Late last month, game developer Manabu Daishima passed away while diving off the coast of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Daishima worked on an array of classic titles, doing monster designs for Romancing SaGa, field graphics for Chrono Trigger, and background design for Final Fantasy XII. He was 45 years old.
As promised, Square Enix RPG Romancing Saga 2 arrives on iOS and Android this week. Never released outside of Japan, the remastered version of the Super Famicom classic will be available on May 26 for $17,99.
To those of you out there who have been holding your breath since 1993 waiting for a western release of Romancing SaGa 2, it’s time to exhale. After 23 years, Square’s finally bringing it here.
Check out the trailer for Imperial SaGa, the newest game in Square Enix’s SaGa series, now with English. Yes, English!
A Square Enix mobile developer has recently talked to Famitsu (via Siliconera) about a pair of new SaGa and Mana games which will "stay true to all [our] memories from the [SNES] and PlayStation era." The developer also mentioned that Square Enix's second mobile division would be "helping out" with the games.
This man and his slightly awesome hair created the role-playing series Romancing SaGa. The last Romancing SaGa was originally on the Super Famicom (SNES) in 1995. Now Akitoshi Kawazu promises another one before he dies. It's his obligation.