‘SaGa Remasters’ doing beyond expectations, said Square Enix devs


SaGa Remasters are doing beyond expectations, as the dev team confirms that the game is getting a lot more sales – especially from Switch users.

Both SaGa Remasters, namely Collection of SaGa and SaGa Frontier Remastered, are doing great. They are moving a ton of units, which makes the devs want to do more for other titles.

SaGa series were old classics

Both SaGa titles are among the most beloved RPG titles of old. Also known as Final Fantasy Legend, Makai Toushi SaGa came out for the original Gameboy in 1989. The game itself was a legend in Japan and known for its robust gameplay.

SaGa Frontier, on the other hand, was a big hit in Japan and received a cult following in the West. With that said, many players seem to enjoy the remasters. In an interview with RPGSite, the SaGa team notes that both titles are selling more than expected.

“So first regarding Collection of SaGa: In terms of sales, it’s actually a little bit above what we have forecasted, so it’s on a good path,” says Hiroyuki Miura, the producer for Saga.

“This was a complete port of the original Game Boy titles, and in that sense, we feel that it aligns with what the users were envisioning and that it met the player’s expectations.”

More SaGa titles coming in the near future

The SaGa Remasters are selling more, and it seems Miura knows the source. From the numbers, Switch users are buying a lot of the game, but that’s expected. It seems, however, that PC gamers are among the bigger buyers.

“One thing that was especially unexpected was the number of Steam sales, which have been more than what we had forecasted, and there are more Steam players than we had anticipated,” said Miura. “When comparing across the board, though, the Switch version has produced the most sales, which were a lot higher than what we had predicted.”

From the sales numbers, fans of SaGa should get more ports. Series creator Akitoshi Kawazu says he’s looking to bring his games to more modern platforms. The better sales numbers should be good enough to convince him for more.

In terms of titles, Kawazu notes that he’s looking to release SaGa Frontier 2, Romancing SaGa, and Unlimited SaGa. Kawazu also noted that he’s looking into developing a new game since April.

Many of the details are quite scarce, but the game should come out at least on modern consoles and the Switch. With the SaGa Remasters doing good on PC, it might even come out for the platform.

Featured image courtesy of Square Enix/Youtube Screenshot

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