Next SaGa Game Is Going Slow But Steady, Says Series Creator

By Sato . June 30, 2014 . 1:08am


The SaGa series turns 25 this year, and series creator Akitoshi Kawazu has been talking about making a new game. Earlier this month, he mentioned that fans will have to wait a little longer for details, and he recently shared an extra update with Dengeki.


“I can’t really announce much about the new SaGa game, but making an announcement for the new game comes before anything,” says Kawazu. “And I’m sure that’s what the fans want, as well. And actually, that’s all I’ve been thinking about.”


“As far as the new game goes, things are meandering along, bits at a time, but it’s advancing steadily, so please don’t worry.”

Since it seems like we’ll be waiting a little longer for some news on the game, for the time being, you guys can check out the recently released Romancing SaGa’s remastered original soundtrack in our earlier report.

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  • Surf

    The only SaGa game I’ve played is Frontier. First played it when I was about 9 or 10 (22 now) and sadly I have yet to beat it after starting it over like 4 times now throughout the many years. Havnt even beaten any character scenarios. As cheesy as the game is I can’t do anything but love the hell out it. But I still havnt beat it so thats weird.. anyway it’s the only SaGa game I’ve played but I’ve looked at others. Like Frontiers sequel and was immediately turned off because it was almost nothing like the first. I also looked at some of the other games but they don’t really seem like my cup of tea either. Music for the games are amazing though

    Was wondering if anyone knew some of the better SaGa games for me to at least try out sometime or another

    • Haganeren

      Try Romancing SaGa 3 on SNES (it’s fan translated) or Minstrel Song on PS2 (which is a remake of Romancing SaGa 1) if you want the same kind of experience. I particulary recommend the 3 because i loved it so much.

      I didn’t try SaGa Frontier yet but everyone said it’s like a Romancing SaGa 4. (And yes, SaGa Frontier 2 is totally different)

      Also, a fan patch of Romancing SaGa 2 will eventually come… I can’t wait !

      • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

        Frontier is great, but it’s really not like Romancing SaGa at all–In the Romancing SaGa series, the protagonists each have different origin stories, but all routes converge to defeat the same ultimate foe at the game’s climax. In SaGa Frontier (1), each of the seven protagonists has his/her own final boss. It’s also got a schizo modern/cyberpunk fantasy setting that puts it at odds with the rest of the franchise.

        Combat’s also a little bit broken in Frontier; you can’t run away from any battles. Fortunately there’s a quick-save, but you can get hosed easily if you’re not careful.

        • Haganeren

          Oh, i didn’t know, i always heard it was a lot like the old Romancing SaGa game notably with the freedom it gives to the player.

          • Trepie

            SaGa Frontier is like a mix of the old SaGa Gameboy games (released in the west as Final Fantasy Legend) and Romancing SaGa. It has the multiple characters like Romancing SaGa, but the setting is far more like the first SaGa games where there are different “races” (Human, Monster, Robot, Mutant/Mystic) and the setting is more cyberpunk with fantasy elements akin to something like Shadowrun.

      • Surf

        Alright then I’ll check out Minstrel and 3 then

    • Honestly, I’d track down Minstrel’s Song for the PS2. Most recent one we got in the US I think, and to me, everything that makes the series fun. Nonlinear progression, quick battles, fun music, and none of the annoyances that turned people off of stuff like Unlimited Saga (which I enjoyed after studying tabletop RPG mechanics a little bit to better understand it). Plus, the difficulty spikes are nowhere near as harsh as Saga Frontier if you neglected battling, as far as I remember.

  • Heropon

    i hope it will be handheld game not mobile

  • E.T.993

    Last time that happened, we got FFXV…Oh wait, it hasn’t been released yet.

    • qygagw wgag

      huh. xv news comes out later this year. shinji said you might as well come to tgs and something about comic con at the thailand event. at tgs 2013 noruma said the next year tgs he will be there. its clear to me se is trying to hold a long information dumping session near xv’s completion. so let them they take their time developing these games. dont rush or you end up like tales of xillia

      • Juliano C

        the game was first announced on May 2006, they surely are taking their time

  • Haganeren

    If they could just said if it’s on console or mobile, they would be the difference between me waiting impatiently for it or not caring at all.

    • qygagw wgag

      mobile most likely or handheld.

      • Haganeren

        If it’s handheld, it’s cool.

  • They just need to announce the system. If it’s for phones, I’m not going to pay attention to it.

    • Ash_Riot

      Prepare to not pay attention, then.


    I’m still mad we didn’t get the DS remake of 3. And I’m still really mad we didn’t get the SNES Romancing SaGa titles. I’ve been mad about the SaGa series for a long time :(

  • Aunna Terrell

    I hope for more Kobyashi artwork! :3 I love~ her artwork soooo much!

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    Wish this franchise good luck since SE seems to be trying to resurrect it
    I still need to play others Saga games since i only played Saga Frontier 2

    Also, I hope that Rika is helping in the development. i want a PS4 Saga game with Morpheus support.

  • Morningstar

    Wait, SaGa is back?

  • Shippoyasha

    This is why I hoped Square Enix was more proactive with game development for non Final Fantasy games. If they worked on a Saga game years ago, we might not have to wait too much longer. It seems so many Square Enix games are many, many years away.

  • yellowmage

    I’ve only ever played SaGa Frontier II. And that other one that it’s generally agreed never happened.

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