Square Enix recently revealed that the classic PS1-era RPG SaGa Frontier is coming to a plethora of platforms as a remaster in the summer of 2021. The game is slated for a release on Android, as well as the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, and iOS, and that's about all of the information Square currently has to offer. Luckily the developer has released an announcement trailer, and so far, things are looking pretty good.
Above you can view the recently released announcement trailer for SaGa Frontier Remastered, and as you can see, the game's PS1 graphics have been cleaned up for play on HD devices. While SaGa Frontier wasn't that popular at the time of its original releases, many RPG fans consider it a hidden gem from the PS1-era, and so it's a welcome surprise to see that Square is remastering the title for modern-day devices. So far, Square hasn't mentioned anything about how the game will be monetized, but seeing that it's coming to consoles as well as mobile, I'm hopeful it will launch on the Play Store as a premium release.
All in all, it's nice to see that Square is still willing to bring more of its classic RPGs to mobile, so maybe there's hope the studio will eventually remaster Xenogears, though for now, I'm happy to see that SaGa Frontier will get the attention it originally deserved. Here's hoping Square has more to share about the game in the lead up to its release this summer.
BATTLE IN ENDLESS ADVENTURES WITH ‘SAGA FRONTIER REMASTERED’ IN SUMMER 2021
SaGa Frontier Characters Also Land in ‘Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe’ for a Limited Time
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 30, 2020) – During a recent livestream for the popular mobile adventure RPG Romancing SaGa™ Re;universe™ in Japan, SQUARE ENIX® revealed that cult classic SaGa Frontier™, originally released in the West in 1998, is returning as SaGa Frontier Remastered, an HD remaster digitally on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo Switch™ system, PC (Steam®) and iOS and Android mobile devices in Summer 2021.
Part of the ongoing SaGa Project from SQUARE ENIX that has so far included Western releases of Romancing SaGa 3, SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS and hit mobile game Romancing SaGa™ Re;univerSe™, SaGa Frontier Remastered brings back a strategic role-playing game still loved to this day.
SaGa Frontier Remastered, overseen by renowned industry veteran, Akitoshi Kawazu (FINAL FANTASY®, SaGa series) will feature a host of exciting new improvements and additions, including remastered graphics, new story content bringing in Fuse as a main playable character, new character events for fan-favorite Asellus, the popular “Glimmer” ability which gives characters new ways to learn skills and attacks, and more.
Newcomers and long-time fans will also be able to create endless adventures as one of eight protagonists, each with their own goals and endings, dependant on their choices with the unique SaGa Free-form Scenario System.
To watch the SaGa Frontier Remastered Trailer, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYnCp7_fh7M
Players eager to experience the game can obtain select SaGa Frontier characters now in the popular mobile game Romancing SaGa re;UniverSe. Surpassing over 25 million downloads worldwide, players can obtain SS Alkaiser, SS Emelia, SS Blue and SS Rouge from a limited-time Ultra-Deluxe Summon, now until December 9.
SaGa Frontier Remastered is not yet rated. For more information on the characters and world, as well as upgrades in this version, visit: https://square-enix-games.com/en_US/games/saga-frontier-remastered.
For the latest assets, visit: http://sqex.to/Media
Official SaGa Frontier Remastered Website: https://square-enix-games.com/en_US/games/saga-frontier-remastered
Official SaGa Re;univerSe Website: https://sagafranchise.square-enix-games.com/en-gb/reuniverse
Official SaGa Re;univerSe Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saga.reuniverse.en
Official SaGa Re;univerSe Twitter: https://twitter.com/reuniverse_en
About the SaGa Series
SaGa is a series of revolutionary role-playing games, created by legendary game developer Akitoshi Kawazu (FINAL FANTASY, FINAL FANTASY II, SaGa Frontier). Since THE FINAL FANTASY LEGEND was released in 1990 for the Game Boy, the series has expanded with several additional entries across numerous platforms. Other SaGa series regulars include illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi, who has given the series its own unique style, and composer Kenji Ito (Mana series). Although the SaGa series shares its roots with FINAL FANTASY, the SaGa series has always incorporated revolutionary and challenging gameplay mechanics, such as player choice, branching storylines and implementing characters with wildly different playstyles, setting it apart from other JRPG series. Romancing SaGa 3 launched for the first time outside of Japan on November 11, 2019, exactly 24 years since the game’s initial Japanese release. SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS, an enhanced version of SaGa SCARLET GRACE, also launched for the first time outside of Japan on December 3, 2019.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal™. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 159 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 82 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 81 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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