Collection of SaGa Revival Disc archives Game Boy music on Blu-ray

Jerry on 2020-09-28
Square Enix's music Blu-ray disc "SaGa 1.2.3 Original Soundtrack Revival Disc" is currently available for shipping domestically through the Play-Asia store.

The disc archives the original soundtracks from the Collection of SaGa trilogy, designed for Game Boy by Akitoshi Kawazu. 1989's Makai Toushi SaGa capitalized on the popularity of the Final Fantasy franchise when the RPG was localized for English-language regions the following year as Final Fantasy Legend, featuring a music score by Nobuo Uematsu.

1990's SaGa II witnessed a collaboration between Uematsu and Romancing SaGa composer Kenji Ito. The sequel debuted stateside the following year as Final Fantasy Legend II, and in 2009 was treated to a polygonal remake for the Nintendo DS in Japan. SaGa III's publication followed in 1991, featuring music by Final Fantasy Mystic Quest composer Ryuji Sasai and Super Mario RPG co-director Chihiro Fujioka.

The Music Blu-ray includes 54 original music tracks and one arranged medley, titled "Journey's End." The medley ties together the themes "Prologue," "Town," "Main, "Holding Back Tears" and "Epilogue." Music from the series is available for streaming through the Apple Music and Spotify services.

Update: (8.28.21) Collection of SaGa, featuring all three titles in the Final Fantasy Legend series, is available for the Nintendo Switch, due out on iOS and Android on September 22, and coming to Steam on October 21.

From the product page:
Experience the origins of the SaGa series with the COLLECTION OF SaGa FINAL FANTASY LEGEND, the first complete port of these hugely popular titles. The collection includes new enhancements like high-speed mode as well as features unique to the Nintendo Switch, such as adjustable screen magnification and game screen background customization. Featuring compatibility with, of course, handheld mode, but also with TV mode and tabletop mode. Furthermore, this game also revives the nostalgia of playing the original by enabling vertical usage of the console after removing the Joy-Cons.

Square Enix Japan - SaGa 1.2.3 Revival Disc Website

Play-Asia - SaGa 1.2.3 Revival Disc Blu-Ray