It was announced during an unexpected Nintendo Direct that three classic Final Fantasy games will be released on the Nintendo Switch to celebrate the SaGa series’ 30th anniversary. On the Nintendo eShop, Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend will be available for $19.99 on December 15, 2020.
Final Fantasy Legend, otherwise known as SaGa in Japan, was “the first Game Boy RPG to sell over a million units” according to PCMag. Now, in this collection, Square Enix has resurrected the original SaGa trio — Final Fantasy Legend, Final Fantasy Legend II, and Final Fantasy Legend III.
Originally, all three were released on the Game Boy in 1989, 1990, and 1991, respectively. Other games were also released for the SaGa franchise throughout the years e.g. Imperial SaGa Eclipse in 2019.
Since these games will be available on a much newer console, it comes with new features as well, such as a high-speed mode and the ability to adjust screen magnification. If you wish to play the games with an air of nostalgia, you can remove the Joy-Cons and hold the Switch vertically to replicate the Game Boy experience.
Since this is to commemorate the 30th anniversary, Collection of SaGa will also include a lovely anniversary song. If you’re excited to get your hands on this wonderful collection of games, you can pre-purchase it on the Nintendo Switch eShop starting today.