The fifth main installment of the Suikoden
video game series and released in 2006.
Suikoden V centers around the political struggles of the Queendom of Falena, and takes place 6 in-universe years before the events of the first Suikoden
(eight years before the events in Suikoden and 142 years after the events in Suikoden IV).
It features many of the usual traits where the player controls the main character and travels with him around the world map, advancing the plot by completing tasks and talking with other characters. The Prince can also recruit new characters to his cause, which often involves a short sidequest. In towns, the player can gather information, sharpen character's weaponry, learn new skills, and buy equipment; wilderness areas generally feature random encounters with monsters. The battle system features six person parties in combat.