As a celebration of the SaGa series’ 30th anniversary, the first three Game Boy games are headed to Nintendo Switch this December in a bumper 8-bit collection.
Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend features the classic Game Boy trilogy that first launched in Japan in 1989, before getting rebranded in the West the following year due to Final Fantasy's popularity. The long-running and idiosyncratic SaGa series went on to great things across platforms, but it all started on the humble Game Boy, and now's your chance to catch up if you missed out thirty years ago.
Touted as the "first complete port" of these games, the collection launches on 15th December and there will be a host of features according to the official description on Nintendo's website. Check out the game in action in the timestamped Direct video above, or scroll down for some screens and a list of features:
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. Take your collection on the go with handheld mode, share your journey with your Nintendo Switch in TV mode, or remove the Joy-Cons and turn your Nintendo Switch vertically for a retro Game Boy experience.
The game is up for pre-purchase right now on Nintendo's website and will set you back $19.99. Apparently, the file size comes in at a very reasonable 219 MB, so this one won't break the memory bank, at least.
The games featured on our list of the Top 50 Game Boy games, so it's a treat to see them getting new life on Switch. Let us know below if you'll be adding this collection to your collection.