Square Enix has dropped an announcement trailer for SaGa Frontier Remastered this past weekend. The company shared the good news during a livestream in Japan. The cult classic was released in America in 1998 and now, almost two decades later, fans will be able to enjoy SaGa Frontier Remastered on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, mobile, and PC. The remastered version will include a new playable character and content that was cut from the original release back in 1998.
SaGa Frontier was a role-playing game released on PS1. The game offered a non-linear story that had players exploring an entire solar system. Users were able to pick between seven protagonists to play as — all with their own set of goals. With the SaGa Free-form Scenario System, each protagonist had their own ending depending on a player’s choices in the game. Now, the remastered version will bring in the character named Fuse (who was featured as a sidekick in the original) as a protagonist a user can choose to play. This means users could potentially experience the game in eight different ways.
According to a press release from Square Enix, the remaster will be headed by industry veteran Akitoshi Kawazu. It’s part of the ongoing SaGa Project from the company that has “included Western releases of Romancing SaGa 3, SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions, and the hit mobile game Romancing SaGa Re; univerSe.” In addition to Fuse, SaGa Frontier Remastered will feature updated graphics, new events for fan-favorite Asellus, and a “glimmer” ability.
The 1998 classic is back: SaGa Frontier is being remastered with updated graphics, events, cutscenes, enhancements (and a new protagonist!) for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, iOS, and Android – launching in Summer 2021 pic.twitter.com/3VsrEReHnA
— Square Enix (@SquareEnix) November 28, 2020
Above is an announcement trailer Square Enix released to Twitter over the weekend. SaGa Frontier Remastered will be released in Summer 2021. The strategic role-playing game wasn’t very popular with critics after its release in 1998, however, the remastered version might smooth out any hiccups seen 22 years ago.