Square-Enix devs share their thoughts on how it feels to see Romancing SaGa 3 officially see release in North America

Its taken quite some time

Romancing SaGa 3 saw release in Japan all the way back in 1995. It has taken all this time for the game to get an official release via Switch. In an interview with USGamer, SaGa series director Akitoshi Kawazu and SaGa series producer Masanori Ichikawa shared their thoughts on what it's like seeing the game finally get localized.

Akitoshi Kawazu, SaGa series Director: Following in the footsteps of Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song and Romancing SaGa 2, I’m truly happy that we are able to release Romancing SaGa 3 in the West.

Masanori Ichikawa, SaGa series Producer: As a producer, and as a person who played Romancing SaGa titles as a child, I am terribly sorry that we hadn’t been able create a framework to allow the overseas SaGa fans to play the SaGa series game for a very long time. Even though we had received numerous messages from the fans asking us to bring the series to the west, we hadn’t been able to do so. But I am happy that we are moving toward this goal, little by little.

Square-Enix shares a special message from the Romancing SaGa 3 developers to celebrate the game's launch

Have fun!

Now that Romancing SaGa 3 is available on Switch, Square-Enix wanted to celebrate the launch with a special message from the dev team. See what developers Masanori Ichikawa and Akitoshi Kawazu had to say about the game launching in the video above.

Romancing SaGa 3 getting a retail release in Southeast Asia, includes English support

Feel free to import

Looking to get a physical copy of Romancing SaGa 3? You won't find one here in the states, or in Europe or Japan for that matter. You will find one in Southeast Asia though, and it's ripe for the importing, as it includes an English translation. The retail release is due out sometime in 2020, but we don't have a specific date yet.

Square-Enix talks about how Romancing SaGa 3's remaster came to be

A long time coming

Romancing SaGa 3 just came out on Switch today, but it's something that Square-Enix has been thinking about for quite some time. In an interview with 4Gamer, producer Masanori Ichikawa talks about when the topic first came up, and how long its been in the works.

“We were able to release a remaster of Romancing SaGa 2 in between 2016 and 2017 to various platforms, but actually, even before that, I was already in talks with Kawazu-san about an HD remaster of Romancing SaGa 3.

There was also a proposal to remaster the first Romancing SaGa, but we had already released Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song, so wanting to bring Romancing SaGa 3 to an easily playable environment was the biggest reason for this remaster.”

Romancing SaGa 3 Now Available on Switch

The SaGa returns

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 11, 2019) – SQUARE ENIX® today announced that the RPG classic, Romancing SaGa™ 3, is now available to purchase digitally on the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, Windows 10, STEAM®, the App Store® and Google Play®.

24 years after the game’s initial Japanese release, Romancing Saga 3 is now available for the first time in the West on modern platforms. Romancing Saga 3 gives players the freedom to forge their own path, choosing to play through eight different narratives led by eight protagonists, each with their own motives and unique personalities. Developed by industry veterans, including renowned developer Akitoshi Kawazu (FINAL FANTASY®, Romancing SaGa, SaGa Frontier), this HD remaster will feature optimized graphics, a new dungeon called the ‘Phantom Maze’ to explore, and a NEW GAME+ function. Romancing Saga 3 adds new storylines to the game original game, making it the perfect time for both new and veteran players to experience the SaGa series.

To celebrate the launch of Romancing Saga 3 and introduce a world of new players to the epic adventure, a 20% discount is available for the Nintendo Switch version from today until December 1, 2019, and for all other platforms from today until December 4, 2019.

Players looking for even more adventures in the SaGa series can also look forward to SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS™, available on December 3 on the Nintendo Switch system, PlayStation®4 system, STEAM, the App Store and Google Play.

Square-Enix releases numerous Romancing SaGa 3 character profiles and pieces of art

A who's who

In preparation of the Nov. 11th, 2019 release of Romancing SaGa 3, Square-Enix has put out a collection of character profiles in order to get players up-to-speed. Check out the gallery above to learn about the cast, and make sure to take a peek at the various artwork included as well.

Romancing SaGa 3 gets a Japanese commercial

A saga for the ages

Square-Enix has released a Japanese commercial for Romancing SaGa 3. The game will launch in Japan on November 11th, 2019, and is priced at ¥3,500.

Romancing SaGa 3 confirmed for Nov. 11th, 2019 release in Japan

Almost time to get romantic

Square-Enix has confirmed that Romancing SaGa 3 will see release on the Switch eShop in Japan on Nov. 11th, 2019, and is priced at ¥3,500. The Japanese release includes English language support, and takes up 1.7 GB of space.

SaGa Original Soundtrack Revival Disc preorder bonus detailed

Consider it posted

Square-Enix has revealed the preorder bonus for the upcoming SaGa Original Soundtrack Revival Disc. Those who secure a copy early will get to take home a special post card, which you can see in the image above. The SaGa Original Soundtrack Revival Disc launches in Japan on Oct. 9th, 2019.

Check out Square-Enix's entire TGS 2019 stage show presentation series (multiple games)

Hours of content!

Square-Enix had a ton of stage shows at TGS 2019, in which they showed off their upcoming slate of the games. If you want to catch up on every single Switch-related stage show Square-Enix did, you can do so in this post! Check out the presentations for Romancing SaGa 3, Trials of Mana, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition, Dragon Quest XI S, and Star Ocean: First Departure R in this post!


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