Before the Mana series sprouted and long before the age of Kingdom Hearts, Squaresoft considered the SaGa series a pillar franchise. Spearheaded by Final Fantasy II game designer Akitoshi Kawazu, he started making SaGa games for the Game Boy. Capitalizing on the Final Fantasy brand, Square USA released these as Final Fantasy Legend titles in North America.
Some fans feel the SaGa series hit its stride on the Super Famicom with the Romancing SaGa titles. That line ended with Romancing SaGa 3, but Kawazu would like to make Romancing SaGa 4.
"Many fans particularly hope for Romancing SaGa 4," Kawazu said to 4gamer in a feature about 2011 expectations. "I believe it is my duty to make it before I die."
After Romancing SaGa for the PlayStation 2, Kawazu has been working on the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles games and The Last Remnant, which, in my humble opinion, has a SaGa feel to it.