Late in 2021, S_Kaga showcased a remake of Vestaria Saga Gaiden, which would be renumbered Vestaria Saga II. Afterwards, it was revealed that the English release of Vestaria Saga Gaiden would be based on the remake.
(Screenshot belongs to S_Kaga and Vestaria Project.)
Today, S_Kaga announced that his team is also remaking the original Vestaria Saga I, in a similar manner. He mentions that the next game (III) is still in the preparation stages because he’s lacking motivation for the scenario due to various reasons. So right now, he’s focusing on this instead.
With the help of an excellent programmer, he says that progress on the game systems is going well. Although it’s a remake, a lot of effort is still required. So the expected release date is Fall by the latest. They will also use this as a springboard towards the trilogy finale…
The remake will introduce new elements (rules) besides the controls and layout. The main changes include:
Edelgard begins the trailer blitzing several enemy soldiers with fiery attacks that scorch the ground. This looks to be her Musou (read Super) attack. It finishes with a wild-looking flame tornado.
Hubert shows off some more of his dark magic, which causes dark arrows to rain down in a straight line. The second part is a demonstration of Hubert’s personal skill: his spells have a chance of piercing foes with spikes. Afterwards, Hubert can detonate the spikes at will.
Next is Dorothea who is presumably using the Mage class, with several differences from Annette.
A running theory currently is that characters’ preferred classes allow for unique attacks in that class for that character. We’ve seen that characters have skills that include all kind of effects (eg. Ashe can generate a wind field that traps enemies in the air, Hilda can charge up attacks while drawing in foes). So there’s likely quite a bit mages can do even with similar base kits.
Her big attack seems to include using music and meteors in a devastating combo. You can also see Thoron included in her showcase.
If you missed our earlier Twitter coverage for the House Leaders and their retainers, please see here.
Like before, the class profiles appear to describe each character’s personal skill in the second half.
VA: Yuichi Hose Heir to Duke Fraldarius. Cynical and sharp-tongued, with an especially poor attitude towards his childhood friend Dimitri and father Rodrigue, but can be reasoned with. Dedicated to honing his sword skills and enjoys challenging those who are strong.
One of Felix’s preferred classes. Can deliver powerful sword attacks. Also, Felix’s attacking speed is boosted whenever he evades, so he can mess with foes with his rapid sword fighting while dodging their attacks!