Everything you need to know about Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered

Acclaimed RPG releases for PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, iOS and Android this Winter. Learn about it here!
By Duncan Heaney

RPG fans rejoice because a true classic has returned!

We’re thrilled to announce that Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered will release on PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, iOS, and Android this Winter!

As the name implies, the game’s a remaster of Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song (called Romancing SaGa in the US), which was originally released for PlayStation 2 in 2005. This new edition of the game has been enhanced with a host of new features, including HD visuals, refined gameplay, and even brand new content!

Read on and we’ll tell you everything you need to know:

The history of Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song

Let’s begin with a little history lesson.

In the long, long ago of 1992, Square Enix released the fantastic Romancing SaGa on the Super Famicon in Japan. The fourth ‘SaGa’ game, it revolutionized the series with its non-linear structure and innovative mechanics.

It was, as they say, a hit, and its influence is still felt on the series to this day.

13 years later, a remake was released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan as “Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song”and later in North America as “Romancing Saga”. This new version of the game was faithful to the original but featured impressive 3D visuals and some welcome features that made the adventure more approachable for new players.

Now, 17 years after that, it’s back again - and it’s bigger and better than ever.

Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered screenshot
Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered screenshot

What is Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered?

Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered retains everything that made the original game great. For example, it features the unique ‘Glimmer’ and ‘Combo’ systems, where characters can learn awesome new abilities in the heat of battle, the beautiful illustrations, and the wonderful soundtrack by Composer Kenji Ito.

It also features the series’ Free-form Scenario System, which lets you experience the story differently depending on how you play. You choose one of eight main characters, and as you explore the vast world, your actions and decisions will weave a story that is uniquely yours.

All that already makes the game a must-play for fans of classic turn-based RPGs, but this release adds even more.

The game now features remastered HD graphics, new quality of life features that make it easier and more convenient to play, and you can even expect some new elements too!

Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered screenshot

What platforms can you play the game on?

Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered will release for PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, iOS, and Android this Winter.

Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered screenshot
Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered screenshot

What SaGa games can you play in the meantime?

What if you don’t want to wait until Winter? What if you have a hankering for some SaGa stories right now?

The new game is only the latest title in the ongoing SaGa Project from SQUARE ENIX, which has so far included Western releases of some of the series’ greatest games. While you wait for the new game, why not check out one of these?

Romancing SaGa 3

Romancing SaGa 3 screenshot

Originally released in 1995, Romancing SaGa 3 has been reborn with remastered 2D visuals, additional content and more. As with the upcoming Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered, it features tactical battles, and wonderful characters. It’s a real treat for fans of classic-style RPGs.



This entry in the series features beautiful 3D visuals, and a supremely satisfying combat system that richly rewards strategy and forward planning. The Free-form Scenario system is on full display here too, making for a delightfully personal adventure.

SaGa Frontier Remastered

SaGa Frontier Remastered screenshot

First released on the original PlayStation, this classic RPG returned recently with some truly awesome new additions, including a new playable main character, previously removed cutscenes restored, upgraded HD visuals, an improved interface and new quality of life features. Including a high speed mode.

All of these games are worth checking out if you’re looking for a grand adventure, and the perfect thing to tide you over while you wait for Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered.

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