Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song Remastered set to release this Winter for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile devices
During the SaGa Series Official Livestream, Square Enix announced that Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song Remastered is set to release this Winter for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC (Steam), and mobile devices.
Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song originally released for PlayStation 2 in 2005 as a remake of the original Romancing SaGa for Super Famicom. The remaster will include HD visuals, and Square Enix also teases new quality-of-life features and 'new elements'.
For those not familiar with the original release, Minstrel Song lets you choose one of eight different characters, with each having a different storyline in the world of Mardias. Much like other Romancing SaGa titles, the game is largely non-linear as players are given a high level of freedom in choosing where they wish to explore and which of the many quests to take on. While your ultimate goal is a fated confrontation with the evil Saruin, instead of having a singular storyline, most of the game's narravtive content can be found in these quests scattered throughout the world - many of which are optionally found.
An announcement trailer, description, and screenshot set can be found below.
RPG fans rejoice because a true classic has returned!
We’re thrilled to announce that Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered will release on PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, iOS, and Android this Winter!
As the name implies, the game’s a remaster of Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song (called Romancing SaGa in the US), which was originally released for PlayStation 2 in 2005. This new edition of the game has been enhanced with a host of new features, including HD visuals, refined gameplay, and even brand new content!
Read on and we’ll tell you everything you need to know:
The history of Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song
Let’s begin with a little history lesson.
In the long, long ago of 1992, Square Enix released the fantastic Romancing SaGa on the Super Famicon in Japan. The fourth ‘SaGa’ game, it revolutionized the series with its non-linear structure and innovative mechanics.
It was, as they say, a hit, and its influence is still felt on the series to this day.
13 years later, a remake was released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan as “Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song”and later in North America as “Romancing Saga”. This new version of the game was faithful to the original but featured impressive 3D visuals and some welcome features that made the adventure more approachable for new players.
Now, 17 years after that, it’s back again - and it’s bigger and better than ever.
What is Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered?
Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered retains everything that made the original game great. For example, it features the unique ‘Glimmer’ and ‘Combo’ systems, where characters can learn awesome new abilities in the heat of battle, the beautiful illustrations, and the wonderful soundtrack by Composer Kenji Ito.
It also features the series’ Free-form Scenario System, which lets you experience the story differently depending on how you play. You choose one of eight main characters, and as you explore the vast world, your actions and decisions will weave a story that is uniquely yours.
All that already makes the game a must-play for fans of classic turn-based RPGs, but this release adds even more.
The game now features remastered HD graphics, new quality of life features that make it easier and more convenient to play, and you can even expect some new elements too!
What platforms can you play the game on?
Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered will release for PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, iOS, and Android this Winter.