Square Enix and SaGa series creator Akitoshi Kawazu are presently working on the latest entry to the SaGa series – currently fitted with the placeholder title “SaGa 2015” – for the PlayStation Vita.
Kawazu recently tweeted some details about the game’s battle system, such as this little gem;
“SaGa 2015 will have all kinds of battle elements. I believe that elements that were used in SaGa such as ‘battle formation,’ ‘cooperation,’ and ‘flash’ will not be a point of focus this time around.”
As well as this;
“As long as it’s new and fun, I believe anything can be added to the game.. However, the ‘new’ part is what is difficult.”
His reference to ‘flash’ was regarding what was done in Romancing SaGas – a system which allowed party members to learn new abilities in the middle of a battle. With this in mind, we may in fact end up with a better battle system as I did not like SaGa’s battle system for a long time.
By the way, what is being said here doesn’t mean that these features won’t be in SaGa 2015, but that they won’t be the main focus of the game. Going by Kawazu’s tweet, he’s looking to add new elements to the game to spice it up. He also recently mentioned that SaGa 2015 will have more than one protagonist among other tidbits, but so far it seems like we could end up with a game that is quite different from past games of the series as far as battles go (which I do like).
If you’re not familiar with the SaGa series, I do suggest you check it out for yourself. They are quite fun, and a hard play – you can expect to get frustrated quite often.
SaGa 2015 is in development for PlayStation Vita and a release date has not been set as of yet. Keep reading here for more information!