Square Enix announced that Romancing SaGa 3 was heading west during E3 this year. We were also told that it was heading to PC, which is fantastic news for classic JRPG fans. With that, we have the what and the where. But now we know the when. Romancing SaGa 3 will release onto PC via Steam on Nov. 11. Additionally, it won’t come alone. Square Enix also revealed that SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions, an enhanced version of SaGa Scarlet Grace which came out in 2016, is also heading over this year. However, we won’t see that game “grace” us with its presence until December.
Romancing SaGa 3 first released on the Super Nintendo in Japan in 1995. That’s a span of 24 years for those who just realized they don’t have enough fingers to count on (and ignored the headline). The game will be completely remastered, without losing its classic, pixelated art style. From what we see in the trailer that released today, the game looks incredible. The 16-bit pixel art is gorgeous, the colors pop, and the UI is so clean you can eat off of it.
But the game won’t just look and sound better. There will be additional pieces of content to come included. Romancing SaGa 3 will come with an additional storyline to pursue, and a new dungeon to explore called the Phantom Maze. Also included will be two new additional characters you can recruit for your party. Finally, the game will have new character voiceovers.
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.
As mentioned, we won’t get Romancing SaGa 3 alone this year. Coming Dec. 3 will be SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions. The latest in the long-running SaGa franchise, Scarlet Grace is a more modern JRPG that first launched on the PS Vita. Like its cousin, the game also didn’t see a western release.
Romancing SaGa 3 will be available on Nov. 11, while SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions hits on Dec. 3. Both will be digital-only games on the Steam storefront, joining Romancing SaGa 2.