Last week, Square Enix opened a 25th anniversary website for the SaGa franchise, which contained a tease for an upcoming project. While we weren’t expecting any news on series creator Akitoshi Kawazu’s ongoing projects, the teaser ended up being for something completely unexpected.
The collaboration project has been announced as “Romancing Saga,” (With the kanji of “Saga” being the same ones used for the name of the Japanese prefecture). The event will be taking place at the “Romancing Saga Lounge” in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills Café from March 13 to 16.
Saga Prefecture is located on the northwest part of the Kyushu island on the west of Japan. The region is famous for producing ceramics and porcelain. The Romancing Saga event’s goal is to show off the rich culture and charm of the rural prefecture, Saga, where the event will be showcasing traditional crafts and other known products from Saga… but with a SaGa twist.
One of the attractions at the event will be an art exhibition from SaGa series illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi, who will have her illustrations showcased in the form of Saga-style porcelain plates and more. There will also be a number of limited goods and SaGa-themed food from menus inspired by the delicacies of Saga Prefecture.
Finally, on the last night of the festivities, a “Romancing Saga Premium Night,” event will be held, with a talk show with Square Enix executive producer Akitoshi Kawazu, illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi, composer Kenji Ito, and Yasushi Furukawa the governor of Saga Prefecture in Japan, among others.
Of course, Square Enix do have actual SaGa games in development, which Kawazu has stated he hopes to reveal within the next year or two.