Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song Remastered is coming soon and includes new features. With its December 1, 2022 release date approaching, Square Enix detailed more about what this new edition will bring to the table. The game itself is a remastered edition of 2005’s Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song. Minstrel Song was in turn was a remake of the 1992 original on the SNES [Thanks, Inside Games!].
Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song Remastered will include quite a few new additions. Chiefly, they’ll arrive in the form of additional playable characters. In Remastered, players will be able to recruit the characters Shirach (aka Schiele), Monica, Marina (aka Marine), Flammar, and Aldora to the playable party. Aldora will also have new story content, told from her viewpoint. The new events were written by Akitoshi Kawazu, general Director for the SaGa series.
For completionists, Minstrel Song Remastered will add ultra high-difficulty boss battles, eclipsing the original game’s toughest challenges. The original version of Minstrel Song was originally thought to have the toughest boss battles in JRPG history. Remastered will add dozens of bosses that are even harder. Kyoji Koizumi, battle designer on the original, helped supervise the work. Additionally, the new challenges will feature rearranged versions of the boss themes.
Finally, Minstrel Song Remastered will have additional weapons, playable classes, and other refinements. The level cap will be raised, and certain skills that were once inaccessible will be unlocked. Outside the game proper, a library function will let players enjoy the music and art from the game at their leisure.
Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song Remastered launches on December 1, 2022 worldwide. It’ll hit the PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, and mobile devices.