Square Enix has announced SaGa Frontier Remastered, the latest in a succession of SaGa remasters. The last game in the franchise, the free-to-play Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe, came out in June.
SaGa Frontier was the first of the SaGa games to appear in North America way back in 1998 – though it was the seventh SaGa game in all, the first six having been Japan-exclusive.
It sees you playing as one of seven different protagonists in a cosmic setting consisting of a group of planets called The Regions. The story incorporates elements of sci-fi and fantasy, while the gameplay is pure turn-based RPG.
A fairly early example of a non-linear narrative, SaGa Frontier has optional quests, branching story trees, and multiple endings.
Square Enix’s remastered version will feature upgraded graphics, new events, and an extra playable character called Fuse.
It’s due to arrive next summer, and it’s probably going to be relatively expensive. While Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe is free, Romancing SaGa 2 is a whopping $17.99.