SaGa 2 DS Remake Out In Autumn

By Spencer . May 11, 2009 . 12:02am

image Square Enix set a release target for SaGa 2 Hihou Densetsu: Goddess of Destiny (Final Fantasy Legend II: Goddess of Destiny). Importers can pick up the from Japan this fall. A new trailer shows the game in 3D with its revised art style.


SaGa 2 begins with a kid hero saying goodbye to his father as he walks out a window. Years later the hero grows up and leaves home to search for his lost father. During his journey he discovers his Dad is more than he seems and is actually a guardian of crystals known as MAGI.


In addition to the new graphics Square Enix has one other surprise for SaGa fans. SaGa 2 Hihou Densetsu: Goddess of Destiny also has a wireless mode for 1-4 players.



“A lot of people complain that they’d prefer 2D spritework on DS, but not me,” Ishaan shares. “While 2D games are awesome, I love seeing developers push weaker hardware and the 3D on DS actually reminds me of PS1 games, which is a great nostalgic effect to experience.


The Final Fantasy Legend II remake, though, takes things in a slightly different direction by featuring an art style less inclined toward realism and more toward cel-shading. It works well and the game looks really nice, especially in motion. I’d describe it as a great halfway point between Echoes of Time and Dragon Quest IX.”



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  • You made me sound like a press release!

  • MadMirko

    Square is on the way back into my tiny black heart.

    • They’ll need to localize Nanashi no Game to crawl back into mine. Seeing Crystal Bearers helped, too.

  • BobTheCat

    Sounds like a great game, I’ll have to go play the first game now.

    In regards to 2D vs 3D on the DS, I’d definitely prefer 2D sprites in this type of RPG. I think 3D on the DS isn’t quite advanced enough yet, thinking back it does remind me of PS1 graphics but with the advances in current gen hardware I think those graphics are becoming dated now.

    If the game looks that incredible I might have to eat my words though haha.

  • I wonder if Square Enix will bring this over to the US, what with SaGa’s scant Western presence. While I played 1 and 3 (as Final Fantasy Legend), I don’t know anything about this one, although word has it that this was one of the best Game Boy games around.

  • PhilRa

    Do we already know who are the developers?

    The SaGa team is now the Crystal Chronicles team, and this definitely doesn’t look similar to Echoes of Time.

    IMO it’s TOSE, and they’re using a modified Dragon Quest Monsters Joker engine. And that game was great to look at (and the battles were fast, too), so I really hope that’s the case.

  • Shuyin

    Some new info: the game will apparently feature an original battle system that pitch you against more than 50 enemies on screen.

    I’m skeptical about that.. How many zombies were on screen in Dead Rising?

    • Ah very cool. Thanks for the info. That makes sense with the screenshot showing a ton of enemies too. Perhaps, it’s like the original game where you may encounter Imp 9, Sabercat 8, and so forth.

  • Zuga

    Just judging from 3D models on the DS so far, I’d definitely prefer 2D sprites. FF3, FF4, and Suikoden Tiekreis all had ugly character models. 3D models in PS1 games were pretty ugly for the most part.

  • It looks awesome!

    I hope they do the same with Final Fantasy Legend 3/SaGa 3 too… I liked that one a little better, to be honest. Both games were fantastic though, and I remember spending many hours playing both games on my old Game Boy.

    • SaGa 3 seems next it’s the only Game Boy SaGa game that didn’t get a remake. Heh, you know with the time travel theme Square Enix could just rebrand it and call it Chrono Waterworld or something to sell more copies.

      • They really could! They could probably even tack on Chrono staples as extra bosses.

        I loved how the characters in that could transform to robots or beasts.

  • Happy Gamer

    wow this was the first gameboy (sandwich one lol) RPG i played or one of the firt RPGs period when i was in the 6th grade. it left a big mark on me as far as RPGs go. the music was prob one of the best. i never beat it tho it was pretty difficult for me back then having never played RPGs prior. i would love to play this remake!

  • ryukyus

    don’t listen to those creepy nerds who like 2d, on the ds I much prefer cell-shaded than full 3d on the ds, ds can handle full 3d, it looks ugly when they try do, but cell-shaded is a different thing it looks good on the ds, and this game looks awesome by the way can’t way to play it.

  • Joanna

    It really does look nice. As for 2D vs. 3D, I like both, so I really don’t mind whichever style a game uses. Granted, 2D does look better on the DS, but even then I like the primitive 3D as well. Yes I liked the 3D in both FF remakes and the cell shading in DQM: Joker. So I’m really liking the graphics in this remake. Haven’t played it before, I’m really excited. :D

  • Sumo_FFA

    Holy ****. This is great news. I’m like Scypher in that I played Final Fantasy Legend 1 and 3, but my brother had 2, so I have some experience with that. Saga/FFL 3 is definitley the best of the series, but I would enjoy a chance to play any of these on my DS (in english, of course).

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