Is There Hope Yet for SaGa: Scarlet Grace?
I wanted to share a quick update as a follow-up to my SaGa-related article from last week. If you missed that piece, it essentially was about the desire for more SaGa games in the West, but also an understanding if that didn’t come to fruition considering the generally mediocre response to the Romancing SaGa 2 remake across all platforms (including Switch).
So, it came as a surprise when I discovered that series creator Akitoshi Kawazu himself re-confirmed their desire to bring the latest SaGa console title, SaGa: Scarlet Grace, to the West:
We are working everyday for English version. Patience please. https://t.co/bvHMSaPgCh
— 河津秋敏 (@SaGa25kawazu) December 13, 2018
Of course, none of this necessarily means that it will actually happen. For all we know, “working everyday” could literally mean that they are trying to get an OK for a translation to even happen in the first place. As a fan of the SaGa series, however, I’m more than hopeful that this is great news for Western fans of the franchise.
SaGa: Scarlet Grace released in Japan back on December 15, 2016 for the Vita and August 2, 2018 on other consoles. People have been clamoring for an official Western release of the game ever since its initial launch in 2016, with the mob only growing in numbers after the game released to other platforms in 2018. It would be a monumental event for the SaGa series in the West since it would be the first original (non-remake) console title to appear on our side of the pond since Unlimited SaGa back in 2003. Here’s to hoping that Kawazu-San and his team are able to make it happen, hopefully sooner rather than later!