It is currently 2018 in Japan, therefore Japan-based publisher CIRCLE Ent. Has shown their teased January 1 Nintendo Switch announcement: plan role-playing series Mercenaries Saga will soon be coming into the most recent Nintendo platform. As an even better statement, the game is going to likely be Mercenaries Saga Chronicles — probably an anthology or even remaster of the first few games from the series.
News of the collection’s launch game from developer CIRCLE Ent. ’s official Twitter account before today when the clocks struck midnight in Japan.
Exciting news! Very soon we’ll launch Mercenaries Saga Chronicles on the Switch eShop — that the complete RPG trilogy on Nintendo hardware for the very first time! More details soon… #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/qwgVUGtPGj
The statement itself is light on details, however we do know this will be the first time which Mercenaries Saga continues to be on a Nintendo platform. The series was developed by Japanese developer Rideon, and initially started as a Japanese-only cellular game that is often called a Final Fantasy Tactics spiritual successor. And though the first Mercenaries Saga never watched a console or even Western release, Mercenaries Saga 2 (published for Nintendo 3DS at 2015, and afterwards on iOS and Android) improved the gameplay and then adapted it for a more-traditional controller design.
In the end, Mercenaries Saga 3 launched exclusively for Nintendo 3DS at late-2016. So not only will this be the very first time all three games are available on a Nintendo platform, but also the first time all three games will be available localized to the West.
At the moment, there has been no reveal from CIRCLE Ent. On what we can anticipate price-wise for your own game. However, in the statement it had been mentioned that the series could be coming into Nintendo Switch “very soon. ”
If you want an idea of the type of gameplay for Mercenaries Saga looks like, you can check out the trailer for the Nintendo 3DS variation below (though keep in mind the graphical gap between Nintendo 3DS’s 240p resolution and the upwards 1080p resolution for Nintendo Switch):