The Square Enix title SaGa: Scarlet Grace is being released on PlayStation Vita in Japan on December 15, and brings seven new beautiful Vita models with it.
Three black, three white, and one red Vita models are being offered, each with their own designs on the back which highlight important characters and symbols within the RPG.
Geek.com shows the new models in their simple elegance:
Scarlet Grace Edition
(Glacier White) Malevolent God Edition
(Black) Malevolent God Edition
(Glacier White) Snow Moon Flower Edition
(Black) Snow Moon Flower Edition
(Glacier White) Decisive Battle! Edition
(Black) Decisive Battle! Edition
In this game, players choose to play as one of four available protagonists at the beginning of the game, each with their own unique personalities and story — giving the title a high replay value. The battles are turn-based with a timeline system that shows the order of actions, including enemy attacks.
The game is also “free roam,” wherein you can explore the map however you choose. There are thousands of events prepared, according to Silicon Era, and the choices you make throughout the game will impact those events as well as the game’s conclusion.
The SaGa series began in 1989 with its first title, The Final Fantasy Legend on Game Boy. The series as a whole has sold nearly 10 million games. Later titles, like Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song, struggled to reach even half a million sold, however.
The exclusive Vita models in relation to the game are most likely a means to spark newfound interest in the games, and maybe the Vita itself as well.
Most fans would ask why Square Enix would look to the Vita to reinvigorate sales, as the handheld hasn’t exactly had the most successful lifespan. But while the system may be floundering for some in Western markets, it is still a popular platform in places like Japan — as we can see from the outpouring of JRPGs onto the Vita’s PSN.
It is good to see publishers who have so much confidence in the powerful handheld, and hopefully we will see more game-specific Vita models in the future.