Originally released in the West in 1998 for the Sony PlayStation, the game takes place in a science fantasy universe called The Regions, which are a group of worlds united by varying degrees of culture, technology and unique species. You play as one of seven protagonists, each with their own story and goals. It’s very non-linear, thanks to the game’s Free Scenario System which lets you travel freely between many locations.
The reveal of SaGa Frontier Remastered came in a live stream for Square Enix’s Romancing SaGa Re;universe in Japan. Part of the ongoing SaGa Project has included Western releases of Romancing SaGa 3, SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions and popular mobile game Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe, so there is definitely a resurging amount of interest in the franchise.
SaGa Frontier Remastered is overseen by Akitoshi Kawazu, who has worked on the series in the past as well as several Final Fantasy games. The updated version will introduce a whole host of new improvements and additions, such as remastered graphics, new story content, new characters and new skills. There’ll be something there for both newcomers and long-time fans alike.
SaGa Frontier Remastered is headed for iOS and Android next summer, as part of Square Enix’s more recent drive to bring its classics to modern platforms. It’s also coming to PlayStation 4 (and presumably PS5 via backwards compatibility), PC on Steam, and Nintendo Switch. There are no store pages available yet but we’ll be sure to update you when there is more to report.
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