The tweet also states that the PS Vita version will be out “next December” but some are assuming that means this December, which is a bit confusing. Anyway, Square Enix will apparently be announcing something soon about the game, so we will no doubt find out more about when it is coming out pretty soon.
Considering that the only version of Romancing SaGa 2 to come Westward was on mobile last year, it’s great to see that a classic game such as this will finally get a proper console release outside of Japan.
For those not familiar with the SaGa series, it is a spin-off of sorts from Final Fantasy. Originating on the Game Boy, the first game in the series was released in 1989 as The Final Fantasy Legend in the West.
It spawned numerous sequels, again on the Game Boy, and built quite a following in Japan. So much so that the series jumped to the Super Famicom with the Romancing SaGa games a few years later.
The SaGa series as a whole tends to be more focused on non-linear gameplay coupled with open world exploration, compared to the historically more rigid Final Fantasy games.
The most recent game in the series was SaGa: Scarlet Grace on the PS Vita released back in 2016 and again was a Japan-only release.
So the fact that Romancing SaGa 2 is finally coming out in the West on console may mean we could see more games in the series get the worldwide releases they so obviously deserve.
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