SaGa Frontier Remastered Announced, And It'll Feature An Extra Playable Character
The PS1 RPG is coming back for modern systems with some deleted content restored.
SaGa Frontier Remastered has been announced, and it's an improved version of Square's 1998 PS1 JRPG. The game, originally released in the US in 1998, is being remastered for Switch, PS4, mobile, and PC, and some cut content is being restored for this new version.
SaGa Frontier presented players with seven potential protagonists, and let them explore the game world in a non-linear fashion. For the Remaster, there are now eight characters--Fuse, who appeared on the start screen but was not available in-game, has been restored. Each character has their own goals and ending, so you could conceivably play the game through eight times and have a different experience with each character.
Beyond Fuse, there are also other scenes and sections that were cut from the original release that are being restored. This should be the ultimate version of SaGa Frontier.
The game, set across a whole solar system, was considered confusing by many critics at the time, but it was well-received in Japan and has a cult following. You can check out the Remastered version in the trailer below.
The game is due to release in Summer 2021.
Square Enix has remastered and released a few different SaGa games over the last two years--in 2019, Romancing SaGa 3 and SaGa: Scarlet Grace came to modern systems.
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