Square Enix producer Masanori Ichikawa is currently working on a remaster version of Romancing SaGa 3, and he recently talked to 4Gamer about how he hopes to bring something new to it on PS Vita and smartphone.
During the interview, series creator Akitosh Kawazu explained that for Romancing SaGa 2’s remaster, they had the mobile phone version (from 2011) so they were able to work off that. However, for Romancing SaGa 3 they’re working on it from scratch, so it’ll take a little longer.
“Completely reproducing Romancing SaGa 3 is a given, but I’m thinking about adding some kind of new element to it,” said Ichikawa. “And when I hear about Romancing SaGa 3 from Kawazu-san, we’re talking new settings, episodes, and all kinds of stuff, so I begin seeing things in a completely different perspective.”
He continued, “For example, when I learn about a ‘character who suffered some kind of tragic fate, yet they continue fighting to save the world’ it really makes me want to express that part to all the fans.”
While we’re not exactly sure what Romancing SaGa 3 is getting new for its remaster, it sounds like we might get some kind of new chapter or character thrown in the mix.
Romancing SaGa 3’s remaster is in development for PlayStation Vita, iPhone, and Android.