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SaGa: Emerald Beyond release date locked in for early 2024

A brand new SaGa is arriving after years of remasters and ports.

Image: Square Enix
Image: Square Enix

Previously announced during the last Nintendo Direct, SaGa: Emerald Beyond now has a confirmed release date. Square Enix announced the game’s launch is targeting April 25, 2024 for PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, PC and mobile. 

This news came from a livestream earlier today, the SaGa Glimmerfest 2023. During the stream a few character trailers were shown alongside the release date, providing background information and English voiceover work for two of SaGa: Emerald Beyond’s protagonists.

The first character showcased was Tsunamori Mido, who has often given a sort of front seat in Emerald Beyond’s marketing so far. The trailer is narrated in character by Mido’s English voice actor, giving a little background on his scenario. Rather than starting with a traditional party of characters, Mido has the ability to control “kungutsu,” a kind of autonomous puppet. Check it out:

Character number two is Ameya, a perfect example of how SaGa as a series has no problem being serious and ridiculous at the same time. Ameya is a witch in training, who poses as an 11-year-old schoolgirl named Yumeha Izumi. She has a talking cat and is on a journey to get her stolen powers back. Also, the President is involved somehow? Here’s the trailer:

SaGa: Emerald Beyond is the first new SaGa game since Scarlet Grace, which was originally released for the PlayStation Vita in Japan before being ported to the PS4 and Switch (and localized!) in 2019. Since then multiple remasters of older SaGa games have come out at a steady clip, such as SaGa Frontier Remastered (which you can buy) and the most recent title, Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song Remastered.

The series often lets players choose from a stable of main characters, then spits them out into a non-linear adventure that can have myriad outcomes depending on the choices they make and the scenarios they come across. SaGa: Emerald Beyond is no slouch in this regard, as Square Enix has already confirmed multiple endings and a roster of five protagonists (one being a pair).

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