SaGa Frontier Remastered, which launches later this month, is a remastered version of the classic JRPG that was first released in 1997. Square Enix recently dropped a launch trailer for the upcoming title that introduces each of the eight characters that players can choose from and delves into key gameplay mechanics and enhancements made to the remastered version.
What sets apart SaGa Frontier Remastered from many other JRPGs even now is the emphasis on an individual journey through a single player character rather than an entire cast working cooperatively towards their goal. Each character in SaGa Frontier has a completely different story and personality, manifesting through the Free Scenario System. This mechanic lets players control how the plot will play out through in-game choices.
Battles are fought with your player character and from one of three parties chosen in advanced, in which you use regular attacks and special abilities called Glimmers to defeat foes. However, enemies become stronger the more of them you defeat, so players need to know when not to engage as well.
One of the new main features of the remaster is the inclusion of the protagonist, Fuse. Not only does he have his own story, but he also provides additional content for the other heroes with his involvement in their tales. Another hero, Asellus, also has new special events in her storyline, cut in the original release. Additional new features include New Game Plus, double speed, movement display, a new challenge mode that unlocks when you defeat every final boss in the game, and the ability to flee battles.
SaGa Frontier Remastered will launch on April 15 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile. Watch the launch trailer below.