First introduced to North American audiences as the first Game Boy role-playing game, Final Fantasy Legend, the SaGa series returns after a lengthy hiatus in the newly-announced SaGa 2015 for the PlayStation Vita.
The new game was announced by series creator Akitoshi Kawazu (via Siliconera) during a Square Enix livestream celebrating the series 25th anniversary. No details were given about the next instalment , just some concept art credited to series illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi.
The last time we saw a proper game in the largely science fiction series was 2002's Unlimited Saga, a PS2 game with a unique reel-based battle system that was largely panned for its extreme difficulty. I have a copy on my shelf I will never complete.
Since then all we've seen is 2012's Emperor's SaGa for Japan's GREE social gaming network, and it doesn't really count.
Last we heard, many of the SaGa team's most prominent members, including Tomomi Kobayashi, were working with developer Furyu on Legend of Legacy. With that 3DS game due out in Japan next month, I guess they have got some free time on their hands.
Whatever SaGa 2015 winds up being, as long as it's not Unlimited SaGa 2 I think we'll be happy.