Producer: Romancing SaGa 3 Game Will Get Western Release
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Square Enix game producer and designer Akitoshi Kawazu announced on Twitter on Tuesday that Square Enix will release the Romancing SaGa 3 role-playing game in the West.
We will make western version RS3. It will be after the Japanese version. But, at first, RS2 Vita for West. I want your patience, please. https://t.co/q9j1N0SP3J— 河津秋敏 (@SaGa25kawazu) April 11, 2017
Square Enix is developing a remastered version of the 1995 Super Famicom (SNES) game for PlayStation Vita as well as iOS and Android devices. Producer Masanori Ichikawa said last week that he wants to add "some kind of new element" to the game. However, development is expected to take longer than the Romancing SaGa 2 ports because the staff do not have a more recent release to provide a foundation for the remaster.
Kawazu confirmed that Square Enix will release the English version of Romancing SaGa 2 for PlayStation Vita before the Western version of Romancing SaGa 3. Kawazu said in December that the English version had been delayed and the developers "need a few more months" to fix problems. The English version of the smartphone port launched for iOS and Android devices in May. Square Enix released the new ports in Japan in March 2016 after a delay.
The Romancing SaGa 2 re-release retains the character sprites from the original 1993 SNES game, but the backgrounds and battle graphics are new. The game includes the additional classes and a dungeon that were included with the 2010 mobile version of the game.
Square Enix released the Makai Tōshi SaGa (The Final Fantasy Legend in North America) game in 1989. Since then, there have been many installments in the series, including ports and remakes. The last full-fledged SaGa game, Unlimited Saga, shipped in 2003. Square Enix released SaGa Scarlet Grace on the PlayStation Vita in December.