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Play Collection of SaGa on Steam and Mobile this Fall
Nostalgic for more epic, old-school JRPG goodness on your phone or PC? Well, you’re in luck! Square Enix is bringing Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend to iOS and Android on September 22nd, and PC via Steam on October 21st. Check out this classic collection’s fresh new announcement trailer!
Collection of SaGa consists of ports — not remasters — of Final Fantasy Legend I, II, and III, the first three games in the popular SaGa series. Like last year’s Switch repackaging of these classics, Collection of SaGa for PC and mobile will come bearing bells and whistles to make these games more accessible to modern audiences: a character speed boost feature, adjustable screen magnification, new music, art, and wallpapers, and the option to play with Japanese or English text in-game. Collection of SaGa will also boast 4K compatibility on Steam and easy single-handed play on mobile.
If you haven’t experienced the SaGa series’s roots, you owe it to yourself to give Collection of SaGa a look.
Bravely Default Producer Keen To Continue Series
Last week, Square Enix revealed its Switch release Bravely Default II had sold around 950,000 units worldwide. It's on track to surpass the sales of the original 3DS release - which sold just over a million units in its lifetime. Naturally, it's raised questions about the future of the series.
The good news is Team Asano hopes to continue to the series and is already in the planning phases for the next entry. Here's what the producer Tomoyo Asano had to say in the latest issue of Famitsu:
“Bravely Default II was well-received by fans and as a result, we’re hoping to continue the series as we feel we can pull it off once again. With that said, we’re still in the planning phase, and I suspect development will take another 3-4 years, so we’d appreciate if fans could bear with us.”
Asano was previously asked about the future of the series in April last year. At the time, he said he had a concept in mind and mentioned how it could even be a smartphone release:
"I do have a concept for it. I haven’t nailed down the particulars intentionally, so it could even be a smartphone game. Maybe I’ll have the opportunity to make it in the future if fans support the series."
Are you eager to see more entries in the Bravely Default series? Did you play BDII? Leave a comment down below.
Bravely Default II PC Version Headed to Steam in September
Bravely Default II will soon have a new home, as Square Enix announced a Windows PC port will appear on Steam on September 2, 2021. The product page is now live. There is also a pre-order/launch discount in effect.
While it will normally cost $59.99, it is temporarily 10% off until September 13, 2021. That brings the price down to $53.99. However Green Man Gaming has it discounted at 21% off bringing the price down to $47.39
Here’s the tweet going over Square Enix’s official announcement. It also involved a new trailer looking at the PC port.
The Steam listing also confirmed a few special features for this version of the game. You will be able to earn both Steam Achievements and Trading Cards as you play.
It also confirmed that there will be DRM present in this version of the game. Denuvo Anti-tamper will be used. People also have to agree to the EULA in order to play it.
Bravely Default II will appear on the PC via Steam on September 2, 2021. It is immediately available for the Nintendo Switch.
Final Fantasy 9 Is Getting A French Animated Television Series
So many games are getting movie and television adaptations, and one more just got added to that growing list. Final Fantasy 9 is the latest gaming adventure to get its own animated series. The company in charge of production promises that it will be a kid-friendly adventure that fans will love.
The Final Fantasy 9 animated series is being developed by French Cyber Group Studios alongside Square Enix. The goal for the studio is to begin production at the end of 2021, or the beginning of 2022 at the latest. “The games have a strong co-viewing potential,” said Pierre Sissmann, the CEO of Cyber Group Studios, to Kidscreen. He added that this series will appeal to both those familiar with Final Fantasy and for those just coming to it, giving both a chance to immerse themselves within a beloved universe.
For those that may have missed out on Final Fantasy 9's story, it's a charming tale that tells the story it wants to tell. Princess Garnet has been kidnapped by Zidane and the Tantalus Theater Troupe. The heir of Alexandria wasn't exactly a helpless victim, however, seeing as she actually wanted to escape from the pressures of royalty to experience the outside world. Shenanigans are afoot, and both her and her personal guard join Zidane's group to embark on an epic quest filled with adorable chibi-like characters, wholesome dialogue, and - of course - the threat of darkness overtaking the world and everything we know within it.
Thoughts on Final Fantasy 9 getting the animated TV series treatment? Sound off with your hottest of hot takes in the comment section below!
Trails from Zero, Trails to Azure, Nayuta Boundless Trails, and Trails into Reverie Headed West
During the Nihon Falcom 40th Anniversary event, numerous announcements for a ton of new Trails games coming to the West were accompanied by a concert. No less than four different games are heading this way, so if you’re into JRPGs, this is basically like a holiday.
We’ll break down the games, release dates/windows, and platforms here in a moment. The games? Trails from Zero, Trails to Azure, Trails into Reverie, and The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails are all on the way! Check out the trailers below for a look at what to expect:
In Trails from Zero, Lloyd Bannings sets out on an epic quest to join the Crossbell Police Department. Of course, this is a JRPG, so nothing is ever that simple. What starts off as completing simple tasks to help people similar to saving lost cats from trees or taking care of broken fire hydrants turns into a massive mystery that reveals a dark secret. Trails from Zero is coming in Fall 2022 to PS4, Switch, and PC.
Trails to Azure brings more mystery and intrigue to the Lloyd Bannings saga as things become enveloped in political power struggles. Of course, new characters and new friends help as things get mired in conflict. Trails to Azure is coming to PS4, Switch, and PC in 2023. That’s a ways off but hey, it gives you time to play the other Trails games, right?
The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Tales has players trekking through multiple worlds to… well, save the world. What a twist, eh? Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails is coming to PS4, Switch, and PC in 2023.
Trails into Reverie lets players switch characters with the Crossroads system across our hero Lloyd Bannings, Rean Schwarzer, and an enigmatic figure known only as “C”. Yeah, that’s right. The letter C. I’m already intrigued! Trails into Reverie arrives on PS4, Switch, and PC in 2023.
So while a lot of these titles are a ways off, that’s a ton of JRPG localization that should excite Trails fans. Are you looking forward to this deluge of titles? Let us know how you feel about the Trails series in the comments!
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