romancing saga 3

After almost a quarter of a century-long exclusivity to Japan and the Super Famicom, Romancing SaGa 3 comes to the West for the first time. It’s available for purchase and download right now across all major platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. As well as handheld and mobile platforms: Nintendo’s Switch, PS Vita (^_^), Android and iOS.

Following the release of Romancing SaGa 2 in 2017, Romancing SaGa 3 is much more than a mere port of the JRPG classic. It features remastered HD visuals with new artwork, new scenarios and a whole new dungeon for returning players to explore. And if that’s not enough then there’s also a New Game+ feature for you to delve into. All this will cost you £27.99, unless you get in early from launch, from where a small launch discount is in place.

Originally released by Square in 1995, Romancing SaGa 3 bears close similarities to the early titles in the Final Fantasy series. Likewise, its development involved an impressive cast of creative personalities. Akitoshi Kawazu served as the game’s Executive Producer and later worked on titles like Final Fantasy XII and The Last Remnant.

Kenji Ito, known for his contributions to Shadow Hearts: Covenant and 2013’s Oceanhorn, composed the game’s score. And artist Tomomi Kobayashi provided the game with its beautiful artwork and signature character design.

With wonderful pixelated visuals, Romancing SaGa 3 serves as a nostalgic throwback to the golden era of JRPG’s. Choose from one of the eight playable heroes and set out into a vast fantasy world. Each hero boasts a unique backstory and abilities, with a narrative uniquely tailored to them. And decisions made by you further alter their journey.

Recruit other characters to bolster your party and participate in challenging turn-based combat. Build a party of up to six active characters and have them learn powerful new skills. Test their combat-prowess by descending into treacherous dungeons, uncovering treasure and battling horrifying creatures roaming the depths.

Romancing SaGa 3 is but one of the games in the series releasing by the end of the year, with SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions releasing on December 3rd. Sadly, no word on an Xbox One version for the latter. But for everything related to Romancing SaGa 3 and the beauty of classic JRPG’s, stay tuned for our upcoming review.

Game Description:

The celebrated RPG classic comes West for the first time! Developed by industry veterans including the legendary developer Akitoshi Kawazu, Romancing SaGa™ 3 was originally released in Japan in 1995. This HD remaster of the legendary RPG masterpiece introduces optimized graphics, a new dungeon to explore, new scenarios and a new game+ function. Select one of the 8 unique protagonists and embark on an epic adventure defined by your own choices! Once every 300 years, the Rise of Morastrum threatens the existence of our world. All born in that year are doomed to perish before its end. However, there came a time when a sole child did survive. He was using the power of death to conquer the world. Yet one day, he vanished. Another 300 years passed, and again a child defied fate. She came to be known as the Matriarch. It has been 300-odd years since the appearance of the Matriarch. Humanity now stands at the fulcrum between hope and despair. Will there be another child of destiny?

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