. In Suikoden IV, players step into the shoes of a young hero who obtains the Rune of Punishment and follows his path into a strange and fascinating world filled with huge ships, beautiful islands and vast oceans.

Suikoden IV is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and is available for the SRP of $39.99.