Developed by Square and released at the end of 1993, Romancing SaGa 2 is the second of three 16-bit JRPG titles released for the Super Famicom. Originally developed to be a part of the Final Fantasy franchise as Final Fantasy Legend, by the time the first of the three Super Famicom exclusives was released, the series was now known as SaGa. It was also now exclusive to Japan.
This was a shame, as it meant that western fans missed out on a series that has become known for its branching plot lines, unconventional gameplay, and open world exploration. All of which made it notably different in comparison to most RPGs of the time. In many ways Romancing SaGa is classic JRPG series built in the image of a modern day title.
— ロマンシング サガ２公式 (@Romasaga2_PR) 8 April 2016
So, whilst up until recently those living outside of Japan have missed out on these 16-bit JRPGs, that’s all about to change. You see, that’s because this week Square Enix announced via Twitter, that Romancing SaGa 2 is currently being localised into English.
Much like Adventures of Mana, this English localisation will be released on iOS and Android, following in the footsteps of the game’s Japanese remaster. Unfortunately though, once again, us here in the West won’t be getting the PlayStation Vita release. Nevertheless, any access to a previously inaccessible 16-bit JRPG is welcome news indeed, and we here at Rings & Coins will be eagerly awaiting this retro remaster’s English debut.