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