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Romancing SaGa 3 remaster has a release date

Back in June Square Enix teased us with the news that Romancing SaGa 3 (as Wes put it, a JRPG-ass JRPG) was going to get a remastered release in the west. Now there's a full trailer for it and a release date: November 11, 2019.

Romancing SaGa 3 was originally released in 1995 on the Super Nintendo. It let you choose a lead from its cast of eight central characters, then recruit more from a pool of over 20 NPCs in the world. It was an early example of level-scaling, matching the challenge to the strength of your party, although it did so without discrete level-up mechanics—instead, each character's stats increase based on their performance in combat.

Romancing SaGa 3 will be available on Steam, and the PS Vita spin-off SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions will follow it on December 3.

Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.