SaGa 3 remake for DS confirmed

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by granville, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

    Aug 24, 2007
    United States
    Orlando, Florida
    While the SaGa 2 (Final Fantasy Legends 2) DS remake has yet to be localized, Square Enix is now remaking the third original SaGa game on DS. Originally known as SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha, it is receiving a name change for the remake- SaGa 3 Jikuu no Hasha: Shadow or Light. The US originally got the first 3 SaGa games on Gameboy as Final Fantasy Legend, though the series has nothing to do with Final Fantasy. It was renamed apparently to cash in on the popularity of the Final Fantasy series. They have since released future SaGa games under their correct names, but the series has had a somewhat shaky history in the US. The SNES series (Romancing SaGa 1, 2, and 3) wasn't released in the US at all. Similar to the SaGa 2 remake, the visuals will be receiving a complete overhaul for the new hardware.

    First scans revealed via Famitsu (not the best quality)-
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    - Final Fantasy Legend III remake
    - originally appeared on Game Boy as SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha
    - released in the states as Final Fantasy Legends III
    - official remake title is SaGa 3 Jikuu no Hasha: Shadow or Light
    - updated visuals
    - new gameplay elements [/p]
    It's a shame though that SaGa 2 DS was never released in the US. There's never been any sort of indication that we'd get it either. There's little chance of SaGa III DS coming either if the first one is any indication. Maybe fan translations will help us here.

  2. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Former Staff
    Oct 23, 2007
    PowerLevel: 9001

    I LOVED it on GB. I can't wait to play it! I seriously hope there's gonna be an official translation or a patch! [​IMG]

    I'd even play it in Japanese if no patch comes out [​IMG]
  3. basher11

    basher11 GBAtemp's Official Vocaloid Lover

    Jun 29, 2009
    United States
    can't wait for this [​IMG]
  4. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    wonderful news... i started this game but i think the translation or something was problematic
  5. Goli

    Goli RPG

    Jul 16, 2008
    Cote d'Ivoire
    Actually the first Romancing SaGa was released in the US, only not the SNES version, but the PS2 remake.
  6. 9th_Sage

    9th_Sage GBAtemp Maniac

    Apr 30, 2008
    United States
    Ooh, I liked FF Legend 3/SaGa 3. At least I'll get to hear a remix of the Talon theme even if it never comes out here.
  7. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru

    Feb 10, 2009
    United States
    Sacramento, California
    I still have the original GB cartridge of this game.
  8. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    Nice to see the first remake was successful enough to so other SaGa from the series [​IMG]
    English would be great though, I never played the GB games.

    Maybe we could see a Romancing SaGa remake sometime (DS or 3DS ?)

    Oh ? I didn't know, thanks !
    It seems they made a mix with Romancing Saga (story) and SaGa Frontier (game system)
    I want to play this game now [​IMG]

    edit : :yayusenet: (600 days ago)
    edit2 : now playing Romancing SaGa1 US, Thank you Goli !
  9. breaktemp

    breaktemp D-Sun who was called D-Moon

    Mar 17, 2008
    United States in tha hood
    aww man...SWEET !!

    * just beat saga 2 for the nds *

    final fantasy legends 3 was my favorite one for the gameboy !!

    * can't wait to play the remake *
  10. Rommstain

    Rommstain Advanced Member

    Nov 16, 2006
    Oh yeah, the SaGa 3 soundtrack was done by Ryuji Sasai who also did all of the rock'n tracks for FF Mystic Quest (mediocre game but absolutely fantastic soundtrack).

    Probably no chance of seeing this one in English [​IMG]
  11. nl255

    nl255 GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 9, 2004
    Unless there is a fan translation patch, of course. Is there a translation project for the second one now that it is out in Japan?
  12. TeenDev

    TeenDev GBAtemp's Original Hipster

    Apr 29, 2007
    United States
    Did anyone else think the title of this post was GaGa 3?
  13. princeEyeless

    princeEyeless GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    The Team Crimson Nocturnal are still translating the SaGa 2..
  14. neoxephon

    neoxephon GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 13, 2009
    United States
    Our current goal is to have SaGa 2 fully playable in English by New Years. I will say that SaGa 3 is a potential new project for us.