Collection of SaGa Brings Final Fantasy Legend to Nintendo Switch

Square Enix celebrates 30 years of SaGa with Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend, a return to the series' roots exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

Some of the Game Boy's best-selling RPGs land on Nintendo Switch December 15 as Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend. The package bundles the first three games in the SaGa series, known as Final Fantasy Legend in the West, with a number of bonuses and quality of life options.

Square Enix announced Collection of SaGa in a surprise Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase. The game marks the SaGa series' 30th anniversary.

The Collection introduces a speed boost option that makes character movements faster and adds screen magnification options for easier viewing. Collection of SaGa also includes a retro playstyle mode. It lets players detach the Joy-Con, turn the Switch vertical, and play using onscreen buttons in what's meant to replicate the Game Boy's feel.

Like with Collection of Mana before it, Square Enix added a number of wallpapers players can use to spruce up the background.

The Final Fantasy Legend, the first game in the series, made its mark through a deep and unique system where the chosen character's species and gender determined stats, and parties could include monster characters. The sequel featured more of the same, but refined the combat system and added extra layers of depth.

Final Fantasy Legend 3 took the sci-fi elements from the first two and ran with them, featuring time travel, robots, and protagonists who could mutate into monsters.

Collection of SaGa releases December 15 for Nintendo Switch and it's a Switch exclusive for now. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more SaGa news as it develops.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Aug. 26th 2020

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