Square Enix has released the second volume of its SaGa: Scarlet Grace – Hiiro no Yabou Development Interview series, which showcases how the game runs across all four available platforms: PlayStation 4, Switch, PC (Steam), and smartphones (iOS / Android).
The video also provides a table outlining the differences between each platform, including resolution, frame rate, and textures:
PS4 Pro: 4K
Table / Handheld Mode: 720p
|Configurable in the Options||Differs by model||Differs by model|
|Max Frame Rate||60fps||60fps||60fps||60fps||60fps|
|Textures||High resolution||High resolution||High resolution||Standard resolution||Standard resolution|
|Opening Movie||Yes||Yes||Includes video file||—||—|
|Supported Controllers||DualShock 4, etc.||Joy-Cons, Switch Pro Controller||XInput, DirectInput, Steam Controller||Unity functional standard||Unity functional standard|
|Controller Sound Effects||Available||—||—||—||—|
Outside of the video, Square Enix put out a press release and batch of screenshots highlighting the characters and features from the original PS Vita release, as well as the following new features we first introduced earlier this week:
■ New Elements
A survey for players who played the original game that you can take before starting the game. By checking off the boxes for the protagonists whose stories you cleared in the original game, you will be able to play events in this game that require those stories be cleared to occur.
Elements Carried Over in Additional Playthroughs
By starting a game from game clear data, you can choose to carry over the following elements:
- Elements You Can Choose to Carry Over from Your Second Playthrough
- Techniques and arts you have acquired
- Techniques and arts rank
- Roles you have acquired
- Battle formations
- Industrial development progress
- Elements You Can Choose to Carry Over After Clearing the Stories of the Four Protagonists
- Materials and equipment
- Blacksmith rank
The following elements are automatically carried over:
- Information about the protagonists whose stories you have cleared (including those checked off in the survey before starting the game)
- The amount of times you have cleared the game
- The names of enemies you have fought
- The names of the techniques and arts you have learned
■ New Town Facilities
A facility where you can trade-in items you do not need. The items you can trade-in and receive differ by town.
A new feature where you can dispatch party members on jobs introduced by the town agency. There are various jobs, and while your party member will be unable to participate in battle during their dispatch, you can expect compensation when they return.
A poet that appears in towns all over the world. By listening to his poetry, you can learn about that region’s unique legends and affairs.
Two-person dramas that play out in the corners of towns and villages. By watching their play, you may be able to learn about various myths.
Plaza: Weapon Maniac
A man who loves weapons and will lecture with his vast stock of knowledge about them appears in the plaza. By showing him the weapons he says he wants to see, you may be able to get something out of it.
An Imperial librarian who gathers up rare items from all over the world. You will be able to help her gather items.
SaGa: Scarlet Grace first launched for PS Vita in Japan in December 2016. SaGa: Scarlet Grace – Hiiro no Yabou, which adds tons of additional content, is due out for PlayStation 4, Switch, PC, and smartphones in Japan on August 2. An English version is also planned, but has yet to be dated. Read more about the game here.
Watch the footage below. View the screenshots at the gallery.