Romancing SaGa 2: Full 3D Remake ‘Revenge of the Seven’ Announced for Multiple Platforms

Square Enix has announced an exciting new project – a full 3D remake of the classic SNES RPG, Romancing SaGa 2. This remake, titled ‘Romancing SaGa 2: Revenge of the Seven’, will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The release date is set for October 24, 2024, and the game will be priced at $49.99.

A Classic Reimagined

Originally released in 1993, Romancing SaGa 2 is being brought to life in full 3D. This remake promises more than just updated visuals. The iconic soundtrack by Kenji Ito has been rearranged, and players can choose between the new and original music. Voice acting, in both English and Japanese, has been added to enhance the narrative experience.

In addition to aesthetic updates, the battle system and timeline mechanics have been reworked. The game will offer both physical and digital versions, catering to collectors and digital enthusiasts alike.

Story and Setting

Set in the Imperial year 1000, the game tells the tale of the Varennes Empire. The empire is under threat from terrifying fiends and internal conflicts. A legend speaks of seven heroes who will save the kingdoms, but when one of these heroes, Kzinssie, attacks the capital, Avalon, despair spreads as Prince Victor is slain.

Emperor Leon, Victor’s father, vows revenge, using the ‘inheritance magic’ to pass his powers to his other son, Gerard. This marks the beginning of an epic war between the imperial line of Varennes and the Seven Heroes.

Gameplay Features

The remake retains the original’s unique mechanics, including ‘Glimmers’ and ‘Formations’, while introducing new features like difficulty selection. Players can choose from over 30 character classes, each with unique skills and proficiencies.

Combat involves strategic use of eight weapon types and six magical disciplines. The ‘Glimmer’ system allows characters to learn new techniques in battle, while ‘United Attacks’ offer powerful combined moves.

New Systems and Enhancements

The remake also introduces new gameplay systems. The ‘Inheritance’ system lets players select the next emperor, passing down powers through generations. The ‘Free-Form Scenario’ allows players to influence the story’s progression based on their choices.

Players can also engage in city development, building and upgrading facilities in Avalon, and choose from three difficulty levels to suit their play style.

Pre-Order Bonuses

Pre-order customers will receive a ‘Bonus Accessory Set’ featuring special in-game items, including Shiyuan’s Tactical Primer and Cat’s Amulet, boosting technique points and revenue in the game’s first year.

Romancing SaGa 2: Revenge of the Seven promises to be a comprehensive remake that honors the original while offering new and enhanced experiences. Fans of the series and newcomers alike can look forward to this epic RPG adventure this October.