Square Enix has unveiled an interesting looking addition to the acclaimed SaGa role-playing franchise. SaGa: Emerald Beyond transports players across stunning worlds connected by the mysterious Beyond when it launches in 2024. In this guide we look at everything you need to know about this innovative RPG game.
An All-New SaGa Adventure Through the Beyond
Blending fantasy and sci-fi elements, SaGa: Emerald Beyond has players assuming the roles of six unique protagonists.
To explore the distinct realms linked by the enigmatic dimension known as the Beyond. From the technological Historic Miyako City to the magical Land of Witches, Pulchra, environments shift radically in this multidimensional RPG. Battling monsters, completing quests for townsfolk, and uncovering the secrets of the Beyond await in this grand saga.
The SaGa: Emerald Beyond Story
SaGa: Emerald Beyond revolves around the unexpected connections between worlds through the Beyond. For ages, inhabitants of places like Historic Miyako City and Pulchra remained oblivious to other realms.
Enter our heroes, who slowly unravel why their lands have been quietly interacting and how their destinies may intertwine. Two lead characters anchor the narrative: stoic puppet master Tsunanori Mido and upbeat student-witch Ameya Aisling. Their companions include Willma the prophetess, Gourmand the treasure hunter, Lita the knight, and more. Revelations about the true nature of the Beyond ultimately transform how these protagonists see their worlds.
Check out the Tsunanori Mido Character Trailer below.
SaGa: Emerald Beyond Gameplay and Features
Famed SaGa director Akitoshi Kawazu incorporates classic series elements like free-flowing turn-based battles and open-ended skill progression. Manipulating turn orders for strategic advantage will be key against the imaginative monsters populating each realm.
As characters act randomly in battle, players must adapt tactics accordingly for victory. Learning abilities also relies on chance, not set leveling. Whenever a Glimmer occurs, new abilities are discovered to advance skills organically. Combine this unpredictable growth with gear enhancing specific weapons or magic and no two heroes will progress identically.
Expanding the SaGa Universe
Guiding this creation is Kawazu himself alongside producer Masanori Ichikawa and multiple veteran Square Enix designers. Kawazu returns as director and lead writer, bringing his avant-garde vision.
Ichikawa promises content surpassing 50+ hours featuring new realms. Longtime composer Kenji Ito creates another sublime soundtrack. The team intends SaGa: Emerald Beyond to honor franchise foundations while innovating gameplay and worldbuilding. Early impressions indicate all these talented creators are achieving their ambitious goals.
SaGa: Emerald Beyond Platforms and Release Date
Players can explore the multiverse of SaGa: Emerald Beyond on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Windows, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android when it launches globally on April 25, 2024.
With interconnected worlds and strategic, open-ended combat, SaGa: Emerald Beyond may well deliver an unforgettable RPG experience.