Romancing SaGa 2 is getting an English release after a 22 year wait0 Comments
There's a lot of relatively-obscure Japanese game series that don't see much success in America, be it because of unusual naming conventions, a supposed or purported lack of Western interest, or a simple lack of a proper English-language release. Square's SaGa series is one such example, with various entries being influenced essentially by all three of the aforementioned hurdles. It's a shame, because the SaGa games (and particularly the earlier ones) are quite good. Fortunately, Square has finally recognized that an audience for their 90s RPGs exists today, even in the West, and after 22 long years they're finally bringing Romancing SaGa 2 to Western audiences with a full English translation.
While this isn't a new game by most means, it should prove to have enough freshness about it to keep old-school gamers happy. It's a localized version of a mobile-based remake of the Super Famicom original that's kept faithful to the visual style of its first incarnation. Players that pay close attention to the news may remember Square announcing in March that Romancing SaGa 2 would see an iOS, Android, and PS Vita release in Japan. Unfortunately, just earlier this month it was revealed the PS Vita version won't be getting an English release. There also isn't yet any word on when the mobile versions of the title will be coming to Western storefronts. Still, the game is a rare treat, and hopefully not the last relatively-obscure RPG title to get the modern treatment.
Square Is Releasing A 23-Year Old Super Famicom Game In English For The First Time, Kotaku