One of my most-anticipated releases of 2024 is Square Enix’s brand-new SaGa game which was announced during a Nintendo Direct. SaGa Emerald Beyond will launch next year for iOS, Android, Switch, Steam, PS5, and PS4 featuring 17 worlds that can be explored in any order. I loved SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions, and will definitely be playing SaGa Emerald Beyond on multiple platforms. The SaGa games also have amazing music, and I was glad to see Square Enix start promoting that aspect of SaGa Emerald Beyond as we get closer to 2024. The publisher revealed the game’s title theme and the battle music. Watch both videos with the themes below:
Bop your head to one of the battle themes of #SaGaEmeraldBeyond with whatever is happening on screen, regardless if it is a simple punch or slicing an enemy in perhaps the rudest way possible! 🎶 pic.twitter.com/4HLqWpHWD6
— SaGa Series (@SaGaGame) November 30, 2023
— SaGa Series (@SaGaGame) November 29, 2023
(Update) Square Enix also announced the SaGa Glimmerfest 2023 Livestream set for December 15th featuring developers Masanori Ichikawa and Akitoshi Kawazu who will be present with localization director Neil Broadley and more. This event on YouTube and Twitch will take place from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM with new information on the game and Romancing SaGa Re;Universe revealed.
If you’re new to the series, the best entry point into SaGa remains SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions ($8.99) for me. If you’d rather get another game and want to know how the ports are, read Shaun’s reviews for Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song Remastered here, Romancing SaGa 2 here, Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend here, Romancing SaGa 3 here, SaGa Frontier Remastered here, and also SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions here. Have you played a SaGa game before on any platform and what do you think of the title them and the battle music?
Update: Added information on the SaGa Glimmerfest 2023 Livestream.