Square Enix is officially bringing Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song to Eurpoe 30 years after it was released in Japan.
The classic JRPG was originally released on SNES in Japan, but was later remade for PS2 and released in North America. That remake version is now being remastered for modern systems and is coming to PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile this winter, marking the game’s first official release in Europe since the original launched in 1992.
Minstrel Song follows eight different characters as they travel across the land of Mardias and the remaster includes upgraded graphics, new quality of life features to making playing more comfortable, and even new gameplay elements.
The “Glimmer” and “Combo” systems from previous games will also be in Minstrel Song Remastered alongside new illustrations and a soundtrack from composer Kenji Ito.
An announcement trailer on Square Enix’s YouTube channel also shows two minutes of gameplay and cutscenes from the game, giving fans a look and listen at the aforementioned graphics, art, and music.
In our 6/10 review of the remake, IGN said: “Fans of the SaGA series will be delighted by the countless hours of gameplay, endless replay value and vast array of choices at their fingertips, while newcomers will likely be overwhelmed and frustrated with the lack of direction and character development.”
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