SaGa Emerald Beyond key art

The SaGa Emerald Beyond Demo is Out Now With Progress Carryover

If you’ve been wanting to try out SaGa Emerald Beyond, you’re in luck, as a demo is finally available, and your progress even carries over.

Square Enix’s next SaGa series installment is released on Thursday, April 25, 2024. The new game, SaGa Emerald Beyond, is the first game in the series in over five years. While dedicated fans have been looking forward to it for quite some time, there are plenty who will be joining the incredible journey for the first time. Fortunately, no matter where you stand, there’s good news, as you can test the game beforehand with a free demo.

SaGa Emerald Beyond Demo Details

Players can download the SaGa Emerald Beyond demo right now from the PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop. You will also be able to download it from its official Steam page later today. In the demo, players will experience the beginning of the game’s protagonist Tsunanori Mido’s adventure. This will give you a taste of some of the game’s 17 different worlds, as well as its storytelling style.

You’ll also get to try out SaGa Emerald Beyond’s unique strategic command battle system at the heart of its combat encounters. You’ll need to carefully plan out your attacks to take down the enemy utilizing each of your party members’ skills. Furthermore, players can chain their character’s attacks together to combo enemies dealing devastating damage while pulling off truly spectacular moves. SaGa Emerald Beyond looks to take the best aspects of the series’ past games and curate an enjoyable standalone experience for veterans and newcomers alike.

SaGa Emerald Beyond screen
In-game Screenshot

SaGa Emerald Beyond Demo Progress Carries Over

Any progress you make while playing the demo can be transferred to the full game when it launches on Thursday, April 25, 2024. Of course, this will ensure you don’t have to go through the tedious process of replaying the intro if you eventually decide to pick it up. To carry over the demo progress, you just need to have the saved file from the demo on your platform of choice. Once you start the game, you’ll be asked if you want to transfer your save data.

SaGa Emerald Beyond looks to bring many branching-off points in the game’s narrative. Many of the decisions players make through their actions can change the course of the game’s narrative. So, you must be sure of what you do as the ending may ultimately differ from what you initially expected. Do you have an eye for strategy or want to try SaGa Emerald Beyond for the first time? Let us know in the comments below. In the meantime, be sure to head to our Guide Hub for more like this one.


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