When you think of Square Enix, you think of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. One of their more obscure series was the SaGa games. It was so obscure that the early games were changed to have Final Fantasy in the title. The more recent games were only released in Japan, but it sounds like Square Enix is trying to bring it back, with two games set in the series.
During its E3 live event 2019, SQUARE ENIX® announced that the legendary RPG masterpiece Romancing SaGa™ 3 will soon make its official debut in the West with an HD remastered version coming to consoles and mobile devices. SQUARE ENIX also revealed that SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS™ is also in development for Europe and North America.
Developed by industry veterans including legendary developer Akitoshi Kawazu, director of Romancing SaGa, SaGa Frontier and THE FINAL FANTASY LEGEND, Romancing SaGa 3 originally released in Japan in 1995. This brand-new HD remaster introduces optimized graphics, new dungeons to explore, new scenarios to experience and a new game+ function.
SQUARE ENIX also announced SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS, an enhanced version of SaGa SCARLET GRACE, which originally released only in Japan in 2016. Newcomers and longtime fans of the franchise can shape their own adventures with one of four protagonists, Urpina, Taria, Balmant, and Leonard, each with their own unique storyline, allowing players to enjoy four different RPGs in one title.
It looks like I’ll have to blow the dust off my Vita, as Romancing SaGa 3 will be coming to that system as well as the Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Windows 10, Steam, the App Store, and Google Play. SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS will be coming to mobile, Steam, PS4, and Switch. No date is set for these, but it’s possible that it could be out this year since they are remakes. However, my money would bet on 2020.