Square Enix has recently announced the upcoming release of SaGa Emerald Beyond, the latest installment in the long-running SaGa RPG series. This new game is set to launch on the Nintendo Switch in 2024, and fans of the franchise are eagerly anticipating its arrival.
The game was revealed during a Nintendo Direct presentation, where a trailer introduced players to the various playable characters they will be able to choose from. Among the options are a puppetmaster, a witch, a crime-fighting duo, a songstress mech, and a recently awakened king of darkness. Each character offers a unique playstyle and story, adding depth and variety to the gameplay experience.
One of the standout features of SaGa Emerald Beyond is its 17 interconnected worlds, where players will embark on a journey to uncover the stories of their chosen character. The game boasts a branching narrative, allowing players to make different choices that will unlock different paths and outcomes. According to the Nintendo Direct, this installment offers more branching paths than ever before in the SaGa series.
In terms of gameplay, SaGa Emerald Beyond utilizes a turn-based battle system called timeline battles. The order of turns is of utmost importance in determining the outcome of battles, adding a strategical element to the combat. While an exact release date has not been provided, Square Enix has confirmed that the game will be launching sometime in 2024.
SaGa Emerald Beyond is the first mainline entry in the series since 2018’s SaGa: Scarlet Grace. Fans may also recall the Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend, which was released on the Nintendo Switch in 2020 and included the original Final Fantasy Legend trilogy.
As the anticipation builds for the release of SaGa Emerald Beyond, fans can stay up to date with the latest news and announcements from today’s Nintendo Direct. The game promises to offer a captivating and immersive RPG experience, further cementing the SaGa series as a beloved and long-standing franchise.
– Nintendo Direct Presentation
– Logan Plant (IGN)