Konami has announced that Suikoden Tactics will be released for the PlayStation 2 early in 2006, and will act as a companion to last year's Suikoden IV. The game is set before, during and after the events of Suikoden IV, and stars a new hero, Kyril.

The game will include over twenty battle scenarios, and the player will be able to tailor equipment and weapons as they see fit. Tactics also includes over 50 characters, twenty of which are new to the Suikoden series.

We'll have more on the game nearer to its early 2006 release.