One of the most legendary RPGs never to make it out of Japan is finally coming West this Fall! Square Enix has released a new trailer for Romancing SaGa 3, which includes the first Western release date for the RPG ever! Check it out.
The theme of TGS 2019 seems to be “Re-releasing Classic RPGs”. At least for Square Enix, that is. So far, they’ve announced a remaster for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, Star Ocean First Departure R, and now Romancing SaGa 3.
Back in June, Square Enix announced that Romancing SaGa 3 would finally be making it’s long-awaited Western debut, after it released in Japan 24 years ago. However, they didn’t say when it would release. Today’s latest trailer showed off more gameplay and finally announced that Romancing SaGa 3 will arrive in November.
Romancing SaGa 3 gives players the freedom to forge their own path, choosing to play through eight different narratives led by eight protagonists, each with their own motives and unique personalities. Developed by industry veterans, including renowned developer Akitoshi Kawazu (FINAL FANTASY®, Romancing SaGa, SaGa Frontier), this HD remaster will feature optimized graphics, a new dungeon called the “Phantom Maze” to explore and a NEW GAME+ function. The upcoming remaster adds new storylines to the game, making it the perfect time for both new and veteran players to experience the SaGa series.
Back in 1995, Romancing SaGa 3 was far ahead of its time. It featured 8 different stories, following 8 unique characters. It allowed gamers to choose their outcome long before it became the norm. Nowadays, games are somewhat letdowns if they don’t allow for customization or the freedom to choose their character’s fate. That, or if there isn’t a Battle Royale mode. Having the forethought to give the players 8 different stories and outcomes is just one of the many ways why Romancing SaGa 3 is one of the most iconic RPGs.
Thankfully, now we’ll get to experience it completely remastered on November 11, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Windows 10, STEAM, the App Store and Google Play.
Then, on December 3, 2019, SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS will become available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, STEAM, the App Store and Google Play. To familiarize yourself with that game, see below:
SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS is an enhanced version of the 2016 title SaGa SCARLET GRACE, originally released exclusively in Japan. Packed with a variety of improvements and additions, this version includes new and improved graphics, character voiceovers, two new characters not included in the game’s initial release and more. Newcomers and long-time fans of the franchise can shape their own destiny with one of four protagonists, Urpina, Taria, Balmant and Leonard. Each hero has their own unique storyline, which allows players to enjoy four different adventures in one title.
Whether you purchase one or every classic RPG re-release, it’s a good time to be an RPG fan! Stay tuned for more TGS 2019 coverage.