According to leaks of an upcoming issue of Famitsu, SaGa Series Director Akitoshi Kawazu teased more developments for the franchise ahead of its 35th anniversary in 2024. These developments include remasters of remaining older SaGa games, entirely new projects, and other hype-building announcements for the anniversary year. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]
The leak comes from comments printed in a coming issue of Famitsu magazine. The comments come from Akitoshi Kawazu discussing the SaGa series’ future. In them, he mentions that the number of SaGa titles left potentially needing a remaster is growing smaller. The shortlist for remasters would include Romancing SaGa 2, 2002’s Unlimited SaGa, or the “First-Generation” SaGa games.
The first-generation SaGa series games are the Game Boy-based Makai Toushi SaGa, SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu, and SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha. They were released in English as the three Final Fantasy Legend games. Meanwhile, Romancing SaGa 2 technically got a remaster on modern platforms in 2017. Unlimited SaGa has not received any remasters as of yet, and was last available on the PS2.
Besides remasters, Kawazu hinted that other unannounced SaGa series projects are in the pipeline. The series will celebrate its 35th anniversary in late 2024, so Kawazu wants to “make things exciting” for fans. He said he “wants to have something new to talk about every month”. With nearly two years between now and the actual 35th anniversary, there could be time for more announcements or solid plans.
The latest SaGa-related release is Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song Remastered, which came out on PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices on December 1, 2022.