The notoriously awful Unlimited SaGa may have more or less killed Square Enix’s experimental, long-running SaGa RPG franchise back in 2003 (though a remake of the original Romancing SaGa did release in 2005), but several longtime staffers have reunited for FuRyu’s The Legend of Legacy, a 3DS RPG set to release in Japan on January 22nd of next year.
According to a Siliconera translation of an article in this week’s Famitsu, the game features many names immediately recognizable to fans of the esoteric RPG series, including Tomomi Kobayashi (longtime SaGa illustrator, so her artwork should look familiar), designer Kyoji Koizumi (SaGa series battle designer), Masashi Hamauzu (composer on several SaGa games, as well as Final Fantasy XIII), and a few other SaGa veterans.
Interestingly, the person in charge of “text direction” (and, ostensibly, the story) hasn’t worked on SaGa at all, but it’s still an intriguing name: Masato Kato, writer on Ninja Gaiden, Xenogears, and Chrono Trigger.
The game’s website isn’t packed with information just yet, though you can hear a sample of the music. And while there’s no word on a planned English-language localization yet, XSEED did work with FuRyu to bring over Unchained Blades, the developer’s PSP/3DS dungeon-crawler, a couple of years ago, so there’s some hope based on that established working relationship.