SaGa is probably definitely the strangest continuous RPG series ever launched by a major game publisher, and Square Enix is dead set on continuing it. Akitoshi Kawazu, the creator of the SaGa series, tweeted earlier to thank fans for their support in 2021 and to disclose that he is working on a SaGa remaster and remake, in addition to the previously promised brand new physical game. It’s unclear which SaGa game will get a remaster and which will get a remake, but there are only so many possibilities.
— 河津秋敏 (@SaGa30kawazu) December 31, 2021
SaGa remakes and remasters
Many of the SaGa games have been re-released in recent years, which is incredible in and of itself. In December 2020, the original three Game Boy games were repackaged as Collection of Saga Final Fantasy Legend on the Nintendo Switch. The Super Famicom games Romancing SaGa 2 and 3 have been remastered and published on Switch and other platforms. (The PlayStation 2 remake of Romancing SaGa, Minstrel Song, was the sole Western release of the original Romancing SaGa in 2005.) SaGa Frontier Remastered, a gorgeous remake of the PlayStation 1 game, was released in April. (I’m now playing it, and it’s much odd than I recalled.)
It’s reasonable to expect a remaster of SaGa Frontier 2, and Akitoshi Kawazu has already acknowledged the idea. Meanwhile, Unlimited SaGa, a PlayStation 2 game that was severely panned when it initially came out in the West owing to its complex game mechanics, would be an intriguing remake (and this is a series known for obtuse mechanics in the first place). Whatever Kawazu is working on, the identities of this SaGa remaster, remake, and new game will most likely be revealed soon. The next physically published game might be announced as early as 2022.