Well, for those of us that have played through both 1 and 2, we remember that you can actually export some of the settings of your character progress from #1 and put them into #2. It was actually a bit of a let down as I started to get to the end of Suikoden 1, and started to recognize that I wasn't going to be able to move forward.
If they have Suikoden 1 already up and ready to go, I can't imagine there being much of a legal battle regarding Suikoden 2. The two games really do go hand in hand.
Lets see some Suikoden 2!