Romancing SaGa 3 remaster launches on November 11, SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions launches on December 3
Square Enix has announced that the remaster of Romancing SaGa 3 will launch in North America and Europe on November 11, the same day as the Japanese release. The game will digitally release on: PlayStation Vita, iOS/Android smartphones, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10, and Steam. This is the first time Romancing SaGa 3 will receive an official English version.
This week's issue of Famitsu magazine also provides further details about the Romancing SaGa 3 remaster and some of the new features added. Our translated summary:
Commander Mode - The system for veterans
In this mode, you can bench the protagonist to move into Commander Mode. While you can use the powerful "Formation Techniques" and "Synthesis Arts", your allies will act on their own so you will need a bit skill to read the battle situation.
Depicting important characters' past
By collecting fragments of character thoughts, you can see a glimpse of the past. These additional episodes are created and supervised by the series general director Mr. Akitoshi Kawazu.
After a certain requirement is fulfilled, the "Dark Labyrinth" dungeon will show up to the south of Bidna. If you bring a certain character here, you will be able to know the past of an important character which was not told in the original version. However, the enemies that appear here are extremely strong, and there are also new monsters sighted among them.
Mini-games like Mass Combat and Trade also return with better graphics and UI
- New Game +: You can start over while retaining some items, mastered techniques, money, and skill levels
- Adventure Notes: Events that have been played can be read again as a summary
- Auto-saving is now also supported
Additionally, Square Enix also announced that SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions will launch in North America and Europe on December 3 digitally for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, and mobile devices.
You can find a run-down of the two games from their E3 announcement. During the show, we also had a chance to speak with series' leads Akitoshi Kawazu, Masanori Ichikawa, and Kazuyuki Shindo about both of these titles.
Check out a trailer and screenshots for Romancing SaGa 3 below, alongisde a description for both games via Square Enix
Romancing SaGa 3 gives players the freedom to forge their own path, choosing to play through eight different narratives led by eight protagonists, each with their own motives and unique personalities. Developed by industry veterans, including renowned developer Akitoshi Kawazu (FINAL FANTASY®, Romancing SaGa, SaGa Frontier), this HD remaster will feature optimized graphics, a new dungeon called the “Phantom Maze” to explore and a NEW GAME+ function. The upcoming remaster adds new storylines to the game, making it the perfect time for both new and veteran players to experience the SaGa series.
SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS is an enhanced version of the 2016 title SaGa SCARLET GRACE, originally released exclusively in Japan. Packed with a variety of improvements and additions, this version includes new and improved graphics, character voiceovers, two new characters not included in the game’s initial release and more. Newcomers and long-time fans of the franchise can shape their own destiny with one of four protagonists, Urpina, Taria, Balmant and Leonard. Each hero has their own unique storyline, which allows players to enjoy four different adventures in one title.
Romancing SaGa 3 will be available on November 11 on the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, Windows 10, STEAM®, the App Store® and Google Play®.
SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS will be available on December 3 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4, STEAM, the App Store and Google Play.