Square Enix is preparing a new SaGa game, also interested in porting remaining titles
During Square Enix's SaGa Frontier Remastered launch stream, SaGa series creator and general director Akitoshi Kawazu revealed that his team is currently preparing a new game in the SaGa series. At the same time, he also expressed interest in porting the remaining SaGa titles to current platforms.
Kawazu made the statement during his closing remarks from the 2 hours and 35 minutes mark. We have made the translation as follows:
I thought porting a PlayStation game would be quite difficult, but all of the development staff cooperated and did their best, and we ended up making a remaster. We have released most of the past titles, including the SaGa Collection. But we still have RomaSaga (Romancing SaGa), SagaFro2 (SaGa Frontier 2), and Unlimited SaGa being left out. I'm thinking we should somehow release these titles, so that everyone can play them anytime. And of course, we are also preparing a new game. We're doing our best so please kindly support us.
As a reminder, Romancing SaGa was first released for Super Famicom (SNES) in Japan in 1992. Only the 2005 PlayStation 2 Minstrel Song remake was available in North America. SaGa Frontier 2 was released on PlayStation in Japan in April 1999 and the West in 2000. Unlimited SaGa came out on PlayStation 2 in Japan in December 2002 and the West in 2003.
The original Romancing SaGa is available on Wii, Wii U, and New 3DS through Virtual Console, while the Japanese PlayStation Store had Minstrel Song and SaGa Frontier 2 available as Game Archives. None of the aforementioned titles have been available directly on Steam or any current-gen consoles.
The announcement was made on Square Enix's live stream celebrating the launch of Saga Frontier Remastered on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile devices on April 15. The remaster added more content not in the original PlayStation release, such as New Game+ and the option to enable fleeing from battles without adding to the tally.