SaGa Frontier Remastered reaches PS4 and Switch
The classic JRPG is back and looking better than ever.
If you missed out on SaGa Frontier when it released on the original PlayStation, you may be pleased to learn you finally have the opportunity to make up for that oversight while enjoying the game in a prettier, more complete iteration on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Steam, iOS and Android devices. The game is available now on the various digital storefronts, just waiting for your money and attention.
Overseen by SaGa series general director Akitoshi Kawazu and producer Hiroyuki Miura, and featuring art from Tomomi Kobayashi and music composed by Kenji Ito, the game includes more content than some might expect. Square Enix promises "a host of exciting new improvements and additions," including speed boosts, a New Game+ mode, autosave, newly designed UI, a story chart feature and--most importantly--an eighth playable character.
"I am incredibly excited and proud to give new life to SaGa Frontier and to bring new additional features, Fuse's character, and more to the remastered version--something the team and I wanted to do for the original but were unable to do at the time," noted Kawazu. "As someone who worked as part of the original development team, I cannot wait for Western players and a new generation of SaGa fans to immerse themselves in the world and story, and experience the latest release from the SaGa series!"
Today's press release points out that SaGa Frontier Remastered is part of the "ongoing" SaGa franchise, which on recent hardware includes Romancing SaGa 2, Romancing SaGa 3, Saga Scarlet Grace: Ambitions and Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe. A number of key titles haven't yet been brought to current consoles, including Romancing SaGa, Unlimited SaGa, and SaGa Frontier 2, but there is still time if Square Enix has the interest.
SaGa Frontier was originally released in Japan in July of 1997 and made its way west in March of 1998. On the newer platforms, SaGa Frontier Remastered carries an MSRP of $24.99 or equivalent. Of course, you could always just pick up a brand new copy of the original online for around $200. Decisions, decisions!
Staff article by Jason Venter (April 15, 2021)
Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.
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